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How to keep your pores rich.

You’ll be glowing on the inside on your wedding day, but what about on the outside? Follow these basic skin care tips in the months or weeks leading up to the big day. When it arrives, you’ll be worry-free.

Plan to establish a basic routine well before the wedding—the specialists at Houppette in Greenville advise six months in advance—to give the products time to work and your skin time to adjust. This routine can vary depending on your skin type and can consist of any cleanser and moisturizer. If you want to explore your options, most salons are glad to give a skin consultation.

Closer to the date of the wedding, a few small changes in your routine can give your skin a boost. Emon Zaki, owner of Sherif Zaki Spa in Greenville, recommends performing a deep pore cleansing two weeks before the wedding. “Our specialty is a key lime mask with a zesty orange peel,” says Zaki. “This kind of deep pore cleansing is a great source of antioxidants, which are invaluable to the regeneration and hydration of the skin.”

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It’s important to hydrate on the inside as well: drink lots of water during the week leading up to the wedding. And it sounds impossible, but try to get lots of sleep in the nights before as well. Rest and hydration are two of the biggest factors in keeping your skin looking fresh.

If your face needs something extra on the big day, Houppette and Sherif Zaki both offer a wide range of products and makeups specific to certain skin types. The most popular of these are Dermologica, which can firm and clear up your skin, and Laura Mercier and SkinCeutical, which minimize the pores to keep you looking just as fresh as you feel.

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