Here's looking at you


The other day, I ventured out to learn about Dysport, a new FDA-approved Botox alternative. The presentation was one-on-one, or should I say one-on-two: me, a cosmetic dermatologist and a plastic surgeon sitting across from each other in a sunlit garden on the roof of a Manhattan hotel. As we chatted, I became ever more racked with insecurities. The interior monologue went something like this: OMG, this would have been the day to bust out the undereye concealer... Can they detect my sun damage in this bright light?... They must be horrified by the line between my eyebrows... Are my crows feet really that bad?... Thank god for my sunglasses!... and on and on....

It was one of those "when all eyes are on you" moments—and I wasn't liking it one bit. Which brings me to you, dear reader. No one was suggesting I needed a dermatological overhaul that day, yet I felt it was somehow implied. Perhaps this has happened to you as you make your big-day beauty plans. Wedding beauty should be fun. There's no reason not to indulge in a bit more glitz and extra pampering but please don't obsess over every last pore. Step back and remember that while every pair of eyes will be on you that day, they will be loving eyes, not critical ones. —Mary Clarke, beauty director, Elegant Bride



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