Beauty

Eight Step Guide to Gorgeous Wedding Skin

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Photo: Yasu + Junko

It's a month before the wedding, and your skin's not exactly aglow? Don't fret. This speed guide will get you there fast

1. Don't Starve
"Skimping on nutrients leads to tired-looking skin," warns trainer and nutritionist David Kirsch. "Eat lots of protein, avocados, almonds, and olive oil."

2. Pill Pop

Nature's Life Marine Collagen supplements ($17) contain vitamin C, key for healthy collagen, explains hormonal specialist Rebecca Booth, M.D. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution ($50) clarifies skin sans meds.

3. Hydrate
"Water can smooth out wrinkles; alcohol does the exact opposite," warns Carla Watts, lead aesthetician at Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator ($36) works well as a topical catalyst.

4. Sleep
"It's vital for keeping a vibrant color," says skin-care expert Nerida Joy. Over-the-counter diphenhydramine—Help I Can't Sleep caplets ($4)—safely puts insomniacs to bed.

5. Perspire
"Increased circulation boosts detoxification and cell renewal," explains Watts. Skyn Iceland Glacial cleansing cloths ($15) keep pores oil-free.

6. Ditch Coffee
Holistic physician Michael Finkelstein recommends Teatulia "Neem Nectar" tea ($5 for six bags) to reduce redness, fade acne scars, and restore balance to the skin.

7. Scrub
"Exfoliate twice weekly to shed millions of dead skin cells. Otherwise they'll plug pores, and bacteria in follicles will erupt," says dermatologist Katie Rodan. Try Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Retexturizer ($38).

8. Depuff
Aesthetician Renée Rouleau suggests applying his vitamin C eye serum ($43), chilled, the night before the wedding—especially after all those teary rehearsal-dinner toasts.

—Aja Mangum

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