How to Achieve The Most Perfect Skin on Your Wedding Day

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Wedding Skin Tips Skincare Products

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If there's ever a time for incredible skin, it's your wedding day—the ultimate all-eyes-are-on-you moment. To get yours in tip-top shape, dive into the ever-growing array of at-home peels, masks, and scrubs designed to smooth sun-induced roughness, tighten pores, and soften fine lines. Just be careful to bypass potential irritation by skipping the fast-acting "extra-strength" formulas with sky-high levels of active ingredients. "People often think stronger means better," says Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer. "Not so." Happily, there's a fresh crop of low-key plant-based resurfacers that yield fantastic results slowly, after months of steady use. "Our skin is a living organism," says beauty expert Tata Harper. "It needs to be nourished every day." Below, some standout resurfacers every brides should try before her big day.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

Wedding Skin Care Products - Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

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Newly reformulated, this gentle potion now features extra white-willow bark, a natural beta-hydroxy acid.

Resurfacing Mask, $55, Tata Harper

Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector

Wedding Day Skin Care Products - Lancome Visionnaire

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This light serum erases fine lines and pores by mimicking the way plants repair damage to stems and leaves.

"Visionnaire" advanced skin corrector, $55, Lancome

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

Wedding Day Skin Care Products - REN Glycol Radiance Renewal Mask

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Ideal for blemish-prone skin, this mask contains papain, a deflaker derived from papaya.

Glycol lactic radiance renewal mask, $55, REN

EmerginC Facial Peel and Clarifying Kit

Wedding Day Skin Care Products - EmerginC Facial Peel

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You get two kinds of pads here: peel pads steeped in tea-tree oil, and soothing-clarifying pads for afterward.

Facial Peel & Clarifying Kit, $90, EmerginC

Glow by Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Serum

Wedding Day Skin Care Products - Dr. Brandt Overnight Serum

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Infused with retinol, this is strong enough to effect change without irritation.

Overnight resurfacing serum, $85, Glow by Dr. Brandt

Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel

Wedding Day Skin Care Products - Garnier Dark Spot Peel

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Dab it on before you hit the hay and, over time, you'll wake up with fewer sun spots.

Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel, $17, Glow by Dr. Brandt

--Dana Wood

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