Wedding Day Skin - - November, 2009
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Wedding Day  Skin - - November, 2009

Editor’s Note

By Alison McGill

While this order of business may not be topping your to do list, it should, especially if you want to look like the fairest of them all on your wedding day.

The business of skincare is what I’m talking about. While yes, beautiful skin is something you want everyday, but most definitely for your wedding day. If you’re anything like me (and most women I know), when your stress levels sky rocket and you’re not eating and sleeping right, you become reacquainted with that old high school buddy you’d rather forget: Mr. Pimple.

He and I seem to have been spending too much time together in the last few months with my skin going through an unrelenting breakout, the likes of which I haven’t seen for years. I have been busy; I have been travelling; I have been out of my routine; and I have experienced more than a few off the charts stress days trying to meet deadlines at work. When my tried-and-true home care routine wasn’t remedying the situation, I knew it was time to call in the pros—my dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett and her team of skin saviors at Toronto’s DLK On Avenue.

My diagnosis: stress and hormone-related breakouts. The remedy: a series of microdermabrasion treatments and a simple home regime of Dr. Kellett’s own acne-busting line of products (they are amazing and you can buy them online at Within days of my first treatment my skin was already starting to clear. I’m moving on treatment four this month and my skin is back on track and quite frankly has never looked better.

Being the busy bride-to-be that you are, I venture you, too, are probably experiencing an increased number of breakouts that might be driving you ‘round the beauty bend. While you might not need to consult a dermatologist, at the very least you should be sure that you are working with a skin pro to ensure you are doing all you can to take the very best care of it. Nobody wants spots, especially on your wedding day, so with the right planning you can ensure Mr. Pimple doesn’t RSVP to your party.

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