The Perfect Cruelty-Free Wedding Season Skincare Routine

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Wedding season is upon us, you guys! And I, for one, am SUPER excited. I love weddings and lucky for me, we have SO much going on this wedding season.

This past weekend, we attended a wedding, and that just got me even more into the wedding spirit! In May, Brandon and I are celebrating our one year anniversary with an anniversary photoshoot, and later that month, we're attending the wedding of two very dear friends. In August, I'm a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding and I could not be MORE excited! 

With all the photos, I always worry about making sure skin is clear, clean and photo ready! However, all that heavy makeup, harsh sunlight from an outdoor wedding, and sweat from dancing the night away can really wreck havoc on my skin!

So today, I'm sharing my favorite skincare routine for WEDDING SEASON! 

It was developed by dermatologists to provide skincare products that do more than just moisturize the skin's surface. All our skin contains ceramides that become depleted over time and can lead to dry, irritated skin. CeraVe uses advanced technology to replenish those vital ceramides healthy skin needs. 

My skin is always super sensitive and dry, and CeraVe has been one of the only skincare brands I, personally, can use. CeraVe products are non-irritating and fragrance-free. Most are non-comedogenic, which means it's specially formulated so those pores won't get clogged!  

I headed to Wal-Mart to pick up some of my favorite CeraVe products. I was running out and was super excited to realize that the Hydrating Cleanser, Foaming Facial Cleanser and Moisturizing Cream were all Rollback until May 9, 2016. That means that all three were only $9.97 each! What a deal! 

I was able to find them in the skincare aisle, except for my CeraVe sunscreen, which was obviously located in the sunscreen aisle! 

Rise and Shine!

Good morning, sunshine! Maybe it's your big day (EEK!) or you're a bridesmaid (SWOON). Either way, wedding days call for early mornings. Before putting on your makeup, you want to make sure you have coffee....once you do that, NOW you're ready to prep that skin! 

First, make sure that your skin is moisturized and protected from the sun. Provide a nice base for your makeup by using CeraVe's AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. I have been using this product for YEARS now. It is the only product that moisturizes my dry skin AND gives me broad spectrum sun-protection. I used this product on the morning of my own wedding! 

During the "I do's"

The guests are here, the tears are flowing and the sun is shining. Whether you're saying "I do" or you're holding the bouquet, or simply attending an outdoor wedding, you're gonna need sunscreen. Who wants to look like a lobster after being out in the sun all day? It's not pretty. 

Apply CeraVe Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 before heading to that outdoor wedding that's smack dab in the hottest part of the day.  Also, make sure your groom applies some as well!

hat's awesome about this product is that it is super lightweight and doesn't feel greasy at all. In fact, it actually adds vital ceramides to your skin while it works.  It's also water resistant- so guess what?! Let those happy tears flow!


After Dancing The Night Away...

You looked good out there on the dance floor, girl! But now, it's time to take care of that makeup you're sweating off. I personally use CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser for my dry skin. It removes dirt, oil (sweat!), and makeup...which is heaven sent after all those moves you busted on the crowded dance floor. But that's not all. You gotta make sure your skin is replenished with moisture. This baby takes care of that for you as ceramides and hyaluronic acid moisturize, soften and help repair the skin barrier. 

But, if your skin is a tad more oily, CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser is your new BFF. The dirt, oil and makeup is  removed from your skin, and you're still getting those vital ceramides I've been talking about added back to your skin, but it won't over moisturize and make you greasy. My husband's skin is more oily and I turned him onto this product and he LOVES it. I like to refer to these two cleansers as "His and Hers" because the Hydrating Cleanser is for me, while the Foaming Facial Cleanser is for him! 

Kick off your shoes!

So the night is over, and you're exhausted. I mean, what a day! Am I right?! You danced, you stood, you laughed, you cried and now it's time to kick off those heels and treat yo' self. Moisturize those cute little feet of yours with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. In fact, while you're at it, why don't you just moisturize all over because this little baby gets the job done! This is seriously my all time favorite CeraVe product. This Moisturizing Cream is non-greasy and helps restore your skin's protective barrier with vital ceramides. 

This product is so amazing, and so non-greasy that I can use it on my sensitive skin. I apply it overnight, after washing my face, and when I wake up, I can still feel the moisturizer on my skin. I mean, it gets the job done. 

Wedding season is upon us but make sure you're taking care of YOU and that gorgeous skin of yours! I mean, with all the memory making and merriment, irritated skin is the LAST thing you want to be focusing on!