Wedding Planning Got You Stressed? We Can Help!

skin health Jun 16, 2023

Planning a wedding can be an exciting time, but it can also come with a lot of stress. Stress can have an impact on our physical health, and one unfortunate consequence of wedding planning stress is the increase in acne breakouts. Let's explore the causes of wedding-related stress and how to reduce it, as well as strategies for minimizing breakouts and tips for keeping skin clear after the wedding is over. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all that needs to be done before your big day arrives, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

Causes of wedding stress and how it can lead to acne

 If you’ve been planning your wedding, chances are you’ve noticed a few unwelcome side effects – namely, an increase in acne breakouts. This is due to the hormonal changes that occur during times of stress, which can trigger breakouts.

Wedding planning often brings with it a variety of stresses, from budgeting and scheduling to dealing with family dynamics. These types of stress can have a major impact on our bodies - specifically our skin. When we experience long-term or chronic stress, our bodies produce more oils than normal, leading to clogged pores and breakouts.

Another way that wedding stress can lead to acne is through unhealthy coping behaviors like smoking or drinking. Smoking has been linked to increased inflammation in the skin and it can also worsen existing acne. Similarly, alcohol consumption affects your hormones and disrupts your sleep cycles - both of which can contribute to breakouts.

Finally, stress hormones can interfere with sleep by making it difficult for us to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. Getting adequate rest is essential for healthy skin since this is when our bodies repair themselves and rid the body of toxins that cause inflammation and breakouts.

As you plan for your big day, remember that stress isn’t just an emotional burden – it can also take a toll on your physical health as well! Taking steps to reduce wedding-related stress now will pay off down the line in terms of both your mental health and your skin health.

How to reduce stress before, during, and after a wedding

 Wedding planning can be a stressful experience. With so much to do and so little time, it's easy for brides to become overwhelmed. The good news is that by taking proactive steps, brides can reduce their stress levels before, during, and after the wedding.

The first step in reducing stress is identifying the sources of it. Many times these are outside factors such as family expectations or budget constraints. Other sources of stress may be within your control such as workloads or unrealistic timelines. Once you know what is causing your stress, you can develop a plan to address it.

Taking regular breaks throughout the wedding planning process is essential for managing stress levels. Allowing yourself time to relax and meditate will help clear your mind and provide a needed mental break from all the details of wedding planning. Regular exercise will also help release endorphins which naturally reduce anxiety and depression associated with stress.

Setting boundaries and prioritizing tasks can also help manage workloads more effectively while avoiding burnout in the weeks leading up to the wedding day. This could include delegating certain responsibilities to trusted family members or friends when appropriate or focusing on one task at a time instead of trying to multi-task projects simultaneously which can be overwhelming and lead to mistakes being made.

Finally, don’t forget that there are resources available if you need them! Seeking guidance from family members or friends who have gone through similar situations can provide invaluable advice as well as emotional support throughout this journey. Additionally, we have health practitioners who specialize in providing counseling services in reducing stress, who will be able to offer further insights into how best to keep stress under control before, during, and after the wedding day itself!

Strategies for minimizing stress-related acne breakouts

 Stress-related acne breakouts can be reduced with some proactive strategies. The first step is to identify the source of stress and develop an action plan to address it. This can be done by creating a timeline of tasks, breaking them into smaller, more manageable chunks, and delegating where necessary. It also helps to set realistic goals and prioritize what’s important in order to prevent feeling overwhelmed.

Reducing inflammation is another way to minimize stress-related acne breakouts. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet full of dark leafy greens, omega 3 fatty acids, probiotics, and other nutrient-rich foods can help reduce inflammation and therefore limit breakouts. Additionally, certain supplements like zinc or turmeric may help with reducing inflammation as well.

Finally, relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation or deep breathing exercises are effective ways to reduce stress levels before the big day arrives. Getting enough sleep is also essential for healthy skin since it helps keep hormones balanced and reduces stress levels. It’s important to avoid unhealthy habits like smoking or excessive drinking that can worsen existing acne problems. Additionally, consulting a health care professional at EASTND for advice and products recommended specifically for treating acne can be beneficial as well.

By following these strategies in the lead up to their wedding day, readers will have a better chance of reducing their stress levels while keeping their skin clear and healthy.

How to manage acne breakouts during the wedding planning process

 When it comes to managing acne breakouts during wedding planning, it's important to first identify your triggers. Stress and hormones are two of the most common causes of acne, so if you can reduce your stress levels, you'll likely be able to reduce your breakouts. Make sure to take regular breaks from wedding planning and give yourself some time off when needed. Additionally, setting boundaries and priorities will help keep stress levels in check.

Creating a skincare routine that works for you is also key in managing stress-related acne. Start by washing your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type and avoiding harsh exfoliants or soaps that can dry out the skin and cause irritation. Additionally, using an oil-free moisturizer can help balance the skin’s natural oils as well as provide hydration where needed.

Another way to manage wedding-related acne is through minimizing stress by delegating tasks when possible. Ask family members or friends for help with tasks like addressing invites or finding vendors, and try to focus on what matters most: enjoying the day! Additionally, make sure you’re following a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as drinking lots of water throughout the day to stay hydrated—both are key for keeping skin clear and healthy.

Finally, if you're still having trouble managing your acne breakouts despite all of these measures, it may be time to seek professional help from us at EASTND. They can advise on specific products that suit your individual needs as well as prescribe medications if necessary—allowing you to enjoy perfect skin on your wedding day!

Tips for keeping skin clear after the wedding is over

 The wedding may have concluded, but the stress of planning it doesn't have to linger. To ensure your skin remains clear and vibrant after the special day is over, there are some simple steps that you can take. Eating a balanced diet full of antioxidant-rich produce such as blueberries and spinach is one way to nourish your complexion from within. In addition, make sure to drink plenty of water each day to stay hydrated.

At-home treatments can also be beneficial for keeping skin looking its best. Try incorporating face masks or exfoliating products into your routine to deep clean pores and reduce breakouts. For extra protection, opt for oil-free facial moisturizers and sunscreen - these products will avoid clogging pores with heavy oils or lotions.

If more serious acne issues arise, don't hesitate to seek out help from our clinic, we can provide tailored advice and solutions specific to your skin type - this could be the key to achieving perfect skin for years to come!

Finally, getting enough restful sleep is essential for overall health including that of your complexion's appearance. Aim for 8 hours per night so that your body has time allocated each day where it can rest and recover from any stresses that may arise during the day.

By following these tips, you'll be able to maintain clear, healthy skin even after the wedding has ended - all without added stress!

Need more support, we can help!

When it comes to managing wedding-related stress and keeping skin clear, professional help is often necessary. Fortunately, EASTND has a  range of services available to provide the extra support needed during this time.

Our medical aesthetician treatments are here to help! we have custom facials designed specifically for your and your skin. Work with us leading up to the big day for healthy, clear, radiant skin on the big day.  Even if the big day is just around the corner you can benefit from one treatment. :)

At EASTND our team of Naturopathic Doctors are an amazing option when it comes to reducing wedding-related stress and skin care. Naturopathic medicine combines modern scientific knowledge with traditional healing practices, providing personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs. These plans may include dietary advice, lifestyle changes, herbal remedies and nutritional supplements to reduce inflammation and clear up acne breakouts naturally.

Who doesn't love a massage? Registered massage therapy is also an effective way to reduce stress levels while improving circulation throughout the body. Massage therapy techniques such as deep tissue massage can help relax tight muscles that are caused by stress hormones and promote better sleep quality at night – both of which will contribute towards clearer skin before and after the wedding.

Facial acupuncture is a holistic approach that combines traditional Chinese medicine principles with modern techniques in order to achieve healthier looking skin with fewer breakouts. This practice involves using tiny needles along certain points on the face to stimulate collagen production, boost circulation and detoxify – all of which will lead to smoother skin with fewer blemishes in time for the big day.

No matter what service you choose, at EASTND we are here to help you find ways in reducing wedding-related stress and keeping skin clear before and after your special day. With these services available, you can plan your dream wedding without worrying about breakouts or other skincare issues getting in the way of your perfect day!

Are you in Moncton? Take this opportunity to have a professional natural skin rejuvenation treatment with our medical aesthetician at EASTND.


MONCTON at 1.506.830.8333 or email at [email protected] 

Karen, Medical Aesthetician

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