Not sure what to do to prep your skin for your big day? Read on for some guidance and suggestions to make sure you look fabulous!!
3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Look into starting a facial regime. Whether you have the budget to go for bi-weekly facials or want to do at home treatments, now is the time to start. Even if it's winter and your wedding is in the summer, many moisturizers and serums take at least 8 weeks to start seeing results. You want to make sure you don't have any reactions or issues with your treatment regime and this allows for ample time. Most programs involve cleansing, exfoliating, masks, serums, and moisturizers.
2 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Book your makeup trial. You and your makeup artist need to have time together to craft your perfect look. Doing this too close to the wedding just adds unnecessary stress and can cause your skin to freak out! It also allows for time to make any changes to your look.
1 MONTH BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Clean out your fridge and your eating! Make sure you are drinking lots and lots of water to keep your skin plump and hydrated. Eating fast food and junk will cause your skin to work harder to help your body remove toxins. Stick to fruits, veggies and lean meats. Superfoods like blackberries, avocado, kale, and quinoa help your skin stay elastic and radiant. Your figure will thank you too!!
2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Get any facial waxing or threading done at this time. Too close to the wedding day can have your upper lip or eyebrow area looking raw and red. I have seen brides get their waxing done the day before and they are missing a layer of skin around their eyebrows, resulting in makeup not sitting properly. I have also seen dermatitis and breakouts! Give your skin time to heal after these treatments. Your makeup artist can tweeze any strays or new growth that pops out.
1 WEEK BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Schedule extra sleep. Dark circles and lack of sleep can contribute to dry and crinkled texture underneath the eye. This is difficult to cover and product can make the area look worse. A little trick is to apply cooled tea bags to the eyes or cucumber slices. Totally cliche but they actually induce circulation around the eye area to freshen and hydrate. Even a little bit of coconut oil helps! If you can't get in a nap or a few extra hours at night, skip the caffeine. It does wonders for your energy but can dehydrate you very quickly.
3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Whiten your teeth. Pick up one of those kits from the drugstore or see your dentist. If you have any sensitivity or discomfort, you will have a few days to treat it.
1 DAY BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Had an unwelcome zit show up? Apply either a wee bit of toothpaste or baking soda before you get to bed. They have a drying action and both help to soothe redness so that the offender can be dealt with! Also use a wee bit of the baking soda mixed with some coconut oil to scrub your lips and get any dry skin off. The coconut oil tastes like vacation and the baking soda is gentle enough that it won't cause any irritation.
Congrats to all the brides celebrating this year!!! Please leave any comments below
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