THE PRE-WEDDING BEAUTY PLAN: BEAUTY TIPS FOR BRIDES
Afters months of preparation, endless hours working out every last detail, and very long checklists to plan the perfect celebration, you may have neglected your bridal beauty routine. Not to worry, we put together the no-fail plan to get glowing skin in just 30 days. Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest, follow these steps to have glowing skin for that big day.
1). DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO START YOUR BRIDAL BEAUTY ROUTINE
The more time you have to correct dull, tired looking skin, generally the better. Though you’ll want to do something close enough to the big day so that you are still visibly radiant while you walk down the aisle. If you’re correcting acne or more serious skin issues, you should work with a doctor at least 4 months ahead. If it’s dull skin you wish to banish, you’ll want to start your beauty routine around the time that the RSVPS are being finalized, about 30 days before d-day!
2). DON’T DO ANYTHING DRASTIC
The ultimate beauty goal for most brides is to look like themselves, but better. Many brides get carried away with invasive, doctor administered procedures to melt away all signs of aging. We can’t stress enough how this is not the way to go. Not only do you risk having a bad reaction to a procedure with serious downtime, you also are in danger of not looking like you. You should attempt to look like the beautiful person that you’re partner is expecting to walk down the aisle.
3). EXFOLIATE EVERY OTHER NIGHT
One of the most important steps for glowing skin is exfoliating, and it is best to do this before bed every other night leading up to the nuptials. Exfoliating can help combat dull-looking skin because it gets rid of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While we age, and particularly during stressful moments, our skin’s ability to shed these cells slows down. Regular exfoliation helps boost the process and reveals more glowing, youthful skin. As well, beautiful bridal-makeup begins with good skin, and no foundation will look perfect (and glowy) without a smooth, exfoliated base.
4). START INCORPORATING HYDRATING FOODS INTO YOUR DIET NOW!
No matter what skin type or issue you may have, our body craves water. Drinking water is great, but eating foods that are naturally hydrating can do wonders for the complexion as well. On day 30, try to start eating more watermelon, grapefruit, cucumbers, tomatoes and kale. A good rule is to include an additional 2 water-rich fruits or veggies in your diet. When you do this, you will be supplying your skin with the hydration it needs to stay young, smooth and glowing. As well, incorporating some of these hydrating food will help regulate your digestion and prevent stress-related bloating Do you need more convincing?
5). SCHEDULE IN SOME EXTRA BEAUTY SLEEP
Planning a wedding isn’t always stress free, in fact according to a recent survey of 500 engaged and newlywed couples, 7 out of 8 (that’s 96%!!!) said wedding planning was stressful. And for most of us, stress equals sleepless nights with a lot of tossing and turning. While there is little to do to avoid the sleepless couple nights leading up to the wedding, you can store up on sleep now. Schedule in lazy weekends, nap whenever you can, and say no social outing that may result in shortened rest. You will have plenty of time to catch up with your loved ones on the big day, take care of you, and get glowing, rested-looking skin in return.
6). BOOST YOUR GLOW WHILE YOU SLEEP
To avoid looking a shade of Cheeto on your big day, start your self-tanning regime 30 days before to be sure that the color suits you. Look for a product that is progressive, meaning it will become gradually darker with each application. A good rule is to start using a product two times per week before bed. If you don’t seem to reach your desired sunkissed glow within 2 weeks, add in one application.
At St. George Wedding we highly recommend Taylor Jensen with Studio 359 Salon, you can get in touch with them here.