Pre-Bridal Beauty Musts for Stellar Skin from Head to Toe
Tying the knot is an exciting time. It’s also a stressful one, what with trying to get those seating arrangements just right. With all the planning and finessing of the details, don’t forget those details that matter to your skin so you’ll look picture-perfect for your special day.
Before you say “I do” to your man, say “I do” to yourself and take care of your skin starting now so you look radiant and ravishing while you walk down the aisle. Here are our best tips for pre-bridal beauty to get that skin in stellar condition.
1. Nourish from within
Hectic times are no excuse for neglecting your health. Beautiful, healthy skin starts from inside. Make sure you’re drinking enough water and eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid sugar, sodium, and processed foods too. Those won’t exactly help your dress-fitting go smoothly, will they? Nope!
2. Follow a strict skincare routine
Every morning without fail, make sure you use a good cleanser for your skin type followed by an alcohol-free toner, serum, and then moisturizer. Don’t forget SPF protection! Even if you’re not sitting out in the sun, those damaging rays can have their way with you while you’re in the car or walking to your favorite café for a latte. At night, never ever go to bed without removing your makeup. The nighttime creams you use are the most important of all!
3. Exfoliate twice weekly
Dull, dead skin cells need to be sloughed away from head to toe. Go for something mildly abrasive. You’re not trying to sandpaper your skin away. After exfoliation, moisturize to lock in hydration and softness deep down for skin that feels lovely to the touch.
4. Remove hair with care
Don’t let unwanted hair make a cameo at your wedding! Start now with your plan to keep things smooth and hair-free. The week before your wedding isn’t the time to go for your first ever facial waxing treatment. Start months before so your skin is used to the treatments so you don’t have blotchy, irritated skin on the big day.
5. Pay attention to hands and feet too
Close-up shots of your wedding ring on your hand mean you need to keep those hands hydrated so they don’t look like they belong to the Cryptkeeper. The same goes for your feet. Take the time to pamper them in the coming months so they’re soft, supple, and beautiful for your wedding. Polishing your nails regularly helps you get in the spirit of keeping up your efforts, plus you’ll look the part of the princess you’re portraying.
6. Get your beauty sleep
Sleep is one of the most important elements for looking your most beautiful. When you burn the candle at both ends, your skin will tell the world with dark, puffy eyes and other unsavory symptoms. Your body does major cell repair as you sleep, which is one of the reasons why calling it “beauty sleep” is so fitting.
Start these pre-bridal skincare tips now to give your wedding day makeup artist the perfect, healthy canvas to create your dreamy bridal look!