Want a flawless face on your wedding day? Then don’t wait until a week before your wedding to start taking care of your skin. Your skin didn’t get to where it is now in a week so you’re not going to be able to change it in that amount of time either. We know you are just too busy planning to start thinking about it now, but you can’t neglect a very important part of your big day, YOU! You’ll need to start these steps around 5-6 months before for to look your best.
Just follow these five simple and easy steps and you’ll be on your way to flawless:
Take care of yourself
I can’t stress this one enough. Throughout your engagement, make sure you take care of yourself by drinking plenty of water, eating right, and getting enough sleep. These three things alone will work wonders. And don’t forget your vitamins! After all, good skin reflects good health.
Don’t wait until the last minute
There are lots of things going on in the last few weeks leading up to your wedding such as fittings, tastings, and showers so it’s easy to forget or postpone any skin treatments like facials or microdermabrasion. But please don’t wait until the last month. Your skin needs time to heal after any procedure and even a facial (especially if it’s something your skin isn’t used to) can trigger an unwanted breakout. Make sure you plan and discuss your treatments with a qualified technician several months in advance.
Practice good skin care hygiene
Make sure you always wash your face and NEVER go to bed with your make up on, no matter how tired you are. But even more importantly, you want to make sure that you exfoliate and moisturize. This will help ensure that you have a clean, smooth base and your skin will be soft and supple. Whatever you do, don’t go changing your skin care routine too close to the wedding. Just like a skin care procedure, changing products, no matter how gentle, can irritate your skin. So if you want to experiment, make sure you do it several months in advance.
Choose the right foundation
Your foundation is the base layer for everything that goes on top, so you need to make sure it’s the right color and formulation for your skin. Don’t use anything heavy. Instead, pick a liquid or powder that works best for you. And don’t layer it on either, thinking that will cover up all the imperfections. It won’t work. Instead, use color correcting concealers. They do a much better job. Try a green/yellow for redness or peach/yellow for dark spots or circles around your eyes. If you’re not sure, go to your favorite make up counter and have someone show you. And if you’re still not comfortable, use a professional make up artist. They can always make you look your best.
Consider the lighting & time of day
Lastly, when planning your make up, take the time to think about where the wedding and photos will be taking place. Will you be indoors or out? Morning, afternoon, or evening? These all make a difference in how the light will hit your face and how your make up will appear. While a heavier hand is needed for an evening wedding, the same make up can look too harsh in the morning or mid day sun.
The final wedding tip? Smile! Nothing looks prettier, or more beautiful than a happy bride.
About the Author:
Adriana Rose, Bridal Beauty Expert
A makeup artist, skincare expert, and overall bridal beauty expert. Her focus is keeping brides up to date with makeup, beauty, and health advice and tips. Her extensive time working with brides and models allowed her to develop special skills and knowledge in bridal beauty.