So, you are about to have one of the biggest days of your life. Your wedding day will last in your memory forever – and anything you forget will undoubtedly be captured in the million or so photographs. Therefore, you will want to make sure your beauty regimen is perfect – you will need to make sure you have the best hair, nails, eyebrows, and skin.
In this guide, we will take you through all the details, from brow lamination to nail architecture, which you will need to cover to make sure you feel perfect on your wedding day.
Start with your skin
Your skin stretches from the top of your head right down to the tops of your toes. The stress that comes with preparation for your wedding day can result in inflammatory conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Therefore, your best way to maintain the beauty of your skin is to manage your anxiety levels. Find ways to meditate and make the most use of your yoga class.
Another way to protect the skin is to cut out alcohol for six months leading up to your big day and swap this for fruit and grain infused smoothies. Also, keep out of the sun and use a retinol supplement to prevent the neck and chest creasing.
When leading up to the day, make sure your routine is religiously completed. From cleanser to toner to moisturiser, do all you can to maintain the health of your complexion. You may want to have visited a beautician regularly for the months up to your door for facials and whole-body massages focused on the health of all your skin. On the day, you should complete your routine and exfoliate and add a brightening serum to help your skin glow.
Cherish your body
You may have the most beautiful dress that will do its work to make you look stunning, but your self-esteem and confidence will be shaped by your feelings for your body. A great way to make sure you feel confident is with a spray tan. This advice comes with a healthy dose of caution – as you should get a trial tan a couple of days before your final dress fitting. You want to see the darkness of your tan alongside your dress. Having a trial will also give you peace of mind that there will be no problems leading up to the day.
You will spend hours practising your hairstyle and trying out different looks. However, the more you straighten and blow dry – so much heat will take its toll. Therefore, you should consider other means of getting the perfect straight look, whether it is a keratin treatment or other relaxants. You should be sampling these products in the months leading up to your wedding.
You can help to protect the condition of your hair even more by cutting back on the washing. Water may hydrate our innards, but it strips our hair of all its moisture. Over shampooing can also cause hair to go dull and lifeless – so cut back on the washes. However, do not skip the treatments – as your hair will benefit from some vitamin E and other hair mask treatments.
There is also the question of colour. We seem to come back again and again to the idea of trialling your look before the day. It is especially important not to go for a massive colour shift on the day of your wedding, as the risk of hating it is enormous – and you might not recognise yourself in the photographs! Therefore, if you will use colour, stay within one or two shades of your natural hue – having it touched up a couple of days before.
Prepping your face
Dealing with your unruly eyebrows will have a significant effect on your face. These brows do more than frame your eyes; they give shape and definition to your face. Therefore, choosing a brow lamination will provide a fuller, more even look and will seal your brows in place. It is perfect for your wedding day if your eyebrows usually are thin or faint.
Looking to make-up, you need to use a satin-finish foundation – which is always flattering. This finish gives the skin a luminosity that will flatter in the photographs. It will remove the glow but give you a dewiness that is most akin to natural, healthy skin.
Before you thoroughly mix up your make up routine, remember that the pictures will last through time. You need to be able to recognise yourself. Try to keep as close to your regular routine as you can, with only small up-levels. A small up-level that will make a massive difference is lash extensions, which will mean you won’t have to worry about mascara at all on a day when you might be tearful.
Everything about your beauty routine should be about balance – and be happy you are looking your best version of yourself.