Ah, you’re about to get hitched. Congrats and Mazel! Your partner and future spouse probably saw you in all editions, but on your wedding day you deserve to wow everyone and look absolutely magicalin those photos. So, here’s a little guide that will help you prep head-to-toe for your big day. Shine, baby, shine!
Start With Your Hair
Sure, washing, blow-drying and styling with heat is a regular hair treatment for most of us. It’s fast and practical, but it leaves the hair looking messy with split ends and dull color. So, a few months before your wedding, try a little hair recovery treatment that will give your hair that desirable shine and silkiness. However, that treatment starts from the inside. Boost vitamin B intake by munching on foods like nuts, eggs and fish or take supplements. On the outside, give your scalp regular massagesand conditioning treatments. These not only feel relaxing, but they also stimulate growth and add volume to your hair. Unfortunately, there’s no reversing split ends, so just give them a trim.
Give Love To Your Skin
If you have skin that doesn’t want to cooperate, try visiting a dermatologist. A good specialist will help fight acne by prescribing different kinds of topical creams, administer facial peels to remove oils and bacteria from the skin and even give oral pills. Start your derm treatment at least 6 months before the wedding, since your skin needs time to adjust and change for the better. You can also book a few spa facials to remove blackheads and dead skin cells and boost circulation. Also, drink plenty of water that will make your skin properly hydrated, dewy and radiant.
Accentuate The Eyes
The natural bridal look is all the rage these past few years, so you can’t rely that much on heavy makeup to hide the dark circles around your eyes. So, make sure to give your eyes a 5-star treatment with nightly eye cream application, cool compresses and plenty of sleep. Additionally, you can’t reach for huge fake lashes anymore to give you that wide-eyed look. Luckily, you can give your existing lashes a lash boostthat will make your eyes pop and look beautiful and seductive without any artificial help. Start your lash treatment a few months before the wedding and you’ll pull off that natural look like a pro!
Make Your Lips Soft and Kissable
You want your lips to be extra soft and kissable for that most important kiss at the end of your ceremony. So, grab a few vitamin E sticks from your local pharmacy or health food store and treat your lips against cracks and creases. Also, try exfoliating your lips once or twice a week. It will clear away the dead skin cells and give you that plump, rosy look. Wet a soft toothbrush and gently brush back and forth over your lips. Additionally, don’t forget sun protection! The sun can leave your lips cracked and parched, so make sure to treat your kisser with sunscreen.
A Good Night’s Sleep
One of the most important steps in wedding prep – a good night’s sleep! Try to get a good rest on a latex mattress, you’ll need it!
Glow Up Your Décolletage
The skin on the neck and chest is very thin and delicate, much more sensitive to wrinkling than your facial skin. Plus, it’s often exposed to damaging sun’s rays. So, if you want to look amazing in your revealing gown, give your décolletage some love and care. Consult with your dermatologist or start with OTC retinol products. If you think you need all the help you can get, try microdermabrasion. This treatment will gently “sand” your skin, remove dead skin cells and all the other impurities that make your skin rough and imperfect.
Don’t Forget About Your Body
If you want to lose a few kilos before the wedding, you can see a nutritionist and find a good gym, but taking care of your body doesn’t only include reaching a certain number on a scale. Make sure to provide your body with plenty of vitamins and minerals that will keep you healthy, strong and stable. Vitamins also boost energy which makes wedding planning much easier! Additionally, make sure to give your body a good exfoliation treatment every day. It makes your skin soft and toned even without going to the gym. So, grab a loofah or find a good body scrub and go to town every time you step under the shower.
Pay Attention To Your Mental Stability
Stress is one of the worst enemies of beauty—it can literally affect how you feel and look from head to toe. It can trigger many inflammatory conditions like eczema or psoriasis, it weakens your immune system, ruins your digestive tract and makes you feel less than ready for the happiest day of your life. Excess stress can also disrupt your sleep which can cause those ugly bags under your eyes and give you a grayish complexion. So, do whatever you can to chill out and relax, no matter if it means meditation, hitting the weights or having a Friends marathon.
Don’t let anything ruin your big day, not even your physical look. So, try these tips and you’ll look like million dollars when you come walking down the aisle.
Written by Brigitte Evans