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Bridal Beauty Must-Dos

Robin Doyle

Posted on July 10 2017

More weddings happen in the summer than any other time of the year. With all the planning that comes along with celebrating this momentous occasion - as the bride-to-be - it's easy to forget about creating and maintaining a schedule for your own beauty needs. That’s why I put together this list of bridal beauty must-dos that spans as far out as six months. It’s never too early to start glamming up for the big day!

6 Months Before

Manage Stress Levels: Throughout the year, you might want to consider practicing stress relievers more often. There are several ways to squeeze in some relaxation time whether it’s getting a massage or taking a yoga class. All skin reacts differently to stress. Some brides start breaking out while others retain water and can look puffy.

Get a Manicure & Pedicure: The moment you announce you’re engaged, everyone will ask to see your hands. Keep your nails polished and pretty to accentuate your dazzling new ring. Use this time to play around with colors and see which fit you best. Gel manicures use UV technology for a shinier and long lasting polish that can last up to two weeks!

Cut & Color Your Hair: If you want to dramatically change your hair color, buy yourself some time to change it in case you end up not loving it. If you want to experiment with hair length, plan to do so one year in advance. As the wedding comes closer, drift toward a simple and natural look you love.

Three Months Before

Try A Make-up and Hair Test Run: If you don’t want to be surprised on you big day, I recommend getting both hair and makeup trials done together. Doing so will assure you love the combination 100%. Bring along inspirational images of your look. It’s easier to provide a visual than to explain what you want. It always helps to bring pictures of the dress & accessories to help the look come together. Not knowing how you’ll look on your wedding day can be very stressful since you’ll be the center of attention for your husband to-be, family, friends, and photographer!

Book a Facial: Now’s the safest time for a facial. Consult your esthetician about your skin  before asking for specific treatments. If your skin handles the facial well, book the same facial two weeks before the wedding allowing for red marks and extractions to calm down.

Skin Prep: Exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize skin! Exfoliating skin once a week allows for makeup to go on smoothly. Cleanse your skin with a good, natural cleaner and book facials to boost skin clarity and health. Treat skin to a hydrating serum to make sure fine lines disappear before the big day.

One Month Before

Wax On, Wax Off: If your skin is used to waxing, schedule an appointment a few days before the wedding. If you have not waxed before, it’s better if you allow your hair to adjust to waxing gradually. Wax one month before so that the uneven hair growth adapts to your waxing cycle. Starting one month before also allows you to rehydrate your skin for a more effective wax. Reminder: If you tan often, schedule your wax before as well. Allow your skin to heal for a couple of days before sun exposure. Don’t forget to apply sun-screen!

Two Weeks Before

Hair Touch Up: Snip away some dead ends and give yourself the gift of a luxurious hair treatment.

Get Your Eyebrows Groomed: Allow time for redness around your brows to reduce. Throughout the next two weeks, you can maintain your eyebrows with your tweezers.

Whiten Your Teeth: A happy bride is a beautiful bride! You’re going to be smiling all day long! You can go to a professional or buy a kit and do it at home. Results typically take up to two weeks.

Three Days Before

Book a Body Scrub: Deeply relax your mind, soften and rejuvenate your body and skin with a delectable body treat! This will leave you detoxified with fresh, silky, and smooth skin.

Tan: If you haven’t had a self-tan, try one two months before the wedding to make sure you like the color and the technician. For the big day, schedule that tanning session within shortly beforehand.

Pack a Make-Up BagGather all your favorite on-the-go beauty fixers. Plan ahead to pack extra false lashes & glue in case they fall off, your favorite perfume & deodorant, hairspray for flyaway hairs, favorite lipstick and blush, the same color concealer and foundation, and extra eyeliner for touch ups.

 

More weddings happen in the summer than any other time of the year. With all the planning that comes along with celebrating this momentous occasion - as the bride-to-be - it's easy to forget about creating and maintaining a schedule for your own beauty needs. That’s why I put together this list of bridal beauty must-dos that spans as far out as six months. It’s never too early to start glamming up for the big day!

6 Months Before

Manage Stress Levels: Throughout the year, you might want to consider practicing stress relievers more often. There are several ways to squeeze in some relaxation time whether it’s getting a massage or taking a yoga class. All skin reacts differently to stress. Some brides start breaking out while others retain water and can look puffy.

Get a Manicure & Pedicure: The moment you announce you’re engaged, everyone will ask to see your hands. Keep your nails polished and pretty to accentuate your dazzling new ring. Use this time to play around with colors and see which fit you best. Gel manicures use UV technology for a shinier and long lasting polish that can last up to two weeks!

Cut & Color Your Hair: If you want to dramatically change your hair color, buy yourself some time to change it in case you end up not loving it. If you want to experiment with hair length, plan to do so one year in advance. As the wedding comes closer, drift toward a simple and natural look you love.

Three Months Before

Try A Make-up and Hair Test Run: If you don’t want to be surprised on you big day, I recommend getting both hair and makeup trials done together. Doing so will assure you love the combination 100%. Bring along inspirational images of your look. It’s easier to provide a visual than to explain what you want. It always helps to bring pictures of the dress & accessories to help the look come together. Not knowing how you’ll look on your wedding day can be very stressful since you’ll be the center of attention for your husband to-be, family, friends, and photographer!

Book a Facial: Now’s the safest time for a facial. Consult your esthetician about your skin  before asking for specific treatments. If your skin handles the facial well, book the same facial two weeks before the wedding allowing for red marks and extractions to calm down.

Skin Prep: Exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize skin! Exfoliating skin once a week allows for makeup to go on smoothly. Cleanse your skin with a good, natural cleaner and book facials to boost skin clarity and health. Treat skin to a hydrating serum to make sure fine lines disappear before the big day.

One Month Before

Wax On, Wax Off: If your skin is used to waxing, schedule an appointment a few days before the wedding. If you have not waxed before, it’s better if you allow your hair to adjust to waxing gradually. Wax one month before so that the uneven hair growth adapts to your waxing cycle. Starting one month before also allows you to rehydrate your skin for a more effective wax. Reminder: If you tan often, schedule your wax before as well. Allow your skin to heal for a couple of days before sun exposure. Don’t forget to apply sun-screen!

Two Weeks Before

Hair Touch Up: Snip away some dead ends and give yourself the gift of a luxurious hair treatment.

Get Your Eyebrows Groomed: Allow time for redness around your brows to reduce. Throughout the next two weeks, you can maintain your eyebrows with your tweezers.

Whiten Your Teeth: A happy bride is a beautiful bride! You’re going to be smiling all day long! You can go to a professional or buy a kit and do it at home. Results typically take up to two weeks.

Three Days Before

Book a Body Scrub: Deeply relax your mind, soften and rejuvenate your body and skin with a delectable body treat! This will leave you detoxified with fresh, silky, and smooth skin.

Tan: If you haven’t had a self-tan, try one two months before the wedding to make sure you like the color and the technician. For the big day, schedule that tanning session within shortly beforehand.

Pack a Make-Up BagGather all your favorite on-the-go beauty fixers. Plan ahead to pack extra false lashes & glue in case they fall off, your favorite perfume & deodorant, hairspray for flyaway hairs, favorite lipstick and blush, the same color concealer and foundation, and extra eyeliner for touch ups.