Let’s admit it: the wedding day is an important day in every bride’s life and we all want to look our best on this day. Be it setting the date and venue, choosing the food menu or finding the right wedding dress, planning for a wedding can be tiring. All these can take a toll on your health and beauty. However, the trick to not getting stressed out is using your time wisely and devoting the right amount of time for your beauty and fitness. Six months from the big day is all you need to kick your beauty routine into high gear.
Essentials of Pre Wedding Routine
Set a Goal
Some pre-bridal care procedures can require several sessions over many months. To get your bridal glow to start following a routine diligently that suits both your budget and schedule. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 plus sunscreen, an antioxidant that contains Vitamin C and a prescription retinoid in case you have acne.
Start Growing Out Your Locks
Consult your stylist and decide the kind of hairstyle you want to sport on your big day early on. If you’re thinking of a low bun or a chignon, let your hair grow as long as possible, before doing a simple, clean trim close to the wedding date.
Laser Treatment for Body Hair
Laser hair removal treatments can be life-altering. Although it requires patience, once you do laser hair removal, you do not need to shave again. To effectively eliminate all hairs four to six treatments, at least a month apart are required. To be brides are advised to execute the laser procedure done at a dermatologist’s office.
Treat Skin to a Facial
All the wedding planning can stress you out, and nothing is better than a trip to the spa. Something as simple as a facial, which includes cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions, can bring a glow to your skin. You will feel refreshed and achieve a clear, bright skin at the same time.
Consider Tiny Tweaks
Injecting a tiny amount of hydrofluoric acid based filler can reduce the dark hollows under the eyes or plumpen thin lips. A thick filler can also be used to add a subtle lift to cheekbones, to correct drooping earlobes and to straighten the bridge of a crooked or bumpy nose. If you are not happy with the results, fillers can be dissolved with an eraser enzyme.
Hit Those Weights
If you want to tone your arms, hit the gym and opt for weight lifting. Start training six months before the wedding as it gives your body the time to strengthen and condition to the sudden changes in muscles. To tone the upper arms, try push-ups, under arm presses, and armpit twists. Besides physical exercise, maintain a proper diet to increase the metabolic rate and burn fat.
Create a Pre Wedding Timeline
Start taking care of your diet, your fitness regime and your skincare. If you want to lose weight, join a gym or a swimming class or yoga. Cut down on your alcohol and carbohydrate intake. This will give you a lean and fit look at wedding photos.
Book a manicure and tidy up your nails and cuticles. This will also give you an incentive not to chew them again. Once your nails are longer, have shellac or gel manicure with colored polish which will harden your nails and make it more difficult to bite them.
Visit a skin care professional and follow a routine that suits you. Book a series of facials but stop having them two weeks before your wedding day. Continue with the manicures and the weight loss regime. In addition to your dieting routine, try and make it a habit to drink water instead of tea and coffee.
Consider having a trial with your make-up artist and book in advance if you are going to have your makeup done professionally on your wedding day. Use an eye cream daily to reduce sagging eyelids. Get your eyebrows shaped professionally to frame your face beautifully.
Two to three months
Have a hair and makeup rehearsal with your hairdresser and makeup artist respectively to ensure that you are happy with your look. Try getting a spray tan now to avoid any allergic reaction just before the wedding.
Use an SPF daily and keep your shoulders well covered from the sun to avoid sunburns.
Do not have a facial as your skin needs a fortnight to settle down. Avoid having a cut and color close to your wedding too. Get a fake tan now and consult your makeup artist in case you need any adjustments to skin tone.
The big day
It’s your big day and and enjoy. Let the professionals work their magic. Remember that a happy and smiling face is the best beauty.