You are probably well aware that you should always try a new facial product or spray tan well before the eve of your wedding, but brides everywhere are still making this mistake.
As your wedding day approaches, you need to have a firm grip on what you are going to do and when you are going to do it. Starting your beauty regimen eight months in advance may seem a bit drastic but, in most cases, it is the perfect time to start getting yourself prepared.
This is why we have put together a wedding beauty timeline that will help you get ready for your big day. Although, laid back brides may be happy to give some of these a miss; being honest, laid back brides are few and far between as we all.
There are a number of things to take care of eight months before you walk down the aisle:
Makeup and hair trials need to take place far in advance just to ensure that if anything goes wrong that you are able to rectify it. Get your haircut in case it’s too short, and you then have enough time to let it grow.
You need to experiment with makeup not just to ensure you look good on the day but also to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the products. No bride wants to have a skin rash on her wedding day.
If you want to maintain or lose weight to ensure you fit in your dress, then it’s best to get started quite far in advance. We all know that weight doesn’t miraculously fall off (although it does seem to gain miraculously). Therefore, you need to cement your exercise and eating habits now.
Multivitamins will help to prevent illness and make sure you look healthy, and your skin is in good condition.
If you’re considering getting dermal fillers, then now is the time to do it. Many brides-to-be are self-conscious about many aspects of their facial appearance so decide to opt for fillers to restore lost volume around the face. The main advantages are that they fight the signs of aging and it’s a non-invasive treatment.
Get started with a really good skincare routine. Go for a facial at a professional facial aesthetics clinic and ask for advice on chemical peels, masks and other products that will keep your face looking beautiful and fresh.
If your haven’t got a regular skin care routine this is the time to start. Using moisturizers with retinoids can reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. However research has shown this can take up to three to six months of regular use before improvements are seen.
Finalise your hair and makeup choices to ensure the artists know exactly what you want. Book your on-the-day appointments to ensure they have space and this goes for your bridesmaids’ appointments too.
This is when you need to start getting all the accessories that you want to wear for your wedding ready. Hair clips, lipsticks and anything else that you are going to add to your look.
Also, if you are going to be wearing self-tan, now is the time to start applying it; you don’t want to look orange on the day so be careful with the one you choose and make sure it suits your skin tone.
Eat a healthy morning meal, drink water and let your makeup and hair team work their magic.
And, finally, enjoy one of the most important days in your life with family, friends and your new husband!