Every girl wants to look her best on her wedding day and why not? After all her wedding is once in a lifetime event and she has all the rights to do so. And that’s the only occasion a girl waits all her life to give it a makeover so that she can have the best of skin, body, hair, nails and smile as she walks down the aisle.
Below is a bridal beauty regime which every bride-to-be should follow for getting that perfect and impeccable skin and body at her wedding!
Stress is the biggest problem which can create many other problems and skin disorder, which are obviously not good for your wedding pictures. So, it is needed that you manage your stress. Do what all you love to do, spend time with people you feel good with, practice meditation on regularly. Doing things which you love and practicing meditation can help you manage your stress, thereby having a wonderful glowing skin at your wedding. Start the process at least a year before your wedding.
There may be some other cause behind your skin troubles, do not wait to visit a dermatologist and get proper treatment for your skin disorders and follow the regime sincerely and be ready to get best wedding pictures of yours. This has to start at least a year before your wedding. Achieve your dream skin!!
Laser hair removal
If you are struggling with unwanted facial hair then getting them removed with laser therapy is the best way to get rid of them. And the process should start at least 9 – 12 months before your wedding. Though the process is costly because, its one session cost you around $250 to $350. But, the results are effective and worth spending.
Find an aesthetic expert for regular facials
If you think your skin needs some work, then it is always good to visit a reputable aesthetician in your area, as they can help you maintain your skin for the D-day. Get facial in regular intervals as prescribed be your aesthetician and the process begin 9 months before your wedding.
Exfoliate your skin on regular intervals
Because of heat, outside conditions, temperature, pollution our skin cells are tend to become dead over the time. So, for removing dead cells from the skin it is recommended to exfoliate your skin on regular intervals. At least twice a month. If exfoliation is combined with a brightening serum, it will give you best results, thereby helping you have a radiant skin. Start the process at least 5 – 6 months before the wedding.
Have lots of juices
Your wedding is the time when you skin should look beautiful and flawless from within and it is only possible if you stop all wrong habits like smoking, boozing and eating unhealthy. Start drinking more and more fruits and vegetable juices on daily basis. The best results can be seen if you start having juices 5 – 6 months before your wedding. You can have any amount of juice as it is liquid diet and it will help you have perfect digestion and glowing skin.
Follow a skin care regime
It is not at all necessary that you have to follow a regime only when you go out, even being at home if you regularly follow CTM (cleansing, toning, and moisturizing). No matter how tired you are do not sleep without CTM as it will open pores and help you remove all the dead cells and pollutants from your skin, giving you a bright and beautiful glow.
Nourish your skin
Basically, your skin care starts with the shower. How you ask? With a mild cleanser, that is how.. ☺ ☺ So, it is highly recommended to use only mild body cleansers which are not harsh on your body such as Pears, Dove, even Johnson & Johnson’s baby wash is also perfect for that beautiful skin. Using harsh soaps or cleansers can affect your skin adversely. Though you should start the process 1 year before your wedding, but it is good if you continue this practice life-long to maintain that baby like skin always.
Visit a Dermatologist
If you are suffering from any kind of skin allergy or any skin disorder then it is good to visit your dermatologist at least a year before your wedding itself. As, the treatment will also take some time. Don’t delay
There is a condition, called keratosis pilaris is caused by excess keratin, which usually forms a plug at the site of a hair follicle. It further leads to other skin disorders such as eczema. And the reason could be cold temperatures, hormonal changes, food allergies, or stress. This can be handled either with DermaDoctor KP Duty Scrub, ($46) or humidifier, which unplug the trapped keratin and dead skin cells that cause the bumps. The process should start at least a year before.
Dry brushing is another way to get major skin benefits, including exfoliation and increased blood circulation. Basically, it whisks toxins out of our systems, thereby helping you have a beautiful skin. Should be started at least half a year before.
If you think your skin is tanned, better you get it de-tan immediately. There are several options to do that, you can do it at home also and if you want get it done at some reputable parlor. There are spray tans also available in the market which can help you get rid of tan. Also, make sure you cover yourself properly while going out in day time, use a nice sunscreen lotion before you step out. Make it your habit and start it at least 6 month before your wedding.
Well, if by any chance you are planning to get hair color on your wedding, plan it beforehand, have a clear objective what and how you want your hair to be colored. Research online and get ideas. Trial and error will be good in this case, if you do it a year before your wedding because then you will have plenty of ideas about how will it look.
If you are not among those lucky brides who are born with silky soft hair then keratin treatment is the way to get those hair. Also, remember that chemical straightening can cause a severe damage to your hair so better you choose keratin treatment, there are so many such treatments available in the market. Start the process 9 months before your wedding.
It’s a myth that you should wash your hair daily or four times a week. You might not be aware that over- shampooing cause significant damage to your hair. So, it is better that you wash your head a little less and that too with a mild shampoo which is chemical free and paraben free. Start the process at least 9 months before but good to practice this all your life to have great hair.
Condition your hair
Make sure you condition your hair quite often. You can use home-made masks or conditioners for the process. Regular conditioning will help you maintain that beautiful shine of hair. You can also give a nice oil massage to your hair to avoid damaged and split hairs. A nice food to your hair for their health and rich colors. Start the process a year before but if time is a constraint then at least 3 months are a must.
Decide your wedding hair style beforehand
It is important you decide your wedding hair style beforehand it should not be a random or spontaneous decision on the day of your wedding. Talk to your hairstylist about it and know her idea. Also, do a lot of research online and get some of your favorite hairstyles to your stylist so as to let her have your idea of style beforehand. You can start it whenever you have free time or at least three months before your wedding.
If you think your natural hair lack volume or your wedding hairstyle requires some extra length, then hair extensions are the best options. As, extensions can help you have variety of hairstyles on your wedding. The process will need at least two months. So, don’t delay.
Visit your dentist
Who doesn’t want that impeccable smile in her wedding pictures? Everybody wants to have gorgeous pictures of their wedding, and for that it is essential that your teeth are sparkling white. Besides, practicing regular oral care a visit to dentist before your wedding is a must. Because most often the stains which we get due to consumption of tea/coffee/alcohol etc., remains there even after brushing. So for getting rid of those stains better to visit your doctor and get your teeth cleaned. Start the process before one year of your wedding as dental issues take time.
Make sure you maintain a thorough oral care. It is recommended to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Also, start oil pulling as it not only helps you maintain your oral care, but also it helps in having a perfect jaw line. Besides, make sure you clean your mouth after every meal with an ADA marked mouth wash.
Use straws for drinking alcohol and caffeine
That may sound a little bizarre but the fact is alcohol and coffee leaves stained teeth which are not good for your wedding pictures. So, it is better you have them with straw. Start practicing this at least 6 months before, even earlier the better.
If you think your teeth need tooth whitening then it is easy with myriads of tooth whitening pastes and strips available in the market. Go ahead just one month prior to your wedding.
If your teeth are stained badly or even a little bit then get your teeth cleaned at the dental clinic before your D-day. It is easy and the process hardly takes half an hour for that. Just a week or four days before your wedding go for dental cleaning.
HANDS. NAILS & FEET
Nourish your nails
Your nails are equally important for your perfect look at your wedding. Nails may seem smaller part of your body but remember they are most visible if not fine-tuned with your entire attire. Dry and brittle nails doesn’t look good. To have healthy nails simply start massaging your nails with oil rich with vitamin E. And start the process a year before your wedding. Because healthy nails take time to come up.
Nourish your hands & feet
Your hands and feet are equally important and it is essential you take good care of them too. First, use sunscreen whenever going out to avoid tanning. Scrub your hands and feet regularly (weekly most referred) to remove dead cells and get that glowing skin. Use a nice moisturizer. Start the procedure a year before your wedding.
Invest in regular manicures and pedicures
Your wedding is once in a lifetime event, and it is essential that you treat and pamper yourself well before your wedding. It is imperative to have that flawless skin be it your facial or other parts of the body. Start taking regular manicure and pedicure sessions. As, getting a regular manicure and pedicure is a wonderful way to care for cuticles, nourish your nails, and calm your mind. Start the process at least 3 – 5 months before your wedding.
Your eye brows are the most important part of your face, they can make the game or break the game. Depending on how have you maintained them. Its better take good care of your brows, for natural dense growth start applying castor oil to your brows before sleeping. Castor oil is said to ensure good brows growth in long run. Start the process at least a year before your wedding.
Don’t get your eye brows plucked by anyone
Your eye brows as I said plays an important role in your face, its better you do not get them plucked by anyone randomly. No matter how much a person says he is good at shaping eye brows, never trust. Shaping an eye brow is an art in itself, which not everybody perfects. See its not your hair leg which you can get waxed anywhere. Get your eyebrows done only by a reputable beautician, or else you will end up regretting your decision. Makes sure you start the process a year before, by that time you will have a perfect shape and also you will know who to get it done from.
Lash extension is a great way for brides to get the best wedding picture on her wedding. Start the process at least a month before your wedding.
Brighten your eyes
Even if you don’t speak your eyes can speak out everything. No matter how costly your dress and makeup is at your wedding. It is all vein if your eyes are not cheerful. All your pictures will significantly be affected by how your eyes behaved at the event. Its better get good night sleep, avoid any kind stress, spend less hours on computer, eat healthy and leafy, do yoga and meditation, drink lot of water, stay hydrated. Do these things your eyes will automatically sparkle at the wedding and will greatly impact your wedding pictures. Start the process a year before your wedding.
Bridal makeup kit
Invest in right and quality make up for your wedding make-up kit. There are many good brands in the market to choose from. For an instance some most recommended brands are MAC, NARS, Giorgio Armani, Lakme, Revlon, Oriflame, CoverGirl, Too faced, Sephora, Urban Decay, Dior, Estee Lauder, Fenti, Maybelline etc. You can get quality makeup products in your budget. Buy a month or fifteen days before your wedding. (Also, you can refer our article on bridal makeup tools)
It is not just on your wedding day you will apply makeup but after that also you will have to while you attend any party, dinner or lunch. So, it is essential you practice applying makeup. Starting from contouring to applying lipstick. You should have a nice practices beforehand. Start practicing at least a year or at the least 6 months before your wedding.
To conclude, Do follow these steps and look your best at your wedding. You can also check out our article on “Bridal Health Regime Before The Wedding” to explore more details.