Any woman worth her salt who has ever walked down an aisle will insist that getting ready for your wedding doesn’t just start on the day of her wedding; it starts months before that! Now I know that you’re most probably going to get a professional make-up artist to do your make-up and get that right for you. But there’re things that YOU can do to make sure everything goes smoothly.
So first, congratulations! Second, let’s start planning your wedding day beauty checklist, shall we?
Start a skin regime
You want to start by taking good care of your skin at least 6 months in advance. Make up helps of course, but nothing compares to the beauty of healthy, glowing skin. So I’d encourage you to get that on track right from the very start. You need to start by exfoliating your skin or a weekly basis. Start at least once every week. Right before bedtime and use a gentle Exfoliator. You don’t want something that will be harsh on your skin and take away all its moisture altogether. Use a moisturizer after exfoliating to make your skin soft and supple, just in time for the big day!
Wax 48 hours before the ceremony
I’ll tell you what you don’t want to risk- you don’t want to risk looking flamingo pink for your wedding day. You don’t. And the problem with getting a wax the day before your wedding or on the day of your wedding is the resulting redness that follows a wax. Now unless you’re absolutely sure of how your skin reacts to a wax, I suggest getting a wax at least 48 hours before your wedding to let the redness subside.
Two words- Waterproof. Mascara.
You’re probably going to be crying your eyes out on your wedding day and hey, that’s natural. But nothing is more frightful than having rivulets of mascara running down your face on the big day. I’m a big fan of the waterproof lengthening & Volumizing mascara of ELF Studio. BIG fan.
The same goes for spray-on tan
Want that warm, bronze, sun-kissed look? We all do. Now if you’re thinking about getting a spray-on tan, make sure you get it at least 48hours before your wedding so that it’s had time to settle. On your wedding day, you’ll have that beautiful sun-kissed glow that you love.
The cure for oily skin
If you have oily skin, I’m sure one of your concerns is looking non-greasy and shiny in your wedding pictures. One of the ways you can make sure you don’t shine (in a bad way, of course) is by using a translucent face powder to help reduce the shine. Also, it’s a good idea to have your maid-of-honor carry blotting papers so you don’t have to worry about powdering your face all day long.
Teeth whitening weeks before the wedding
Professional teeth whitening is probably one of the best investments you’ll make in your pre-wedding beauty regime. You can get your teeth whitened professionally at a dentist’s clinic or you could also use the at-home teeth whitening strips that can be bought over-the-counter at your local chemist or supermarket.
Haircut at least 2 weeks before your wedding
2 weeks? Oh, don’t worry! It’ll still be fresh, but it’ll also give your hair time to grow out just in case something goes wrong with your haircut. And it’s better to be safe than sorry. Sticking to a safer hairstyle is your best (and safest bet).
I know we all like to experiment, but you might want to be a little safer instead of being a daredevil on the day of your wedding. Do I hear a hallelujah?