No matter what your wedding style is: traditional or modern, glamorous or simple. The one thing that brides want on their big day is to look their best, and that means having flawless, radiant, glowing skin. If you only a few months left to go until you’re the center of attention, now is the perfect time to get started.
Beautiful skin is the canvas for beautiful makeup, so I find that it’s the most important beauty priority. In addition to choosing your dress, deciding which flowers you want and who you want to invite to your wedding, you should also be planning your skin care in advance. In an ideal world I would recommend thinking about your face at least three months before your wedding date.
Three Months to Go
Its time to revamp your skin care routine. When the wedding is only a few months away, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but now is the time to stay diligent and add a couple new products for an extra boost of radiance. Following your facial cleanser and toner with a beauty serumis a great way to keep your skin hydrated and renewed.
Evolve Beauty's Hyularonic Acid replenishes skin’s moisture and helps with skin surface texture, giving you a soft and smooth complexion for your big day. Remember to look for skin care products with moisture-boosting, firming and brightening benefits and switch up your routine between morning and night. An SPF 30+ is important to apply for the daytime, and a hydrating eye cream is perfect for before bed. Now is the time to begin your journey toward radiant skin that will dazzle in all your wedding photos.
Workout regularly. Exercising will keep your energy up as you prepare for your big day, and it’s a great opportunity to clear your mind and de-stress. Schedule time for cardio or resistance training several times a week during the month leading up to your wedding. Plus, all of the endorphins you’re building up will do wonders for your skin!
Eat clean. Be mindful of your diet so your body stays in peak condition. Avoid junk foods, sugar and alcohol to help your skin glow. Rae also adds that it’s important to avoid MSG and excess salt, which will cause bloating and water retention. Eat healthy, organic whole foods and plenty of greens whenever possible.
One Month to Go
Use face masks. for brighter glowing skin I love Glam Glow's Flash Mud Brightening treatment. It contains multi-brightening complexes help to create the brightest, lightest & luminous perfect-looking skin. Use 3 days in a row for improved results, then use 2-3x per week for maintained results. It's a commitment, but there's a reason why dedicated brides do it – because it works
Don't neglect the skin on your neck. Remember your photos won’t just capture your face; your neck is going to be front and center, too, especially if you are planning to wear a strapless or low-cut dress. Be sure to give your décolletage the lux treatment with a rich moisturizer and spot treat any problem areas.
Five Days to Go
Fill up on water. You’ve heard it before, but it always rings true. Your skin looks better when you drink up! I always recommend that my brides drink more water in the week before the wedding – at least eight cups every day – to keep the skin hydrated and looking radiant.
Get some rest. While stress might be high, your beauty rest is exceptionally important this week! Aim to get at least eight hours of sleep to help prevent dark circles. Double up on your eye cream morning and night. Also, be sure to apply your eye cream before your concealer to smooth out the area for easy application, or the other tip for preventing concealer creasing around the eyes is to mix 1 drop of jojoba oil with your concealer. The reason I use jojoba oil rather than an alternative is because its highly compatible with the skins own oils and is highly absorbent - so won't leave your skin looking greasy.
Stay disciplined. There may be last-minute emergencies for the wedding, but stick to your daily and nightly skin care routines, I promise you that it will be worth the commitment!
Do not make excuses and stray from your skin care routine. I know that there's a lot of time and work involved, but it will pay off.
Most importantly, savour this time! You only get to be the bride once, so soak up every moment.
What is your beauty routine? I would love to hear your tips and favourite products.
Welcome to your guide to beautiful skin. I'm a cruelty free hair and makeup artist, skin expert, nutritional therapist and advocate for gorgeous glowing skin !