Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bridal Beauty

If you're engaged to get married this year, congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life, so be sure to enjoy it! To make things easier on the bride-to-be, here are some tips and tricks to make sure you are radiant on your big day.

Top 10 Tips to Look Glowing on Your Wedding Day
  1. Follow a good skincare routine, and maintain it!
· Be sure to use a good gentle cleanser in the mornings, and wash with cool to lukewarm water
· At night, use a good make-up remover with your cleanser
· Don’t forget to moisturize and wear sunscreen (at least SPF 15) daily
· Gently exfoliate your skin at least once a week

  1. Don’t experiment with makeup and skincare before the wedding. No matter how tempting it is to try all the fabulous new products at the makeup counter, stick with your tried and true favorites. Trying new products on your body or face can trigger allergic reactions, which can leave bumps, redness and irritation, or even dark scarring on your skin; the last thing you want on your big day!
  1. Maintain a healthy diet, and eat at regular intervals. Don’t try to follow a strict diet before the wedding to squeeze into your dress. The lack of nutrients can change the healthy appearance of your hair and skin, and you’ll end up looking weak and pale on the altar.
  1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and eat lots of fish, whole grains, fruit and vegetables. Water cleanses your body of toxins and makes your skin look healthy and luminous. Eating a nutrient rich diet will keep you healthy and help you maintain a luminous glow. Don’t stress and turn to soda and junk food!
  1. Take ample rest and get your 8 hours in – you need your beauty sleep!
  1. Include yoga and other physical activites to keep you fit and healthy, and to keep that blood flowing (essential for that rosy, healthy glow!). Just don’t overdo it right before the wedding. Stick with a regular schedule of exercise and start sooner rather than later.
  1. Don’t get any facial treatments 2 weeks before the wedding. You want to give your skin time to heal and normalize before your big day, so get any facial work done 3 to 4 weeks before the wedding. Also, don’t try a new facialist right before the wedding; stick with an esthetician you trust and one that uses products you know work well with your skin.
  1. Get any waxing done at latest 3 or 4 days before the wedding, to give any redness and irritation time to heal.
  1. Tell your makeup and hair professionals your vision of your look for your big day, and bring in a picture if possible to make sure you’re on the same page. Be sure get a trial run done for both, so you can be sure it’s the look you’re going for, and there are no last minute surprises. You want to look and feel beautiful and confident, not overdone!
  1. Lastly, relax and enjoy all the little trials and joys leading up to your big day! You deserve it!!

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