Planning a wedding can be stressful, but indulging in self-care to elevate your natural beauty shouldn’t be. That’s why we’ve curated the ultimate beauty timeline full of beauty-boosting techniques to ensure you feel your best on your special day all while maintaining your mental health!
Let’s get the obvious out of the way and start with preparing your skin for the stress of wedding planning. First things first; schedule an appointment with your dermatologist well in advance. This will ensure you’re working with a professional to achieve your most youthful, radiant complexion.
This is also the perfect time to curate an effective skincare routine with high-quality beauty products. We recommend skipping highly active ingredients and keeping the number of products you use to a minimum. Less is more when it comes to skincare, and using multiple treatment-based products will only cause clogged pores and inflammation.
A good basis for a proper skincare routine has a product for each concern. Our formula includes micellar water to remove makeup, a gentle cleanser, a pore minimizing toner, a lightweight moisturizer, rosehip oil, and SPF. Our favorite skincare products include the SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser and the Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream. We also recommend using a facemask targeted to your skin-type along with an exfoliant to use 2-3 times per week. Our current go-to is the 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.
There are so many ways to achieve the hair of your dreams while preparing for your wedding. Not only can your dermatologist also help with haircare concerns, but we also suggest researching a hairstylist in your area that you trust. If you want your hair to be the healthiest, make sure you’re scheduling in professional treatments, color refreshes, and occasional trims.
When it comes to at-home care, use high-quality products and minimize the amount of heat used on your hair. We recommend not using styling tools more than once per week, and when you do, ALWAYS use a heat protectant. Our favorite is the Virtue Labs 6-in-1 Styler that not only protects your hair from high temperatures, but also adds softness, shine, and light hydration.
Along with a heat protectant, hair oil and a weekly mask will be essential to achieving your dream hair. Morrocan Oil Light is our favorite, but you can also never go wrong with Olaplex No. 7. Our secret hair oil technique is applying it in the evening on fully brushed hair. You’ll first heat a quarter-sized amount in the palm of your hand and work it through your ends. Then you’ll follow by twisting your hair into a bun or a loose braid before bed. This ensures your hair has ample opportunity to soak up the nutrients of the oil without environmental stressors getting in the way.
The pressure of weight loss can take a toll on the mental wellbeing of a bride. However, that’s not why we suggest eating foods that make you feel good and moving your body. Staying away from sugar, sodium, and process foods will limit bloating and will overall give you more energy.
When it comes to fitness, not only will it tone your body, but staying active will be a key mood-booster and stress-reliever during your wedding planning.
Staying out of the sun is probably the number one most important thing you can do before your wedding day. Not only will it save you the hassle of potential burns, irritation, and even sun damage, but will help reduce signs of aging.
Thankfully, there are products nowadays that will give you an equally flawless tan. Trust us, before we discovered Bronzed Chic‘s line of instant self-tanners we were avid spray tan skeptics and serial sun tanners. With high-quality ingredients, you don’t have to sacrifice your skin health for a flawless glow.
One of the most important pieces to planning your wedding day is getting your glam squad booked well in advance. Professional beauty teams book up fast, and you also want to have the certainty of a trial scheduled so that you are at complete ease on your wedding day!
Our on-site bridal glam services will be essential to elevating all of the beauty prep you’ve done up until your big day. Book now to secure your spot in our 2022 wedding season!
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