So you’re engaged! YAY! Get ready for all the planning (or just call us!) and shopping that the next few months will bring. And if you’re like the average person, then you’re also thinking about ways to get your body ready for the big day. But what about the rest of you? Don’t get stuck focusing on your weight, you want to prepare yourself for a beautiful wedding day glow all around! Thanks to Brides Magazine we’ve provided some great beauty tips for getting you ready for the staring role in your wedding.
Now that you’re engaged, everyone will be looking at your hands! Treat your nails to regular manicures – a great way to test out nail polish colors – and be sure to moisturize your hands and cuticles at night.
Start collecting photos of hair and makeup looks that you love. Use Pinterest to organize and share your inspiration with friends and members of your bridal party.
Establish a regular fitness routine, or re-examine the one you already have. Bridal Bootcamps are a great way to connect with other brides who are working towards a similar goal, while at-home workouts are a good way to sneak fitness into your increasingly busy schedule.
If you are worried about big skin issues, make an appointment with a dermotologist to address concerns, like blemishes, sun damage, and rosacea. Treat yourself to a facial and book additional appointments for six, three, and one months before the wedding.
Get in the habit of drinking six glasses of water each day. Drinking water prevents dehydration, helps digestion, boosts energy levels, and will have your complexion glowing by your wedding.
If you’re considering laser hair removal, do some research about salons in your area and book your first appointment now.
Now is the time to eat right and get healthy. Cut back on salt, which can lead to water retention, and avoid skipping meals, which can cause you to overindulge later. Skimping on nutrients can make your skin dull, so be sure to include proteins and good fats in your diet.
Use your engagement photo session as an opportunity to assess your makeup bag and freshen up your regular beauty routine or whiten up your teeth. The upcoming months will be filled with endless photo ops from engagement parties to bridal showers!
Pile on the SPF. Tanlines can be difficult to cover up if you’re wearing a strapless wedding dress, and sunburns can lead to permenant skin damage.
Make sure you’re clocking close to eight hours of sleep each night. Lack of sleep can lead to dark circles, dizzy spells and memory loss. If wedding planning is making you stressed, book a relaxing massage with your honey.
For those prone to over-plucking your brows, book a consultation with an eyebrow professional to start working towards a more natural look.
Even if you haven’t already found your dream wedding dress, you’ve no doubt tried on at least a dozen and found the best silhouette for you. Make sure your fitness routine takes into consideration target areas (like shoulders, back and arms) that will be highlighted by your neckline, hemline or sleeve length.
Your improved skincare regime should be in full swing by now. Check back in with your dermatologist or facialist to make sure you’re on track for a glowing complexion come game day.
Start moisturizing your locks with regular deep-conditioning. For extra TLC, consider a salon treatment, especially if you are growing your hair for the wedding.
Check back next week for more beauty tips leading up to your BIG day!