Scheduling bridal makeup and hair trial is important, but keeping her skin healthy and beautiful means that she’ll have to get some work done at home.
When you first say ‘yes’ to the love of your life, it seems like the day you will get married will never come. However, there are so many things to take care of and so many details to cover, that your beauty routine might be the last thing you think about. If you realize that your wedding day is rapidly approaching and your skin isn’t flawless, there is a way out. Here are a few useful beauty tips when you’re running out of time.
Shape your brows
Today, girls like having their eyebrows full and thick. For those who don’t have such eyebrows, this means using brow pencils and brow powder, but it’s not something you should experiment with the day before the wedding. Ask a makeup artist to show you a couple of tricks and try recreating that look several times so that you get used to it. Still, just because such brows are popular it doesn’t mean that they’ll look good on your face. Shape your eyebrows so that they suit your face shape, and use tweezers to pluck any stray hairs. Make sure you try the look at least a month before your big day!
Brighten your teeth
You’d be surprised how easy your teeth get stained, even when you visit your dentist on regular basis and brush them twice a day. First of all, you should cut down on food and drinks that are known to stain teeth such as coffee and wine. Swap your morning coffee with a cup of green tea with lemon, it also contains caffeine but it’s not teeth-staining. What’s more, green tea is a powerful antioxidant and it will boost your metabolism. You can also try using some of those at-home teeth whitening kits such as Crest 3D White, as well as a whitening toothpaste (Colgate Optic White is especially popular). These will help remove any of the surface stains caused by wine, coffee, and cigarettes, and lighten your teeth up to two shades.
If you didn’t have time to hit the beach and get tanned, or you didn’t want to risk getting a sunburn before your big day, spray-on tan is the solution. A couple of days before you say ‘I do’, go in for the real-deal glow. Two days is enough time for the tan to evolve and settle, so that it looks perfect on the actual day. If you want the tan to be even and smooth, you should exfoliate beforehand for an even glow, and don’t use the same exfoliator on your face and your body. The skin of your face is gentle, thus you’ll need a gentle exfoliator. If you don’t have the time, wiping down your face and neck with a glycolic will do the trick. Exfoliating facial pads from Nip + Fab are incredibly good and they’ll make your skin smooth.
The secret magic ingredient that will make your skin flawless – water! Drink lots of water weeks before your big day and your face will look dewy and radiant. Ultraceuticals skin perfecting serum will calm your skin and make it look fresh. You should also visit an aesthetician at your local spa for a series of facials which will help clear any blackheads and remove dead skin cells. Getting facial ten days before the wedding is a bad idea because your skin won’t have time to fully recover.
Scheduling your makeup and hair trial is important, but keeping your skin healthy and beautiful means that you’ll have to get some work done at home. Try to be as calm as possible, stress won’t do your skin any good, and on your big day try to relax and enjoy the moment. After all, you only have a brief time as a bride, you should enjoy it while it lasts.