When getting married, a bride naturally wants to look her best. There is so much to think about when organising a wedding, but time should also be made for that all-important bridal beauty preparation. Looking fabulous on the big day does not just happen over night! I have to admit, I was blown away with the natural glow and radiance of Kate Middleton but I am sure she would have had a few treatments to help her out. I get asked so many times by brides how to get perfect skin before their big day, so here are my tips.
Three Months Out
- Skin consultation with your beauty therapist to work out basic skin-care regime for your skin type and design a skin treatment program.
- The best treatment to start off is a microdermabrasion. This is a popular and effective skin treatment. It is an advanced form of exfoliation that is going to buff and polish the surface skin and encourage faster production of more fresh skin cells, if done regularly.
Two Months Out
- Continue with a mixture of exfoliating, purifying treatments.
- Skin renewal peels are fantastic for purifying and detoxing your skin.
One Month Out
- Get your eyebrows professionally shaped. Eyebrows frame your face, so make sure you get the right shape for you.
- Start exfoliating your body weekly and moisturising morning and night, concentrating on elbows, feet, knees and hands.
- Have a spray tan trial. The last thing you want to do is come up orange in your photos!
Two Weeks Out
- Have a relaxing, calming facial that will re-fresh and hydrate your skin for the big day.
One Week To Go!
- Undertake an all-body waxing program.
- Have an eyebrow shape and eyelash tint (your make-up artist will love you)!
- Enjoy a relaxing massage (even invite your husband to come along for a dual experience).
- Undergo a spray tan.
- Have a manicure and pedicure using Shellac. Shellac has amazing mirror finish, zero dry time and, best of all, no chips!
- Try and get your beauty sleep and don’t forget to drink plenty of water amongst all the excitement.
The Wedding Day
Relax and enjoy yourself, looking beautiful in all your bridal glory. It’s your day, after all!