Your wedding day is the most important day of your life to date, and you want to look your best. While having an expert Sydney makeup artist and hair stylist can help you ensure this will be achieved on the day itself, there is so much you can do in the lead up to your wedding to create the perfect canvas, which is beautiful, dewy skin.
As radiant as any bride feels on her wedding day – and this shines from within – radiant skin for your big day does take some time, planning, and a little effort. It’s best to start several months in advance.
Here are some failsafe tips to look your best for your special day:
- Be aware that stress, including pre-wedding stress, can cause hormonal fluctuations, and these display themselves on your skin as breakouts, rashes, blemishes, dryness, or oiliness. Find ways to avoid stress and to manage it that work for you. Some suggestions; prioritise, take things in your stride, delegate – Utilise your maid of honour, close friends, or trusted family members as “project managers”, indulge in the occasional massage.
- Adopt a skincare regimen well in advance. Always remove your makeup with a makeup remover, then cleanse and moisturise before going to bed and when rising in the morning; rinse with cool or cold water (not hot), and always wear sunscreen during the day to prevent sun damage. If you suffer from acne, seek the advice of a dermatologist to get it under control.
- See your dentist for a check up, clean, and whiten at least a couple of months before the wedding.
- Hydration is critical. Drink plenty of pure, fresh water, and avoid sugary soft drinks. Well-hydrated skin will show fewer lines and wrinkles, and it will be brighter as well.
- Get plenty of beauty sleep! During sleep, the body produces a higher concentration of proteins, and these rejuvenate the cells – including those of the skin. Sleep deprivation equals dark circles, tired eyes, dull skin, and a snowballing effect on fatigue.
- Clean your makeup brushes regularly in warm water with a little shampoo to avoid dirt and bacteria build up – these lead to blemishes.
- Eat fresh, clean, and healthy. Four to six weeks before the wedding is the time to cut right back on junk food, alcohol, sugar, and caffeine.
- Exfoliate your face and body weekly – this not only brightens skin, it will improve the look of cellulite on the body.
- Remember to consider your back and shoulders and treat these for breakouts too if you’re inclined to get bumps or acne here.
- Have all waxing done one week before the wedding day. This gives skin time to settle after the wax procedure.
- If you’re opting for a fake tan, make sure you have it done not only a couple of days before the wedding, but also before the makeup trial. It is a good idea to trial your tan also to make sure you have the correct tone for you, as these can vary by brand.
- Make sure you have had a makeup and hair trial at least 2 months before the wedding. If you’re having a hair cut or colour, do this at least a 2 weeks before as well, so it too has time to settle and that any mishaps can be corrected.
- Get advice from your wedding makeup artist regarding products to use in the weeks before the wedding, as well as pre-wedding facials etc.
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