It’s that time of year when all the brides-to-be are getting ready to walk down the aisle.
Whether you’re a bride who is just beginning her wedding planning, or one who has been engaged for years and recently started taking on more responsibility in preparations, there are some things you need to know about beauty before marriage.
Months are spent on deciding the wedding date, the invitation lists, and the decorations.
The thoughts of her clothing and accessories consume the bride’s every waking moment. Amid all the planning and organizing, the bride forgets the most important thing to take care of – herself. Saying “I do” at Boutique Events Group is an elegant and luxurious affair.
We bring you the top pre-wedding beauty tips for brides-to-be, which may turn out to be lifesavers in the middle of all the wedding chaos. Have a look!
Start Getting Regular Body Massages
Oil massages are a great way to provide nourishment to the skin and provide deep relaxation.
You can use treatment oils for treating skin issues like tanning and hyperpigmentation. Such treatments have particular importance in bridal preparation before marriage.
Start Following a Healthy Diet
It’s no mystery that whatever you eat reflects on your skin.
Therefore, our first pre-bridal tip isn’t about following any elaborate bridal skincare routine but about identifying the proper diet for you.
You may consult a dietician to chalk out a personalized diet plan for you.
We strongly recommend slowly eliminating sugar and carbs from your diet. You must drink enough water to keep your body toxin-free.
Aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water. Opt for coconut water or lime water. Eat a balanced diet consisting of fruits, green vegetables, and protein.
You are sipping on hydrating liquids like coconut water and lime watershed the bloat. Also, consider including green tea in your diet for a healthy dose of antioxidants.
Avoid munching on junks like chips, chocolates, ice creams, or sodas. They lead to bloating and skin problems. It’s ok to have a few cheat days but keep them in check. Opt for healthy and nutritious snacks like fruits and sprouts.
It is essential to provide the body with antioxidants and minerals to have healthy and glowing skin.
Lack of vitamins or minerals leads to nail and hair breakage and a sallow appearance of the skin. For flawless skin, consult your doctor or dietitian to fill any nutritional gaps.
You can also download calorie journals to keep track of your water and food intake.
Pro tip: Avoid making any drastic changes to your diet for losing weight. Often, such crash diets backfire, and you end up gaining extra weight.
Remember that the idea is not to starve yourself but to give your body all the nutrition it needs while cutting out on the junk.
Clinical Sittings and Homemade Treatments
If you have too many marks or spots on the skin, clinical sittings will be your gateway to getting fairer and spot-free skin quickly.
Opt for professional treatments for patchy skin, sunburns, and pigmentation.
Microdermabrasion treatments from professional aestheticians is also a good fix for scars and blemishes.
Start your treatments at least six months before the wedding for fine lines, wrinkles, or even acne.
After the required number of sittings, try out homemade facial packs to maintain a spot-free look.
Maintain the glow by preparing some facial fruit packs with mashed strawberries, mashed apples, or mashed papaya.
Home beauty tips for brides are the best way to make sure that the clinical treatment stays.
Start Getting Facials
Always get your salon professional to patch test the products before using them on your face. If there are any specific skin issues that you want them to address, speak to them before the facial to recommend the right products for you.
Facial and Hair Spa
Start getting monthly facials at least six months before the wedding. If you have less time left in hand, opt for a bi-weekly gold facial.
Always ask for a patch test before applying any new products to your skin.
For healthy and shiny looking hair, start getting a hair spa done once a month and, like the facials, start this treatment at least six months before the wedding.
If you do not prefer chemical hair spas, there are many homemade masks that you can use to get some shine on your hair.
Keep yourself well-groomed. This applies to your legs and hands from which you usually remove hair.
Keep your eyebrows in shape. Sudden hair removal of any part of the body can give you minor cuts or rashes.
That little peach fuzz just above your upper lip may not seem like a big deal in your everyday life, but you don’t want it showing up in wedding photos.
Start getting monthly waxes for best results. Whichever process you use for hair removal, maintain that bi-weekly or monthly, as per the requirement.
Not into the pain? Salons now offer special waxes using ingredients like chocolate wax and sugar, which are great if you’re looking to walk out of the salon without too much redness.
Working out will help tighten and firm your body while also detoxing your skin. A good workout also boosts energy and makes you feel happier (hello, endorphins!).
Tip: Join a gym. This way, you won’t be able to use the weather as an excuse, and you’ll have all the equipment you need for any workout all in one place. Plus, exercising with others is always a huge motivation.
Avoid crash dieting or aggressive gym schedules 1-2 months before the wedding. It can make you look exhausted and crabby.
For a toned figure, consult a dietitian and a personal trainer.
Start working out at least four months before the wedding to achieve effective weight loss, especially in problem areas like tummy and thighs.
A set of dumbbells will be your key to a more toned back, arms and shoulders. Try a trainer-approved exercise like a seated dumbbell press.
Tip: Consider a personal trainer. Your fitness pro will customize the session to help you achieve your goals. If months of personal training isn’t in the budget, consider splurging for a few weeks and have your trainer create some plans that you can do on your own.
An effective way to reduce stress and take some “me” time out is by meditating for at least 15 minutes a day. You will feel calmer.
Try and think positive thoughts. Think about the happy times when this chaotic period will have passed. You will feel serene, and the wedding will feel like a breeze. Inner peace will lead to better wedding snaps too. Trust us!
Start Practicing Yoga
It’s a well-known fact that sweating makes your skin glow and is excellent for bridal skincare. We recommend Yogas that make you sweat, tone your body and improve blood circulation.
It’s no surprise then that it’s one of the most followed beauty tips for a bride.
Meditation helps reduce stress levels and build mental strength.
Practising a combination of Yoga and meditation during these hectic, fast-paced days will make the run-up to your wedding enjoyable and give you flawless skin.
Tip: Identify the areas in your body where you need toning and focus on the asanas that help you reduce fat around those areas. Also, remember to massage your body with rich body butter to avoid getting stretch marks from losing fat.
Get Plenty of Good Quality Sleep
Sleep is a must before the wedding.
Lack of sleep can give you dark circles.
A polished skin, but with dark circles under the eyes, will not look good on your wedding day. So, we advise you to sleep at least 8-10 hours a day.
The last thing you want around your wedding day is dark circles around your eyes. Hence, we recommend you to get into the habit of sleeping about 8 to 10 hours every night.
Trust us when we say that sleep is everything!
When do you think all the regeneration and creation of cells and body tissues happens? It’s when we’re sound asleep.
Not only this, the relaxed breathing state during sleep calms our central nervous system and reduces stress.
So, don’t underestimate the importance of good sleep for your skin’s health and mind.
Prep Your Face
Weekly exfoliation, either physical or chemical, can provide you with a smooth surface for makeup application.
Adding a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid can also help to plump up fine lines around your face. Apply it daily before your makeup for softer and smoother skin.
Tip: At least three months out from your wedding, start planning monthly facials with a professional.
Facials boost your skin’s health, helping it to look clearer and brighter. We love microcurrent facials. Microcurrents help to lift the facial muscles and depuff the face. Think of it as the perfect pick-me-up for your face.
Double Cleanse at Night
Pre-wedding skincare at home starts with daily cleansing!
With all the dirt and pollution your skin has to endure all day, make sure you take your skin cleansing extra seriously.
Use an all-natural makeup remover loaded with natural butter and oils that are gentle but deeply clean any dirt and makeup from your skin pores.
Follow up with foaming cleansers that are not harsh on your skin and leave it nourished and hydrated.
If you can make time for it, you should perform a complete clean up of your face at least once a week.
Do Not Forget CTM and Your Night Routine
It’s just two months before the wedding, so don’t go overboard and stick to the basics.
Even when you start getting busier, don’t forget your morning and night skincare routine.
Cleanse, tone and moisturize twice a day and apply your night cream/ face serum at night. Also, make sure that you use a generous amount of sunscreen whenever you step out.
Cleansing will help your skin breathe better, toning will tighten your pores, and moisturizing will make your skin soft and supple.
Together, these simple things will help your skin immensely and will bring out the best look with makeup on the big day.
Start Applying Face Packs
You’ve worked hard for your skin all these months, and now, it’s just one month to your wedding. All you need to do now is maintain your facial glow and relax.
Applying face packs regularly is helpful for this.
Not only are face packs and face masks great for your skin, but they also allow you to take out some time for yourself and unwind.
Get Smooth Skin
Have a tough-to-treat spot like dry elbows?
Using a body scrub regularly in the shower will get rid of dead skin. Then, moisturize with a lotion that’s infused with almond or shea butter.
Wrap your rough spot in a cloth for about an hour to keep the moisture locked in.
Go All Natural to Detox Your Skin
Three months before the wedding, stop using any products that contain harsh chemicals. Switch to natural products that don’t cause any harm to the skin.
This detox will be highly beneficial for you.
Another way to detox your skin is regular exfoliation. Over time, dead cells tend to build up and leave our complexions looking dull and lifeless. Removing this layer of dead cells will leave your skin looking fresher and more vibrant.
Start by exfoliating with a gentle scrub once a week and then move towards scrubbing twice a week if your skin can tolerate it.
Keep Yourself Super Hydrated
Between all the hustle-bustle of wedding preparation, it’s easy to forget something as simple as having enough water.
The key to glowing skin is water.
So, plan your diet accordingly. Include lots of watermelons in your diet and set reminders to ensure that you drink water regularly, even on your busiest days.
Improve your intake of green vegetables, fruits and treat yourself with herbal teas as they hydrate the body well.
Stress can cause skin breakouts and make you look dull. So yes, do take steps to manage your stress daily.
You are better at identifying what will help you the most. For some, it’s a relaxing full body massage or scrub.
Choose healthy ways to manage your stress. Do not binge eat or start having junk or alcohol.
Think positive thoughts and remember that the day is going to be beautiful and memorable. Your bridal care is done, and you’re completely ready for your wedding day!
Know Your Makeup
Being a blushing bride may take more than the simple mascara and lip gloss you’re used to.
For your wedding day, add a bit more makeup, so you appear beautiful and glowing in your portraits as you are in real life.
Consider a bit of blush around the cheeks or matte lipstick to “pop” in your pictures. But don’t go overboard; let your true beauty shine through on this joyous occasion. If you are looking for the perfect wedding makeup artist then look no further? Check out our ultimate list here.
Do a Makeup Test Run
Besides your hair trial, you should also schedule a makeup trial at least three months before the wedding. This is where you’ll fine-tune your look with your makeup artist, so there are no questions the day of.
Focus on Your Lips
Take care of your lips each night by applying a generous coat of lip balm or Vaseline. Gently rub it over your lips in a circular motion with a wet washcloth.
This will exfoliate and soften your lips at the same time.
Have a Hair Plan
Work with your hairstylist to map out your hair care plan of attack.
You may also want to start doing weekly at-home treatments a few months before your wedding, like your favourite conditioner mixed with a mashed-up avocado. (The creaminess of the avocado will increase your hair’s silkiness.)
For an extra-glossy finish, look for shampoos and conditioners infused with olive oil, which helps tone down frizz and boost shine.
Maintaining the Glow
Many of us give up on our beauty schedules post the wedding. Here is a question for you – why should you put a time frame on looking gorgeous?
You needn’t be at the treatment centre as often, but you don’t have to stop entirely either.
After all, everyone deserves a little ‘me time. You can opt for simple home remedies to aid you in the process of maintaining that ‘new bride glow’.
Some other essential suggestions include:
- Try to avoid using an untried facial product on the day of the wedding.
- Do not tweeze your brows on the wedding day.
- Do not skip meals.
If you follow these simple tips, you will indeed feel beautiful inside and out. You will look and feel like a million bucks.
Our ultimate advice would be that you should try to stay happy, because after all, how we feel inside is what reflects outside.
Breathe, Relax, and Smile
The brides who smile the most, and look as though they don’t have a care in the world, are always the prettiest.
While this day is to share with friends and loved ones, it’s really about the wedding couple.
Enjoy your wedding: laugh, smile, and gaze at your new husband/wife. Forget about the cameras and flashes and have fun!
Hopefully, you found these pre-bridal beauty tips helpful for your skin.
We want to conclude by saying that having beautiful and glowing skin isn’t just for the wedding day. Check out our Top Wedding Planners here to help make your special day as smooth as possible.
If you develop some great habits during the months before the wedding, try to keep up with them constantly to maintain that radiant and clean look!