Bride-to-be Beauty Tips


When it comes to the location, the dress, the food and the flowers; everything is complicated. Your beauty regimen shouldn’t be. Make sure your beauty regimen is perfect for the big day. Here are some bridal tips, which will help make your day flawless.

Facial facts

Experts advise that every bride-to-be should start treating her skin to monthly facial treatments four to six months prior to her wedding (no facials within a week of the wedding). Your facial should best fit your skin conditions (clarifying, detoxifying, antiaging, etc.) in order to receive the benefits of the treatment. Your skin should be glowing the day of your wedding, start this process early and all eyes will be on you.

Sun safety

Every beauty rule of thumb is to protect your skin, don’t let sun damage ruin your big day.  Most professionals suggest that the bride, always wear her sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher; especially two weeks prior to walking down the aisle.  We’ve all experienced the painful burns that the sun leaves us with; don’t let the rays affect your day in the spotlight.

Rehearsal ritual

Before the big day, there’s a rehearsal dinner and rehearsal ceremony, Bella recommends a rehearsal hair and make-up run through. Make sure your hair is exactly to your liking, as well as your make-up so there aren’t any surprises the day of the wedding. This run-through will fix last-minute quirks, which would otherwise impede on your day.

Hydration station

This should already be part of your daily skin care ritual, but before your wedding, experts suggest that the bride-to-be especially hydrates her skin and under eyes with antioxidant rich night cream (to prevent under eye bags) and vitamins to boost the look of skin, hair and nails. Your skin should be fresh and exuberant before your wedding day. If you follow daily skin care rituals and vitamin intake, stick to it and if you do not, find one and follow it!

Perfect shade of tan

If you’re looking for that shimmering faux wedding-day glow before your big day, find your perfect spray tan shade at least four months before to prevent a streaky/uneven color. The best time to get a spray tan is two days before the wedding.  We all have our spray tan horror stories; your wedding day is not the day for such a story. Make sure to plan ahead and find your shade of choice, so that your day and your shade are just right.

From the files of Ottawa Wedding Magazine.


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