Essential Bridal Grooming Tips
Hello, October! Let the wedding season begin!
Imagine a bride walking down the aisle, wearing an elegant flowing dress. Hair done perfectly, her skin looking radiant with long beautiful nails. Getting to this point does not happen overnight, there is a lot of preparation that goes into making a bride, look stunning on her wedding day. Here are a few tips for essential bridal grooming to ensure you look your best on your special day.
It is always good to start on the inside, with a healthy diet and Vitamin B for great looking hair. Enjoy a stimulating scalp massage and conditioning treatment about 4 weeks before the wedding. This feels really good, is stress relieving and helps to stimulate the hair follicles and adds body to the hair. A hair mask, once a month in general can help to moisturise and give extra shine to your hair. You can have it done professionally or try a DIY option.
Don’t know what hairstyle you want? Make sure to experiment with styles, cuts and colours up to 8 months before the big day. This will ensure you can get what you want even if you make a mistake in hair cut or colour. You can also try one or two professionals to find one you like if you start early.
Once you know what you want, you can have a hair trial about 1-2 months prior to the wedding. You can also help the stylist choose something that is best for you, if you know what your dress looks like and where you will be having the wedding. Something like having a ceremony at the beach can have an effect on your choice of hairstyles.
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A regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising should be done all the time. Another good habit to follow, is to use products with a good sunscreen in them to protect your skin.
If you suffer from skin problems, like acne, it is a good idea to consult with a dermatologist at least six months before the wedding so that your skin can get used to the prescribed skincare routine. No serious problems? Visit your local beauty therapist or aesthetician for a couple of facials to help clear blackheads, remove dead skin cells and improve the circulation. You can also start these facials about 4-6 months before the wedding. It is recommended not to have a facial just before the wedding, to help prevent any reactions taking place. Good skin also comes from drinking plenty of water, so ensure you drink enough before and on your wedding day.
A good healthy diet, exercise regime and multivitamin can help give you more energy. Wanting to lose some weight? It is a good idea to start your exercise programme at least 8 months before the wedding day. Crash diets are not recommended and are not healthy for you. Doing it properly will give you more energy, longer lasting results and a better feel good factor.
You can also exfoliate your body each day a couple of weeks before the wedding. You can go to a salon at least once, otherwise a good loofah or body scrub should do the trick. Always remember to moisturise after the scrub.
Teeth-whitening: This can take a few sessions and should be done at least 2 months before the big day.
Eyes: Sometimes eyes can be a bit puffy. There are many eye creams available to help with this, but most important is to get enough sleep, especially closer to the wedding day. You can also apply a cool compress, cucumber or cold tea bags, onto your eyes as needed to help prevent puffiness. 1-2 Weeks before the wedding try to stay away from excessive salty foods, which can sometimes cause the eyes to look swollen.
Lips: A good lip moisturising stick with sunscreen is always a good idea. You can also start a month before exfoliating the lips.
Neck/Décolleté: An often missed area of the body, a very delicate area. Use a gentle exfoliation once or twice a week and apply moisturiser every day to the neck and chest area. You will feel confident if you are wearing a low neckline dress for your wedding day.
Massage: Have a relaxing massage to get all the stress out a week before the wedding. Try our signature massage!
Self-tanning: Try to test out a product at least 2 months before the wedding. You don’t want to sit with streaky or discoloured skin.
Spray-tan: You can also test this out a few weeks ahead to see if it is for you. You can then go about 2 days before the wedding, to allow the tan to look more natural on the day.
Tanning beds: This option should be done about 2 months before the wedding. It will take a couple of sessions to get the desired result.
Leg wax: Never having waxed, it is best to start waxing a few months before to get used to the waxing cycle. Then have your final wax before your wedding day, 2-3 days ahead of time.
Eye/brow wax: Two weeks before the wedding you should wax these areas and you can tweeze any stray hairs afterwards, but not on the day of the wedding.
Manicure and pedicure essentials
Care for feet will look good in open toed wedding shoes. Remember to exfoliate and moisturize. If you can afford to have Mani’s and Pedi’s every month, then this is the best option. Otherwise do some home treatments for yourself. When it comes to nearing the wedding day, have your manicure and pedicure about two days before. Some recommend having a gel finish to prevent any cracks happening on the big day.
Finding the right person and experimenting with different looks should be done 2-4 months ahead of time. You don’t want to have to run around for this type of thing on your wedding day.
Eyelash extensions: If you are trying extensions for the first time, consider trying them a few weeks before the wedding to see if you actually want them. The eyelashes that fall out can be replaced. Otherwise getting extensions 2 or 3 days before the wedding will give you the best look.
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