Being a bride means you want to look and feel your best beautiful on your special day and with that in mind, this second installment of useful tips should ensure that you’ll be as polished and as prepared as you can ever be…
Face the Facts
The better your skin is in its natural state, the better your finished look will be. To help ensure your skin looks picture perfect on your wedding day, schedule a series of monthly facials beginning as early as six months beforehand. However, to reduce the risk of redness or irritation, avoid peels and microdermabrasion at least one month prior to the date.
If you’ve never had your eyebrows done professionally, you might not know that some discomfort – swelling or even bleeding – can occur, so aim to have this treatment done at least one week before the day.
Your hands will be on show throughout the day, even captured in photos during the exchange of rings and registry signing. If you want them to look their best, you need to start preparing them well in advance. Always wear gloves for washing up, gardening or any manual tasks and mositurise, mositurise, mositurise! If you bite your nails or cuticles, stop as soon as you can to allow time for the damage to grow out. There are many products on the market that can help, but failing that you could try hypnosis or acupuncture. A weekly professional manicure will ensure your nails are at their best on your wedding day – even if you plan on having false nails, remember the better the condition of your own nails the better the false nails will look.
Your toenails and feet will also need some attention, especially if you plan to honeymoon in the sun. Good foot care starts with good hygiene; wash your feet everyday making sure the vulnerable areas between the toes are thoroughly clean and completely dried, before applying mosituriser. Spend as much time as you can going barefoot, to allow your feet to breathe. Aim to have a professional pedicure about once every three weeks – as with fingernails, the correct care of the cuticles and nail plate will help to keep your toenails looking perfect.
If you’ve been a bride and have any tips of your own for those about to be, please share them with us….