Don’t leave it until the last minute to think about your skin – the longer you have to correct any skin issues, the better! Don’t just think of getting skinny to fit into that dress, remember about your skin, too!
This is something you should be wearing daily anyway, but, a few months prior to wedding consider how long any form of tan lines take to fade, yea, quite long. Bear this in mind whenever you are out doors with a strappy top or a t-shirt or whatever the case may be and wear sunscreen on all areas that will be exposed to the sun. No matter how gorgeous your dress is, people WILL notice your t-shirt tan!!
Don’t try any new products up to three weeks before your wedding
This includes any form of skincare, hair care, make-up, and even washing powder! Any kind of a reaction, it could take a couple of weeks to calm down, which the last thing you need before your big day! You have enough wedding stress, you don’t need this too!
Start having a cup or 2 of green tea, preferably every day. Not only can this help with weight loss – alongside a good diet and exercise regime, of course – but many people swear by its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help brighten the skin and reduce acne. Who doesn’t want a natural glow on their big day!
Make sure to use a nourishing moisturiser all over your body daily. It’s important to keep the skin well nourished and moisturized in advance, especially those elbows and heels, I have seen way to many brides with dry elbows and dry heels in those gorgeous wedding shoes. You may not be able to see it, but those are spots other people see all the time – look out for ingredients such as Vitamin E.
Take a multi vitamin
If you are dieting, remember to take a good multi-vitamin supplement. Firstly, you shouldn’t be on a diet that is not nourishing your body in any way, but being on a meal plan that is calorie restricted, you do need a good vitamin to keep your energy levels balanced. Usually not having the correct amount of nutrients that your body needs, will show in your hair, skin and nails. Omega oils are also great for your skin and body.
Icky Cold Sores
If you regularly suffer from cold sores, speak to your GP about taking a mild daily antiviral in the run up to your wedding – this may help to prevent a flare up.
The area on your face your hormones tend to show up
If you suffer with blackheads or hormonal spots on your chin, try using a salicylic acid product as part of your skincare regime. This will help to gently exfoliate the skin and clear out pores. Salicylic acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect so it’s great for blemishes that have become inflamed.
Stick to your skincare routine 110% atleast 3 months prior to your big day. Beautiful, perfect bridal make-up starts with good skin – the best foundation on the market won’t look good on skin that isn’t well looked after! Make sure you have a smooth, exfoliated base the day of.
There’s going to be a lot of focus on your hands on your big day, so keep your hands and nails in peak condition.
DIY tip :Massage sweet almond oil into your hands and nails on a daily basis, and by your big day your nails will be stronger and your hands will be super soft. Also, make yourself a DIY hand scrub by mixing together a little olive oil and sugar and using it to gently exfoliate, following up by moisturising with your sweet almond oil.
Kissy, kissy, Smoochy, Smoochy
Don’t forget your lips! Wear a good quality lip balm and re-apply regularly throughout the day, especially before bed prior to your wedding day and atleast a week before. Your lips will be beautifully soft and smooth, and ready for your first kiss as man and wife!
Extra little tip :
To avoid any fake tan disasters on the big day, do yourself a favour and book yourself in for a spray tan the day before and you’ll be a lot less likely to end up with any streaky patches. Make sure you have a trial tan beforehand to make sure the colour suits you and to avoid any chance of a reaction.