So, you’ve planned the perfect spring wedding. Now all you have to do is get ready for it. Of course, for such a special (and well photographed) occasion, it’s only natural to want to look your absolute best.
To ensure you look sensational on your big day, we’re sharing our top spring wedding beauty prep tips. Incorporate these expert hints into your skincare routine for a gorgeous, glowing and bridal-worthy appearance.
1. Try a Clinical Peel
What bride doesn’t want to appear radiant and beautiful on her wedding day? To ensure your glow is on-point and your skin looks fabulous, try a clinical peel in the weeks leading up.
Vital for reviving tired, dull skin, a clinical peel is like a super-exfoliant. The treatment works by gently sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal the fresh new layers below.
Just remember to book in for any clinical peels early. A month or so before your big day is ideal as it will allow you to receive a stronger peel with enhanced benefits without any need to worry about recovery time.
2. Maintain your skincare routine
In the week’s leading up to your wedding, it’s important to maintain your usual skincare routine. After all, now’s certainly not the time to slack off and skip your morning cleanse.
For at least two weeks before the big day, be sure to diligently cleanse, tone and moisturise every morning and night. Also, continue to regularly exfoliate and use other products, such as serums, as normal.
As well as making sure you don’t neglect your regular routine, you should also be wary of altering it. Suddenly adding a sleuth of new products to your beauty regime can be a recipe for disaster.
3. Stay healthy
What’s the best wedding beauty prep tip of all? To stay healthy in the lead-up to the day. It may sound simple, but it’s paramount.
Radiant and beautiful skin comes from within, so it’s essential that you take care of yourself as the big day approaches. This means eating well, drinking plenty of water, exercising, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes, and getting plenty of sleep.
Also, try to keep your stress levels low. Although weddings can cause serious anxiety, especially for brides, stressing before the day won’t do your skin any favours. So, be sure to carve out some relaxation time to help you chill out when needed.
4. Exfoliate before your tan
If you plan to receive a fake tan for your wedding day, be sure to exfoliate beforehand. Fake tan can stick to areas where dry and dead skin cells have built up, creating inconsistent dark patches. By sloughing them away with a gentle exfoliator before the application of your tan, you’ll help ensure the formula goes on smooth and evenly for a flawless, natural-looking appearance.
5. Book a Hydrating Facial
A lack of moisture can be detrimental to your skin. As well as dryness and flaking, it can also cause dullness, increased sensitivity, sagging, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and more. As such, a hydrating facial can be a fantastic way to reinvigorate your skin for this special occasion.
As well as giving your complexion a boost, booking in for facial can also be a fantastic way to relax and pamper yourself in the lead-up to your wedding.
6. Consider Anti-Wrinkle Injections
If you’re worried about pesky crow’s feet ruining your wedding photos, you may want to consider anti-wrinkle injections before the big day.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe, proven and immediately effective way to reduce wrinkles. They work by injecting natural proteins into key areas, which stimulates the overlying skin to smooth out. They can minimise lines and wrinkles to achieve a youthful and gorgeous appearance.
Of course, be sure to book in early for these injections. They can cause some bruising, which is normal but can last up to seven days.
Whether you’re a guest, bridesmaid or the bride herself, preparing for a wedding can be a serious task. To look your best on the big day, you need to up the ante on your usual beauty routine and create a specific plan in the lead up to the day.
Not only is spring the unrivalled wedding season, meaning that’ll you’ll need to look impeccable nearly every weekend for months, it’s also a time when your skin and hair require a lot of TLC. (We all know how harsh and drying Melbourne’s cold and windy winters can be!)
Luckily, we can help you get your beauty back on track and look your best with our guide to spring wedding beauty prep.
Two Months Before
So, you’ve got the invitation. Now it’s time to set out your beauty plan in the lead up to the special day.
The first thing you need to do is schedule a hair colour and cut, especially if you’re planning something different to your normal style. Doing so two months before will give you with plenty of time to grow out or fix anything that goes wrong. This type of advanced planning is the key to looking great throughout the whole wedding season.
If your skin is appearing tired or dull after winter, you may also want to consider a clinical peel or course of peels to restore your youthful glow. Planning your treatment early in your prep will allow you to receive a stronger peel with greater benefits without any worry about the recovery time.
Three Weeks Before
Getting closer to the wedding, you need to be more cautious and thoughtful about your skin. Once you reach the point where the wedding is only three weeks away, you should avoid trying any new beauty products or changing your regular beauty routine as doing so could cause irritation or breakouts.
Also, be sure to treat your body well to keep your complexion looking radiant. To do so, eat a healthy diet, drink lots of water, avoid alcohol, and get plenty of sleep.
If you plan to have your hair and makeup done for the wedding, this is also the time to book in for trials, should you need it.
One Week Before
With one week to go before the wedding, it’s time to get rid of any remaining rough winter skin by using a light exfoliating scrub. Not only will this make your skin appear healthy and glowing, but it’ll also prepare it for the application of any fake tan.
With only days to go, you should also be careful to avoid intense skin treatments. Instead, if you want some last minute pampering, opt for something gentle such as a soothing and hydrating facial.
Two Days Before
If you wish to book in for a spray tan before the wedding, you should do so two days prior. By booking in a couple of days beforehand, you’ll have enough time to scrub off some colour should it come out too dark.
To enhance and protect your tan for the wedding, take care when showering and be sure to moisturise afterwards. Remember to concentrate on typically dry areas of skin, such as elbows and knees, to avoid any patchiness.
The Day Before
It’s almost time! Can you feel the excitement? There’s only one more day to go until the wedding.
Now’s the time to get your nails done. When receiving your manicure and pedicure, be sure to select a colour that will match your outfit. Alternatively, opt for a classic neutral hue if you want something subtle and stylishly understated.
As for your skin, get things off to the best start for the big day by avoiding makeup for the last 24 hours. Instead, slather on moisturiser and be sure to protect your skin from any UV damage with sunscreen.
Finally, rest up and start practising your best dance moves because you have a celebration to attend tomorrow!
Is there a wedding on your calendar? Book in for a consultation with our friendly and experienced specialists to discuss your skincare needs in the lead up to the celebratory occasion.