Bridal Beauty: A Countdown To Your Big Day

Clare Cherry

Posted on February 24 2020

Bridal Beauty: A Countdown To Your Big Day

With all the energy you put into planning your wedding day, it quickly becomes easy to lose sight of what the day is all about - making it official with the love of your life. Even if you’ve got a great wedding planner helping you out, the stress can soon mount up. 

When you’re dealing with dress fittings, flower arrangements and seating plans, there’s a chance that you may overlook the smaller details, especially your bridal beauty arrangements. Whilst they may seem small, they all come together to create your bridal look, so here are some beauty steps to prepare during the countdown to your big day.

Six to Four Months Before

If you have any skin concerns or worries, then now is the time to get your skincare under control. Visit a dermatologist if you have acne, redness or scarring to see if there is anything you can do to sort out these concerns. Brown spots, blackheads, pores and fine lines are also common skin complaints and can be treated, as long as you start early enough in advance. When it comes to bridal beauty, your skin is your canvas so should be in the best possible condition for your big day. 

Three Months Before

Your eyebrows are the single most important feature on your face. They bring attention to your eyes, lips, forehead and nose and having eyebrows which perfectly frame your facial structure and features can improve the appearance of your makeup by modifying the way your features are looked at. 

Eyebrows can flatter your face massively, so three months before your wedding day you should look at visiting a brow specialist to see what they recommend. No matter if you’re going for a natural bridal beauty look or a more glamorous one, your eyebrows are hugely important. By going three months before, you can help to keep your brows full and natural and if you are having them tinted or laminated, then it gives your brows time to settle. 

Two Months Before

If you’re planning on tanning for your wedding day, then two months before is the best time to start looking for the perfect shade if you are doing it yourself so that you can get used to seeing yourself with colour, as this may affect other parts of your bridal beauty regime, such as eyeshadow or lipstick colour. If you’re getting a professional spray tan, work with the same person to avoid any tanning surprises and aim to book your final spray tan three days before your wedding. 

One Month Before

The last month countdown is on and this is where your bridal beauty planning really comes together. If you have naturally curly or frizzy hair, then you might want to look into getting a keratin straightening treatment applied by your hairdresser to keep your wedding day do under control. If you are wearing your hair down or half-up, then you should try to get it looking as healthy as possible, so choose a deep conditioning treatment to keep it glossy and shiny. If you’re having your hair up, skip this step as hair is easier to work with when it is textured. 

If you want to boost your new-bride glow, then practice good skin maintenance during this final month by staying hydrated, moisturising at least once a day and eating a well-balanced diet to keep skin looking fresh.

The Week Before

The big day is almost finally here, so now is the time to get your final bridal beauty steps in place. Check-in with your dermatologist and arrange a facial to banish any last-minute blemishes and apply a serum or moisturiser daily alongside your cleansing routine. 

If you are having your nails done, get this done in the days before your wedding so you are used to them and regularly apply moisturizer to your hands - a lot of wedding photographers like to take shots of your hands with wedding rings on, so you want them to look their best. 

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