You just got engaged and are probably already looking forward to the wedding. After all, your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Not only do you want the venue and food to be perfect, but you also want to look perfect too, right?
Many people dream of their wedding look, from what they will wear to their hairstyle. But it takes more than dreaming to make a glamorous wedding a reality. It takes planning and knowing is the perfect time to start. From swapping out your skincare products to dealing with stress, here are six ways to achieve your ideal wedding look.
FOCUS ON YOUR SKIN
You want your skin to look flawless at your wedding, right? Well, you should start taking good care of it. The healthier your skin, the smoother your makeup will be and the better you will feel. If you have blemishes or pigment spots, focus on addressing those issues first. This may mean changing your cleanser or introducing a different product to keep your skin clean.
You should also consider acne treatment. Nowadays you can even have medicines delivered directly to your home after an online consultation with a specialist. They will assess your skin, determine the cause of your problems and identify the treatment option that is right for you. You can prescribe tretinoin cream as an anti-acne remedy to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Either way, you’ll be on your way to flawless skin in no time.
Whichever route you choose, remember to be kind to your skin. Drink water, follow a skincare routine and don’t forget to wash your face.
PRACTICE BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Do you apply your own makeup for your wedding? It’s fine as long as you remember to practice on time. You need time to experiment with different looks to see what works. You also want to be sure that you can replicate your ideal look on the same day.
It’s a good idea to start practising weeks (or even months) before your wedding day. Be sure to document exactly what products you use and how via video or notes. You can then refer to these notes on your wedding day and hopefully achieve the perfect look.
It should be noted that you should try your makeup on before deciding it’s the right choice. Spend a whole day doing your makeup. So you can see how it looks in certain lighting conditions and how long it stays on. If you don’t like something, you have plenty of time to change it.
SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS ASAP
If you have your hair and/or make-up was done by a professional, you must make an appointment as soon as possible. You might be thinking, “I’ve got a year until my wedding. While that’s true, every other newly engaged woman says the same thing. The professionals book up quickly, especially the good ones.
Once you know your wedding date, start looking for a hairstylist and makeup artist. Make sure you do your research. Browse their portfolios, check out their Instagram and LinkedIn profiles, and read their reviews. Then make an appointment for a trial.
Before your trial period, take the time to determine your ideal appearance. You don’t have to have it all figured out, but it would be helpful to have ideas ready for your stylist. The more you know, the better prepared you are. If you like what they create during the testing period, don’t hesitate to hire them.
INVEST IN THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
When it comes to your wedding day, you want everything to be perfect; including your glamour. To do this, you need to make sure that you are using the right makeup products.
For example, use a primer. Some people forget this step because it is not considered an absolute necessity. However, a primer can improve your makeup coverage and help it last longer. You should also consider waterproof mascara because chances are you’ll shed a few tears. A setting spray, concealer and foundation for your skin are also the best products to consider.
And while these products aren’t cheap, you don’t have to buy them all at once if you plan ahead. You could buy your concealer one week, your primer the next, etc. Luckily, makeup products last a while as long as they’re not used every day.
REMOVE UNSIGHTLY FACIAL AND BODY HAIR
If you haven’t already, consider laser hair removal before your wedding to ensure your skin is smooth all over. Although laser hair removal can be expensive, it can save you time by not having to shave. It can even make you more confident.
Not to mention that prices vary depending on where you are going and what type of move you need. Be sure to plan this in advance. It can take anywhere from four to six sessions to see lasting results, and each session should be separate.
Make sure you do your research before going to a laser hair removal salon or studio. Not everyone is that knowledgeable, so read reviews and ask questions to make sure you’re in good hands.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS
Planning a wedding is stressful and that stress can show on your skin. Stress weakens the immune system and can cause inflammation in the body. If you’ve ever suffered from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, chances are you’ll notice flare-ups when you’re stressed.
Stress can also cause anxiety and depression. Both can disrupt your sleep, which can make your skin look a little worse when worn. Do your best to manage your stress as well as possible. Take a walk, exercise, eat healthily and hang out with friends. Make time for the things you love with the people you love. If your stress does not improve, consider contacting a professional for advice.
Now that you know what to do, it’s time to start. Schedule your hair appointment, practice your makeup and keep stress to a minimum. And remember, it’s your wedding, so try to have fun and enjoy the process.
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