Wedding planning can be stressful – the dress, venue, guests, food, etc. – but the earlier you get organized the better. And that includes starting a solid beauty routine. The sooner you get ahead of the game the happier you’re going to feel about things. So, let’s look at how to plan and start your bridal beauty routine, right now.
1. Happy hair
First up, if you look after your hair during the build-up to the wedding, then your hair will look after you on the big day. The better condition it’s in the more you’ll be able to do with it, and the glossier it’ll look when you’re smiling for the camera. So, what do you need to do? The following tips will help:
- Shop around for a stylist. Take pictures and ideas so that you can talk through styles that you love and get professional opinions about what’ll work best.
- Shape your hair care routine around your hair type. For example, if you’ve got high hair porosity it’s best to steer clear of heavy products and use something that’s gentler. Your stylist will be able to help with this if you’re unsure of your type.
- Avoid over-washing and excessive heat. Prevent damage and stress by washing with shampoo no more than every other day, and limiting the amount of heat stylers and dryers you use.
- Stick to your routine. Whether you’ve got low, medium or high hair porosity, sticking to your hair care routine is key.
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2. Smooth skin
Just like your hair, you want your skin looking at its best for the big day. And, just like hair, routine is key. So, start early and get into the habit of a daily skincare regime that involves four steps:
- Exfoliate (gently)
In addition to your daily routine, sun protection and drinking plenty of water are also both important. Protection to avoid damage or redness, and water to make sure your skin is hydrated and fresh.
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3. Healthy body
You want to look your best for the big day, granted, but you also want to feel your best. And exercise helps you check off both boxes. In addition to keeping your weight at a healthy level and toning your body, exercise will also increase your energy and help you de-stress – the perfect antidote to frantic wedding planning.
We talked about the photos earlier, and you’re going to be smiling so wide in them. That means your teeth will be on show… a lot! And that means that you want them to be at their sparkly best too.
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In addition to a daily oral regime that includes brushing twice a day, flossing and mouthwash, you should consider cutting right down on the sugary drinks too. Rinsing with water afterwards will help, if you can’t resist your favorite tea, coffee or fizzy drinks, and natural sources like strawberries and apples are also great at keeping teeth white. Failing that, you can see a specialist and get them whitened professionally.
Put these plans into action and enjoy your special day, ready to smile for the camera!
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