Bridal Skin Care

You were certain you planned for everything — from the flowers on the tables, to the songs that would play — and everything in between.

But if you haven’t planned ahead for your bridal beauty and grooming routines you could end up with some wedding-day blues.

“In an effort to look and feel their best I’ve seen brides try to do too much a day or two before the wedding and not enough in the two to three weeks prior. And the end result can be a litany of problems that really could have been easily avoided,” says Dr. Varsha Rangari Dermatologist at Earth & Ether Clinic Pune.

Planning Ahead Overloading on beauty and grooming routines just days before you say “I do” can not only leave you looking and feeling less than perfect, it can also increase your stress on the very day you want to look poised and serene.

The answer is to plan ahead — setting a schedule that anticipates some of your most important health and beauty needs. While ideally, experts say you should begin three to four months before your wedding, even 30 days is adequate for the most important self-care rituals.

Beautiful Bridal Skin

Perhaps nothing is more beautiful than the natural glow of happiness that becomes every bride. But to help that glow along, schedule a series of monthly skin care ritual beginning as early as six months before your wedding. To help ensure your skin looks picture perfect on your wedding day they advise your last skin treatment to be no later than two weeks before the big day. And while a professional care is a fabulous way to pamper yourself. I suggest brides do their homework before choosing a facialist.

There is a misnomer that says if your face looks red and your skin looks bad when you finish a facial it means it worked — but that’s not true. To be sure your skin will look better and not worse — making your appointment in person and look at rho I leaving the salon. If their skin isn’t glowing and they don’t look great — look elsewhere for your facial.

Timing Tips:

Whether you treat yourself to professional treatments or do it on your own, to reduce the risk of redness, irritation, or even allergic reaction, avoid glycolic peels, dermabrasion or anything chemical for at least one month prior to your wedding day.

As to those new “quick touch-ups” — injectable wrinkle fillers like Restalyne or wrinkle relaxers like Botox, bride her mom, and her attendants should never wait until the last minute.

I prefer three weeks prior to the wedding, so there are no signs of residual bruising, “says Dr. Varsha.

The Dreaded Wedding Day Pimple But what about that occasional pimple — often caused by stress — that pops out when you least expect it. If a whitehead appears, a hot compress will reduce it, followed by a cold compress and “a tiny dab of benzyl peroxide to kill any bacteria.”

Groomed to Be a Bride

Many women don’t realize that having their eyebrows done, for example, can cause swelling, sometimes a little bleeding, sometimes a little discomfort — you don’t want to have to deal with this the day before wedding.

Ideally, having brows shaped one week before the big day. Body, waxing should be done at least three days prior to your wedding – and earlier if you’ve never had it done before, or if your skin is very sensitive. Any facial waxing done a week to 10 days before the wedding to avoid redness or irritation.

Trial Run:

Every bride should make certain to get a “trial run” hairdo and makeup session well before the big day. One of the most frustrating feelings is walking out of a salon on your wedding day feeling like you don’t look like yourself. To avoid those wedding-day tears, having a hair and makeup “dress rehearsal” at least two weeks prior to your wedding, and make sure you bring your headpiece or facsimile to the hairdresser. Then, take a digital picture to really see how you look.

You’d be surprised how different something can look in a photograph, so its always a good idea to check,” says Dr. Varsha Rangari.

The overall best advice, is “Be yourself — and you’ll be beautiful.”

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