The secret to a flawless bridal beauty starts way before you’re sitting in the stylist’s chair. It takes weeks of preparation but it’s not as complicated as you think.

Hair

Beautiful bridal locks require a bit more love and devotion. If your daily hair routine entails washing, blow-drying, and heat-styling, your hair becomes dry and dull.

You may have split ends and wispies (hair that sticks up from your scalp), so the first should be restoring the health of your hair. Hair experts believe that a diet filled with Vitamin B helps bring out your hair’s natural shine. Eating foods rich in Vitamin B like fish, nuts, and eggs will help repair hair from the inside.

On the outside, there are things you can do as well to restore your hair’s good health. An invigorating scalp massage and deep conditioning treatment a month before your wedding will help stimulate the hair follicles and adds body.

Face

Do you want your makeup to look spot on? Preparing your face is as important as hiring a good makeup artist. A smooth, blemish-free face makes a great canvass for a fab bridal makeup.

If you’re experiencing acne, consult your dermatologist as soon as you can. A dermatologist can help reduce your skin woes by prescribing creams, serums, and even oral pills to knock out bacteria and oil.

Start seeing your derm 6 months prior, because your skin will need to adjust to a new regimen and your body to a new medication. A dull complexion can be fixed by an aesthetician at your local spa through a series of facials that clear blackheads, slough off dead skin cells, and improve circulation.

And while you’re derma works on improving your wedding skin, don’t forget to drink tons of water for extra hydration. H2O makes a beautiful and radiant complexion.

Eyes

All those nights pouring over the guest list and seating chart is bound to take a toll on your eyes. Dark circles and puffiness are common complaints for brides-to-be. The skin around your eyes is the most sensitive area on your face and there are ways to keep it protected.

  • Be gentle when taking off eye makeup with a water-soluble remover.
  • Don’t rub when you apply products, use a patting motion.
  • Always apply an eye cream before bedtime and as part of your morning routine.
  • The day before your wedding, avoid salty foods because it can cause swelling due to water retention.

Lips

Combat cracks and kisses by applying a vitamin E stick everyday. You should also exfoliate your lips at least once a week. To remove dead skin, wet a toothbrush with warm water and brush lips with a gentle back-and-forth motion. Finally, protect your pucker with sunscreen to keep them rosy and soft.

Neck and Decollete

Keep your neck area and decolletage smooth and younger looking by paying more attention to it everyday. This area is also sensitive because it’s an extension of your face and the skin is slightly thinner than the rest of your body. Exfoliate with a gentle face scrub every other day, apply a light moisturizer daily, and use sunblock when heading out.

Body

There are many benefits of getting your body in shape for your wedding, aside from the aesthetic benefits. Running a few kilometres everyday can help relieve stress and burn excess fat in the process. Vitamins also up your energy factor and exfoliation can make your skin feel smoother.

Nails

Your nails will be the centre of attention during your big day. You wouldn’t want them to look undone, do you? Go ahead and pamper yourself to a good ‘ol mani-pedi session. Stick-on nails just won’t do, girls.

All right, ladies! Now that you’re all set it’s time to make the most out of your big day. Remember, if you feel your best your day will surely go on smoothly.

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