Top 10 Pre Bridal Beauty TipsMarch 2, 2015
Every bride deserves to look beautiful on their special day. However, the most confusing part is when to get certain treatments done. Is twelve weeks enough to hydrate, plump and refine my skin? If I whiten my teeth, how white can I expect them to become? What glamorous hair accessories or vintage-inspired veil would suit my chin-length bob?
Preparation is key here and with a little guidance, you can feel more camera-ready with just about four months to go! Read on for our top 10 pre bridal beauty tips.
1. Getting The Perfect Tan
It is a good idea to do a test tan about a month before your big day. That way, you will know how it looks on your skin. And, because you need to forgo bathing for several hours after your tan is applied, do not do your touch-up the night before your wedding. Schedule your appointment 48 hours in advance.
Keep in mind if you are fair-skinned, you should start with the lightest spray tan shade that is offered. Otherwise, you may look more like an Oompa Loopa than a sexy bride. After your spray tan application, keep your skin moisturised with lotion (this will keep the newly darkened top layer in place a bit longer) and plan to re-spray about once a week.
2. Facial Treatments
It is best to get a facial at least a week before the big day to allow the pimples that are underneath the epidermis layer to come up and clear the skin. At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, we recommend the HydraFacial, as it improves on skin clarity and tone. This facial suits all skin types as it combines cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, hydration and antioxidant protection.
3. Hair Treatments
Want that luscious shine that you see in shampoo commercials for your special day? Getting your hair in tip-top condition is essential, so make sure you get your hair trimmed regularly to avoid split ends. There are plenty of hair treatments to boost your hair volume and strengthening available at the hair stylist salon.
4. Hair Removal
Hair removal is tedious, but a non-negotiable part of our wedding beauty routine. When Dr Garry Cussell mentioned a laser hair removal which is suitable for every skin tone, it sounded perfect for the brides-to-be. It is called the Arion Laser Hair Removal, and is suitable for lighter and darker skin types. Any laser hair removal treatments need to be started a few months before the wedding to maximise the results.
If you do not want to do laser, waxing is your best option. Schedule it 72 hours before the wedding for baby-soft skin. If you are using a DIY hair removal product, be sure you read the instructions on how to use them carefully to avoid problems.
5. Manicure and Pedicure
Being a bride is all about the details – right down to the polish of your nails. Before you walk down the aisle, make sure your nail polish colours work on your skin tone. Those with darker complexions will suit shades of peach, pink or nude. Anything lighter than a sheer pink will “make you look like you forgot to get a manicure,” says Ann-Marie Nolan, one of the senior clinicians at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia. “Those with a fair complexion should go for deeper neutrals such as petal pink or apricot, as these shades will create a romantic, feminine finish.”
6. Professional Make-Up
This is important as you need to figure out what make-up you want on your big day. By scheduling a trial with your makeup artist, you can see whether you and your makeup artist are on the same page. The last thing you need is your make-up artist creating a smoky eye, when you want a more lighter look on your big day.
Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia has a professional make-up service where we offer consultations and advise you which makeup look will look best on your wedding day. Schedule a test run about two weeks before your wedding day; this hands-on consultation will give you a chance to tweak the details. Remember to bring your veil or any other hair adornments with you.
7. Skincare Regime
Always consult with an experienced clinician or dermatologist when a bride starts prepping her skin for her wedding day.
For brides who have dry skin, find products which are super hydrating since your pores will be drinking them right up. Find serums, oils and ultra rich creams that are high in antioxidants. At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, we have a SkinFit range dedicated to people who have dry skin. First, use the SkinFit Hydro Cleanse Gentle Milk Cleanser 150mL, it contains a blend of oils such as rosehip oil, certified jojoba oil, almond sweet oil and Vitamin A which is heaven on dry skin. Then, use the SkinFit ABC Restore Skin Repair Serum, as it promotes the formation of healthy blood vessels to produce collagen and elastin.
For the brides who are tackling hormonal breakouts, make sure you use a cleanser with lactic acid such as the SkinFit Balance Cleanse Oil Balancing Cleanser 150mL as it has an inflammatory effect on pimples and helps unclog plogs. Lactic acid may seem unusual, but compared to the traditional salicyclic acid and benzyl peroxide, lactic acid is a much gentler form of controlling blemishes. Also, use the SkinFit Enzymatic Face Exfoliator and SkinFit AB Correct Blemish Repair Serum as regular exfoliation will soften the skin, brighten the bride’s complexion and reduce the amount of breakouts.
8. Avoid testing out any new skin treatments on the big day
Relax! Avoid the risk of testing out any skin treatments the day before the wedding, there is nothing worse than having a bad reaction to a certain skin care product so close to the big day.
It is important to get into the right mindset, so just continue to drink plenty of water, get regular sleep and continue using the skincare products right for your skin. Point is, if you have got the right mind set for healthy skin care, you will look gorgeous not only on your wedding, but every day after it!
9. Therapeutic Massage
This one is totally up to you, though having down time for yourself when you are planning a wedding can go long way towards helping the big day go smoother. Having a massage helps you, your friends and your family who are organising your special day, unwind and relieve the stress before your wedding.
10. Teeth Whitening
According to Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia’s made up statistics, approximately 48% of brides opt for teeth whitening treatments before walking down the aisle. With teeth staining attributed to our popular past times such as drink coffee, tea or wine, it’s no wonder why most of us could do with some sort of teeth whitening procedure.
“The best time for a bride to whiten her teeth is about 3-4 weeks before her wedding, so she doesn’t have sensitive teeth on her special day,” says Dr Garry Cussell, founder of Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia. Dr Cussell advocates using BleachBright whitening system, as it delivers a high-concentration whitening product to the teeth, which is then activated through using blue light technology. “The treatment works by oxidising stains on the teeth, this ensure your teeth is not left with increased sensitivity.”
If you want any assistance on your special day, visit Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day.