Before you say the words, “I do,” there’s a significant amount of planning, time, and money required to get you there. But throughout the wedding planning process, it’s just as important to keep up with your beauty routine as well because the stress of planning your wedding can start to show through breakouts on your skin and increased hair shedding. But no need to fret! We’ve crafted a timeline for your beauty preparation leading up to the big day:
This is the time to start taking care of your hair. Some women are lucky enough to have thick hair that grows effortlessly, while others of us may suffer from hair that takes forever to grow or that sheds too much. A year before your wedding, or even soon after you’re engaged, begin tending to your hair more closely. Start by doing hair masks every month and getting regular haircuts. If you find that your hair is still shedding too much or isn’t as thick and full as you’d like, try using a gentle detangling brush to avoid further damage or shedding, as well as a shampoo that aids in excess hair loss. Strengthening your hair as early as possible will ensure that your hair will be as healthy as possible by the time you walk down the aisle and you’ll have more options on how to style your hair.
We can’t stress this one enough – take care of your skin! Start getting monthly facials to bring all of your impurities to the surface for clearer and healthier skin. There are different options for facials, so you can find the right one for your skin. Further solidify a proper skin care routine at this time too by finding moisturizers and other products that your skin can wreak all of the benefits over time.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Now is the time to book your hair and makeup appointment and consultations! You’ll want to schedule a trial run with both your hair and makeup artists to make sure you love the look before it gets too close to the wedding. Show up with colors, pictures, and ideas in mind so that you can achieve the look that you envisioned.
Start scheduling regular manicures and pedicures. If you’re a nail biter or have calloused feet, it’s best to start this process early so that they look flawless by the time of your wedding. This is also a great way to relax and take a step back from wedding planning. This can be apart of your pampering self care routine leading up to the wedding.
Refrain from trying new products! Introducing new products to your skincare routine should stop at this time to prevent any potential negative effects appearing on your wedding day. New products may cause breakouts, allergic reactions, or irritation. It’s best to play it safe and not introduce anything new from this point on so that you don’t have to worry about any of these issues occurring.
Book a spray tan if you want to look more bronzed on the day of your wedding. It’s a good idea to get a spray tan technician to do your spray tan by hand to get the best results. Try doing a trial spray tan two months out to make sure you’re comfortable with the technician and the color. Once you find the right fit, book your next appointment roughly two days before your wedding. Don’t forget to exfoliate first and moisturize after your spray for best results.
If you feel that your teeth could use some brightening, this is a good time to start whitening your teeth. You don’t have to go pay to get your teeth professionally whitened as there are simple ways to whiten your teeth at home, with options as quick as 1-hour whitening!
Get plenty of sleep! You’ve already booked your hair and makeup for the day of your wedding and solidified a daily skin care routine, so now it’s time to get that beauty rest. It may feel the most stressful during the week leading up to your wedding but this is a great time to go to bed early and do things that reduce your stress. Your skin and hair will thank you for it.