Every face mask, hair treatment, and eyelash extension you’ve ever had has led you to this moment. Today, your wedding day, is when all your hard beauty work pays off.
The pictures you take on your wedding day will last forever. Will your makeup?
It’s crucial you take care of your skin and body in the weeks leading up to your wedding. When the big day arrives, you need to be proactive and prepared. Expect tears, sweat, and lots of dancing to test your preparation.
You know you need to test your makeup look before the wedding, but there’s more you need to know. Here are eight wedding day tips to look flawless from morning till night.
1. Stick to the Classics
You’ve had years to figure out what skin care and makeup works well for you. Everyone’s skin is different; what your friend uses might not work for you.
Your wedding is not the time to experiment with new products. Especially not on the day of your wedding.
Blemishes, redness, and rashes can all occur from harsh chemicals. If your skin isn’t used to them or is allergic, your complexion will show it. No one wants to deal with whiteheads on their wedding day.
Instead, choose products you know work well for you. Experiment months before your wedding so you don’t use products that react poorly on your big day.
2. Get Enough Sleep
If there’s ever been a more important night to get your beauty sleep, this is it. But, the night before the wedding isn’t the only time to focus on sleep. For the week leading up, make sure you’re getting 7-9 hours each night.
When you don’t get enough sleep, your skin suffers. It looks dull, uneven, and puffy. Some things not even makeup can fix.
Before bed, turn off all lights and switch off electronics. Listen to relaxing white noise or the sound of traffic outside. Meditate until you drift peacefully off to sleep.
3. Don’t Forget Your Hands
You spend all this time worrying about your face, only to find your hands are in half the pictures. Every bride wants that quintessential picture of the engagement ring on her hand. In another, you’re holding the bouquet or your groom’s hand.
That’s a lot of attention your hands aren’t used to.
Months before the wedding, start working on your hands. Exfoliate, moisturize, and tone the backs of your hands. Always apply sunscreen to prevent dark spots.
The same goes for your décolleté, arms, and feet. Any body part that could be in pictures needs optimal skin care. Remember to cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize.
4. Remove Hair Far in Advance
Everyone wants to be silky smooth on their wedding day, especially for the wedding night. But, hair removal on your wedding day can cause irritation.
The last thing you want is razor burn irritating your armpits when you’re dancing. Or, a red upper lip showing up in your pictures.
Do all hair removal treatments, including plucking, a day or two before the wedding. This will give your skin time to heal and fade redness.
5. Wear Sunscreen
Are you having an outdoor wedding? If so, you’ll be in the sun for hours at a time taking pictures and socializing.
An hour in the sun is enough to burn your skin.
You don’t want the night to end with your face as red as a tomato. Everyone will notice your sunburn, not your expensive up-do. Make sure you wear sunscreen under your wedding day makeup to prevent this mishap.
6. Plump Up Your Skin
No one wants fine lines or wrinkles on their wedding day. Today’s about looking youthful and in love! Not old and tired.
Do your research and consider getting Botox injections before the wedding. Of course, do it well before the actual wedding day so your face can adjust to the injection. Some people are better suited for injections than others.
Botox is a great product for smoothing out fine lines and filling in wrinkles. Read more about getting Botox injections for your big day.
7. Control the Shine
It’s normal to work up a sweat on the dance floor. All your guests moving around causes lots of body heat and perspiration. Not to mention the natural oils in the face getting produced.
In your wedding day purse or handbag, include some oil wipes. Ever hour or so, blot your T-zone with these papers to remove excess oil.
Not only will you feel more confident, but you’ll have less shine in your pictures. Win-win!
Consider keeping some other important necessities in your wedding handbag. Deodorant, band-aids for blisters, and tissues are all helpful. If you know you’ll be crying during your mom’s speech, pack some eye drops to reduce redness.
8. Exfoliate Your Lips
“You may now kiss the bride…” Except he doesn’t want to because your lips have dead skin peeling off them.
Exfoliation is a must when prepping your face and body for your wedding day. It removes dead skin cells, brightens the skin, and makes it smoother. Your lips are especially prone to dryness and peeling.
The night before your wedding, use a natural lip scrub to remove the dead skin. Simply mix one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of brown sugar in a bowl. Rub the mixture on your lips gently for 30 seconds.
When you wash it off, use a lip balm to moisturize. He’ll have no problem leaning in for the kiss after you’ve exfoliated.
Want More Wedding Day Tips?
Your wedding day is the biggest beauty event of your life. These pictures will last forever. Your groom will especially notice your beauty today.
That’s a lot of pressure to look your best. Use the eight wedding day tips above to cover all your skin and makeup bases.
Days and weeks in advance, take extra care of your skin. Be prepared with lots of beauty sleep, hair removal, and day-of necessities.
Check out the Wedding Wishes Archives for more tips to make your day amazing.