Your six-week bridal beauty bootcamp

When it comes to your wedding, your beauty preparation program is just as important as your on-the-day look.

Here’s how to make sure your skin is ready and glowing for your big day.

Six weeks before your wedding

  • Hydrate and moisturise your skin with serums and masks. Take the time to really massage the products in to achieve a glow and define contours.
  • Start giving your hair a weekly mask or at-home treatment to ensure it is healthy and glossy on the day

Four weeks before your wedding

  • Keep your skin care simple from now on to avoid breakouts.
  • Diet is also key. Stock up on skin-friendly superfoods such as grapefruit, cucumbers, tomatoes and kale, drink plenty of water and snack on naturally hydrating foods like watermelon.
  • If you are planning on a fake tan for your wedding day, it’s best to experiment now in case you have a reaction. Consider the colour of your gown, and any existing tan lines you need to cover.
  • Speaking of tan lines, you should now be protecting your skin every day with SPF 30, particularly on your face, and even your lips.

Two weeks before your wedding

  • This is your last chance to have any professional facials and treatments done, so that any reactions or irritations have plenty of time to recover before the big day.
  • Cut down on tea and coffee now and try whitening toothpaste or strips.
  • Get your final haircut or trim so your ends are neat and fresh on the day.

One week before your wedding

  • To boost your pre-ceremony glow, exfoliate a couple of times this week with a mild exfoliating cream.
  • Despite the nerves, stress and excitement, ensure you are getting enough sleep, exercising, and maintaining a well-balanced diet.
  • Do not try any new products or aggressive treatments.
  • Apply moisturiser to your face and body regularly. Use a night cream for extra hydration and an eye serum to avoid puffiness around the eye area.

The day before your wedding

  • Moisturise your elbows, feet and hands.
  • Get a manicure.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Give your face a deep 20-minute massage to remove tension and fluid, and plump up the muscles and skin overnight.
  • Before applying makeup on the day, smooth a hydrating serum on to your face, neck and décolletage to enhance your glow.

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Written by Anna Byrne.