In the months leading up to your big day, you will be occupied by the numerous items involved in carrying off the perfect wedding — everything from venue decisions to floral arrangements to the particulars of your guest list. Equally as important, however, is your beauty, grooming, and self-care regimen all the way up to the day of.
As the bride, you will be the star of the wedding, and all eyes are on you! Below, our team at Angel Project has put together a few of our most expert tips on how to look and feel your bridal best in the hours leading up to your walk down the aisle.
Take care of your skin before applying makeup.
This tip is ultra-crucial. You’ll want a glowing canvas for the full face of makeup and touch-ups required throughout the day. In the months leading to the big day, you may already have started a regimen of facials, a wonderful way to clear and brighten your skin. The night before, or the morning of your wedding, exfoliate thoroughly with a gentle mask. Apply a moisturizer or hydrating facial serum to your face, neck and décolleté. Lastly, end with a primer on top for a smooth, radiant surface.
Eat healthy and hydrate generously.
Get a glow from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. Stay on the light, healthy side for any snacks or meals, with nourishing whole grains, protein and fruit. Make sure to avoid troublemakers like alcohol, sugar, and salt. Combined with any stressful jitters, those culprits can lead to exhaustion, puffiness or bloating — not a flattering look! Save your appetite after the ceremony and pictures. You will feel and look better by hydrating and eating smart.
Have your day-of beauty kit at hand.
Be ready for any beauty situation. A kit can include important items like your lip and eye color, finishing spray, oil blotters, baby wipes, cotton balls, anything you might reach into for makeup refreshes throughout the day. Have your maid of honor keep this beauty supply close at hand, whenever needed. If you’re low on time, you can also buy premade bridal beauty kits equipped with must-have items.
Be rested and stay relaxed to welcome your big day.
The night before, use your favorite routines to help you relax and soothe any pre-wedding jitters you may have. Get a massage; draw a warm, soothing bath; indulge in a little calming aromatherapy. Go to bed early to make sure you get ample beauty sleep, and wake up well-rested — you want to have plenty of energy to take on the big day!
Give yourself plenty of time to get ready.
Lastly, remember to give yourself a liberal amount of time to prepare the morning of. Allow for at least three hours for your routine. This will help you to stay calm and avoid any unnecessary stress or pressure. More importantly, this gives you precious time to enjoy every moment till the start of your wedding.
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