You can scour the internet for beauty advice to prepare for your wedding, or you can go to the source. Laura from La di Da is writing today’s guest post and sharing her top tips that gets her client’s beautiful glowing skin for their big day.
Water is the answer to youthful, fresh, glowing skin. Make sure to drink plenty of water the week leading up to and on your wedding day. This is the oldest trick in the book and it’s there for a reason!
Have your brows waxed and looking their best, ideally one week ahead of time. Haven’t had your brows groomed before? Now is the perfect time to start!
Dark circles and puffiness can be common bride-to-be afflictions. A nightly application of eye cream, along with adequate sleep will improve the appearance of dark circles. Also a cool compress a couple times a week (or as much as you’d like!) will help to keep puffiness at bay. Lastly, the week before the wedding, steer clear of too much salty food, which can cause eyes to look swollen.
Make sure to give your lips some much-needed TLC. Use a lip conditioner with Vitamin E to help combat cracks and creases. You should also exfoliate your lips at least once a week (or at the very least before the big day!). You can find some great at-home sugar scrub recipes on Google, or simply take a wet toothbrush with warm water and brush lips with a gentle back-and-forth motion. Finally, protect your lips with sunscreen, to keep them from looking and feeling parched.
Neck and Décolleté
Start taking care of this overlooked region as soon as you can. Think of it as an extension of the skin on your face – but remember that this fragile skin is thinner, has fewer oil glands than the rest of the body, and requires special care to keep is supple and smooth. Exfoliate it with a gentle face scrub every other day, apply a light moisturizer daily, and use sunscreen when heading out in the sun.
The Dreaded Wedding Day Pimple
Avoid new products, including shampoos or makeup, during the month before your wedding. If that occasional blemish (often caused by stress!) does make an appearance, a hot compress will reduce it, followed by a cold compress and a tiny bit of your favorite zit zapper. I’ve also had brides who have had great success with toothpaste (the paste type not the gel). If redness persists the morning of your big day, apply a drop of Visine on the pimple. And whatever happens, don’t pick
For more info on airbrushing check out my blog post on Tahoe Unveiled!
Makeup : La di Da | Photography : Anicia Beckwith | Florist : Delfina Kuzmik