Wedding beauty – One month before
Every bride wants to look their best, but when the wedding count down speeds up, it can be hard not to panic.
You’ve stressed over the seating plan, may be argued over the guest list and nearly had a break down over the total planning – and now you’re supposed to look gorgeous? Ha.
You may have dark circles, prickly legs, frazzled hair and nerves shot to pieces, but there is a way to transform yourself from washed out wedding planner to beautiful bride – in only a matter of weeks!
If you’ve only got one month to go, don’t fret – just check in with my quick fix bridal beauty tips.
These bridal beauty tips will have you looking your beautiful best on your big day.
Anti aging expert Nicky Hambleton Jones suggests eating and drinking well in the weeks leading up to your wedding.
She says: “Feeding your skin from the inside will give your complexion a boost. Pack in as many ‘super foods’ as possible throughout your day – have a handful of blueberries on your cereal as they’re packed with anti-oxidants, fantastic at preventing fine lines.”
Make up artist SANAM MAHTANI says: “You should start preparing your skin as early as possible, so get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water. Any new beautytreatments should be tried one month before rather than a day before the wedding.”
Find a skincare range that works well for you and keep your skincare simple. SANAM says cleansing, toning and moisturising are the cornerstone of anyskincare regime, so find a skincare line you like and stick to it.
We reccommend SHAHNAAZ GOLD FACIAL, Any Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser for reliable results that work for your skin type.
Your wedding day is the day your hands change forever – with your wedding ring. Not surprisingly you are going to want your hands looking as pristine as possible, especially for all those close up photographs.
SANAM says: “It is important to start to prep the nails at least a month before the big day to ensure they are looking their best.
“Moisturise your hands daily with a good quality hand cream that is packed with vitamins and minerals to solve any problem dryness and ensure hands are silky smooth.”
“Use a good cuticle oil to moisturize and nourish the cuticle base and help promote strong healthy nails. If you suffer from weak nails use nail Strengthener, it is a great base coat that will strengthen and help nails grow long and healthy.
“With weeks to go before the big day remember not to use your nails as tools, something we are all prone to, prizing open a box with our lovely long nails and then feeling the utter dismay as they break off! “
If the worst happens there’s always falsies. the perfect solution to any last minute nail snap offs.
Losing weight for your wedding dress is perhaps one of the most stressful parts of being a bride. When you have all eyes on you all day, you want to feel confident in your own skin.
Although a healthy diet and regular exercise are the best way to lose weight safely, there are some supplements and weight loss aids that can give you a little boost in the run up to your big day. Consult with a specialist.
The perfect smile
Nobody wants cellulite to ruin their Honeymoon high, but we all know it don’t shift easy! cream which banishes toxins – and leaves skin firmer and smoother is the key. When used twice a day this only takes three weeks to give your thighs and bum a more even appearence.
Another great way to tone wobbly bits is to book in for a series of detox body wraps in the lead up to your wedding. The Slim Gel Body Wrap works quickly to contour problem areas and reduce the appearence of lumps and bumps.
In one treatment alone up to 10 inches can be lost across the body. The treatment takes 90 minutes; the body is measured and marked while the detox Gel is warmed, applied to the body and then wrapped in bandages.
Book in for one every week, three weeks prior to your wedding, for a more contoured behind.
A healthy glow
Lifeless dull skin before your wedding could be a disaster. You might like a healthy glow to go with your dress.
So what’s the best way to master a healthy glow prior to your wedding?
Get atleast 3 facials done according to what your skin needs.
Facials take care of exfoliation , which removes the dead layer of the skin leaving you with healthy new skin.
Also the massage improves the blood circulation causing a healthy glow
while moisturising the skin at the same time.
SANAM has a hair countdown checklist for brides to be.
One month before the wedding….
“This is the time to consider your new look cut that will work with the overall look on the day. It will give you time to get used to the style and you should be getting your stylist to show you some easy to recreate styles for the honeymoon too.”
Two weeks before….
“Fine tune your color and style. Roots need to be re-touched, or maybe have a gloss treatment to get that extra shine.”
The day before….
“If you’re wearing your hair up, then wash and blow-dry your hair the evening before. This will enable more grip and hold for the hair up style.”
On the day….
“If you’re wearing your hair down, wash and style it on the morning of your wedding. To get shiny, healthy hair.
Spots and break outs are not allowed at weddings. No one ever invites them, but somehow they can still find their way onto your face in the days leading up to your special day.
As if getting married wasn’t stressful enough without a bridal breakout threatening to steal all the attention. Prevention is better than cure, so in the month before your wedding, get into a regular skincare routine with gentle products that will keep blemishes at bay.
Choose skincare range is designed specifically to keep skin clear. like Purifying Daily Facial Wash -that has a natural seaweed base and is brilliant for everyday use, and the Blemish Gel ensures skin is radiant and clear just “as nature intended” says SANAM
If the worst does happen, and a zit errupts on your big day, use a calming spot buster Spot-On treatment which uses tea tree and lavendar to soothe angry blemishes.
For your wedding night and Honeymoon, smooth limbs and a preened , “Lady Garden” are a must, so you can feel sexy in your wedding lingerie.
Hair removal is usually a personal decision, so whether you prefer waxing, shaving, epilating or hair removal creams, stick to what works best for you – you don’t want any adverse reactions in the lead up to your big day.
If you can handle a little pain, waxing will see you hair-free throughout your wedding preparation and your Honeymoon. Hot wax leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and doesn’t hurt as much as strip waxing.
If you are looking to say a more permanent goodbye to your hairy bits, then you’ll have to start earlier than one month. Intense Pulsed Light therapy can permanently remove hair and also Laser therapy but it will take a course of 3-6 sessions at 6-8 week intervals (and a fair bit of pain too).
Getting gorgeous in time for your wedding is all about the detail. Mini pampering treatments and massages can help rest your body and spirits, and keep you calm at a stressful, but exciting time.
“One point to remember is your eyebrows – if they are overplucked then leave them to grow and have them done 3 days before the wedding.” says SANAM
A massage prior to your wedding will have your skin glowing from top to toe – after all radiant skin is essential for all those wedding photos.
“A massage prior to a wedding is a perfect preparation,”says SANAM “A massage will manipulate the skin and body, as well as activate circulation, giving a glow back to the body so you will look a DIVA for the big day.It helps to relax and de-stress, great for easing the nerves. Finally you will be looking fresh for the big day”.