Whether you’re a guest, bridesmaid or the bride herself, preparing for a wedding can be a serious task. To look your best on the big day, you need to up the ante on your usual beauty routine and create a specific plan in the lead up to the day.
Not only is spring the unrivalled wedding season, meaning that’ll you’ll need to look impeccable nearly every weekend for months, it’s also a time when your skin and hair require a lot of TLC. (We all know how harsh and drying Melbourne’s cold and windy winters can be!)
Luckily, we can help you get your beauty back on track and look your best with our guide to spring wedding beauty prep.
Two Months Before
So, you’ve got the invitation. Now it’s time to set out your beauty plan in the lead up to the special day.
The first thing you need to do is schedule a hair colour and cut, especially if you’re planning something different to your normal style. Doing so two months before will give you with plenty of time to grow out or fix anything that goes wrong. This type of advanced planning is the key to looking great throughout the whole wedding season.
If your skin is appearing tired or dull after winter, you may also want to consider a chemical peel or course of peels to restore your youthful glow. Planning your treatment early in your prep will allow you to receive a stronger peel with greater benefits without any worry about the recovery time.
Three Weeks Before
Getting closer to the wedding, you need to be more cautious and thoughtful about your skin. Once you reach the point where the wedding is only three weeks away, you should avoid trying any new beauty products or changing your regular beauty routine as doing so could cause irritation or breakouts.
Also, be sure to treat your body well to keep your complexion looking radiant. To do so, eat a healthy diet, drink lots of water, avoid alcohol, and get plenty of sleep.
If you plan to have your hair and makeup done for the wedding, this is also the time to book in for trials, should you need it.
One Week Before
With one week to go before the wedding, it’s time to get rid of any remaining rough winter skin by using a light exfoliating scrub. Not only will this make your skin appear healthy and glowing, but it’ll also prepare it for the application of any fake tan.
With only days to go, you should also be careful to avoid intense skin treatments. Instead, if you want some last minute pampering, opt for something gentle such as a soothing and hydrating facial.
Two Days Before
If you wish to book in for a spray tan before the wedding, you should do so two days prior. By booking in a couple of days beforehand, you’ll have enough time to scrub off some colour should it come out too dark.
To enhance and protect your tan for the wedding, take care when showering and be sure to moisturise afterwards. Remember to concentrate on typically dry areas of skin, such as elbows and knees, to avoid any patchiness.
The Day Before
It’s almost time! Can you feel the excitement? There’s only one more day to go until the wedding.
Now’s the time to get your nails done. When receiving your manicure and pedicure, be sure to select a colour that will match your outfit. Alternatively, opt for a classic neutral hue if you want something subtle and stylishly understated.
As for your skin, get things off to the best start for the big day by avoiding makeup for the last 24 hours. Instead, slather on moisturiser and be sure to protect your skin from any UV damage with sunscreen.
Finally, rest up and start practising your best dance moves because you have a celebration to attend tomorrow!
Is there a wedding on your calendar? Book in for a consultation with our friendly and experienced specialists to discuss your skincare needs in the lead up to the celebratory occasion.