If you have a fall or winter wedding coming up, you want to look radiant. Here are some tips about what you should and shouldn’t do in the weeks and days leading up to your wedding so you can ensure that you will look beautiful in your photos.
Don’t get a facial right before your wedding because you could have a reaction to the chemicals, cosmetics, or process that could cause redness, inflammation, or a breakout. Stick to a treatment that you have had before and that you know won’t cause a reaction, and get it done at least a week or two before the wedding. If you are planning to have a more intense procedure, such as a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or Botox, get it done at least a month before your big day.
If you want a sun-kissed look on your wedding day, don’t try a self- or spray-tanner shortly before the ceremony. If you are inexperienced, have sensitive skin, or have not exfoliated your skin, you could wind up with orange, streaked, or splotchy skin; a breakout; or an allergic reaction. Talk to a dermatologist about the best tanning method, and try it out several months before the wedding so you can see how your skin will react.
If you plan to spend time outside before your wedding, be sure to apply and re-apply sunscreen to avoid red or peeling skin. If you plan to spend time at the beach or by the pool, wearing a bandeau top can help you avoid tan lines.
If you are planning to color your hair, get it done by a professional. Even if you have dyed your own hair before, you could encounter a problem, such as the wrong color, an allergic reaction, or a dye stain on your face.
Don’t get waxing done right before your wedding because it can cause ripped skin, redness, irritation, an infection, or an allergic reaction. Use a salon you trust, and have the procedure done a few months before the wedding to see how your skin reacts to it. Have the final waxing done a week or two before the wedding, and shave or pluck for maintenance.
Avoid any activities that could potentially lead to injuries shortly before your wedding. The last thing you want is a sprain, broken bone, bruise, or cut that will make it hard to get around and spoil your pictures.
If you are planning an upcoming wedding, don’t take any risks that could backfire. Follow these tips to look your best on your big day.