When it comes to your big day, you want to look and feel your best. Not only will all eyes be on you, but this moment will be captured in photographs to reflect on. It’s natural to feel a bit more concerned with your looks than usual, and have a desire to bring your A-game when you walk down the aisle.
Starting a bridal beauty routine can help you feel amazing on your big day. Here are five ways to jump-start your bridal beauty routine.
If you don’t already have a skincare routine in place, now is the time to start one. A general skincare routine includes a daily cleanser, toner, and moisturizer with weekly exfoliation and hydrating masks. You have plenty of time to work with an esthetician and help correct your problem areas.
Skincare doesn’t just apply to your face, however. This is also a good time to put a skincare routine in place for your entire body. Regular exfoliating, dry brushing, and nourishment can help your skin look glowy and supple on your big day.
Give yourself time to focus on your hair health during your engagement. Schedule regular trims to keep split ends at bay and invest in a hydrating hair mask or treatment to apply every few weeks.
For natural hair, the focus should be on deep hydration. Argon oil is a comprehensive solution for natural hair problems thanks to its natural absorption rate and nutrient-rich compounds.
Be sure to schedule some time to make a plan with your stylist. Book all of your trims and color sessions for the months ahead, so that there are no last-minute surprises. You’ll also want to schedule a trial session for your bridal hairstyle well in advance.
There’s a lot of societal pressure to lose weight or look a certain way at your wedding. How you want to look is ultimately a personal choice. However, incorporating some exercise into your bridal beauty routine has numerous benefits, regardless of your goals.
Exercise releases endorphins, which can help combat feelings of stress leading up to your nuptials. It can also help you get better skin as you flush toxins from your body when you sweat. Having a regular exercise routine can aid with sleep management and just help you feel better.
Start with simple, sustainable goals: daily walks, lifting weights twice a week, etc. Build as you go and find the routine that works for you.
Sleep also plays an essential role in how you’ll look and feel on your big day. On a purely cosmetic level, sleeping better means nicer skin, an efficient metabolism, and fewer dark circles. On the inside, it plays an important role in managing stress and avoiding burnout during the planning process.
Create a sleep routine by cutting caffeine in the afternoons, reducing screen time in the hours leading up to bedtime, and creating an ideal sleep environment. Consider investing in a FitBit or sleep tracking app to help you identify any disruptions throughout the night.
What should be a happy time can often be extremely stressful. Sometimes the happiest day of your life comes with delayed timelines, family drama, and disappointment.
Be sure to schedule time each day to unwind and relax, whether it’s a bubble bath or a mindfulness meditation. It’s also worth planning “wedding-free” events with the key people in your life, where you’re not allowed to talk about anything wedding-related. These practices can be especially important in the last few weeks, as time seems to speed up.
By practicing these five bridal beauty routines, you’ll walk down the aisle looking well-rested, stress-free, and ready to start this new chapter of your life.