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Your Illuminating Pre-Wedding Routine

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Being able to light up the room with your vibrant, glowing look becomes even more important as your wedding day approaches. There’s a lot to think about before your wedding – wedding flowers, wedding cakes, wedding speeches – so here’s your go-to guide to get glowing skin and luscious hair ensuring you look your absolute best before the big day arrives.

When To Start

While there isn’t an exact right time to begin your glowing skin and hair care routine, there are some guidelines that you should follow. First, if you’re planning to do any intense or aggressive treatments, begin these about three months before your wedding. Resurfacing peels, laser treatments, or acid can be hugely beneficial for skin, but it can also produce post-treatment reactions. Do these types of treatments well before the wedding to ensure you don’t deal with any downtime or adverse reactions closer to the day.

About six weeks before the wedding, it’s time to take a look at your skincare routine. While you don’t want to completely overhaul your regimen, you do want to make sure you’re using products that will help give you radiance. Even more important than the products is how well you use them. No product can do its job if you’re only using it once a week. Really commit to your morning and night routine to see the best results on your big day.

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Don’t forget about your hair as well. Whether you need to repair damage, add moisture, shine or just nourish your hair, now’s the time to get started. Be sure to use a natural, organic shampoo and conditioner to leave your hair feeling soft and supple. While more regular use of shampoo and conditioner is required, hair and scalp oils alongside leave-in-treatments can be used at intervals to help restore your hair’s strength from the inside out.

Once it’s two to four weeks before the wedding, put your skin care routine into overdrive with a daily mask whilst maintaining the hair care routine. A caring facial mask will help your skin to stay hydrated, reviving the dull complexion and will make your skin smoother and brighter. It will be so much easier to apply your bridal makeup look on well-cared, healthy skin.

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What To Use

Your skincare routine should, at a minimum, contain a cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturiser. For your wedding, perhaps the most important of these is moisturiser. Moisturisers give your skin the surge of hydration it needs to look radiant, plump, and smooth. Make sure you’re using a hydrating moisturiser each morning and night, and a lighter formula during the day if you feel your skin becoming tight or dry.

Beyond moisturiser, serums can work wonders to create glowing skin. Serums penetrate deeply into the skin to provide benefits like lifting, firming, hydration, and regeneration. Add a serum into your routine following your moisturiser and toner to see your skin become brighter and more luminous.

As you start your daily mask treatments about two to four weeks ahead of your wedding, the daily nourishment will help your skin create its own radiance, making you look your most beautiful. Masks that contain essence are ideal for weddings because they deeply restore and hydrate. They help the skin look dewy and healthy, which will allow your bridal makeup to glide on smoothly.

Don’t forget to also turn your attention to your eyes. Our eyes say so much about us, and on your wedding day, you want them to say it all. Eye care is essential to begin up to three months before your wedding to repair the skin, diminish imperfections, and make you look more awake and alive.

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On The Day

The most important part of your routine on your wedding day is your comfort. Ensure you have a plan that makes you feel the best in your skin, whether it’s applying one more mask, some dry shampoo or spritzing a touch of face mist. By taking care of your hair and skin, you not only feel your best, but you also pave the way for the illuminating look you’re going for on the day.

With all this preparation leading up to the special event, get ready to walk down the aisle with a classic makeup look. Wear your favorite lipstick, sculpt your brows, rock a minimal look or add a hint of glitter along with some statement lashes for a more chic look. Last but not least, put on your gorgeous wedding dress, your bridal fragrance, your happy smile and become the most beautiful bride.

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