Every bride wants glowing skin, glossy hair and perfect nails to look her best on her big day. But you can’t get these overnight. Beauty experts suggest preparing as early as 6 months to 1 year before you have to walk down the aisle. If you’ve recently gotten engaged, here’s a rough timeline for your bridal beauty regime.
As early as a year before your wedding, you need to start a weekly workout routine. Doing a regular workout will help keep you on track and reach your fitness goals, and more importantly, fit into the wedding dress of your dreams! Aside from working out regularly, you’ll also need to clean up your diet by making healthier eating choices. Get into the habit of drinking plenty of water (around 6-8 glasses a day) to keep hydrated and your skin looking healthy. This is also the best time to start a regular skin care routine.
The stress of planning a wedding really begins to kick in the closer it gets to the big day. The best way to combat this is to get enough sleep. Getting 6-8 hours of sleep/night can help prevent you from getting sick and keep from weight fluctuation. Take extra care of your skin by applying sunscreen whenever you have to go out or get exposed to the sun. By this time, you should try out different hair and makeup treatments so you can choose your stylist for the big day.
Three months to go! Now is the time to kick your fitness routine up a notch so that you can get more dramatic results. If you’re bored with just hitting the gym, try out a new fitness class. You might want to get your hair trimmed to keep it neat. Just don’t do anything drastic!
A month before the wedding, get a manicure and pedicure to keep nails looking clean and healthy. Have a fun workout class with bridesmaids and friends. Don’t experiment with new beauty products especially for the face, but keep up your regular skincare routine.
Get your brows touched up in preparation for the big day. Avoid consuming too much caffeine, salt or alcohol the week before the wedding to avoid pre-wedding jitters and dehydration.
The day before the wedding, get a manicure and pedicure with your bridesmaids. It’s best to wash hair the day before the wedding, since day old hair is best for styling.