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How to Prep Your Hair and Skin Before Your Wedding Day

How to Prep Your Hair and Skin Before Your Wedding Day

Whether you’re newly engaged or getting ready to say “I do” this #weddingszn, it’s never too early (or late) to start preparing for that voluptuous flowing hair and glowing skin you want to walk down the aisle with. 

It’s best to start your prep as early as possible, preferably six months out, but even if you’re two weeks away from the big day, there are steps you can take to make your hair and skin look flawless. 

Hair

To decide the best hair-care regimen for you, you first need to be honest about your biggest hair concerns. Are you experiencing thinning or hair loss due to stress or hereditary reasons? Consider using a cleansing shampoo formulated to combat excess shedding. Or maybe your hair is feeling dull, brittle, and lifeless? You won’t regret investing in a high-quality hair mask or doing an in-salon treatment. 

No matter your hair type, anyone can give their hair health a boost by drinking at least eight cups of water every day, taking multivitamins with biotin or a spoonful of flaxseed oil, and sticking to a healthy diet that includes plenty of greens and omega-three fatty acids like salmon, chia seeds, and avocados. 

A little research into your hair can go a long way, but if you’re still unsure on where to start or you feel your hair concerns may be too big for you to handle on your own, don’t wait to make an appointment with a stylist or dermatologist. A dermatologist can help you find the reason for your hair loss and work with you to find the solution best suited for you. If you are concerned about how your hair will look and hold up with your wedding-day hairstyle, book a trial run with your stylist as early as possible so you can work together to come up with solutions or alternatives. 

For those who are on a tight wedding budget, consider making a DIY hair treatment for luscious wedding-day locks!  

 

Skin

Just like hair care, the process for achieving clear, glowing skin isn’t exactly a one-size-fits-all situation. Though drinking water and adding multivitamins, biotin, flaxseed, and omega-three acids into your diet will also greatly benefit your skin by clearing acne and evening tones, you need to consider your skin type when devising a skincare regimen. 

There are four skin types:  normal, dry, oily, and combination. Each skin type requires its own specific maintenance routine, but despite what you may believe, all skin types (even oily) should be moisturized daily. The only difference will be what products you moisturize with, but make sure there is SPF in whichever product you choose! It’s understandable to want a sunkissed glow on your big day, but sun exposure without proper protection can cause acne or make existing blemishes worse. 

If you don’t already exfoliate once or twice a week, you should. Exfoliating helps to keep your skin soft and glowing by removing dead skin build up, helping your foundation and makeup blend into your skin seamlessly. The best skin exfoliator can be made right in your very own kitchen! All you need is an empty container, sugar, lemon juice, and some coconut oil mixed together to do the trick! Make sure not to add too much liquid to the sugar, as you still want it to be granulated for exfoliation. 

Our professional makeup artists will know the best foundation and makeup products to use on your wedding day based on your skin type. When it comes to bridal makeup, it’s best to use products and styles that will compliment the blushing bride’s natural beauty, while preventing things like flashback- or over exposed parts of the face- in photos.