Timing Is EVERYTHING
Every bride desires to look her absolute best on that special day. Everyone has her own vision of the perfect look from simple and modest to full out glam. Whatever your preferred look, you should be comfortable that it is true to who you are. The one variable that stays constant is healthy skin.
With the guidance and care of a professional, you can have the perfect palette ready for your special day.
6 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING -- CREATE A PLAN OF ACTION
This is adequate time to plan your skin care regimen and protocols. Schedule your personal skin consultation and analysis to discuss your specific needs and concerns. Your esthetician will also instruct you on an appropriate at-home skin care regimen, selecting products you will use during the transformation. This step in the process is often extended to and utilized by members of the wedding party.
Professional treatments that support the at-home care can include services such as facials, chemical peels, ultrasonic exfoliation, and LED therapy. Set a budget and maximize your treatment plan.
3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING – STAY THE COURSE
Keeping the skin balanced is key to success and reaching your skin care goals. Make a commitment to refrain from invasive skin treatments. Drink plenty of water, eat a clean diet of fruits and vegetables, get plenty of sleep, and exercise regularly. Continued use of your daily regimen is essential to a positive outcome, as it can take a few months to see the transformation in the skin.
1 MONTH BEFORE THE WEDDING – PLAN THE FINAL LOOK
Schedule a trial makeup appointment. Discuss the type of look you want and bring photos and examples. Remember, stay true to yourself. Your groom and guests do not want to see you walking down the aisle and not recognize you. Keep it elegant and simple. Avoid “trendy” makeup styles to keep your look timeless and beautiful. Remember to consider any details that may affect the final look, such as spray tanning or altering hair color.
Make sure your makeup artist is using professional grade makeup that is long lasting, great coverage, healthy for your skin, and photo friendly. This is important so you don’t get “flashbacks” from the camera that will negatively influence the quality of your photos. It is beneficial and recommended to purchase any makeup used for touch ups prior to the wedding day. Check with your makeup artist so you will be prepared and have available to you anything you may need to carry with you. Most brides need pressed powder and lip color, for example, for touch ups due to eating, drinking, and kissing - all part of that celebratory day.
If having hair professionally styled, schedule it before the makeup application.
Decide time and location for wedding day makeup. Remember to include in that schedule any members of the bridal party who will also have their makeup done and accommodate accordingly.
ONE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING – ALMOST THERE
Get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated, stick to your regimen, do not introduce anything new to your skin, avoid stress and breathe.
WEDDING DAY – YOU MADE IT
Remember to eat and to drink plenty of water. Refrain from excessive alcohol and salty food consumption the night before to avoid puffy eyes and a swollen face. Stay on schedule with your makeup and hair. Breathe deeply and be in the moment. Enjoy the memories you will be creating and do not worry about your skin and makeup. It’s all been covered.
HEALthy Skin by Stephanie
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