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6 Beauty Blunders to Avoid Before Your Wedding

Planning your wedding requires a lot of time and energy to make sure your special day is what you want it to be. With so much going on, it can be easy to let your beauty planning fall to the wayside. Leaving your skin care, hair, and beauty prep to the last minute can have challenging consequences for your bridal glow.

Learning what mistakes to avoid can make a positive difference on your wedding day, and help you enjoy the festivities more. Knowledge is power and the following tips can help you look and feel beautiful for the ceremony and the following party!

#1 Skipping Your Makeup Trial

Trying a brand-new look on your wedding day may not have the results you’re hoping for and create stress that you don’t need on your special day. This is why booking your makeup trial weeks or months ahead of your wedding is the way to go. This way, you have plenty of time to do your research and fill up your Pinterest inspiration boards and talk with your makeup artist about what bridal look you are aiming for. Your trial is a fantastic opportunity to try things out, so you don’t have any unwanted surprises for the ceremony.

If you already have your dress and hairstyle, or at least have solid ideas of what they may look like, bring pictures to your makeup professional. This can help them consider the big picture more effectively when figuring out your makeup style for the wedding.

Keeping it simple can also be a good idea. Switching things up can give you a boost of confidence but doing something drastically opposed to your usual style may not be ideal. Your makeup artist can offer recommendations that suit your skin tone and features and incorporating them into your bridal look can be wonderful, but there is a reason why you favor a certain aesthetic: it compliments your face and overall appearance.

#2 Getting a New Haircut or Color Too Close to the Ceremony

Waiting until the last minute to decide on a new hairstyle means you won’t have time to course-correct if the results are not what you were expecting. Having enough time to talk with your hair professional about what cut or color would look great on you, regardless of whether you stay close to your usual hairdo or are changing it up can significantly alleviate your stress.

Trying out a specific cut or altering your hair color or tone months ahead allows you to get the look you want and then maintain it appropriately until your big day, so you are happy with your appearance during the big event and on your pictures.

If you are unable to get a hair appointment until the home stretch before your ceremony, you may want to keep things close to your usual hairstyle.

#3 Changing Your Skin Care Routine 3 Weeks or Less Before Your Big Day

Consulting a dermatologist several months ahead of your wedding is important to have radiant skin for the ceremony. When you see a professional early on after getting engaged, they can tailor a beauty plan to meet your specific needs and goals. A wide range of aesthetic treatments like microneedling, dermal fillers, or laser solutions, may require multiple appointments to maximize your results. Even some facials that you can get closer to your wedding day require several days for your skin to look its best. By avoiding last-minute cosmetic treatments, you give your skin enough time to recover and have the results you are hoping for.

Another perk of working with a dermatologist is getting product recommendations to amp up your at-home skin care regimen. By doing so early, you ensure that your skin won’t have last-minute reactions that may impact your bridal look. Most skin care professionals advise that you do not add new products to your routine in the last weeks before the ceremony.

#4 Tanning or Unprotected Sun Exposure

Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen year-round is an effective way to protect your skin and overall health. Before your wedding, you want to take extra care of your skin. Tanning, unprotected or prolonged sun exposure can cause sunburns or tan lines that are not ideal for your big day.

If you are looking for a sun-kissed look for your wedding, we recommend that you research professional spray tan or quality self-tanning options. You can bring this up when you first consult your dermatologist or aesthetician early on in your wedding prep. This way you have lots of time to try things out and settle on the right shade and product!

#5 Not Staying Hydrated

Drinking enough water is always good for your health and making sure you stay hydrated in the weeks and months leading to your wedding is especially important. It will help you look and feel confident on your special day. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and don’t hesitate to set up reminders on your phone to drink the appropriate amount of water every day.

Health benefits of drinking enough water include:

  • Effective digestion
  • Clearer and more youthful skin
  • More energy
  • Increased brain performance
  • Effective natural detoxification
  • Headache prevention
  • Weight management

You can also improve your hydration is by cutting down your alcohol consumption, especially close to your wedding day. It will help minimize bloating and redness and support your beautiful skin.

#6 Not Preparing an Emergency Beauty Kit for Your Wedding Day

Putting together a wedding day emergency kit does not only bring you peace of mind, but it can also make a big difference on your special day. From trusted skin care and beauty products to blotting papers and deodorant, this special bag is a must for brides.

Planning it well in advance and preparing it the day before the wedding at the latest helps you include everything you may need. Whether you want to add a small sewing kit or menstrual products, you can customize this kit to your specific needs.

Entrust your maid of honor or another close friend or relative with this bag. Make sure that it is someone who will be close to you throughout the day to make it convenient for you to use anything that is in your kit.

Contact Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 to schedule an appointment to discuss your bridal beauty plan!