1. Schedule in Professional Facials.

If ever there was a time to pamper yourself, your wedding day has to be it! As soon as your date is set get yourself booked in to your favourite beauty salon once a month for a facial. Your therapist will assess your skin type and put together a skin care routine that’s bespoke to you. Regular cleansing, will help to minimise any large pores whilst massage will help to stimulate and circulate the blood to give good skin colour and help tone your face too. Let’s not forget to moisturise this will help keep your skin soft and smooth just perfect for your bridal make-up.

2. Don’t forget your elbows.

It’s the one place brides always forget to pay attention to, well I guess they are out of sight (to you at least). It’s an easy one to rectify and you can do this at home with a home made scrub, or simply throw in some bath salts. Sodium bicarbonate is really good for dry patches. Regular baths with essential oils and bath salts will soon have your elbows soft and smooth and free of any dry red patches.

3. Are your brows on point?

Eye-brows frame our faces and there’s so much out there product wise to help you. If however you do have good eye-brows my advice is to get them in shape sooner rather than later. See your beauty therapist or make-up artist and get those brows tamed well before the big day. You may want a natural looking brow, some of you love full HD brows, whatever your preference start your routine early. Some of you may need to grow one of your brows to match the other after all we’re not all perfectly symmetrical. See a professional and get your brows perfectly shaped to frame your beautiful face. Your makeup artist can also help with this.

4. Book Your Professional Make-Up Artist

Your wedding day will be the most photographed day of your life. All eyes will be on you! In years to come you’ll want to look back on your wedding day photographs, share them with family and friends. I’m often asked if hiring a professional make-up artist is necessary and I would say absolutely yes, please do factor this cost into your budget. Unless you are confident to do your own make-up on the day. Maybe you’ve had some make-up lessons to help you, but your face is as important as your wedding dress, your amazing hair do so please don’t skimp on hiring the best. If you have time before your wedding, book your make-up trial in at least six – eight weeks before your wedding day. This consultation and trial is your chance to ensure you look like your best self. You don’t want any disasters on the day! Think about your theme, your dress and your hair. Your make-up artist should be able to factor all this in to complete the look you want.

5. Wear SPF 30 on your lips.

We spend a lot of money on products protecting our skin from the sun, the wind and the cold. Foundations which contain SPF, moisturises, even hair products, but we often forget to protect our lips. It’s far easier to maintain your lips rather than trying to treat chapped and cracked lips. It doesn’t have to be expensive, a thick balm with SPF 30 will help to keep your lips in tip top condition ready for all the kisses on your big day. You can also treat your lips to some sugar mixed with honey for an easy exfoliation.

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