The Beautiful Bride To Be – Beauty Tips For
The Big Day
It goes without saying that we all want to look our best
for the big day. So preparation is the key. Take care of your
skin, hair and body in the months leading up to the wedding
and you will have a good base to start from.
Starting with body, you want to look slim and happy in your
wedding gown not bloated and insecure so watch what you eat
in the months coming up to the wedding and exercise regularly.
A good tip to prevent bloating as sworn by Hollywood stars
before the Oscars are to cut down on carb's the last few weeks
before the big day. This should eliminate any unwanted bumps
To give your skin that healthy glow desired by all, you need
to drink plenty of water, at least 2 liters per day, dehydrated
skin looks dull, dry and unattractive. The essential fatty
acids found in salmon, tuna, nuts and seeds are essential
for beautiful skin and hair, try to eat as much of these as
possible. Jennifer Lopez swears by this, she is so well known
for her glowing, perfect skin that her perfume was called
Glow in reference to her glowing complexion.
Keep your skin in shape with a daily cleansing, toning and
moisturizing routine. It’s very important that you are using
the right products for your skin type. You can get advice
from your local beauty sales counters on the best products
out there for you. Remember to exfoliate your skin weekly,
this will eliminate old dull skin cells and reveal new fresh
You should have an exfoliating routine for your back, arms
and chest or any other part of your skin that will be on show
in your dress. This will give a lovely healthy shine to your
body. Remember to lash on loads of body cream after you exfoliate
to sooth and moisten the skin.
If you are unlucky enough to have dry frizzy hair or you
use color and harsh styling products regularly, you need to
give your hair regular hair masks to bring the life and shine
back to your tresses. Most salons provide hair treatments
with lovely essential oil and vitamin products, which are
great for your hair and scalp as a lovely weekly or biweekly
treat. The price can range from $30 to $80 depending on the
If you are more of a DIY girl why don’t you purchase your
own intensive moisturizing hair conditioner and do your own
treatment. When you have put the treatment in the hair apply
heat to using a hairdryer, then wrap your hair in cling film
to keep in the heat, leaving as long as you desire this will
prove a more intense treatment allowing the moisture to penetrate
the hair cuticle.
Your hair will be shining with health and smelling yummy
on the big day.
Now for the real magic “make up” of course. Now that you
are all glowing and beautiful nature sometimes needs a little
help to give us that Hollywood beauty we all desire. The next
step is your make up application. If you are going to get
your make up done professionally you should shop around, just
be cause they are “professionals” doesn’t mean they are talented.
Make sure you have an idea of what you want to look like
on the day, bring bridal photos with make up styles you like
and ideas on what hair style you will have also helps.
A clean fresh look always works with definition on the eyes.
Make up that looks good in person is usually too little for
photographs; the last thing you want is your eye disappearing
in the photos. A good idea is to bring an instant camera with
you and take photos of the various make up looks you have
tried out, between you discuss what you like and don’t like.
Remember a photograph is less forgiving than a mirror.
Finally your hair, the range of styles are endless. Do not
try out any new hair colors or cuts in the months leading
up to the wedding, You don’t want to try something different
and trendy and then hate it leaving you no time to grow it
out. Stick to what you know suits you. Also going for the
most up to date styles isn’t recommended you don’t want to
look back on your photos in ten years time explaining to your
kids how it was fashonable at the time.
The first decision up or down? Wearing your hair up shows
off your neckline and bone structure, always flattering in
photographs. On the other hand more people are going for the
sexy wavy tresses look that is being sported by Gwyneth Paltrow
and Jennifer Aniston on her wedding day, very bohemian chic.
Your wedding gown will ultimately dictate your hairstyle.
The rule of thumb is usually sexy wavy tresses equals’ plain
simple dress. The simple up style will flatter the more elaborate
dress. Either way what you feel comfortable with and the prettiest
with is the style for you, a happy comfortable bride is a
About the Author:
Declan Tobin is a successful freelance writer providing advice
on purchasing a variety of Wedding Dresses which includes
Wedding gowns, Designer wedding gowns, and more! His numerous
articles provide a wonderfully researched resource of interesting
and relevant information for all of your wedding interests.
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