So, you’ve got a wedding coming up. And it’s not just anyone’s wedding—it’s yours! Don’t blame yourself for forgetting. You’re a working girl, and you need to pay the bills too.
But no matter how busy you are, you’ve got to take some time to focus on yourself. In a few days, your family, friends, and, of course, your groom expect to see you in your most beautiful form. You’d be surprised to learn how much you can still do in the few weeks before your wedding.
Check out this last-minute beauty preparation guide, so you can look your best on the day you say ‘I do.’
Lose A Few Pounds
One wedding goal many brides want to achieve is to fit in their dream wedding dress. While some work for that for years, you might be busy at work to even be thinking about it. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t force yourself into your dress.
Weeks before the big day, try out an exercise routine you enjoy, be it running, yoga, or cardio fitness. You’re not going to shed any significant pounds doing something you don’t like.
If you’re pressed for time, don’t fret. Take a shortcut. It’s not cheating per se but a quick fix for a special event. You can visit an aesthetic specialist to get rid of extra fat in a short amount of time. Even if you exercise regularly and eat healthily, you still might have areas on your body that don’t respond to your efforts. A beauty professional will help beautify you for your wedding and for the days after that.
Follow A Facial Routine
Besides your lovely body in your beautiful dress, wedding guests will most likely focus on your face. Makeup can do so much, but it will work and look better on clean, healthy skin.
You can improve the quality of your face days before your special day. Pick a tried-and-tested facial routine and stick to it. Trying out new ones might result in breakouts and possible allergies, and you can’t have that. A benefit of doing facial treatment you already know by heart is that you won’t waste precious time carrying it out. You could probably do it with your eyes closed!
When you’re busy with work and worrying over wedding preparations, your skin will tend to appear dry and dull. It’s a result of stress, but you can fix that in a snap. Choose your favourite essential oil and give your face a well-deserved deep massage. The movements will help circulate the blood in your face, giving you a natural flush and glow. You’ll look so beautiful that you won’t have to pile on heavy makeup on the big day.
Don’t Skip Sleep
Your mind is on overdrive, with thoughts about your daily schedules and plans for the wedding. You feel more fatigued, and it shows on your face. Here’s a piece of beauty advice: let your mind rest. The human body reacts, often negatively, to the lack of proper sleep. If you want to shine on your wedding day, you need to get to bed early days or weeks before.
Set aside your pending workload and other worries and just let your body and mind sleep. You’ll thank yourself for it. Getting enough sleep helps regenerate cells to repair your organs and muscles and strengthens your immune system too. You’ll get fewer chances of getting sick all of a sudden. Sleep will improve the quality of your skin too. So, say ‘bye-bye’ to sallowness!
If you still find yourself having trouble sleeping while you’re exhausted, consider getting an herbal sleep pillow. Herbs like lavender and chamomile are excellent for promoting restful sleep since their scents help relax nerves. Consider it a great idea to sleep with one to alleviate any pre-wedding jitters you might have.
Drink More Water
Save the alcohol for the wedding. Drink your daily intake of water for maximum benefits. Water is the only magical liquid to add to your last-minute beauty routine. It promotes brighter skin and fewer acne breakouts. Staying hydrated also gives you more energy to get through the day.
Always drink around 11 to 12 cups of water daily. Put in a lemon slice or add some mint to make your drink more flavourful. If you want more benefits, try a leafy green or fruit smoothie. You can do this to switch it up a little. But don’t forget to wash it down with a cool glass of water after.
Minimise The Makeup (For Now)
Days or weeks before your wedding, go easy on the makeup. Allow your skin to breathe and heal, so you can look and feel fresh on the big day. Slap on your favourite moisturiser and sunscreen, and you’re good to go! Who knows? You might find that going out with a bare face feels more freeing, and you’ll want to keep doing it every other day.
If you really can’t help it, wear minimal makeup for work and your daily errands. You’ll do fine with filled brows, blush, a bit of concealer, and lipstick with a pop of colour. You can go wild with the makeup on the day itself.
And every night before you sleep, make sure to wash it all off thoroughly. Never sleep with makeup on, and never leave even a trace of it on your face. Residue can lead to bacterial buildup, which causes acne. If you have blemishes and want to clear this away before the wedding, you can try some effective tips to manage acne, such as washing your face a couple of times a day. A pimple is but a small thing, and it shouldn’t ruin your day, especially your wedding.
Here Comes The Bride!
Looking and feeling beautiful is important for any bride. You might be busy, and you might want the perfect wedding, but that shouldn’t mean you should fuss over everything. Keep calm, and everything good will follow. Inner beauty still reigns supreme, and no one wants to interact with an irritable bride.
A wedding is a special event not just for those getting married but also for their loved ones. While the spotlight is on you, all your guests will do their best to look glammed up that day. So, you better prove to everyone that you deserve that spotlight by doing an effective beauty regimen, even if it’s last-minute.