Its just a few days to your big day. Venue, check. Dress, check. Husband, check check!
Everything seems to be in order but do you have your list of beauty blunders and donts? If you really want to look your absolute best on your wedding day, here are 6 things to avoid one week before you say ‘I Do’.
1. Drastic Haircuts
Your big day is just days away, this isn’t the time to experiment with drastic hair cuts. You should have done that three months or more before during consultations. Its very important for you to maintain same hairstyle throughout this process because the texture and style of your hair change if you get it chopped. Don’t forget also that something drastic may not look right with your weave, dress’s neckline, veil, or wedding day jewelry.
The closer you get to the big day, the more stressed and emotional you’ll be. You want to make all of these preparations and decisions with a clear, calm head.
This is extremely important. Alcohol carries a ton of extra calories, so you may want to cut back or even avoid it like a plague at least a month before your wedding. Alcohol weakens can give you that puffy look and feel instantly. It also weakens your digestive system. Remember we want to look great in the wedding photos right?
3. A New Workout
By all means, stick to the routine you’ve been doing. This isn’t the time for new moves. When you strain your muscles, it can take weeks to heal and you definitely don’t want to be too sore to get down on the dance floor. If your goal is to lose weight, make sure to start a new fitness program well before your dress fittings. And if you simply want to relieve stress, then try taking long walks or a 5-minute run.
4. Changing Up Your Makeup
According to a makeup artiste Jodie Hazlewood, “Sometimes brides panic at the last minute that they’ve got too much or too little makeup on. That’s why during the trialâ€”when they’re in a much more rational state of mindâ€”I give brides a chance to try out different looks. Modern bridal makeup is a little like red carpet makeup,” says Hazlewood. “It needs to look good on HD video cameras, professional cameras, personal camera phones, in bright light and candle light, as well as last for hours.” My advice to you is to trust in your makeup artist, who takes your skin type, age, hairstyle, wedding color palette, and the time, location, and style of your day into consideration when designing your look. Take lots and lots of water and get enough sleep to ensure your skin is perfect on that day.
5. Peels & Microdermabrasion
Going for a peel or microdermabrasion session is a no-go the week before you wedding. Some chemical peel or microdermabrasion can peel off your skin afterwards, leaving dead skin on the surface that can ball up under makeup. It can also leave your skin irritated and wearing makeup will only anger that irritation. Ensure you give at least 2 weeks span before your wedding when you schedule that appointment for any of such treatments.
6. Trying on new Skincare Products
You should only change your skincare regimen months before your wedding. I guess this is self-explanatory. Swapping in a new product could lead to allergic reaction, dryness or oiliness that takes time to correct. Make sure you see a dermatologist or skin specialist who can give you a personalized pre-wedding skin care routine which works for you.
Got any other donts you think brides should avoid few days to their big day? Please share in the comment section below.
Photo Credit: bridalmusings