Bridal Beauty Countdown
Usually when people think of the word “bride” a few adjectives come to mind: blushing, beautiful, and gorgeous. However, as soon as the engagement party is over and in the months leading up to her eyelash styles, many brides-to-be relate to terms of a different sort: tired, stressed, and haggard. Don’t worry.Dioea
12 Months before the Big Day
The Focus: Fitness!
Brides-to-be are always careful about their weight and what they consume in the months leading up to their wedding. This is why 12 months is a perfect time to jumpstart your fitness regimen and drop weight the healthy way through diet and exercise. It is important to not take any weight-loss pills and to avoid crash eyelash styles as these are unfulfilling and can leave you stressed, fatigued and tired in the months coming up to your wedding and even on your wedding day. From running, joining a gym, or hiring a fitness trainer, there is an immense amount of options to help you lose weight and tone your body before the big day.
The Focus: Skincare
The next important thing to check off your list is having and beginning a detailed skincare routine. Although you probably already know what products are great for your skin, it’s time to detail your already manicured routine and add a few other treatments that will get your skin to where it needs to be on your big day. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with a facialist, this way there will be no mistakes or mess ups in the types of treatments you want to have done however, any quality medical spa will have facial experts available to answer any questions. Facial treatments from any medical spa can range from chemical peels, facials, microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing, laser treatments and even acne treatments if your acne becomes severe. These treatments are all non-invasive and require no downtime. It is also best to schedule these treatments out over the course of the months leading up to your wedding in order to get your skin looking its best.
Chemical peels are a convenient choice as they are non-invasive and are also quite relaxing. Most medical spas will have a variety of peels to choose from, however it is highly recommended to have three to six peels for best results at intervals of 3-6 weeks. You will experience moderate peeling for 2-5 days following the treatment.
The Focus: Hair Removal
Everyone has hair and everyone has unwanted hair. On the day of your wedding, it is very possible for you to shave very quickly before your big day starts. However, most women usually want this problem solved way ahead of time so there are no surprises when it comes to your honeymoon. Luckily, there are many different and even painless options to rid of unwanted hair everywhere.
Laser Hair removal is a great choice as it removes hair by sending a beam of light to each follicle that’s hot enough to damage the follicle, inhibiting future hair grown. The beam produces a slight nip but is generally painless unlike waxing. This method will take a few treatments, at least three, in two week intervals in order to achieve permanent results. This method will result in the best results.
IPL Hair Removal is similar to laser hair removal in that it also uses light to destroy the hair follicle. However, the IPL (intense pulsed light) system uses a light filter making it safer for the skin. This method is also great for clearing up acne scarring and also requires multiple visits
The Focus: Hair Style & Makeup
Now is a great time to find and practice a few hairstyles and make up for your wedding day. This is also a fun time because you get to potentially see how gorgeous you are going to look on your wedding day! The first step is finding a bridal hairstylist and also a makeup artist. You may trust your hairstylist with your life and your hair but bridal hair and makeup is a little different. Your makeup and your hair needs to be able to withstand almost anything and able to stay intact for 20+ hours. The best way to choose a stylist and a makeup artist is to get some recommendations from your friends who have used the stylist at their own wedding. Once you schedule a consultation with both, make sure to bring in a picture of a particular style you may want and sit down with your stylist to discuss what you envision and listen to their suggestions. Finally, the last step is for your stylist and makeup artists to practice the style you discussed to determine if it is bridal worthy. Take a picture; send it to your friends, and once approved check that step off! Remember to schedule a follow up appointment 2-3 months before to do a makeup trial run to ensure you are completely satisfied with your look.
The Focus: Teeth
Your day is getting so close! Now that you are closer to your wedding day, this is the perfect time to whiten your teeth without them getting stained again. The amount of time to spend on teeth whitening depends on the method you choose and how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be. Your options will range from Laser whitening, teeth whitening at your dentist, and at home whitening kits. If you opt to whiten your teeth professionally through laser or your dentist, you can begin this a little later as you will see professional results a lot faster than at home kits. Keep in mind at home kits such as the Crest 3D WhiteStrips will take up to six weeks to see clear results.
The Focus: Lashes
False lashes are a great way to make your eyes pop. Not only do they make your eyes look naturally bigger, they even help to keep you awake! However, false lashes can sometimes be unreliable. If this is the case and you have had bad experiences with falsies there is another more permanent option worth looking into. Latisse is a prescription drug that produces larger, thicker eye lashes by keeping hairs in the growth phase. Latisse has had many successful reviews with a “worth it” rating from Realself.com of 84%, meaning that patients who have had Latisse reported on realself.com that having the treatment was 84% “worth it”. Essentially, the higher the rating, the more the treatment is recommended. Latisse can take up to 15 weeks to see full growth results and costs on average $125.
The Focus: Wrinkles and Lips
Some brides-to-be are more detailed than others. Some brides are not as “anal” about the nitty gritty details as other brides can be. If you are one of those “anal” brides, this step is for you. Amid the stress and bustle of planning a wedding, some eyelash styles, crow’s feet, and frown lines may appear. If this is something you cannot have, now is a good time to schedule an appointment with a qualified medical spa to smooth out those wrinkles. Injectables such as Botox and Dysport are available to eliminate wrinkles and unsightly lines. Botox will not give you “frozen face” as seen in the media, your qualified physician will know the exact eyelash styles and amount needed to give your face a natural eyelash styles appearance. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm will help give your lips a full and natural looking enhancement for your wedding day. Full results of injectables can be seen in 3-7 days with an average cost of $425. Dermal filler results can be seen in 2 weeks with an average cost of $675.
The Focus: Nails
This is your last step! Getting your nails done is always a fun way to bond with your bridesmaids before the big day. You are almost there, everything should be planned and all set to go leaving you relaxed as possible. You want to get your nails done 1 to 3 days before your wedding, with 3 days being the max, to ensure that your nails won’t be damaged before the actual day. If they do need to be retouched, you will have a day or two to fix them up again. To get some quick ideas, just visit eyelash styles!
The Focus: You!
You made it! Now is the time to decide if there are any last minute fixes to be done. If not, this day should be dedicated to relaxing and sleeping so you will be completely ready to spend the whole day dancing, drinking, and being gorgeous!