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To help you look your best on your wedding day, there can be a lot of prep that goes into your beauty routine. Unsure of what your beauty regime should be? We've got you covered! We reached out to bridal beauty pros from around the country to share their pre-wedding beauty tips.
Check out what they had to say about beauty routines for the month before, the week before and then the day right before you say "I do."
1 Month Out
Exfoliate & Hydrate
"At least a month before the wedding start using a daily gentle exfoliator. This will get rid of any dead skin on the surface, and soften lines for a natural glow. We also suggest you start testing some overnight creams or oils to keep your skin moisturized and looking fresh!" —Kristi Burke of The Smokey Eye Society in Los Angeles, California.
“Remember to drink lots of water and eat foods that are packed with antioxidants to help recharge your body. This will get your body prepared for the big day."-Tymeka McNeal of BLEND Beauty Group in Decatur, Georgia.
“When you stay hydrated, it affects so many aspects of your beauty. Water helps push out the toxins and as a result, it will leave you with more radiant skin." -Ashley Stone of Beauty Entourage in Rye, New York.
"Start cleansing the skin in the morning and night, then exfoliate twice a week. Lastly it is always important to moisturize leaving your skin feeling refreshed." -Dhyana Leung of Face Art Beauty in Honolulu, Hawaii
“By scheduling your appointments well ahead of time, you reduce the amount of stress and anxiety leading up to your event. Make sure you solidify your hair appointments with your stylist and if you are getting any color/highlights, make sure your coloring schedule is in sync with your wedding date.” -Andi Schafer of Something Blue Stylist in Northern Indiana, Indiana.
“If you are nervous about keeping your makeup looking fresh all day on your big day, don’t fret! Ask your makeup artist about full day packages where he or she will stay for your whole wedding day. You'll end up looking more polished than J.Law on the red carpet." -Kristi Burke The Smokey Eye Society in Los Angeles, California.
1 Week Out
“If you are getting any treatment such as waxing, whitening etc. we suggest to make your appointment at least seven days before your wedding or more. If you want an airbrush tan, then make sure it is two to three days before the event. As for nails, they should always be one to two days before the event.” -Ashley Stone of Beauty Entourage in Rye, New York.
"If you LOVE lashes, this is the time to try beautiful lash extensions for a more natural look and feel that will last longer than the typical strip lashes."-Tymeka McNeal of BLEND Beauty Group in Decatur, Georgia.
“The week of your wedding, try and relax and enjoy the time with family and friends who may be coming in from out of town.” -Andi Schafer of Something Blue Stylist in Northern Indiana, Indiana.
“Last minute break out? Stressing about it will only make it worse, and under no circumstances should you try to pop or pick. Apply a warm compress until the pore opens, and then apply an acne spot treatment recommended by your skin care specialist." -Andi Schafer of Something Blue Stylist in Northern Indiana, Indiana.
1 Day Out
“The night before your wedding DO wash your hair, and blow dry it...but don't straighten or curl it! Clean, dry, and un-styled hair works best when creating a long lasting hair style for your big day.” - Kristi Burke of The Smokey Eye Society in Los Angeles, California.
"We call it the 8 & 8!! Drink at least eight glasses of water and get at least eight hours of sleep the night before your big day.
Try and save that extra glass of wine for the reception...trust us, you will be glad you did!" -Tymeka McNeal of BLEND Beauty Group in Decatur, Georgia.
"Eat a well balanced meal. This will prevent "Hanger" (hungry anger) and will make you feel energized. Snacking is okay too!" -Dhyana Leung of Face Art Beauty in Honolulu, Hawaii