The Do’s and Don'ts of Bridal Beauty Skin Care

Planning a wedding can be a pretty stressful experience, especially for the bride. A bride-to-be is the ultimate decision maker in what may seem like an endless stream of choices that will determine the way the wedding will look and feel, but she is also one of the front-and-center stars of the wedding! As the day draws near, plenty of brides start feeling the pressure of being not only the center of attention, but also the subject of hundreds of photos — pictures that will stand as a visual record of their wedding day.

Every woman wants to be a beautiful bride, but there’s a lot more to this than simply finding the perfect dress. Some details are beyond your control and you may feel like your complexion is one of those troublesome details. Most brides worry about having perfect, glowing, picture-worthy skin for their wedding day. But they also know that there isn’t a way to predict or ensure that outcome and, so, end up buying some good concealing makeup and hoping for the best.

But we have good news! There are actually quite a few things you can do to get your skin picture-perfect before the big day. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts of pre-wedding natural skin care.

The Do’s and Don'ts of Bridal Beauty Skin Care

DO start thinking about your new beauty routine at least a year to six months before your chosen wedding date.

This may sound to you like an awful lot of lead time to fret about something which may feel a little superficial — but your new routine will require some research and consideration. Everyone has one or two issues that she may not realize she can correct with the right treatment and with consistent care. Do you think your skin is too oily or too dry? Do you have a lot of breakouts? By determining what causes the issues you want to correct, you can choose to adopt more natural skin care habits to counteract those problems now. This will serve you well, not only for your wedding day but also for a foundation of a lifetime of healthier habits.

DON’T rely on quick but harsh chemical or laser options.

It might be tempting to book an appointment for some kind of chemical peel or laser treatment one or two weeks before the wedding, but beware. More often than not, these harsh procedures can cause more problems than they can correct. Long-term fixes such as a change in diet may be more work, but the results will look better and be better for you.

DO change your diet to support healthy skin — you might be surprised at how much of a difference this can make!

This might be a great opportunity to meet with professionals about the right natural skin care choices for you. Everyone’s body is different and the vitamins and nutrients you’re lacking for healthy, beautiful skin won’t be the same as what someone else might need. Consider making an appointment with a nutritionist who can help you determine the kinds of foods you might benefit best from in your diet, as well as what foods and products you should be avoiding. For serious skin concerns, make an appointment to see a dermatologist who can treat your specific skin problems.

DON’T forget your sunscreen!

One of the best ways to get healthy, beautiful skin is to protect it! Keep your sunscreen handy a few months before the wedding and use it liberally. Remember not to neglect your face or even your lips. There are many gentle moisturizers and nourishing lip balms that contain sunscreen that won’t add any extra steps to your new natural skin care routine.

DO take the time to pamper yourself.

Stress can be a huge contributor to skin problems, but be sure not to compound your problems by stressing about your stress itself! All kidding aside, though, so many brides find themselves spinning in a cloud of anxiety before they’re anywhere near their actual wedding day. Yes, there are a lot of details and it might feel also like there are a ton of expectations that you need to live up to — but really, giving in to the stress will not help anything at all. Try to take the time to schedule a massage and a mani pedi with your best friend or your mom. If you’ve been dieting for the big day, indulge in one decadent meal or dessert. Try to think more about why you’re excited to be getting married and not about how ready you are for the planning to be over.

There are a lot of things that you’re going to need to keep in order when you plan your wedding. In many cases, there are so many budgets to stick to, schedules to coordinate, invitations to have designed and mail, and, finally, RSVPs to track. There’s your dress (your dress fitting and alterations) and your bridesmaids dresses (to coordinate and fit and alter). That’s not even to mention the food, the cake, the venue, the rehearsal dinner, and the flowers. Weddings can be a giant production, but even the smallest of weddings is not without its fair share of stressors and tensions.

If you take the time to learn more about the positive long-term effects and benefits of the choices you put into action now — at the precipice of such an important change in your life — your decision to improve the health of your skin by using natural skin care products may prove to be the first step to a healthier life for years to come.