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Bridal Beauty - Plan-Ahead Strategies for Making Sure You Look Flawless on Your Big Day

Aug 17, 2007
Brides around the world have different expectations of how their wedding day should turn out. But one thing every bride wants is to look beautiful as she attends pre-wedding events, strolls down the aisle, and attends her post-wedding celebrations and romantic honeymoon.

You can't expect to wake up on the day of your wedding and prepare for your bridal beauty then - it takes months of preparation if you want a flawless look that will have your guests in awe and your own mind at ease with your appearance.

Even the most beautiful woman in the world works at making her beauty shine. As a bride, you'll want a head-to-toe appearance that is fresh, vibrant, and youthful no matter what your age.

Getting in good shape isn't all about exercise and diet. While most brides focus solely on their size, there are other beauty basics brides need to pay attention to in the months before their wedding.

As a bride, your groom, photographer, and wedding guests will be looking at your hands more than usual. They'll want to see the rings and if your hands are dehydrated or your nails are in poor condition, you'll be disappointed when you see the results in your wedding photos.

Many brides use pre-natal vitamins to boost the condition of their nails and hair. For several months before your big day, make a regular appointment to have your nails done professionally. Solar nails won't break off as easily as nail tips or your natural nails.

Also, make sure you drink plenty of water. Water is the nourishment your body needs to stay in good shape - and it also keeps your skin from appearing old and wrinkled.

Invest in a good moisturizer for your hands and apply it liberally throughout the day - especially after washing your hands. If your wedding is in the winter months, you might have to take extra care of your hands to make sure they don't dry out.

Ask your salon if they offer wax treatments for your hands - which is where they dip your hands in warm melted wax and it gives them a soft, smooth appearance. A spa and salon can also handle facial care you'll need for the months leading up to your nuptials.

Facials can sometimes irritate the skin initially, before you see results, so don't schedule any abrasive facials like a scrub for the day before or of your wedding. You also want to ensure any products used on your face won't cause any type of reaction, so be sure to try them out months before your wedding.

Again, water will help your face retain its youthful look. It plumps out wrinkles and keeps your skin from appearing flaky. Make sure you know the effects of any facial treatments you undergo, since processes such as mud facials can draw out toxins and cause pimples to occur.

For your hair, try out different styles before the wedding, but don't overdo it on the chemicals. You don't want to change your hair color every other day and then wind up with hair that looks and feels like hay because it's so dried out.

Make sure you use a good conditioner and other products such as gels, mousse, or hairspray that help your hair retain a natural look. You don't want your hair to appear greasy, but instead shiny. It should have life to it - a nice bounce when you move, instead of being glued to your head.

Taking care of your appearance from the inside out will help you ensure your appearance is flawless and shockingly beautiful on the day of your wedding. Then anything that's used topically can assist in enhancing your natural beauty.

As you see a transformation in your appearance, you'll learn that you won't need as much help using products on the outside to make an impression. You can go with lighter makeup, so that it doesn't have that caked-on look. Take a feminine, romantic approach to your beauty routine and it's guaranteed that you'll feel confident when you wake up the day you're to become a Mrs!
About the Author
Sharon Vaz is the founder of http://www.mydivinewedding.com, providing unforgettable wedding favors and accessories to help make your special day simply divine.
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