There are so many fun things to do before your wedding. Your loved ones will want to throw you a bridal shower and a bachelorette party to have a great time and get rid of wedding planning stress. You may go on a mini-moon with your fiance before you walk down the aisle or prep to move into the same house.
It’s also smart for brides to think about their beauty regimen in the weeks and months before they walk down the aisle. You want to look your best when the ceremony begins, so start prepping by taking care of your hair, skin and nails.
Read about these pre-wedding beauty treatments that are steadily gaining popularity. Many brides use them to look and feel great for their wedding, but you can also continue them well after you’re married:
1. Try a Microdermabrasion Procedure
Exfoliation is a critical part of any daily skincare routine. It’s how you remove dead skin cells and make room for new ones so you have smooth, glowing skin. Even if you’ve never tried it at home, you can get a microdermabrasion procedure. It’s a simple way to give professionals the power to change your skincare.
There are a few ways to try a microdermabrasion procedure, depending on what’s available where you live. Dermatologists can choose from machines that use gentle sandpaper-like paddles, expert metal tips or even crushed crystals to soften skin. Talk with your dermatologist to see if this kind of treatment is right for you.
2. Look Into Cortisone Shots
Anyone who deals with constant breakouts should look into cortisone shots. You can sign up for this treatment in the weeks before your wedding to test it. The shot is injected around areas of swelling to reduce the size and lifespan of a breakout. Try this procedure in the months before your wedding to see how your skin reacts — then consider doing it again a few days before you say your vows so your skin looks flawless.
3. Think About Retinoid Lotion
If you like to spend time in the sun, your skin may have sun damage that causes abnormal pigmentation and wrinkles. Applying a retinoid lotion infuses your skin with vitamin A, which reverses this damage while also treating acne. It’s best to try this kind of cream in the months leading to your ceremony, as some people experience skin irritation and dryness after beginning a retinoid treatment.
4. Consider Lash Growth Treatments
Many brides want long, beautiful lashes to make them stand out in their wedding day pictures, but you don’t have to bother with fake lashes and glue to get the look you want. Consider a lash growth treatment to lengthen, thicken and strengthen your lashes for a natural, dramatic look. You’ll see a noticeable difference after a month of use, so plan to start this kind of beauty treatment as soon as you can.
5. Whiten Your Teeth
Everyone dreams of having a white smile, so go all out for your wedding and make it one of your new beauty treatments. Talk with your dentist about whitening procedures or getting a bonding treatment, depending on what’s right for you and your dental history. You may even get porcelain veneers, which never chip or stain.
Start New Treatments Early
You never know how your body may react to new beauty treatments, so find some that interest you and start them early. You can figure out which work well for you and use them to perfect your bridal look on your wedding day.