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All Eyes On You: Pre-Wedding Skin Care

Perfection is the operative word when it comes to weddings, so if a summer wedding is in your future  – read on for tips to ensure your skin is radiant and your makeup flawless on that special day!

Radiant Skin

Drink plenty of water! It will help hydrate your skin and keep your pores clear. And one to two weeks before your wedding, avoid alcohol because it can make skin puffy and increase any redness. Find these and other tips at weddzilla.com.

In 10 Must Follow Tips To Get Glowing Skin For Brides, stylecraze.com suggests getting plenty of sleep. No beauty treatment can fully compensate for lack of sleep – no matter how good.  (And, make sure it’s wrinkle-free beauty sleep by JuveRest!)

At brides.com you’ll find useful advice for pre-wedding skin care treatments like exfoliating with a glycolic-acid cleanser and using peels to minimize large pores. If you’re prone to Rosacea, avoid potential triggers like hot showers and spicy foods. Check out what thedailymakeover.com recommends for eliminating skin redness.

Bodyandsoul.com says to schedule a deep cleansing facial about two weeks prior to the wedding. This will allow pimples and toxins to come up and clear. Also, use a body salt scrub to eliminate dead skin cells and help increase circulation.

Smile Bright

On the happiest day of your life, you’ll be smiling big and bright, so your teeth need to be pearly white.  It takes a bit of planning, but totalbeauty.com suggests scheduling a professional in-the-dental-office bleaching one week prior to your wedding.  According to The Perfect Bridal Beauty Guide at webmd.com, avoid drinking coffee, dark sodas and red wine in the weeks leading up to your wedding to reduce staining. Here, you’ll also find tips for planning your bridal skin care regimen.

Timeless Make Up

Should your makeup tie in with your wedding’s color themes? Do you need to change your makeup style because you’re wearing white? What about body makeup for your shoulders and back? International makeup artist Lisa Eldridge answers these questions and more through a series of videos at lisaeldridge.com including Bridal Make-Up Tips.

Marieclaire.com makes it easy to check these Bridal Make-Up Dos And Don’ts off your list. There are 20 in all. Here are a few highlights:

  • Do: Make sure you have your makeup trial at least three weeks, but no more than five weeks before your wedding.
    Don’t:  Have your makeup test done anywhere with overhead fluorescent lighting. If you have a professional makeup artist coming to your home, arrange a time when it’s still daylight outside.
  • Do:Bring references to your makeup trial. Start looking for images of make-up that you really like and bring them with you.
    Don’t: Go for anything too trendy. You’ll have to live with photos from your wedding for the rest of your life, so opt for something classic.


Cosmopolitan.com offers bridal makeup tips, such as using as many oil-free products as possible if you’re getting married in a warmer or tropical climate.

Mother of the Bride

And if you’re the mother of the bride, check out these skin, hair and fashion inspirations on Pinterest, and you have permission to go all out — brides.com encourages you to get your own makeup team. After all, it’s your day to shine too!