10 Things Not to do Before the Wedding
1) Do not tan
I would stop tanning at least 2 months before the wedding. Tanning always differs on your body condition, strength, frequency, tanning oil etc, so you just don’t know how it’s going to turn out. If you feel like you’re too pale, start tanning in small increments and stop 2-3 months before the wedding for it to settle into a nice bronze tone. I would skip on ANY spray tanning from the day you’re engaged, unless orange skin on white dress is your theme.
2) Do not try new products
This is not the time to try new products! Don’t change pills, detergent, shampoo, facial wash, soap, lotion, etc. Stick to what you know, and just concentrate on the regular ritual. Buy a facial mask that you know works for you, and buy enough until the wedding day. Don’t be tempted to use the mask that one of your bridesmaid brought you for a slumber party. I would not introduce any new products at least 2 months before the wedding.
3) Do not drink wine, coffee or eat dark colored food.
You want your teeth pearly white, not like your Uncle’s cigar stained teeth. Invest into teeth whitening, or at least whitening strips at least one month before. It takes awhile for your teeth to be pearly, so earlier you start, the better. Avoid coffee, red wine, blueberries, high acidic food, black tea, dark colored soda, tobacco products, popsicles, etc.
4) Do not change your hairstyle
You may want to get hair treatments to get it looking shiny and healthy, but try to not dye your hair, perm your hair, straighten your hair or give it a drastic hair cut. Your hair will be the best to stylize on its most natural state. Just get it trimmed if you have to, and always tell the hair stylist that you’re growing it out for the wedding. One month before the wedding, consult the hair stylist and get it trimmed so that it will be perfectly settled for the day.
5) Do not get facials near the wedding
2 months before the wedding day, stop getting strong facials like microdermabrasions and chemical peels. We want to get rid of spotchiness, redness and any peeling. What you do everyday at home is enough facials for you if you started early.
6) Do not eat salty + greasy food
One week before your wedding, cut down as much sodium as you can. Since sodium carries 50 times its weight in water, you’ll notice that you are 2-5 pounds lighter and healthier on your wedding day. Watch your skin glow too!
7) Do not try waxing for the first time near the wedding
If you don’t regularly get bikini wax, don’t try it before your wedding. If you’re planning on getting a bikini wax for the wedding, make sure you start at least 3-4 months before so that your skin gets used to it. You don’t want any major pain, swelling, redness, and irritation on your wedding + honeymoon.
8) Don’t forget to drink water!
This might be the most important tip. Water alone can give you the best facial. It will clear up your skin, and get your hair shiny. During the rehearsal dinner, try to not drink as much wine & champagne, and get some water in between each toasts.
9) Do not stay up too long
I know you have your last minute preparations you need to do for tomorrow, but get your beauty sleep! Make someone else do it for you. If you’re not regularly on sleeping pills or Nyquil, don’t try it for the first time. People react to them differently, you might feel sluggish on your big day.
10) Do not do put on anything on your wedding day
Sure, you have to pass by hundreds of people in order to get to your make up artists and hair stylist, but try to skip all of your regular day-to-day preparations for just one day. Shampoo your hair with minimum conditioner, wash your face, apply basic toner and lotion. Do not put sun screen, moisturizer, concealer, foundation, BB cream, eyeliner, nothing! Don’t put oil in your hair or your regular treatment cream. Try to air dry your hair. Do not put on a bra, you want to avoid any pink indentations on your shoulders and back. Don’t put on your contacts until you get to the make up artists, you want to keep your eyes moisturized as much as possible.
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