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HEAD-TO-TOE BRIDAL BEAUTY PREP

On January 11, 2016

Wedding-day beauty shouldn’t begin on the day-of while you’re sitting in the stylist’s chair. Start now to ensure you look your bridal best.

Hair

Great bridal locks require a little love and devotion. We all know that washing, blow-drying, and heat-styling on a daily basis makes for a messy head, full of split ends and “wispies” (those little broken pieces of hair that stick up from your scalp). Start repairing from the inside out. Experts believe that a diet filled with Vitamin B helps bring out your hair’s natural shine.

Face

When it comes to the best way to care for your face, there are many schools of thought but here are a few good pointers for common issues A dermatologist can help those fighting a losing acne battle, by prescribing topical creams and oral pills, or administering facial peels to knock out bacteria and oils. Start seeing a derm six months before the wedding.

Eyes

Dark circles and puffiness are common bride-to-be afflictions (all those late nights pouring over the seating chart is bound to take a toll, after all). Since the skin around your eyes is particularly sensitive, be gentle take off eye makeup with a water-soluble remover (don’t scrub), and keep rubbing to a minimum.

Lips

A Vitamin E stick (sold at pharmacies and health food stores) can combat cracks and creases that weather and nervous lip biting can cause. You should also exfoliate your lips at least once a week, to clear away dead skin Wet a toothbrush with warm water and brush lips with a gentle back-and-forth motion.

Body

You can get your body in shape without lifting a weight or walking a mile (though both will help relieve stress and whittle away at the inches). From the inside, a daily multivitamin can work wonders on a range of ills — from digestive issues to sleeping problems to frayed nerves.

Legs

Your wedding dress might have your legs covered, but that’s no reason to ignore them. Shave only after you’ve softened the skin with warm (not hot) water and use a moisturizing shave cream. One of the simplest rules for keeping them smooth post-shower, apply a rich moisturizer while legs are still damp.

Feet

Sure you’ll probably treat yourself to a pedicure before the big day, but you should indulge your feet in sweet treatments in the months leading up to the wedding.

HEAD-TO-TOE BRIDAL BEAUTY PREP was last modified: April 10th, 2016 by Raja Srour

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