Ladies, it's time to prep! You don’t need us to tell you that there’s a lot that goes into looking "biggest day of your life" ready. Those photos and videos are going to last forever—I mean, no pressure, right? So here are five beauty treatments—ranging from simple DIY to slightly more advanced—that will help make glam time easier on your wedding day.
It’s honestly amazing how dramatically different people look with a whiter smile. Whiter teeth make you look younger, more rested, they make your skin look healthier—the list goes on! So by simply whitening your teeth prior to your wedding, whether you opt for going the professional route or prefer to do an at-home version like Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Surpreme FlexFit Teeth Whitening Kit, you’re going to be thrilled with how much it improves your final look on your wedding day. ("3D White Luxe Whitestrips Supreme FlexFit" teeth whitening kit, $60.29, Crest available at Target)
You pretty much have to be living under a rock at this point if you haven’t heard about microblading. The semi-permanent eyebrow makeup is one of the hottest beauty treatment around, and it’s pretty much life-changing. By creating tiny hair-like strokes that stay on your skin, you wake up looking like you’ve already done your brows—talk about making your makeup routine easier! Just make sure you get your ‘blading done at least four months before the wedding, because to get the full effect, you need to get a touch-up two months after your initial appointment, and it takes at least 12 weeks for the final shade to show.
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Whether you’re going to wear your hair up or down, having it healthy, strong, and shiny is going to make your final outcome better. How do you get your hair as healthy, strong, and shiny as possible? A deep conditioning treatment! Call your hair salon and ask them what their different options are, and book the appointment for at least two weeks prior to the wedding.
Buff Your Finger Nails
Are you surprised to see something so easy on the list? It’s amazing how much something as simple as ridge-free, buffed nails can help your overall look. An unpolished buffed nail looks healthier, cleaner, and quite frankly, more chic, and buffed nails also help manicures last longer, too! Just make sure you use the right tool (never use a regular nail file or emery board) like the Revlon Shape 'N' Buff File & Buffer, and when you’re smoothing, don’t file down too much of the nail. ("Shape 'N' Buff" file and buffer, $3.49, Revlon available at Buffer)
Some people think the word microdermabrasion sounds scary, but just think of it as a professional exfoliation. It’s completely pain-free and requires no downtime and leaves your skin the best possible version of itself—by sloughing off the dull to player of skin, it leaves your skin with a smoother texture, more even tone, fewer breakouts and a radiant glow. If you start three to five months before the wedding, you can actually get several microdermabrasion treatments done before the wedding for the most gorgeous skin of your life.