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The Ultimate Beauty Prep Guide For Every Bride-To-Be

Every bride deserves to look and feel beautiful on their wedding day. To ensure you radiate with confidence and elegance, we've prepared the ultimate prep guide for you to follow, starting up to six months before your big day. From achieving flawless wedding-day skin to getting the perfect dress fit, we've got you covered with these essential preparation steps.


Start Your Skincare Regimen As Soon As Possible

Achieving amazing skin when you walk down the aisle begins months before the wedding. We recommend starting a daily skincare regimen at least six months in advance. Tailor your skincare routine to your specific needs, but here are some foundational tips that everyone can incorporate for a radiant look:


  • Eat Wholesome and Clean Foods: A healthy, vitamin-rich diet provides your skin with essential nutrients for a supple and smooth appearance. Avoiding fatty, oily, and sugary foods can prevent dryness and premature aging. Additionally, limiting alcohol and smoking can have positive effects on your skin's glow. According to a leading nutritionist, “everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look."1

  • Stay Hydrated: Adequate hydration is crucial for glowing skin. Proper water intake keeps your skin plump, elastic, and free from blemishes and wrinkles.

  • Wear Sunscreen Every Day: Protect your skin from sun damage by using sunscreen regularly. It not only slows the aging process but also enhances the effectiveness of your other skincare efforts.

  • Find Ways To Alleviate Stress: Wedding planning can be stressful, but taking time for relaxation and self-care is essential. Activities like mindful walks, meditation, and reading can help you decompress and improve your overall well-being, leading to a radiant wedding day glow. Studies show how excess stress can be negative for your health and beauty, increasing inflammation and negatively impacting skin conditions like acne.2 By focusing on your mental health and well-being, you’ll see and feel the benefits with your wedding day glow.

  • Sleep, Sleep, and Sleep Some More: Prioritize getting enough beauty rest, as studies show that adequate sleep can make you look more attractive and less tired. A healthy sleep cycle well before your wedding will significantly impact your mood and appearance. Studies demonstrate that getting enough sleep helps you look more attractive and less tired.3


The Earlier, The Better

Begin preparing your skin months before the wedding to address any underlying skin conditions. If you're dealing with issues like acne or eczema, consult a dermatologist to address them medically before it's too late.


Take Care of The Body Hair

Consider laser hair removal as a more effective option for permanent hair removal without the last-minute hassle of waxing or shaving. Schedule treatments four to six months in advance for a cleaner and smoother look on your wedding day.


Enhance Your Wedding Dress Fit

Plan ahead for the perfect dress fit with CoolSculpting, which helps remove unwanted fat from challenging areas. This scientifically proven fat-reduction method can be especially beneficial if diet and exercise alone haven't yielded desired results. Begin treatments at least three months before your wedding.


Perfect Your Beauty

Beyond a skincare routine, explore medical aesthetic treatments to achieve your desired wedding day aesthetic. By visiting a highly-reviewed medical aesthetics practice, a board-certified physician and skilled aestheticians can help you understand treatment options and reach your desired wedding day aesthetic.


  • Smooth Out Unwanted Lines: Botox treatments can reduce wrinkles and fine lines, providing a younger and revitalized look. Schedule a consultation about two to three months before your wedding, with a touch-up just before the big day.

  • Create A Fuller Look: Consider dermal fillers in smile lines, cheeks, or lips for a natural appearance with increased vitality and plumpness. Schedule this treatment up to four weeks before your wedding to allow time for any swelling to subside.


Last Minute Touches

Prioritize these last-minute touch-ups to ensure an exceptional look on your wedding day:


  • Eye-Catching Lashes: Get a lash lift and tint one to two weeks before your wedding for stunning, thicker-looking lashes that last up to six weeks.

  • Remove Skin Impurities: A hydrafacial just days before your wedding can leave your skin fresh and revitalized, combining cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and antioxidant protection for a radiant complexion.


A Wedding Day To Remember With New Image MD

At New Image MD, we're dedicated to making your wedding day dreams come true. With our licensed physician, Jennifer King, MD, and our team of skilled aestheticians and staff, we provide top-quality services to prepare you for your special day. Schedule a consultation with us, and we'll help you look and feel amazing on your wedding day!


References

  1. Bouchez, C. (2005, March). The ABCs of a Healthy Skin Diet. WebMD; WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/abcs-of-healthy-skin-diet

  2. Feeling stressed? It can show in your skin, hair, and nails. (2023). Aad.org. https://www.aad.org/news/stress-shows-in-skin-hair-nails#:~:text=Stress%20can%20cause%20increased%20inflammation,who%20are%20prone%20to%20outbreaks

  3. Axelsson, J., Sundelin, T., Ingre, M., Someren, V., Olsson, A., & Lekander, M. (2010). Beauty sleep: experimental study on the perceived health and attractiveness of sleep deprived people. 341(dec14 2), c6614–c6614. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6614

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