3 Skin Care Mistakes To Avoid Before Your Wedding Day

We all want to make sure we remember our wedding day forever, and what better way to do so than with pictures? That is why you should make sure your skin is priority while getting ready for your big day. You want to be a blushing bride not a hiding bride. For picture worthy skin, here are 3 skin care mistakes to avoid before your wedding day!

1. The day-before-the-wedding facial.

Wedding stress might have you running to your esthetician right before your big day. Be very carefully about this decision! A trip to the spa for deep exfoliation or extractions the day before you say “I do” is not ideal. But that doesn’t mean a facial treatment is out of the question. It’s safe to schedule a hydrating, calming facial up to a week before the big day to revive and plump stressed and tired skin and snag a little “me time.” In fact – make sure you start working with your aesthetician at least a month in advance so as to book your sessions at the time and ensure that flawless glow at the wedding. Robin Durby is an Aesthetician with Iowa Facial Plastics, LLC and would be happy to consult with you. Cannot make it in for a spa session? Get your pre-wedding glow with our Seaweed Bliss Collection of products – 100% natural and gentle enough for everyday use.

coffee beans2. Excess Coffee.

Relying on caffeinated beverages to get you through those long nights (especially coffee) just makes for an even more exhaustive period. We know caffeine to be both a stimulant and also an irritant to the nervous system, which is not beneficial to an already anxious bride to be. Caffeine is very dehydrating and can contribute to dark circles under your eyes,” says pro makeup artist Beatrice. Furthermore, all caffeinated beverages contain a ton of extra sugar. Experts agree you’re OK to stick with your normal caffeine consumption, but don’t overdo it!

3. Alcohol Consumption Before Your Wedding.

We all want the perfect body shape, size and feel for our wedding day, well guess what? Alcohol carries a ton of extra calories, so you may want to cut back even earlier than the week before your wedding. As for immediate effects, alcohol can make you look and feel puffy due its sulfur-bearing gases and other qualities that weaken your digestive system. (And who wants to say “I do” feeling like a marshmallow? I am hoping you would no you do not.) To make matters worse, alcohol dilates your blood vessels, which can lead to wedding picture-compromising redness. Jill Oldham, owner of Jill Oldham Photographer would be able to share her expertise regarding prepping for your big day with your photographer as well as her wedding album style suggestions.

Planning or attending a wedding soon? Tell us your skin care secrets in the comments!

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