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Counting down to bridal beauty

By Jessica Ball 04 February 2019

There is only one way to achieve that bridal glow – look after your skin.

According to Chelsea Harbor from Shepparton Skin and Body, the best time to start is six months out from your wedding date.

“Everyone wants to look good on their wedding day,” Chelsea says.

“Treatments will help but if you keep up that skin care regime at home it’s going to give those results and benefits more impact as well as lasting longer.”

Six months ahead of the big day

  • Introduce a home skin care regime. The basics should include a cleanser, toner and moisturiser; but for further results add in an eye cream and multivitamin boosters. 
  • Begin a series of treatments tailored to your skin type and problem areas. There are plenty of options out there – from reducing wrinkles and acne to oxygenating, plumping with collagen and brightening with vitamin C. These are best done every four to six weeks in the leadup.
  • Look after your skin health by keeping hydrated by drinking two litres of water a day, using good quality sunscreen, eating well to avoid breakouts and take your make-up off before you go to bed.

One month before the wedding

  • If you are tossing up getting a fake tan, have never had one before or are worried about the colour, have a trial to pick out the right shade.

Two weeks from the big day

  • Have you last treatment, other than brightening facials, which can be done the week of the wedding.

One week to go

  • From brows to Brazilians, book in all waxing so they are a few days before your tanning appointment.
  • Eyelash extensions.
  • A fake tan can be done as far as to two days out from the big day and up to the night before.
  • Manicures and pedicures are best done as late as possible to avoid chips.

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