The expert guide to fool-proofing your pre-wedding beauty

When it comes to your wedding day, every bride wants to look and feel amazing.

No one wants to be the victim of orange fake tan hand lines, hair dye disasters or unwelcome spots at any time, but especially not for your big day.

With years of experience helping engaged couples plan the wedding of their dreams, The Scottish Wedding Show have heard it all when it comes to wedding day beauty catastrophes.

Ahead of this weekend’s show at the SEC Glasgow, they’ve shared their guide to a disaster-free beauty regime.

 

SPRAY TAN TWO DAYS PRIOR

First things first: trust the professionals! There’s no room for a Ross from Friends ‘Mississippi’ moment, so step away from the automated spray tanning booth and get a spray tan professional to bronze you up for the big day.

It’s always recommended to try out the spray tan you’ll have for your special day a few weeks before, that way you can see what it will look like in photographs and ensure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in the tanning solution.

Book your final spray tan for two days before your wedding so that, if disaster strikes, you can get the beloved exfoliator mitt out! It also gives time for the tan to look a lot more natural.

 

NO FACE MASKS THE NIGHT BEFORE

The number one rookie mistake when it comes to facials or face masks is doing it the day or night before a big occasion.

When you’re exfoliating or using a pore opening mask, you’re bringing all the dirt and oil to the surface which then equals spots.

Microdermabrasion and chemical peels can work wonders for your skin, but it takes several treatments to see results. Start to get your facials or begin a dedicated skin routine as far in advance as possible – ideally 6 months prior.

This way, your skin will be used to the products and you won’t wake up the morning of with a breakout or irritation rash. Book in your final facial for the week before and be gentle on your skin from then on.

 

HAIR AND MAKE-UP TRIALS ARE A MUST

It may seem like a given, but we’ve come across too many brides who have booked in their makeup artist and hair stylist just for the day of the wedding, which can lead to panic on the big day.

Sometimes it can take a few hair and makeup trials to find the right look, so don’t wing it.

It may be that you love the way a particular make-up artist does make-up for other clients, but that style doesn’t quite suit you for your wedding day – and that’s okay!

Your wedding is one of the best days of your life and no bride wants to feel self-conscious, so don’t set yourself up for any surprises.

 

PLAN YOUR HAIR STYLE + COLOUR

As well as planning your hair style, plan your hair colour.

Sometimes simple is better when it comes to big occasions, in particular your wedding, as those pictures last a lifetime. No one wants to look back and think ‘who let me dye my hair that bright?!’.

If you do wish to mix it up for your big day, book in to get your hair done at least six months prior. This way, you can see how it looks and, if you end up changing your mind, it’s easy enough to dye it back in time.

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