It’s a known fact that the buildup to your wedding day is probably the most stressful –– it’s the storm before the celebration. The sleepless nights, stressing, overthinking, can take a toll on your hair and skin causing you to lose out on that bridal glow. Don’t worry! While you cannot avoid the planning (even if you aren’t a bridezilla), you can take a few measures in advance to prevent it from sucking the life out of you. Here’s the ultimate beauty checklist for every bride-to-be –– make sure to indulge in these beauty treatments at one of the best JCB Salons just before your big day.
For Your Skin:
Meet your dermat
Schedule a meeting with your dermatologist to understand what your skin needs and how you can retain its health in the run-up to your big day. By talking to dermat, together, you will be able to come up with a plan and skincare routine to suit your needs. This also gives you enough time to opt for procedures that take time to show results.
Time: 1 year prior
Regular facials FTW
Regular facials will help you maintain your skin’s health and glow. From basic cleanups to glow-inducing facials, a professional will be able to guide you and provide you with the routine treatments your skin needs to look good on your wedding day. However, keep in mind not to go overboard and to not experiment with anything that can cause flare ups just before your wedding.
Time: 8-9 months prior
Stick to a regular skincare routine
Make sure you religiously follow the recommended routine suggested by your dermatologist. Make sure to exfoliate at least once a week –– this will remove the layer of dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin, revealing a brighter complexion. Regular exfoliation also allows for other skincare products to work faster and more efficiently, as it penetrates deeper into your skin. During this period, opt for brightening skincare products, especially your face serums and masks.
Time: 6 months prior
An inside-out cleanse
Taking an inside out approach, make sure you cleanse your body and mind too. You need to eat foods that’ll help you get that lit from within glow. Skip out on alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated drinks. Make sure you drink a lot of water and juices. Green juices that contain dark leafy grains will help drain out toxins, and leave your skin healthy.
Time: 3 months prior
For your hair:
Contemplating between keratin or cysteine? Do a sampling to see which one suits your hair better. It’s best to experiment with these kinds of treatments way in advance approach the experts at JCB Salon so that you don’t regret it on the day.
Time: 9 months prior
Nothing can be more disastrous than a hideous hair colour on your big day! Consult a hair colourist to find the perfect shade that’ll complement your skin tone. The rule of thumb is two shades – whether you’re going light or dark, always go two shades from natural hair tone. Make sure to also do a touch-up before your wedding day.
Time: 6 months prior to experiment, 10 days prior to touch-up
Get your haircare routine in place
Make sure you shampoo less and whenever you do wash your hair, you top off with conditioner. Deep conditioning and hot oil treatments are also necessary to nourish your locks – after all, you don’t want to look like a frizzy mess on your wedding day.
Time: 6 months prior
Customise your style
Consult with your hairstylist before you lock-in your haircut or style. If you want to get a haircut, then make sure you try it out a little bit in advance and then trim your hair closer to the date. In terms of hairstyles, make sure to do a trial run prior to your big day, just to ensure it holds up and you won’t feel uncomfortable or conscious.
Time: 3 months prior for haircut, a month prior for hairstyles
For your body:
Go for a body scrub
Get rid of those dead skin cells and give your body a good massage in order to prep it for your big day. A body scrub massage will help renew your skin, ensure lymphatic drainage, and just relax your mind and body. Book an appointment with JCB Salon for a spa day with your girls!
Six months before your wedding day, make sure to dry brush your body at least once or twice a week. This’ll not only get rid of dead skin cells and dry skin, but will also improve your body’s circulation.
Time: 3 weeks prior
For your nails:
Hydrated nails equals healthy nails. Prevent breakage or splits by applying cuticle oil on your fingers every night before heading to bed. You can even double up on the moisture by applying a hand cream before. Apply sunscreen on your hands whenever you step out, to prevent UV damage. Remember, treat your hands the way you’d treat your face.
Time: 1 year prior
Regular mani-pedis are your BFFs
Make sure you get your regular mani-pedis that’ll ensure that your nails are healthy. It’ll also keep the dead skin at bay and keep your hands and feet looking youthful.
Time: 3-4 months prior done monthly