While every woman is beautiful, a wedding is a chance to pamper yourself to look and feel extra special. Here are the top five pre-wedding spa treatments to add to your beauty regimen to help you look and feel your best!
There is nothing quite like a fresh manicure and pedicure! While you can have them professionally done, there are also great nail kits that you can try at home. Not only will this save money, but it’s also great bonding time with your fiance or bridesmaids. Grab your favorite nail polish, foot scrub, and a glass of wine, and paint the night away! Some opt for a classic look, and others choose polish colors that align with their wedding decor, or even as their “something blue.” If you choose to go out for a mani/pedi at a local spa, be sure to ask about how long it will last! While gel nails are gaining increased popularity as a pre-wedding beauty treatment, it is important to ensure that the look will last until your big day.
Besides your dress (and the happy couple, of course), your hairstyle is what is likely to stand out the most in the photographs of your big day! Not only is it important to choose a hairstyle that you feel beautiful and comfortable in, but a fresh cut and hair color can truly help you look and feel your best. While you shouldn’t try anything too different or too drastic close to the wedding, you can experiment with different styles in the months before.
Giving your face some TLC leading up to the wedding can do wonders for your confidence and boost your beauty! It’s recommended to start a good skincare regimen six months before the wedding, which might include monthly peels or facials. If you have lingering issues (such as body acne, rosacea, etc) it might be best to consult with a dermatologist before the big day to figure out the best treatment plan for your skin type.
You can pick up some quality face masks and cucumbers for a spa night with your girls, or treat yourself to a professional facial! Not only do facials cleanse your skin, but they are great for reducing stress and even relieving psychological distress (which is a must during this busy season). Facials can also help detoxify your skin, treat any acne or acne marks, and eliminate whiteheads and blackheads, leaving your complexion flawless. After getting your skin some rejuvenation, you truly will be glowing!
To wax, or not to wax? - that is the question. This pre-wedding spa treatment is 100% based on your comfort level. Some brides choose to stick to the basics - eyebrows, maybe some small facial areas, or underarms. Others go all the way - from smooth legs to full Brazilian. Waxing before the wedding can help eliminate some of the risks that come from shaving the morning of, as well as save some time as you’re getting ready. However, if you have never been waxed before, it is best that you schedule an appointment about ten days before the wedding date, then again for a touch up two days prior to the date. If you have waxed before, two days before your wedding day is likely the best time to hit up the salon.
Eyelash extensions are quickly becoming one of the most popular pre-wedding beauty treatments! Longer lashes can make your eyes look bigger and brighter, which is AMAZING for those treasured wedding photos. Just be sure to do your research, know your options, take care of your natural, beautiful lashes (both before and after treatment) and, if you can, do a trial run before your wedding day! Those lengthy, gorgeous lashes will truly add a whole new meaning to the words “blushing bride.”
Okay, you can admit it - wedding planning can be stressful! Perhaps the number one thing you can do before your wedding is RELAX. What better way to do that than with a massage? There is nothing quite like a relaxing, professional massage to ease your sore muscles and worried mind. You can even plan a couples massage for you and your sweetheart, for some quality time before the wedding! Or, as a wedding gift to yourselves, enroll in a few couples massage classes. The benefits will last well into your marriage!
Make A Day Out of It!
If you are able, research local spas, retreats, or hot springs in your area and plan a spa day with your girlfriends, bridesmaids, siblings, or your significant other! Taking some time to get away from the craziness of wedding planning and your to-do list will do wonders for your mind, heart, and soul. It may sound cliche, but it’s true! Indulging in some much-needed self-care, as well as quality time with those you love, is so important during this memorable and busy season of your life. You don’t want to let it pass you by!