They say that beauty is skin deep and today it literally is. To help you get that coveted bridal glow we asked Carolyn from Carolyn Thombs Makeup Artistry & Consulting for a few skincare pointers to help you get beautified for your wedding day, because you should spend your time debating on wether to do a soft pink lip or make a statement with a bold red lip instead of worrying about your skin!

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Bridal Glow Skin Care Routine | Wedding Tips

Once you get engaged figure out a solid daily skincare routine to stick to in order to get your skin into the best shape it can be in. Find a mask treatment you love or facial peel for your skin type at least 6 months before and do it 1-2 weeks before your wedding day.

Bridal Glow Skin Care Tips | Carolyn Thombs Makeup Artistry
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Nail down your waxing regimen and professional a few months beforehand to make sure you are using someone you trust. And if you have sensitive skin do your facial waxing at least 2 weeks before so ensure you have no reactions to deal with on your wedding day.

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Try and stay away from trigger foods that can either cause breakouts or extra oil production or skin irritation for at least a month before your wedding day. Drink a lot of water (which you should be doing anyways) to keep your body and your skin nice and hydrated.

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Do not, I repeat do not try any new products within that last month before your wedding. Try and schedule your makeup trial at least 3 months or more before your wedding day to ensure that all the products your artist uses do not react poorly with your skin.

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If you plan of getting some sun before that magical day, make sure you use sunscreen and be mindful of tan lines and how they coincide with the lines of your dress. If you prefer to get spray tanned, this is also something you want to get nailed down a few months before the wedding to make sure an oompa loompa does not walk down the aisle in your wedding dress.

The moral of the story here is to take your engagement time to explore these new areas of personal grooming, or perhaps unsual routines and get them figured out; so that those few months before the wedding you are not dealing with a skin-tastrophe. And last but not least don’t try to give yourself an insane regimen that you know for sure you will not keep up with. One, because that will just be a waste of money and two you don’t want to be stressed or confused about any products you are putting on your skin. If you like things simple and to the point aim for a simple and basic regimen, but if you don’t mind a few more steps and you view that time as a relaxing time for you then opt for a more advanced regimen.


Thank you Carolyn for these awesome pointers! Don’t forget to follow Carolyn Thombs Makeup Artistry on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook for more beauty tips.

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