10 Beauty Hacks for Brides-to-be
BY: CLAIRE – DAYS [DAYS SINCE Today] AGO
Are you about to tie the knot? In that case, you are probably planning not only your wedding but also how you can become the most beautiful bride anyone has ever seen. Of course, having a gorgeous wedding dress is step number one, but what else can you do to look your very best at your wedding day?
Check out these 10 beauty hacks!
Give Your Hands Some Love
When you get married, everyone is going to want to look at your ring, and your hands will be in lots of photos. Getting your nails done nicely is given, but there are more things you can do to make your hands look beautiful.
Buy a hand scrub or make one at home with sugar, honey, and almond oil (or some other oil you have at home). This will remove dead skin from your hands and make them much softer. Then, you can use plenty of hand cream on them and put them in plastic bags for an hour or so. You can put a hair bobble around your wrists to make them stay put. The best thing would be if you could sleep with them on, but it’s virtually impossible since it’s way too noisy…
Also take care of your cuticles by simply putting some good cream on them every morning and evening. Make sure to rub it in properly. If you struggle with dry, broken cuticles, this will make a big difference, even if it’s very simple.
Get More Easily in Shape
Planning a wedding is stressful and there is a lot you need to get done. If you feel like you don’t have time to go to the gym as often as you would like to, there are still many things you can do to get in shape.
Here are some suggestions for exercise you can get during the day:
• Take two steps at once when climbing stairs
• Get off the bus one or two stops earlier
• Walk to the shop instead of taking the car
• Park far away
• Do bicep curls with your shopping bags when carrying them
• Do a few squats before you sit down
• Do lunges as you walk from one room to another
Use an Eyelash Serum
Eyelash serums are a great way to get long lashes for your wedding day. Even though fake lashes or eyelash extensions can look nice, some brides just feel that they look too unnatural. They prefer to impress people with their natural lashes. Start using the eyelash serum about six weeks before your wedding and you will see great results!
It’s important to be consistent and use the serum every single night to give your lashes a chance to really sprout.
Take Care of Your Teeth
Your teeth will be showing a lot on your wedding day and you will be smiling in hundreds of photos. You can, of course, whiten them, but there is also something you can do to make sure that they don’t turn yellow in the first place and that is to be more conscious when you drink hot drinks.
When you’ve had tea or coffee, make sure to brush your teeth, chew a whitening chewing gum or at least rinse your mouth with water. Also limit the amount of green tea and peppermint that you drink, as they tend to stain your teeth more than other teas do. Drinking through a (reusable) straw will also give your teeth a better chance of staying nice and white.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
If we don’t sleep, we don’t look fresh and beautiful. Make sure to sleep, not only for long enough, but also in a dark room. If your bedroom doesn’t get very dark (we’re talking about ‘not being able to see your hand in front of your face-dark’) you should sleep with a sleep mask that covers your eyes completely. Your body produces the sleep hormone melatonin if the room is dark. So if it isn’t dark enough, the quality of your sleep will be bad.
Getting a good night’s sleep every single night will make you look more alert and eliminate those bags under your eyes. Try to get at least 8 hours every night so that you get enough rest, which is particularly important during stressful times in life, such as when getting married.
And remember: it isn’t called beauty sleep for nothing!
Having difficulty sleeping? Read this article to learn more about how to get a good night’s sleep.
Make the Hairdo Last
One simple hair hack that makes a huge difference is spraying your bobby pins with hairspray before you put them in your hair. Place all of your bobby pins on some kitchen roll and spray them. Let them dry before you use them. You will notice a big difference as they will stay much better than before!
If you’re getting your hair done by a professional hairdresser, tell them that you want this done to your bobby pins, as not all hairdressers even know about this hack (but are often very happy to learn about it!).
Another hairpin hack is to put them into the hair upside down, with the shortest bit closest to your head. They stay on much better that way.
Deal with Shedding Mascara
Halfway through the day, you might notice that some of your makeup, especially your mascara, has shed a bit. To freshen up the skin under the eyes and remove traces of mascara and eyeshadow, use a cotton bud that you put some eye cream on. Gently roll it under the eye. It will clean the skin and moisturise it at the same time. This is a hack that models often use to freshen up.
Pop Pimples with Matches
Nobody wants pimples on their wedding day, but before you squeeze them with your fingernails, consider this: not only does the nails have bacteria on them, but it can also be quite hard to pop the pimples this way. Try instead to use two matches that you put on each side of the pimple and press together until it pops. Wipe it off with some tissue and wash your face, then apply a product that dries out pimples quickly.
Brush Your Tongue
A bride can be extremely beautiful, but if her breath smells horrible, that doesn’t really matter. So get the best breath possible, either use a tongue scraper or brush your tongue with your toothbrush. You can also brush everywhere else in your mouth. The bad breath is not limited to the teeth, there is much more to the mouth than that!
Choose the Right Underwear
It’s easy to think that what underwear you wear during the day doesn’t really matter, since the guests won’t see them, but they can really make a difference as to how your dress fits. If your dress is tight-fitting, use seamless, nude-coloured underwear so that there are no lines showing. What bra you wear is also very important. It needs to be comfortable and invisible, nobody should be able to tell what your bra looks like, it should just be there, doing its job without drawing any attention to itself.
Even if you may be in good shape, wearing Spanx can be a good idea, as it will eliminate any unflattering lines and just make your figure look amazing.
Hopefully you found some new beauty hacks that you haven’t tried before and that you will find helpful when getting ready for your big day! Or you might even want to change them to make them work better for you. Whatever you decide to do, we wish you a wonderful wedding and hope that you will feel like a beautiful princess on that important day!