How to Avoid Wedding Day Beauty Blunders

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Looking lovely on their wedding day is often at the top of the list of things brides want for their special day. You’ll probably be photographed more often on your wedding day than any other time of your life, so it’s doubly important that you look amazing.

In the excitement and stress of wedding planning, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to skincare and beauty. Making a plan for beauty for your wedding day will mean you look your best and that you’ll have lovely pictures to remember the special day with.

Plan in Advance for Fillers

It might be that people are getting married later in life, or it might be that brides really want to look their best on their wedding day, but more and more brides are choosing to get Botox or dermal fillers in advance of the big day.

If you decide that Botox is right for you, there are some things to keep in mind. Don’t leave your treatment until the last minute, for one thing. Results can take a few days to be visible, so it’s not an injection to leave until the night before.

There’s also the risk of some swelling and bruising at the site of the injection. Avoid walking down the aisle with what looks like a black eye by scheduling your treatment at least a week before the ceremony.

Take Care of Hair Removal

Hair removal is another thing that you don’t want to leave until the last minute. Sure, you can give your armpits and legs a quick shave the day of or the night before your wedding.

But, if you want a treatment that’s more permanent, such as laser hair removal, you’ll want to schedule your appointment a few weeks or a month in advance. It typically takes a few weeks for the hair to fall out after the initial laser treatment. Depending on how thick your hair is, you might need more than one treatment.

If you decide to get your eyebrows waxed or shaped, it’s recommended that you schedule your appointment about a week before your wedding. As you may know, waxing or plucking your brows can turn the area red or cause swelling. Avoid walking down the aisle with a swollen face by booking your brow appointment early.

Make a Day of It

Wedding beauty can be a great way for you to bond with your bridesmaids, mother, sisters, and in-laws. Book a day at a local spa so that you and your bridal party can receive facials. You can schedule a bridal shower at a local spa, for example. When you and your party go in for a consultation, let the staff know that you’re getting facials in advance of a wedding.

Stay Calm in the Face of Pimples

No one wants to wake up on the day of their wedding or the day before to find a large, red pimple on their forehead or nose.

Pimples can and will happen. How you handle them determines whether they stick around for a while or whether they end up leaving a scar. Whatever you do, don’t try to pop the blemish. Instead, gently place a warm, damp washcloth over it.

Apply a topical cream that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help dry up the pimple and kill any bacteria.

If the pimple persists on your big day, concealer is your best option. Apply a bit of concealer over the blemish, then cover with foundation. Put a bit more concealer on top of the foundation, before setting the makeup with a fine powder.

Go For a Test Ride

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a few pre-wedding snapshots will help you get your skincare and beauty routine ready for the big day.

Try out a few hairstyles and makeup options before the wedding. Take pictures of each look, so that you know how they’ll photograph. Having a test run will help you avoid feeling uncomfortable in your chosen hairstyle or makeup.

You’ll also be able to make slight adjustments to your wedding day look so that you’ll look as amazing as possible on the big day.

The staff at Quintessa Medical Spa wants you to look as lovely as can be on your wedding day. If you are getting married in a few months, the time to start your beauty plan is now. To book an appointment for yourself or your entire wedding party, contact the spa today.

Quintessa Medical Spa has two locations: 10604 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI, and 2124 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan, WI. Call (262) 242-QSPA for a personal consultation in Mequon or (920) 458-QSPA for an appointment in Sheboygan.

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