Bridal Beauty Prep Guide

What does it take to master the art of bridal beauty these days? The recent boom in au naturel wedding trends, complete with raffia, twine, and tealights, also demands picture perfect, fresh-faced brides.

Yet, this seemingly effortless look is actually anything but. In today’s world of convenience meals, sleep deprivation, and work-related stress, perfect pores are hard to obtain.

As such, bridal beauty prep isn’t an on-the-day job. Quite the contrary; it takes months of hydration, wholesome diets, and an established cleansing routine. Let’s break it down. Be bride-ready in just five simple steps.

5 Bridal Beauty Regimen Essentials


Forego fast food

This doesn’t mean crash diets, or ridiculous attempts at mass weight loss. What it does mean is switching the bad stuff for the good. As a rule of thumb, if you have to think too hard about how a food was produced, scrap it. Focus on natural foods, greens, lean meats, and fish. Ditch refined sugar too. That alone will do wonders for your skin and general health. Marie Claire has some great tips to stick with up until the big day!

Perfect the cleanse

Any time is a good time to prep your face for the big day. Ideally, perfecting your cleansing routine six to nine months prior is optimum. Check out Cosmo’s top cleansers for 2017 for ideas on finding one to suit you. In addition to daily cleansing, build in weekly exfoliation, and a hydrating treatment. This needn’t be too expensive, but be sure to seek advice on which products best suit your skin.

Move more

The gym isn’t for everyone, but find your preferred form of fitness and you’re onto a winner. Aim for 30 active minutes each and every day. For those who find fitness a bind, why not put a bit of umpf into walking the dog. Any activity counts. It’s just doing it that matters.

Get that bridal smile

Let’s face it. You’re going to be papped morning, noon, and night on your wedding day. Having that bridal smile is essential. You don’t want to be too conscious about your teeth. From four to six months before your wedding, begin brushing with whitening toothpaste. Some ladies with pearly whites also swear by whitening gels and activated charcoal. See what works for you.

Master your make-up

When booking their bridal makeup, you would be surprised how many women assume that trials aren’t required. Not every makeup artist or style suits every bride. When booking your makeup artist, be sure to book in for a trial too. Get to know your MUA’s artistry, and work together to perfect your dream look. Don’t leave it too late, either. MUA skills are highly sought after, and many get booked up well in advance.

Wedding spa packages from Seckford Spa

You’ve put in all the hard work, in the run up to your big day. There comes a point when you can, and should, hand over the reins to the professionals. The fully-qualified, friendly beauticians at Seckford Spa know exactly what it takes to make you shine on your special day.

Their personable service offers the choice of two packages, as standard:

Silver Package

  • Make-up trial, make-up on the day and a manicure,
  • Pedicure, Power Breakfast facial and lash tint.

Gold Package

  • Make-up trial, make-up on the day,
  • Prescriptive Facial, manicure,
  • Pedicure and Lash Perfect lash extensions.

Alternatively, Seckford Spa is happy to offer a bespoke bridal service; build your perfect pre-wedding package from a menu of exclusive treatments. When it comes to your wedding day, nothing is too much trouble.

For more information, or to book your wedding spa package, call the Seckford Spa team on 01394 385 606.


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