(Closed) Do you go on a new beauty regimen in preparation for the wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I started using a new skin care regimen. My skin has always been pretty clear, but I wanted to even my skintone out a little bit. I probably would have done this anyway, but it doesn’t hurt that its before the wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
8448 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I started paying a lot more attention to my appearance after getting engaged. I guess I was in a rut and it helped motive to look good lol. I changed most of my makeup brands, learned a bunch of new techniques, learned how to do my hair nice, what products to use, etc. I still do it all though!

Post # 5
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Wow where do I start, I’m getting married next summer but I’m already trying to budget all the things I want such as: eye lash extensions, hair extensions, tanning, spray tan as well, teeth whitening, maybe a summer bootcamp to lose about 10lbs, Im sure I will think of more too…

I already started taking an extra hair and nail vitamin, so maybe in a year I will have long thick hair

Post # 6
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I splurged on some great facial prouducts. My MA said that the number one thing that will make you glowing and radient on your day will be great skin. SO I am uping my water intake and paying close attention to my facial routine.

Post # 7
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m trying to grow my hair and look after it a bit more. Home dying it has left the ends a bit dry and I was getting a fair bit of breakage, so now I’m cutting back on the dying and deep conditioning it a bit more

Post # 8
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely! I’m inspired by Esther in the bible who underwent a 12-month beauty regimen featuring certain oils to prepare for her marriage to the King ๐Ÿ™‚


I give myself a facial and deep condition my hair every week. I posted before about the easy at-home facial I developed. I moisturize my skin, face and hair with only natural products including coconut oil,  olive oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba and shea butter. I’m trying really hard to take decent care of my nails (which is proving extremely difficult because they’re naturally very brittle). I’m growing my hair and treating it with extreme care (avoiding chemical cleansers, moisturizers and conditioners), covering it while I sleep (to avoid fricton with my pillow) and wearing it in protective styles. I’ve also undertaken a weight-loss plan to help me feel more confident and have smoother lines and a more defined waistline for my wedding. I am eating healthy, home-cooked whole food. Oh and I drink at least 2 liters of water per day.


I’m in the process of figuring out a tranquil workout plan as well. I want to burn calories and exercise my muscles but in the past going to the gym daily turned me into a scale-watching junkie, lol. The rainy season has just begun so running/walking outdoors is not really an option either. I loved Zumba when I lived in the states, but (MUCH to my surprise) it doesn’t exist in my new locale.






Post # 9
3427 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Longer workout sessions, monthly facials, start tanning soon( not my face though), possible injections:) jury is still out on that though. 

Post # 10
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got a facial three days before our wedding, a spray tan 2 days before. I did some at home teeth whitening.  I took extra care at keeping my cuticles moisturized since I tend to pick them. Oh and a bikini wax since we were going to Hawaii for our honeymoon.  Pretty much the only time I will tolerate such pain…blech.   


I actually cut way down on my yoga/Pilates regimen about a month before hand. I was having some issues with nausea every morning in the weeks leading up to the wedding (no pregnancy) so I didn’t have as much energy. Plus, while I liked to be toned, I felt it was looking to be a bit much.


reducing my workouts is the only longer term thing I did now that I think about it. I have a pretty good beauty routine that works for me that I stuck with.  

Post # 11
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The only thing I’m doing different, is I’m getting an oxygen facial this week, and at the end of May so that my skin is fresh on top of what i normally do wash face etc. I would say that’s about it.

Post # 12
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I do have some stuff planned for getting ready for my wedding, it’s alot of stuff ๐Ÿ™‚


one of my biggest things is increasing water intake. While I’m trying to lose weight the goal is to essentially take my weight in pounds and drink that much in ounces. I did it before and it worked great for weight loss. Once I’ve lost the weight I wanted to I’m going to cut that down to a little over half. 


I am going to start a women’s daily vitamin as well. It sounds stupid but I was the lucky girl as a teenager… I ate a ton but never gained a pound (at 17 I naturally weighed 93 lbs), I never had any zits or dry skin, and my hair was always really strong and shiny. Then I got mono and every bit of that suddenly changed. I think it screwed up something in my body, so I hope a vitamin might help rebalance that. It’s been slightly over 5 years since I had it, and they say it can take 5 years before you fully recover… Given that in the past year I have had alot more energy and have generally just felt happier and more motivated I think that’s true. So a vitamin might be the final kick (I hope).


Like any bride trying to lose weight I am, of course, dieting. I’m trying to go one step at a time, rather than all at once. So step one is healthy breakfasts… Primarily I’ve been drinking smoothies. I’m working on transitioning into a healthier smoothie… So less sugary fruits, unflavored almond milk, add spinach or kale, etc. Flaxseed too, its really good for your hair and nail growth. Right now my favorite smoothie is strawberry, banana, peach, pineapple, mango with vanilla almond milk. I’m trying to slowly cut down. Then ill transition to healthier lunches. Dinners will be harder… First because I work in a restaurant that doesn’t open till 5 on weekdays, and second because I am usually at the mercy of whatever my mom or fiances mom makes. So there it’s just drink a big glass of water and eat a smaller portion… Don’t leave the table hungry, don’t leave the table stuffed.


i also do need to get in shape… I am starting the couch to 5k program this week for cardio. Then also toning and strengthening… I teach a dance class, including a competition team. Whatever conditioning I tell them to do at home from week to week I will do as well. This, plus having a new job that keeps me on my feet and carrying things, should hopefully be sufficient. Ps… If you want a quick easy work out, grab a pair of light weights or two water bottles and do the Cha Cha Slide and Cotton Eyed Joe! Emphasize the arm movements in both!


For beauty I have to go slowly, because there is alot that I want to start doing and I just cannot buy all the supplies at once… Some I am saving until closer to the wedding.


For hair I want to do a weekly hair mask… There are several cheap options here. You can put mayonnaise on your hair (I know gross but good for your hair) for about ten minutes before washing. You can also take your normal conditioner and apply it to your dry hair (concentrate on ends) then put your hair in a shower cap and run your hair dryer around the outside to open you hair follicles for 5-10 minutes, then rinse and wash as normal. Come next fall I plan on doing a weekly hair mask.


Once a week starting next winter I also plan to use a leave in conditioner once a week. I also plan to buy a thermal gel, one of the ones you apply before straightening or drying your hair to protect it from the heat.


finally for hair, I’m going to start getting trims every 3 months. Can’t afford the whole 4-6 weeks. But I figure once a season is good.


Next is skin, specifically my face. The biggest thing is taking off my makeup before I go to bed, which I am horrible about. I plan to go by the following…


-Daily: remove makeup with makeup wipes, then soap and water. Scrub face with exfoliating cleansing towelette and moisturize. (Morning and night, except makeup remival)

-Weekly: Use Clinique eye makeup remover to ensure all residue is removed. Wash face with Clinique cleansing soap bar. Scrub fave with Neutrogena pink grapefruit scrub. Use 1 Biore nose cleansing strip. Moisturize with Clinique Dranatically Different Moisturizer. 

-Monthly: Clinique eye makeup remover. Clinique cleansing soap bar. Neutrogena pink grapefruit scrub. Biore nose cleansing strip. Montagne Jeunesse facial masque. Clinique Dranatically Different moisturizing gel. 

-Every 3 Months: go to local cosmetology school for facial, or anywhere else there is a special and it’s cheap ๐Ÿ˜›



For my body, so other skin care… 

-start using shaving cream when shaving legs

-body scrub once per week

-apply lotion both morning and night

-use special skin treatments once weekly (currently using true blue spa nourishing body bar in raspberry, with raspberry yogurt shower smoothie, and raspberry mojito skin gel. When bath and body works releases specialty products for next fall I will switch to those)



All in all, the final thing is that I try to spend one day a week with no makeup, no hair styling, etc. that’s the day I do the weekly facial, weekly hair treatments, etc. 

Post # 13
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@alyssa247: I drank more water and exfoliated twice a week

Edit: which I’ve carried on with post wedding, but now exfoliate once a week

Post # 14
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@alyssa247:  new skin care regimen, extensive workout plan, growing my hair out and not coloring it, teeth whitening products, gradual tanning lotion, better makeup. 

Post # 16
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CiaArielleNeugebauer:  your regimen sounds great! I’d just caution you to be careful about daily exfoliation. Wouldn’t want to rub your skin raw. I do it once per week alternating between a more coarse sugar scrub for deep pore cleansing and a more fine baking soda scrub for polishing and drying up any blemishes.

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