(Closed) What's your pre wedding beauty plan?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

**PANIC** What pre-wedding beauty plan?! Crapola I better add that one to the list. Frown

Post # 18
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@TwoStatesBride:  Can I just say I’m glad I’m not the only one who breaks out insanely from getting my eyebrows done? People look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them. I’m getting mine threaded now, because it only lasts a few days, whereas the hot mess I got from the wax would last 2+ weeks. But I will definitely go for my last threading at least a week before the wedding to make sure I’m clear.

As for other stuff, I’m doing a facial and a body scrub once a month until the wedding and just trying to be better about skin care in general. I plan to get some Crest White Strips a week or two before the wedding (whatever the recommended time frame is). Other than that it’s just my usual stuff.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow, I’ve been trying to figure something out too. I’ve been thinking about switching to organic products, but I feel like they don’t work as well. :/

Post # 20
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653 posts
Busy bee

Esthetician here. 🙂 

 

If you break out from waxing, it’s because your sebaceous glands are being overstimulated. Try using 2 teaspoons of baking soda mixed with a pint of distilled water 2x per day on the area post-waxing. 

 

Dont skip facials. They’re like a dental cleaning, they really are important. If you have sensitive skin, a good Esthetician will know how to handle it. I even have a couple clients who bring their own products in to use during the treatment. 

 

@cestvrai:  I am also 2.5 months out! Here’s what I’m doing:

 

-Clean diet, lots of water, weights, cardio and taking youngevity. (A powder multi, calcium and fish oil) 

 

-Keeping nails/cuticles moiturized

 

-I already have an amazing skincare routine, but I’m being extra diligent about using everything. -Vitamin C serum, peptides, retinol (must slowly acclimate your skin to retinol!!) eye cream, exfoliants, chemical peels, laser procedures, Botox and a little lip filler. Sounds like a lot, but I work one day a month in a medical spa, so I take full advantage. Also, don’t go to walmart or CVS and buy products containing these ingredients I listed, expecting amazing results. Good skincare isn’t cheap. 

 

 

ETA- Don’t forget about your back, and the rest of your skin!! I have my Fiance scrub my back several times per week in the shower. You don’t want dull skin or breakouts all over your shoulders in your wedding dress! 

 

 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@luluvohn:  yeah i did white strips too! listerine whitening also works really well!

Post # 22
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672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@cestvrai:  I plan to get sugaring done a few days before (brazillian, and I’ll just shave my legs and underarms because my wedding is in the summer so I can’t grow it out for like two months like you are supposed to), eyebrows waxed a few days before, regular workout routine, hair highlighted and trimmed a week before, gel nails put on a couple days before, and maybe a pedicure if I wear peep toe shoes. I don’t think I’ll get facials because my skin is pretty good… but maybe I will… hmm…

Post # 23
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Helper bee

I think I may get a good moisturizer, I have a face wash from Clinique that I got recently and it’s super helpful for keeping my skin calm and blemish-free, but dryness is a problem for me so I’ll be moisturizing like crazy EVERYWHERE. I’ll also exfoliate pretty regularly, that helps me a lot, and I’ll probably do a couple of at home masks beforehand. I’m going to get my eyebrows waxed for sure, and probably my hair trimmed a few days before, and I might do a bit of gradual tanner in the months before to see if I like it and then I’ll see about building a little bit up maybe beforehand. I’m kind of albino-pale, so it might be nice to have a little more colour 🙂

Oh and I’m getting my teeth whitened most definitely, and the classic mani/pedi because my feet are in desperate need of a pedi.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

 

@Future_Mrs_Dr_I:  thanks for the tips!  For the baking soda/ distilled water question, will that reduce redness/  sensitivity in other areas post waxing as well? (legs, underarms, bikini) or is it just for acne?

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@cestvrai:  You sound a lot like me haha. I have only gotten one manicure in my whole life, I’m just not into it I guess. But I think I will get one for the wedding, and probably a facial or microdermabrasion a few weeks before (in case it causes a breakout!). I’m also going to get a hair trim a couple weeks before. Of course doing lots of yoga and running as well, eating healthy/cutting carbs. I’m looking forward to this horrible winter being over so I can jog again! That’s probably about it haha

Post # 26
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Busy bee

@Bridebee13:  you’re welcome! It couldn’t hurt to try, b/c the sensitivity you’re experiencing in those areas could be taking the same path as a breakout, just not bad enough to actually produce pustules/bumps. Make sure the person waxing you uses a quality wax, and that they absolutely NEVER double dip. I know of Estheticians who believe a wax stick is like fingernail polish brushes, and that it’s ok to dip the stick back into wax. Sorry, but when I’m spreading wax on someone’s vagina lips, yeah, that stick can come into contact with body fluids. No way in hell am I dipping it back into my wax pot. Yuck. 

Post # 27
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Future_Mrs_Dr_I:  thats a really good point, I would have never thought about that!  I guess I should start paying more than $7 for a wax to get the results I want Tongue Out

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I do a pretty gentle at-home chemical peel about once a week. It’s baking soda, filtered water, and lemon juice followed by a layer of vitamin E oil.

Post # 29
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1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

– Wash my face with oil

– don’t pick pimples

-Try not to eat fried food

-be nice to my hair – don’t overwash and deep condition once a week (not right before a hairstyle, though! too slippery!)

-No seriously, put down that mozzarella stick

Post # 30
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444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Other than what most are doing:

Hair vitamins for the last few months because my hair is too short for an updo

Invisalign treatment to finally address that one tooth that moved

Thinking about a chemical peel to get rid of scarring on my top lip from a reaction to waxing

And maybe some liposuction to get rid of my second and third chins (I am 38, after all!)

 

Post # 31
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366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@cestvrai:  Honestly I’m pretty high maintenance with beauty products, makeup, toiletries, etc. So my routine is pretty much the same, maybe a few extra face masks, and a facial here or there.

For the average person I would just recommend invessting in a great skin care routine, I can’t give suggestions because everyone’s skin is SO different there’s really no telling what would work well for you. It is important to take your makeup off EVERY night, and make sure you are exfoliating, that makes the biggest differance to me, also moisturize daily. If you have skin issues (hyperpigmentation, acne, scars, etc) look for skincare products with hylauronic acid, start using 6 months before, the acid will slowly fade marks over time, help clear acne, and help dry skin as well. It’s pretty much amazing. 

I plan on tanning a month or so before also (I know it’s bad whatever), but I think pretty much EVERYONE looks better with a tan. Pale skin is beautiful too, don’t get me wrong, but I definitely look better with a glow.

Overall just take care of yourself, do whatever works for you.

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