The last thing you want to be worrying about on your wedding day is the state of your skin and hair. Start preparing a few months ahead of time to ensure there are no surprises (hello, pimples!) on the day of.
For your skin
Only use trusted products
The coming months before your wedding is not the time to be trying out new products. If you must, run it by a specialist and read the ingredient list. In general, it is best to stick to your tried and true products that work well with your skin. With that in mind, also throw out old or expired products that could cause an unwanted reaction.
Stick to a routine
If you don’t already have a skincare routine, there is no better time to start than the present. With your trusted products in tow, create a beauty routine that will leave your skin glowing.If it’s not already, a must-do is taking your makeup off each night. Start this routine at least 6 months out so you can find what works best for your skin.
Not sure of your skin type? Start there.
Drink lots of water
It goes without saying that drinking enough water daily is beneficial for all aspects of your body, whether it’s skin, energy, or overall health in general. Getting your recommended 3 liters of water per day is the easiest way to help your skin.
See a specialist
If you have problems with your skin, or even if you don’t, book yourself a facial treatment to explore your skin and ensure its glowiness. Some treatments you can do the week of, but there are more extensive treatments that will need to be booked weeks or months out for optimal results or follow up visits.
Book a professional makeup artist
Get to know your makeup artist before the wedding day. It is crucial to do a consultation and makeup trial prior so you know their style and so they know exactly what you are looking for. Here are some local makeup artists we recommend for your Puerto Rico wedding.
For your hair
Just like with your skin, you should be using trusted products with trusted ingredients. Using salon grade shampoos and conditioners may be costly but it will do wonders for your hair. Check out some of our favorite products here. Work with your hair stylist to learn more about your hair to create a hair routine that will keep it looking soft and silky.
Don’t do a risky chop
Thinking of chopping it all off? Go ahead! But maybe after the wedding. You do not want to regret that choice and yes, the hair will grow back but we all know how long it can take. Also stay away from any color you are unsure about. Promise after the wedding you can have turquoise hair. Lastly, don’t do it yourself! When it comes to cutting or coloring, leave it to the professionals. You never know what can happen with a pair of scissors and box dye!
Treat your hair with love
Hair doesn’t need a lot to be happy. Brush it every night, don’t leave in tight elastics for too long, and always remember to use a heat protectant! These are the bare minimum requirements for healthy hair that you should practice even when you don’t have a wedding to prepare for.
Bonus tip: Sleep with a silk pillowcase!
As a licensed cosmetologist and former owner of a beauty salon, Hayxanair Hernández, president of Nayas’ Event, always tells her brides how important taking care of their hair and skin is and that they should always work a professional to ensure the best results.
Our recommended hair stylists and beauty professionals:
Lash You Brows Too ( lashes and brows )
This may seem like a lot of information to remember, but your hair and skin will thank you by shining bright and clear on the day of your wedding.