As a beauty professional, it’s my job to help brides look their absolute best on their wedding day. I do so by designing makeup looks that enhance rather than transform! When I meet with brides for a trial, we discuss their personal style and the style of their venue. This information allows me to create a look that is not only appropriate for the occasion, but also perfectly suited for the bride.
Beautiful makeup starts with perfect skin. What goes on inside definitely reflects on your face. Proper nutrition and exercise are equally as important as maintaining good skin care habits! In the months preceding your wedding day, brides should consider the following tips to achieve a flawless, glowing complexion.
Proper Skin CareTalk to your aesthetician or dermatologist about designing a skin care regime for your skin type. DO NOT try new products too close to your wedding day. For best results, start your program at least 6 months in advance. I suggest avoiding toners with alcohol in them as they dry out the skin. While moisturizing might seem counter intuitive for oily skin types, it will actually help to prevent excess oil. Look for oil-free moisturizers. Facial treatments are a smart idea! If you are having breakouts, a facial can help reduce breakouts and inflammation. Aside from skin-improving benefits, facials are also a great way to relax!
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Limit caffeine and sugar consumption. Green tea is a great alternative to drinking coffee. Speak to a nutrition coach about your goals. A certified nutrition expert can help you avoid a crash diet and deal with craving by offering you a holistic weight loss approach for LIFE--not just until the honeymoon is over. Eating right will contribute to the vibrancy of your skin and can keep breakouts to a minimum.
The best way to reduce stress is by undertaking some form of exercise. Not only will you tone your muscles and look fabulous in your dress, you will also improve blood circulation which inevitably brings a fresh glow to your face! When it comes to rest and how it can effect our looks--remember, they don’t say, “get your beauty sleep” for nothing. A good nights sleep will reduce the chances of puffy, dark under-eye circles.
Brides today are under a lot of pressure. Sadly, this pressure has a tendency to show up on your chin! Take a few minutes each day to find balance. A few seconds of quiet time, at the very least, or a yoga class will make a difference in how you look and FEEL!
At Jennie Fresa Beauty Library we are committed to sustainable beauty. In addition to our makeup and skin care services, we offer nutritional coaching to brides throughout the country.
Jane Ashley, founder of Beautiful Body—Beautiful Bride: Nutrition Coaching for brides-to-be, is an innovator in bridal nutrition and holistic weight loss. In addition to her one-on-one coaching practice, Jane is a regular contributor to the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library blog and is a sought-after speaker in the community. Learn more about Jane at: www.jenniefresa.blogspot.com
If you would like more information on a holistic-diet program or skin care advice, please contact us at 860-664-3923. We are delighted to answer any of your questions or concerns!
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