Most of your wedding day details are already underway, so take a break from planning. Pay some extra attention to your Goddess routine. Follow these skin and shaving tips, as well as a few other helpful hints, and you’ll be on your way to being a beautiful, blushing bride in no time.
Have another big event coming up like a Bachelorette Party or Date Night? Read the Beauty at Its Best article for some great beauty tips and tricks.
Plan ahead: Hair & makeup
If you want to grow out your hair for your wedding or try a different style, now is the time to do it. No matter what you decide, pick a look that reflects who you are (so you still look like yourself in photos). Play around with different makeup color palettes and application techniques. Plus use new products in advance, so you can see if they work for your skin.
Schedule a practice run one to two months in advance to give yourself time to adjust. If you don’t like the results, change stylists or do another trial run. Most important, make sure you feel confident and radiant in your hair and makeup, so you can truly be the Goddess of Wedding Day Bliss.
Pamper yourself: Skin treatments, shaving tips & relaxation tricks
It’s important to indulge yourself with things that make you feel relaxed and confident. Sit back and enjoy a long, luxurious bubble bath with scented candles (try lavender or vanilla scents) and soothing music. Your time in the tub can help you get rejuvenated and clear your mind.
Shaving tip: Hey bathing beauty, want to prevent razor burn and bumps? Here's a simple two-step solution that can help: Replace your razor blade at the first sign of dullness, and hydrate skin with warm water for 2-3 minutes. Apply an enriching shave gel like Satin Care Sensitive Skin shave gel with Aloe Vera and advanced lubricants to help provide incredible razor glide and protection against nicks and cuts.
This is also one of the best times to invest in a professional spa treatment. Get a full body massage or try an enriching body wrap. But remember—avoid shaving the day of your treatment to help prevent irritation.
Still need to unwind? Try yoga or Pilates. They’re great ways to relieve tension and keep your energy levels high. Another perk: They help keep your body toned, so you can feel more confident in styles that bare it all.
Shaving tip: Shave, trim and hydrate to prep for lingerie and bikinis. Whether you’re going totally bare or just neatly trimmed, remember that a trimmer like the Venus Bikini Trimmer made just for the bikini area can help make any look simpler to achieve. And since you’re shaving sensitive skin, it’s important to use a hydrating lotion after.
The perfect finishing touch to toned, smooth skin is self-tanner. It will give your body instant definition, while a touch of shimmering lotion can take legs from blah to wow for your big day. Find more ways to get glam with the Romantic Retreat article.
Shaving tip: Because shaving exfoliates skin, it's a must for getting a gorgeous glow. Shaving before you apply self-tanner removes dead skin cells, so your color can be more even and natural-looking. Depending on the formula, dark-tinted self-tanner may settle more in pores, so consider shaving the night before to help achieve a beautiful, even bronze.
The night before tying the knot
Pack an emergency kit! And be sure to include things like:
- 2-in-1 razor like the Venus ComfortGlide White Tea Disposable razors (for any last minute touch-ups on underarms or ankles)
- Breath mints
- Sewing kit
- Moisturizing lotion
- Snack (make sure it’s quick and mess-free, like a granola bar)
The list can go on and on. Basically include anything that you might need for touch-ups or mishaps.
The day of "I do"
First things first: Start your day off right and eat breakfast! It’s going to be a long (and wonderful) day; you’ll want to be fully energized for dancing and socializing.
Also a few tricks of the trade: Wear waterproof (aka tear-proof) eye makeup and long-lasting lipstick. Employ a “spot-checker”—maybe your maid of honor or a bridesmaid whose makeup style is similar to your own—and ask her to keep an eye on you and let you know if you need a touch-up (and she’ll probably stash your lipstick in her purse for easy access).
Shaving tip: If your skin is hypersensitive, it’s OK to shave the day before, but the right razor makes it simple to shave any day and get radiant, smooth skin. Always use a fresh razor blade and plenty of shave gel and finish with a non-irritating moisturizer.
Most important, enjoy yourself! Your wedding’s a success as long as you end up married at the end of the day. Everything else is just gravy.
Wedding night: Mrs. Bliss
This is your night, so shine like the Goddess you are! Enjoy the time with your new hubby and have fun. Choose the right lingerie and be conscious of the fabrics that you wear; silk, chiffon and batiste feel best against soft, smooth skin. Wearing white or ivory is more traditional, but you could always go for red or pink too. Wear a style that you feel confident in, so you can fully enjoy your night. And as a finishing touch, reveal your natural glow with a little shimmer lotion or dusting of powder on your skin.
Shaving tip: Want to look your best in lingerie and bikinis? Check out the Dare to Bare video for bikini shaving and trimming tricks.
The perfect honeymoon
Whether you're going on an overnight trip or one that lasts for weeks (or longer!), make sure you pack the essentials. Since it will be your first official trip together as Mr. and Mrs., you’ll want to make the most out of your time together and enjoy the calm after all of the chaos. So get the luggage out and be sure to toss in teeny bikinis or cute one-pieces, lingerie (your favorite piece or something new for every night) and sexy sundresses. Suntan lotion and lip balm are a must—and steer clear of UV rays with a trendy wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Bring along your razor, trimmer and hydrating lotion (or cooling aloe) so that your skin can keep its sun-kissed glow.
Shaving tip: Shaving can actually help boost your tan by removing dull, flaky skin that diminishes a healthy glow. Always use an SPF moisturizer, but if you accidentally get sunburned, give your skin a chance to heal before you shave again to avoid further irritation.
For more beach-worthy bikini shaving tips, read the Here Comes the Sun article