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4 Ways to Get your Skin Glowing for Your Big Day

Photo by Desired One Photography Have you had that bridal nightmare about the monster zit? You know the one. You wake up on the happiest day of your life, the sun is peeking in through the curtains, the birds are singing, and you feel rested and ready. All you need is your morning coffee before this perfect morning continues into your perfect day. ​Then you pull yourself out of bed, and on your way downstairs to the coffee pot, you glance at your reflection in the mirror and there it is: a huge and dreaded mid-forehead zit that no veil, and no last minute bangs styling can hide. Here are 4 helpful steps to make sure this nightmare never becomes your reality. 1. Washing …
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Photo by Desired One Photography
Have you had that bridal nightmare about the monster zit? You know the one. You wake up on the happiest day of your life, the sun is peeking in through the curtains, the birds are singing, and you feel rested and ready. All you need is your morning coffee before this perfect morning continues into your perfect day.

​Then you pull yourself out of bed, and on your way downstairs to the coffee pot, you glance at your reflection in the mirror and there it is: a huge and dreaded mid-forehead zit that no veil, and no last minute bangs styling can hide. Here are 4 helpful steps to make sure this nightmare never becomes your reality.

1. Washing your face consistently is the most important thing. Even an expensive serum will not be totally effective on unwashed skin. It doesn’t matter if your skin is usually clear, washing your face in the morning and at night will help keep it that way when the stress is up and the big moment is looming. All skin types benefit from being clean and bacteria free.

2. Hydration is everything when it comes to that coveted glowing, flaw-free skin. Moisturizing after face washing is a game changer. Many moisturizers serve duel purposes, like brightening as well as hydrating, or some will help even out your skin-tone over time. This is why it is so important to start your wedding skincare now. Give your skin time to rise to the occasion. Try to get a moisturizer for your skin type, especially if you have naturally oily skin. Some moisturizers are heavy and can contribute to clogging your pores. Drinking water will also help hydrate your skin. Make sure you are always hydrating, especially on the big day itself.

3. Use masks! Try using different masks to help you establish which types of masks work the best for your skin. Experiment with samples! That way, in the week leading up to the wedding, you can be masking with products that you already love, and products you know will make a difference. See how a brightening mask effects your skin, and maybe that will be the mask you use the morning of. Maybe you will need a purifying mask the night before, if you sense a breakout coming on. But at this point, you’ve been practicing good skincare for months, so you know what will get the job done on short notice. Become an expert on your own skin.

4. The week of, consider popping into one of our many local spas for a facial, but I recommend doing a test run of the treatment in advance to make sure it’s the right facial for your skin on your big day. Wearing a backless dress? In addition to their many other facial treatments, The Chrysalis Inn and Spa has a facial treatment specifically for your back. Majestic Inn and Spa offers a body polish in the same vein. if your dress shows skin, a full body glow will never disappoint. Check out what Zazen Salon and Spa offers too.  The day spa at Silver Reef Casino Resort is also a great option for your pre wedding day needs. 

Skincare can be an overwhelming world, from the serums to the liquid collagens, and there is room for all of it, but most important are the basics. When it comes to skin, consistency is everything. Commit to just a few steps that you can do every day, and build from there. Good skincare is no guarantee, but it is a tool. If your skin nightmare comes true, you’ll know what to do, and you’ll know that you did everything you could to prevent it. Your most radiant skin and self takes work, but it will be worth it when you are walking down the aisle with that coveted bridal glow.

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Venue: The Lavender House
Hair/makeup: Aurora Dawn Designs insta:@auroraaable
Flowers: M&M Floral (Find them on facebook) 

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Modern wedding updos for every bride

Waterfall braids This waterfall braid-inspired hairstyle is perfect for a boho wedding. Work with natural flowers or a brilliant hair piece to change the vibe and make loose waves to give a more relaxed, boho feel. This look can be achieved with long or short hair!
Waterfall braids
This waterfall braid-inspired hairstyle is perfect for a boho wedding. Work with natural flowers or a brilliant hair piece to change the vibe and make loose waves to give a more relaxed, boho feel. This look can be achieved with long or short hair!
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Writing your vows? We can help

​1. How did you fall in love with your soon-to-be spouse? When did you know this was the person you wanted to spend the rest of your life with? 2. What qualities of theirs inspire you to be your best self? 3. How has your life changed since they entered it? 4. What does your future together look like? 5. What do you want to accomplish together? 6. What does marriage mean to you? 7. What promise can you make to your spouse? 8. How will you be there when times get tough?   Photo by Matt Priestman Photography
​1. How did you fall in love with your soon-to-be spouse? When did you know this was the person you wanted to spend the rest of your life with?
2. What qualities of theirs inspire you to be your best self?
3. How has your life changed since they entered it?
4. What does your future together look like?
5. What do you want to accomplish together?
6. What does marriage mean to you?
7. What promise can you make to your spouse?
8. How will you be there when times get tough?
 
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Photo by Matt Priestman Photography
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