If you’re planning your upcoming wedding (no matter whether you’re actually engaged or just fantasizing about the future), looking your best, most confident and beautiful self is essential. So, how do you ensure you’re the most stunning bride in the world? Well, we turned to Mathilde Thomas, Founder of Caudalie, for her top beauty tips for brides so you can be sure to take your love’s breath away, whenever that time may come.
The Beauty Tip Timeline For Brides
2 Weeks Before… The best thing you can do for your skin is to drink a lot of water. Even if you’re not in the habit, start a routine of drinking several large glasses per day least two weeks before your wedding day to ensure skin is looking as healthy and vibrant as possible.
1 Week Before… Use a moisturizing mask, like Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Cream-Mask, two to three times in the week leading up to the wedding day to nourish your complexion and soothe the skin. If you’re flying to your wedding destination, apply a thin layer of the moisturizing mask to your face instead of your regular moisturizer prior to boarding to ensure your complexion is vibrant and fresh as you walk down the aisle.
2 Days Before… Whether or not you’re planning to get a spray tan, you want your skin as radiant and smooth as possible for the big day. Try a scrub with brown sugar – which will be softer than a salt scrub – with honey to moisturize. If you’re spray-tanning, make sure to exfoliate the day before your spray tan session for a flawless application. While you can whip up your own exfoliating scrub at home, it is your wedding day so why not splurge on Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub, a truly decadent indulgence!
The Day Of… Pay extra attention to the eye area. Your future spouse will be gazing into your eyes all day long, so it’s important to have them looking bright and fresh all day long. Tap an eye cream that contains soft focus powders or pearlizers, like Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream, beneath the eye and up around the optical bone for instant brightening. Ask your maid of honor to bring it with her as well so you can refresh your eyes between the ceremony and reception.
Most importantly, make sure you’ve tried the products you’re using prior to the week of your wedding. It’s best not to try anything new during that time frame, as many skin types go through an adjustment period when a new product is added to a regimen. So always play it safe!