Tips for Glowing Wedding Day Skin

You want to look your best when you walk down the aisle.  Taking care of your skin is a simple way to help you become camera ready. With just a few simple steps you can show off a beautiful wedding day glow everyone will notice.

Get a Facial

A week before your wedding day, book an appointment for a facial with a licensed aesthetician. Let them examine your skin to determine the type of treatment best for you. Whether your concern is wrinkles, acne, dry patches, or age spots, a facial can alleviate problematic symptoms that you don’t want interfering with a picturesque complexion.

Establish a Healthy Routine

Regular cleansing and moisturizing are essential to maintaining healthy skin. Exfoliate once a week to remove excess dirt and oil and condition after every cleansing to maintain hydration. Ask a skin care professional which products best suite your skin type and be consistent.  Many products work best overtime. 

Perspire

While exercise has many benefits, sweating is at the top when it comes to your complexion. Your pores house toxins and dirt that are released through perspiration. Sweating naturally reverses signs of aging and help maintain its natural hydration. Be sure to drink plenty of water to replenish nutrients lost in the process.

Protect

If your moisturizer does not contain an SPF, be sure to apply protection before exposure to the sun. This small step can help you avoid a burn on your wedding day. Sunspots or freckles that love to appear on occasion can stay hidden longer by applying protection every 30 minutes.

Makeup

Finally, the hours leading up to your ceremony is a great time to apply concealer on any remaining spots or dark circles you want to cover. Be sure to apply your makeup in a room with good lighting and ask for help. Someone else may be able to spot areas you are likely to miss.

Ideas for Your First Dance

Some brides are look forward to their shining moment on the dance floor as a newlywed, and some prefer to keep it simple. Whatever your style may be, here are some ideas to help you choose how to incorporate this time-honored first dance wedding tradition at your reception.

Romantic and Sweet

If your preferred style is simple, select a sweet, romantic ballad and commence the dancing with a special moment alone on the dance floor with your new husband. Wait just a minute or two and invite parents to join in.  Then, open the floor for the rest of your guests to celebrate along with you. A special song that represents your love is an excellent choice for a traditional first dance without the extra flare. Consider songs such as these:

  1. “As Time Goes By,” Dooley Wilson
  2. “When You Say Nothing At All,” Allison Krauss
  3. “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
The Ballroom Dance

If you and the groom want to steal the show, pick a song that you can partner with a rehearsed ballroom dance routine.  Many local studios are eager to help couples prepare fun numbers for their first dance.  You may even be surprised to learn how talented you are! Consider songs such as these:

  1. “The Best is Yet to Come,” Frank Sinatra
  2. “At Last,” Etta James
  3. “Because You Loved Me,” Celine Dion
Choreographed Routine

If you like to think outside the box, take the choreographed idea to the next level. Choose a hip song and create a unique dance routine.  You have the freedom to show off your moves, be silly and fun, or even tell a story.  Your wedding guests will certainly be entertained and maybe even a little amazed.  Nevertheless, it will be unforgettable. Consider songs such as these:

  1. “Uptown Funk,” Bruno Mars
  2. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You),” Marvin Gaye
  3. “Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Wedding bands and DJ’s have the library and sound equipment to help you make your first song selection and dance dream into a reality.  Just be you…and let the good times roll!