These 7 cardinal beauty rules make sure every bride looks and feels their best on their special day.
Beauty Vow #1: I WILL GO TO A DERMATOLOGIST FOR CUSTOMISED SKINCARE
“With erratic lifestyles and nutritional irregularities, most brides are also undergoing hormonal changes, so address it ahead of time with a professional,” says Mumbai-based dermatologist Dr Apratim Goel of Cutis Skin Solution.
Beauty Vow #2: I WILL PLAN OUT MY TREATMENTS WELL IN ADVANCE
“Come at least three to six months prior so that if there are cases of acne or pigmentation, these can be addressed,” says Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta, founder and medical director at ISAAC Luxe, Delhi. After a holistic blood and hormone analysis, opt for a suitable treatment ahead of time.
Beauty Vow #3: I WILL DO MY RESEARCH BEFORE I GO IN FOR A COSMETIC TREATMENT
The beauty industry is currently swarming with noninvasive, quick treatments—think 24K gold facials to semi-permanent foundation. But before you head to the doctor’s office, do your research.
Beauty Vow #4: I WILL NOT IGNORE MY DÉCOLLETAGE AND BACK
Your back and neckline are often visible in bridal outfits, so talk to your dermatologist about appropriate treatment options. “Opt for a combination peel customised for your skin with glycolic acid, retinol, and enhancers to exfoliate and renew skin,” says Dr Goel.
Beauty Vow #5: I WILL BOOK A MAKEUP AND HAIR TRIAL TWO-FOUR MONTHS BEFORE
Red carpet looks may not translate well, so try to stick to your skin tone, face shape, and features when doing your research. “Just like your clothes, you should also try out your makeup,” says Clint Fernandes, Mumbai-based makeup artist and hair stylist.
Beauty Vow #6: I WILL EASE INTO NEW HAIR COLOUR
Taking a chance with a new hair colour closer to the day can change your entire look. Start two months ahead so that you gradually get the hue you want. Schedule a root touch-up for the week before the wedding.
Beauty Vow #7: I WILL WHITEN MY TEETH
White teeth make you look fresh-faced and radiant on any day. Coffee, wine, cigarettes, and soya sauce cause your teeth to stain, so do an at-home or clinical treatment a month before your wedding.