Wedding Beauty Tips: On a Budget!

Written by Lauren Pozmanter  |  09. August 2013

Whether your wedding is in a year or in the next week, there will always be the worry about your hair and skin when it comes to your big day. Brides commonly seek the most costly treatments to try and make their skin look perfectly luminous and clear on the day of the wedding, often blowing tons of money that could be put elsewhere in their budget. Well here is some good news for ladies who are walking down the aisle- you don't have to throw all that money away to make yourself look great. For every skin or hair treatment that you can pay top dollar for there is a drug store alternative that will usually get you where you need to go. 

First thing is first, go to your local drug store or convenience store and see what brands are out there. You'll want to make sure to check the ingredients to eliminate any possible allergic reactions you might have. Depending on the season, your skin might be overly oily on the surface and dry underneath or vice versa. Keep a number of different cleansers on hand so that you are prepared on the big day! This involves you trying a bunch of different scrubs and cleansers to see what works best for you. Neutrogena, Olay, Roc, and Aveeno are your best bets when it comes to salon quality skin care. The most important thing is to follow a cleansing, toning, and moisturizing regiment daily for as long as you can before the wedding. This is the best way to be acne free and to keep your pores small. Follow that with an exfoliating scrub, preferably sugar based to remove dead skin cells, and a peel off cucumber mask twice weekly for truly gorgeous skin the day of the wedding. Remember when you wash your face to wash once with warm water and again with cold water to close up your pores! 

Hair care is also an important factor when leading up to the wedding. This involves a bit less time, only about 3 months, prior to the wedding for the best results. The first thing to look for is a great shampoo and conditioner that leaves your hair feeling soft and silky. Suave Naturals shampoo and conditioner gives your hair shine and volume without the damaging chemicals. TRESemme Anti-Breakage shampoo and conditioner also provide a relief to damaged hair. You will also want to use a weekly mask to keep your hair in tip top condition, try Pantene Pro-V 5 minute strengthening mask, Garnier Fructis Silky Waves Instant Melt-in Mask, or John Frieda Luminous Colour Glaze Clear Shine. You can also look to invest in Keratin or Moroccan Oil leave in treatments for some extra shine!

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