Congratulations! Its February, and many of you either got engaged for Christmas or are expecting to for Valentine's Day. I remember my own engagement sheepishly. "Mr. Calm" wanted to take a romantic walk with me that winter, fully intending to surprise me with the gorgeous ring, and I snapped about my being in my pjs and it being too cold to take a walk. Almost blew that sky-high.
Soon after this endearingly patient man slipped the ring onto my finger, I ran out and bought every bridal magazine I could find, thinking, what dress can I get to "make me beautiful?"
Thumbing through the thousands of pages, it finally occurred to me that the dresses, hair styles and jewelry were all nice, but the thing that stood out the most was the radiance of the bride-models. It dawned on me that the mad-dash bridal beauty quest was primarily about glowing skin - to be immortalized in pictures - that no dress, hair style or jewelry could ever cover up.
That was liberating since the thousands of magazine pages were giving me a headache, but also terrifying, thinking that I'd better start right then and get my skin in its best shape before the big day.
If your skin is in rough shape, plan on 6 months of targeted skin care treatments and a properly designed home care regimen. If you're doing fairly well, you'd only need about 3 months of care. This will give you time to address issues such as;
- acne and acne scars
- hyper pigmentation, brown spots
- rosacea, irritation, redness, sensitivity
- clogged pores, dullness, and generally unhealthy looking skin
It will also give you adequate time to try out bridal makeup if you choose. My preference was to go without makeup, and it seems to be a trend today.
I encourage you to start now, and if you need some guidance, I'm providing complimentary bridal consultations this Spring. Book a Consultation now, or call 917-596-9535 and I'll set you on the right path for the big day.
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