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Guest Blog: DIY Beauty Treatments for Brides

February 16th, 2015 by Jeannine

 
Guest Blog: DIY Beauty Treatments for Brides

Weddings are an expensive affair. And because weddings are important to many people, almost no one likes to cut back on expenses. But what if you’re on a budget and need to save as much as you can?

If you’re a woman looking for ways to stay within the budget for your wedding, a good idea is to do all your beauty treatments by yourself. Sure, you can get a professional to do your hair and make-up on your big day, but there are lots of other expenses you can curb if you go the DIY way.

If you’re not sure about this, just read on and you’ll know it isn’t that big a deal!

Glorious Tresses

You must have subjected your hair to a lot of stress – perms, hair colour, bleaching, and what not. Of course, you use the best shampoo and conditioner regularly and know what your hair needs to keep it looking great. But treating yourself to a nourishing hair mask or a soothing massage as part of your pre-wedding beauty regimen can do wonders for your tresses.

And no, you don’t need to spend a lot of money by going to a spa or high-end salon as most hair masks use ingredients like eggs, olive oil, castor oil, almond oil, coconut oil, honey, yogurt, etc., that are readily available.

Be sure to get started as soon as you can, at least a couple of weeks before D-day so the results can show.

Over-conditioned hair does not style and hold well. So if you’re going to style your hair for the wedding, don’t use deep-conditioning products on your hair 3-4 days before the wedding. Also, wash your hair a day before the wedding.

Radiant Skin

6a916622904fadc5ce60c1e106417c26 Just as you know your hair, you also know your skin well. You know what your skin type is and are aware of what products work on your skin and what don’t.

Ensure that you’re following your daily beauty regimen without fail and exfoliating, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin as needed. Additionally, try some homemade face masks that can give a radiant glow to your skin.

Avoid trying new products on your face before your wedding. If you’re keen to try out a new product, do so weeks before your wedding so that you have enough time to deal with the breakouts or rashes. See if you can get freebies for items you want to try so that you don’t waste money on products that won’t work for you.

Pay special attention to sensitive areas of your skin- around the eyes, neck, and décolletage. Be sure to moisturize these areas every day. If you’re going to wear a backless wedding gown, you’ll also want to sport gorgeous skin on your back. Exfoliate the skin on your back once weekly and moisturize it daily.

If you have acne, bacne or other persistent skin problems, it might be a good idea to pay a visit to a dermatologist.

A Dazzling Smile

8ff2fb92ad7998bf537baa9a76b78145 A smile can be a person’s best accessory, and when it comes to your wedding day, you need to be wearing one that’s worth a million dollars. But don’t worry; a lovely smile won’t cost you as much!

For kissable lips, gently exfoliate with a soft toothbrush every day. Use a scrub of lemon juice and sugar and rub onto your lips once a week. Keep lips moisturized at all times. If you have chapped and peeling lips, stay away from lipsticks and stick to using lip balm or good old petroleum jelly.

Along with soft lips, you’ll also need to have a set of pearly whites to steal the show. There are lots of DIY ways you can whiten your teeth instead of heading to the dentists’.

Attractive Hands and Feet

There’s absolutely no need to rush to your preferred salon to get your nails done as doing your own manicure and pedicure is relatively easy.

Get rid of all traces of nail polish from your finger nails and toe nails. If you have stains on your nails, don’t fret. Use lemon, baking soda, tea tree oil, or hydrogen peroxide to get rid of them. Cut your nails to desired length and file them after removing nail polish.

While in the shower or bath, use a loofah to slough off dead skin on your feet and from the backs of your hands. Next, use a pumice stone to get rid of the dry skin in your heels.

If you don’t have time for this while in the bathroom, soak your feet in a tub filled with warm water for a few minutes. You can add essential oils or a bit of soap to help soften the dead skin. Scrub away dead skin and calluses with a pumice stone.

Don’t attack your cuticles with a clipper; simply use a cuticle solvent. You can also rub in a bit of cuticle oil and then push back the cuticles. Once you’re done, clean under the nails carefully.

The last thing you need to do is moisturize hands and feet well. If you have cracked heels, apply petroleum jelly generously and pull on a pair of socks before going to bed.

Conclusion

If you’re determined to save cash by not taking the help of professionals for beauty treatments, you have help at hand. The tips mentioned here show how easily you can prepare yourself to look marvelous on your wedding day.

Simply follow the, eat well, stay hydrated, sleep well, and keep stress at bay. You’ll certainly be the most beautiful bride!

korie Guest Blogger Bio: Korie Cantor has been working as a freelance writer for a long time. She has a diverse background in fashion and wedding. She loves sharing her opinions on the budget wedding ideas. 

 Feature photo from Shutterstock, everything else from Pinterest

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