Every bride wants to look ravishing on her big day, so here are the top ten beauty tricks you need to know about to wow your groom when you do that aisle walk.
Tip 1 - Start a skincare routine as soon as possible.
Go to a department store at a quiet time and get a few free skincare consultations. Discuss any skin problems you may have and find out what kind of skincare regimen would most benefit you. Make sure you pick up a good exfoliation product.
Tip 2 - Drink at least two litres of water a day.
This will cleanse your system of toxins, keeping your complexion clear and giving it a bright, luminous look.
Tip 3 - Use high factor sunscreen.
Sun exposure dries your skin out, makes it look patchy and pigmented and gives you premature wrinkles. Protect your skin with high factor sunscreen and you'll have a smooth, even complexion for your wedding day.
Tip 4 - Go with a fake tan.
If you want a tanned look, visit a beautician for a professional fake tanning treatment. Steer clear of products that may stain your dress and be sure to exfoliate thoroughly beforehand. Arrange your final application a couple of days before your wedding.
Tip 5 - Visit the hairdressers every 6 to 8 weeks.
Ask for a deep conditioning treatment each time you visit the hairdresser. The results will amaze you.
Tip 6 - Get into shape the easy way.
Make good diet and exercise part of your routine. You should be doing at least half an hour's aerobic exercise a minimum of three times a week, so choose something you enjoy doing like dancing, running, swimming or cycling. Eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and high protein food like fish, meat, seafood and poultry.
Tip 7 - Use hand cream every day and give yourself a manicure once a week.
Finish off with a professional, classic French manicure and perhaps even a pedicure the day before your wedding.
Tip 8 - When it comes to pre-wedding hair removal, waxing is your best option.
It gives the smoothest finish of all and will keep you hair-free throughout your honeymoon.
Tip 9 - Leave hair colouring to the professionals.
No home hair dye kits please! If you want to experiment with a new colour, try it out well before your wedding day so you have time to change it if it doesn't look good. You can't go wrong with natural looking highlights which complement your skin tone and highlight your eyes.
Tip 10 - Choose a first-rate makeup artist and hairdresser.
Interview several people before you make your choice, and look at photos of brides they have made up in the past. Your makeup artist and hairdresser are there to make you look great all day and you'll find their expertise invaluable.