Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it’s constantly on display. Looking and feeling fabulous on your wedding day means showcasing a radiant, healthy dermal glow. New York Bride & Co. of Syracuse is filled with stunning wedding dresses that will spotlight your healthy skin and complexion. Come stroll through aisles of designer wedding dresses and let our passionate stylists help bring your bridal vision to life. Whether your dream gown is strapless, backless or sleeveless, features a plunging neckline or shows your legs, we’ll take care of the dress. Your job is to make sure your skin is up to the challenge.
To get there, let’s start with some wedding skincare basics:
“To a certain extent, everyone wants to look like a supermodel on a daily basis, but we may not have the drive to act on it,” says New York dermatologist Dendy Engelman, who helped Sofia Vergara prep for her wedding day. “A wedding date gives you a deadline, and forces you to start making a move.” The clock is ticking and it’s time to start checking things off your wedding beauty plan leading up to the big day!
Skin: Manage stress.
From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, there’s no end to the beauty bummers headed your way if you don’t get your wedding-planning stress under control. On the complexion front, says NYC dermatologist Dendy Engelman, “Many inflammatory conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis pilaris, may be at least partially caused by stress. As stress weakens the immune system, chronic inflammation worsens.” Excess anxiety can also disrupt your sleep, which in turn can lead to a gray, decidedly un-bridal complexion. The fix? Do what you can to chill out, whether that means hitting a yoga class after work or guided meditation apps such as Headspace and Omvana.
When: 1 year out
Skin: Get into dry brushing.
Clocking in at under $20, a body brush might be one of the best engagement beauty investments you make. According to Engelman, dry-brushing yields major skin benefits, including exfoliation and increased blood circulation (i.e. a healthy glow). From an overall wellness standpoint, it also revs up the flow of lymph, the all-important fluid that whisks toxins out of our systems. “Lymph relies on muscle movement to pass through the body, so if you’re not an active person, dry-brushing is a wonderful tool to rid the body of waste,” Engelman notes. “There’s real science behind it, and it really works when you commit to it.” Start with three dry-brushing sessions per week, building up to daily, and sure to slather on some type of moisturizer afterward. “I love to do it before the shower,” says Engelman, “and then hydrate with body oils before toweling off.”
When: 6 months out
— Read more skincare tips for your wedding, compliments of Brides
Sottero and Midgley, style Elka: This chic wedding gown is covered in elegant beaded lace motifs, showcasing sensational florals. Crystal buttons compliment the illusion back. Enjoy the intricate illusion neckline with sweetheart bodice and high, halter-style. Available colors: Ivory over Light Champagne (pictured above), or Ivory over Light Champagne gown with Nude Illusion. Available sizes: 0-28.
Prepare to Bare
As we’ve mentioned, many wedding gowns spotlight bare shoulders, open backs, exposed arms, high leg slits and so much more. Achieve the healthiest full-body version of yourself with some pre-planned rejuvenation. Startin early is crucial because it can save you from redness or potential reactions occurring too close to your wedding day. Continue reading for details:
Schedule Professional Facials
Your wedding is the perfect excuse for some extra pampering. You’ll want to book monthly facials to really refresh your skin. Experienced aestheticians will massage your skin, scalp and decolletage to stimulate blood circulation and keep your skin looking healthy. You can also request extractions. This is when your facialist gets all the dirt out of your pores. The process takes preparation and special techniques that, if done at home, can lead to irritation, or worse, scarring.
Manage Excess Facial Oil
If you’re on the go, blotting papers will help keep your face shine-free. If you need a more advanced grease solution, streamline your routine. Use a mild face wash, skip the toner and add a lightweight oil-free moisturizer. Excessive face washing will kick oil production into overdrive. — Get more skin and beauty tips and tricks from The Knot
Stella York, style 6916: This modern Lace on Soft Crepe wedding dress features side cutouts along with a high illusion neckline complete with floral inspiration. Enjoy this striking silhouette and elegant scalloped train with laser cut Crepe. Detail beading options available in Ivory and White. Fabric color combinations include Ivory or White wedding gown with Ivory Tulle, Porcelain Tulle or Java Tulle Illusion. Available in many sizes.
Self-Care Is The Best Care
It’s vital for brides to put their self-care at the top of their wedding to-do lists. Starting your skincare routine early will help ensure that you are hydrated and energized for your special day. You don’t want to have the fashions, flowers and foods looking fresh while you appear (and feel) exhausted. Read these informative relaxation and self-care tips and find a way to fit them into your busy schedule:
Avoid crash dieting or aggressive gym schedules 1-2 months before the wedding. It can make you look really tired and crabby. For a toned figure, consult a dietitian and a personal trainer. Start working out at least four months prior to the wedding to achieve effective weight loss, especially in problem areas like tummy and thighs.
An effective way to reduce stress and take some me time out is by meditating for at least 15 minutes a day. You will definitely feel calmer.
Try and think positive thoughts. Think about the happy times when this chaotic period will have passed. You will feel serene, and the wedding will feel like a breeze. Inner peace will lead to better wedding snaps too. Trust us!
You must drink enough water to keep your body toxin-free. Aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water. Opt for coconut water or lime water to shed the bloat. Eat a balanced diet consisting of fruits, green vegetables, and protein. — Learn more great skincare tips and timelines, compliments of Style Craze
Visit NYB&Co. Syracuse Today
NYB&Co. offers thousands of square feet of modern luxury for you and your bridal party to enjoy. We invite you to pop in without an appointment to enjoy the relaxing, upscale bridal shopping experience you deserve. Our warm, knowledgeable staff will be here, ready to help you find your dream dress among our vast collection of hand-selected gowns. We look forward to seeing you soon.