Wedding season can be just as stressful as it is joyful, whether you’re in the bridal party or you’re just there to party. A wedding doesn’t happen overnight, and the preparations can be enough to pull your hair out (at the risk of ruining the photos).
If you’re in the grips of pre-wedding stress, then take a deep breath and get ready for some good news. We’ve got three essential tips to help you cut out the unnecessary nerves and celebrate that special day the way you want to.
Dress the Body You Have
One of the main sources of pre-wedding stress comes from dressing the body you want, vs. the body you have. There’s a lot of pressure to conform to certain standards, to buy a tighter dress or a smaller tux, and to spend the weeks and months leading up to the wedding trying to fit into it in time for the wedding day.
This approach can only give you trouble. There’s far too much involved in getting ready for a wedding, that you can’t afford to waste time and money trying to wear something that doesn’t do your body justice. Weddings are times to celebrate love, so celebrate the body you have by ensuring you look great in a dress or a tux that fits you, not the other way around.
If you have the chance, invest in a good tailor who can make sure whatever you wear hits you at all the right spots. But if you’re still worried about making a good impression, radio frequency body shaping treatments can be a great technique for targeting and shrinking challenging bulges, and setting your mind at ease.
Don’t Let Stress Screw Up Your Skin
Everyone wants to look their best in wedding photos. And for many people, looking your best means smoother, younger-looking skin. The problem is, pre-wedding stress can do a number on your skin.
That’s because of cortisol, the primary hormone that affects how your body responds to stress. Cortisol is known to break down the collagen in your skin; over time, stress compounds and contributes to the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Don’t fret over your skin! Instead, give yourself a leg-up with comfortable wrinkle reduction treatments. These treatments use a combination of energies to produce heat under the surface of the skin, and they’re designed to boost collagen production and rejuvenate your skin’s appearance by fading fine lines and wrinkles.
Get a Flawless Finish, Faster
If all eyes are going to be on you, give them something great to look at. In preparation for the special day, make sure you have your makeup sorted out and your skin looking flawless. As fun as it is to get dolled up before a big event, the day-of shouldn’t be the first time you try out a glamorous look. Make yourself familiar with how different products sit on your skin, and how the colors complement each other. If you’re prone to textural problems, discoloration or redness, or if you’re trying to cover up scars, you should know what works best ahead of time.
Even better, try looking into a skin resurfacing treatment plan that you can start a few months (or even weeks) before the wedding date. These treatments use a specialized array of pins, charged with radio frequency energy, to refresh your skin’s collagen and elastin production and smoothen out a wide range of textural conditions. That way, you can achieve that full-coverage look even before you start getting glammed up.
Get ahead of the game this wedding season! Find a certified treatment provider near you to learn more about these treatments.