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10 Beauty Blunders Most Brides Are Guilty Of Making… But You Shouldn’t!

Smriti Notani

Guest Contributor

We know, we know – your wedding is coming up and you want to look purrrfect! We get it girl, and would want nothing less for you; but we are so wary of the fact that you could be making terrible mistakes and ruining your skin before your big day. Watch out for these common beauty blunders that way too many brides are guilty of making! Don’t worry, this list will sort you out. As long as you avoid these things, you’ll be good to glow on your big day!

1. Trying a new facial just a day or two before the wedding.


You never know how your skin will react to a new treatment so we don’t care how much the salon people insist – this one is a complete NO NO. But if you do plan to get a facial a month or two in advance, here are some facials to suit your skin type.


You can also use the L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Purify And Mattify for visibly healthier looking skin.


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2. Changing your skincare routine just before the wedding.


We know you are tempted to try new and perhaps high end products around your wedding time but this isn’t the smartest idea. You never know what might not suit you and your skin could get red or irritated.


While new skincare products are a big no, you can always get yourself this new and fabulous coral pink lipstick from Smashbox.


3. Changing the shape of your eyebrows.

If you want to try something new, then go for it a few months before the wedding. In case you’re not happy with the outcome, you can easily grow them out again. Here’s all the brow-spiration you need for your special day.


 Try the NYX Professional Makeup Tinted Brow Mascara to make a bold statement.


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4. Trying a new salon just before your big day.


We understand how much you’d want to up your beauty game before your wedding, but trust us when we say – right before your wedding is not the time to do this. Stick to the people who know your skin type and beauty preferences. If you want to try a new place, make sure it’s a few months before the wedding.


The Forest Essential Facial Ubtan Multani Mitti will give you glowing skin without even having to go to the parlour.


5. Not getting enough sleep before the wedding.

Indian weddings can be so crazy, chaotic and overwhelming. The bride and groom barely get any rest during the main wedding week but as far as your skin is concerned, this is a cardinal sin! You don’t want a puffy face and eye bags on your main day, do you? Excuse yourself from all the hanging out with family and get some shuteye. Your skin will thank you for the rest!


Get yourself this Sleeping Beauty Eye Mask and get ready for your beauty sleep.


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6. Going on a fad diet.


We totally understand the temptation to look your slimmest and sashay down the aisle in that lehenga on your wedding day. But there’s no way we’d approve of a fad diet or a juice cleanse so near to the big day. While you may lose an inch or two, you’d definitely miss out on having enough energy. Not to mention, it may take away the glow from your face or may even mess with your stomach. Eat your normal well-balanced meals. You won’t enjoy your own wedding if your energy levels are dipping! Instead, check out these easy tips to get fit… fast!


Include Flaxseeds in your diet as they are a rich source of micronutrients and dietary fibres. Buy it here.

7. Drinking too much alcohol.


Slow down on those celebratory drinks unless you want a puffy face, tired looking skin, a hangover, and a messed up stomach! We are big believers in moderation and think you should definitely exercise control on the cocktail intake during your wedding week. Besides, won’t you be on a perpetual life high anyway?!


Time for some green tea instead! The True Elements green tea is infused with Tulsi and is an excellent drink for weight watchers! Buy it here.


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8. Trying new makeup products.


We would strongly recommend you don’t try any new makeup products or brands just before your wedding. There’s every chance your skin breaks out into rashes and you don’t need that, obviously!


But you can always buy them for your post shaadi function. We’re currently drooling over the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette.


9. Too much caffeine.

We are indeed sorry to inform you that there is such a thing as too much coffee! While it is so tempting to sip on coffee all day, we’d dissuade you from doing that because not only does coffee add to the anxiety and nerves (you DON'T need that), it also dehydrates your skin making your dark circles and fine lines around your face way more pronounced!


Indulge in a refreshing lemon tea instead! Try the FabIndia Organic Lemon Green Tea.


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10. Messing around with your hair


While we have gone on and on about all the mistakes to avoid making that might affect your skin, not enough has been said about your hair. Please make sure to get your haircut well before the wedding just so there are no last minute surprises. Also, don’t colour your hair last minute. Your hair colour takes a few days to settle down and start looking the way you want it to. Besides, if you don’t like it then at least you’ll have the time to rectify it. Also, please don’t get any hair spas or hair treatments done last minute – not worth the risk!


Add some bling to your hair with pretty hair accessories. Here’s an elegant maathapati that you can were for your mehendi function!

All in all, we’d urge you to remember that happy brides are the prettiest. Don’t sweat the small stuff; you’re going to look resplendent on your big day! We just know it.


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Published on Sep 06, 2017
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