While you work your way through to-do lists and DIY-projects galore, don't forget to take care of you! Stress can easily take its toll on your body, and as the day nears you want to look as fresh and beautiful as possible. Before jumping into your pre-wedding beauty regime, consider the advice of these five beauty pros.
1.Plan Ahead. Brides should start their waxing, facial, and cut/color plans 12 months in advance for their weddings. Waxing should be done about 1x/month and facials should happen every 4-8 weeks. —Brett Dorian, Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
2. Drink more water. Add 1-2 extra glasses a day to stay more hydrated. Staying hydrated helps skin circulation which will give you the glow you want. —Emily Koski, Emily J. Hair + Makeup
3. Don't try any new procedures (like chemical peels) for the first time too close to the wedding! You don't know how your skin will react.—Kate Plec, Lustre Artistry
4. The best thing for amazing skin is to get sleep!! Stress is a major killer of a clear complexion. How often do we have a major breakout before something important happens in our lives. I know it sounds like a no-brainer but many brides will burn the midnight oil sitting at the computer in their jammies searching for vendors. Sleep is your friend and will help to manage stress of planning. —Jen Rotty, Jen Santoro Rotty Makeup + Hair
5. For flawless skin, exfoliation is key. For a gentle mechanical exfoliant try Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant or Boscia Smoothing Facial Polish. For a non-abrasive, enzyme-based exfoliant try Ole Henrickson Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask or Dr. Perricone's Blue Plasma. Read the labels and be careful not to over-exfoliate, which can cause dryness and inflammation. —Julie Swenson, Julie Swenson Beauty