What To Do When You Are Prepping For A Big Event
One of my favorite parts of my job is preparing a client for a big event like her wedding. Seeing them transform from a beautiful natural look to a jaw-dropping, confident, and gorgeous look with makeup gives me such a sense of satisfaction and happiness. All my clients are stunning with or without makeup, but seeing the extra confidence boost they feel with just a little help from my trusted friend’s concealer and bronzer means the world to me.
People want to feel their very best on their special day without the worry of a blemish or irritation, but the work begins long before the big day. I get asked the same question often from clients, “how do I prep my skin before my big event?” so I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to helping you prep your skin for an event.
Below I list a short and sweet guide to what you should be focusing on in the month leading up to the event. I also touch on how to prepare for the day of the event! Let’s dive in.
The Month Before the Event
Your primary focus for the month leading up to your wedding should be on staying hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to drink your body weight in water every single day. Hydration is essential to keep your skin looking radiant.
Make sure you moisturize your face throughout the week and focus on using a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 every day. I recommend layering your favorite lotions, oils, serums, and hydrating spritzes in the AM and PM. I have a detailed list to improving your skin health HERE. If you don’t already have a regimented skincare routine, now is the perfect time to start and stick to it to see improvements in your skin’s overall look and feel.
Hopefully, you already have a pretty good exfoliating routine; however, if you don’t, I recommend that you start with a good exfoliation once to twice a week. Exfoliating will remove your dead skin cells, clear your pores, and allow new radiant skin cells to surface. I love the Moira face scrub or Wishful scrub. I also like to use a Collagen infused face mask right after I exfoliate.
The Day of the Event
What to wear
On the morning of your big event, you will want to come wearing a button-up shirt or robe. I always recommend either of these items because they won’t need to be pulled over your head when it is time for you to change, keeping your freshly done hair and makeup looking flawless. If you are getting ready with a group, I often see people coordinating their robes or outfits for cute pictures. Focus on whatever is most comfortable for you is beset as you will be in the chair for a few hours.
Have a Fresh Face
It is perfectly okay to apply a light SPF, but otherwise, come in with a clean face, free of makeup or mascara. I also encourage you to moisturize your face and lips. Coming in with a fresh face is beneficial so that we don’t waste precious time removing your makeup before applying a new layer.
What to do with your Hair
If you are getting your hair styled on the day of your event in addition to your makeup, try to wash and blow-dry your hair the night before. In my experience, slightly dirty hair tends to hold curls better as opposed to freshly washed. Note that you won’t want to straighten wavy or curly hair with a flat iron. Only brush and blow-dry your hair to remove the waves and coils.
Again, if you want to see the best results for your skin, make sure you go above and beyond the month before the event. Never skip a day of your skincare routine, always wash your face before bed, and always apply moisturizer. Whether your big event is a gala or your wedding day, I hope this guide helps you feel confident and prepared to tackle your event with ease.
Please reach out to me if you have specific questions. I am always happy to help in any way that I can!