We all know that brides need a bit of pampering. With the stress of planning a wedding, keeping friends and family happy and managing costs, it’s sometimes hard to stop and think about your own TLC before the big day. But instead of splashing out on hundreds of pounds that could go towards those oh-so-cute wedding favours instead, why not get your girlfriends together and try out these DIY versions of popular bridal treatments for a fraction of the price and tons more fun!
- Vitamin C Facial
Vitamin C is gold dust for the skin. Its purest form is ascorbic acid, which has been known to diminish the effects of sun damage, lighten dark spots and can even help prevent wrinkles. First cleanse the skin with a Vitamin C wash and exfoliate with a good scrub such as the Vitamin C Cleansing Polish from The Body Shop. To finish, you need to replenish your skin with a rich moisturiser. Guinot have a great range of deep moisturisers at Beautique that will ensure your skin is healthy and revitalised as a perfect foundation for your wedding day look.
- UV Teeth Whitening
Many brides choose to have their teeth whitening by an expensive one-off UV cosmetic treatment but there are actually great kits that you can try at home to give a boost to your smile. If you don’t want the fiddly business of painting peroxide gel onto your teeth, try some teeth whitening strips that are also effective in giving you that dazzling white smile.
- Keratin Smoothing Treatment
All of the rage in salons across the country, Keratin treatments smooth out unruly hair using special chemicals and hot straightening irons. But there are plenty of products out there that will deep condition and smooth your hair with the help of Keratin protein. Lather some shampoo and follow up with Leave-In Conditioner. If your hair needs a bit of taming, try a quality straightener like the CHI Air Damp-to-Dry Ceramic Flat Iron that will leave your hair silky and enriched for your wedding weekend.
So don’t buy into those extortionate beauty fads, as a new bride you deserve the best and the best is what you’ll get is when it’s in your hands, or even the hands of your most trusted girlfriends. Invite them over a week before your wedding and let the pampering begin!