8 PRODUCTS TO LOOK YOUR BEST ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
A universal truth for all brides is that the months leading up to the event pass by shockingly quickly. That diet you were supposed to start five months in advance hasn’t truly been taken on and now you’ve got about a month and a half left. While we definitely believe that the best thing you can do to look your best on your wedding day is to start to eat healthier meals (remember it’s not about losing weight but about feeding your skin, hair, and health from the inside), there are a few products that can really help you achieve the better you.
With so much out there to choose from (retinoid or acid? laser facials…hair masks), it’s hard to know what’s worth the money and what isn’t. We’re sharing 8 of our tried and true items for getting ready to look your best for your big day.
It’s now becoming common knowledge that washing your hair less can prevent damage and dryness. But balancing the number of days without washing with worrying about how greasy and messy your hair looks is a common issue.
For that, we can’t recommend Silke London’s Hair Wrap enough! This pure silk turban that you wear at night, doesn’t just preserve your hairstyle for longer (avoiding the friction caused by cotton sheets) but helps to redistribute your hair’s natural oils along the shaft of the hair follicle. That means that your roots end up less greasy and your ends a lot more hydrated.
Those are just the immediate results, long-term the hair wrap helps to protect your hair through the anagen (growth) phase at night. Our Market Editor, Victoria de la Camara, has been using the hair wrap for three months now and swears by its hair growth effects.
Hair Wrap, Silke London,
Whether you are a Kardashian fan or not, you have to be impressed with the quality of their hair considering all of the color changes and styling they go through. Kim Kardashian is known to put on the hair repair treatment Olaplex 3 overnight to restructure her damaged hair.
There’s a lot of highlighting going on around our office, so naturally, we wanted to see if this really makes a difference. After the first time you use it, you’ll already see more shine, but the real results come in after 3 or 4 uses.
Olaplex Hair Perfector
It’s an undeniable fact that the key to great skin, hair, and overall health is to nourish your body within. But for the busy girl, eating all of your nutrients you need in a day can be a tough challenge achieve.
Gone is the era of generic multi-vitamins. Care/of is a great service to those of us that want to improve our health with the highest quality vitamins and supplements without making an extra trip to the pharmacy. Take their questionnaire to find out what you’re likely missing in your diet and they’ll send you a box of specially tailored daily vitamin packs.
It might take 4-6 weeks for the effects to show, but your body will be thanking you.
Care/of Vitamin Pack
Redness can often be a problem for many skin types: sensitive, dry and acne prone. And there’s nothing like the few weeks leading up to your wedding to induce a serious amount of stress into your life, leaving flare-ups to get the best of you.
NeoStrata is a dermatologist created and recommended brand that yields serious results for redness. The packaging isn’t the prettiest but the before-and-afters pretty much speak for themselves.
Redness Neutralizing Serum
Whether you are doing your own hair or not, it’s perhaps a good idea to invest in some top quality hair tools. Ditch the curling iron that you bought 10 years ago that practically burns you every time and consider T3’s While Trio Styling Wand that not only looks beautiful but works wonders with its interchangeable Tourmaline® + ceramic barrels.
Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand
Perhaps you haven’t had time to tan or you have scars or broken capillaries on your arms and legs that you’d like to cover up. Wonderskin acts like invisible pantyhose to give you perfect looking legs.
Skin Perfected Body Foundation,
Sure there’s photoshop, but it’s also nice to have brilliantly white teeth IRL as well! Whether you’ve gotten a teeth whitening and you want to preserve it or you want to get rid of some superficial stains that have surfaced because of your love for coffee, the Sonicare Diamond Clean Toothbrush by Philips is the best you’ll ever have.
It’s a little pricey but it will cut down the trips you’ll make to the dentist, and even has a setting that whitens your teeth.
Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush
The secret of Parisian women is that they that know good skincare leads to wearing less makeup. Especially for those women looking to go for a lighter makeup look on their wedding day, investing in a great moisturizer is key.
Codage, the French brand that brings beauty innovation with an old pharma approach, has an amazing night cream that helps repair cellular damage while you sleep, by activating your skin’s natural purification metabolism.