A wedding is one of the most magical moments in a woman’s life. Every bride wants to look and feel her best on the big day. In order to be camera ready, a custom beauty regimen is essential. Here are five tips to ensure that you shine on your wedding day.

Invest in your skin. To truly glow in wedding photos, brides should start prepping their skin six months prior to the event. Don’t let this timeline overwhelm you: simple routines like increasing water intake, avoiding sun exposure and daily skincare does wonders for the complexion. A facial a few months before the wedding will leave skin in peak condition for the big day. 

Consider your smile. Those pearly whites will be the center of attention, so make sure you take care of them! If you are not blessed with white teeth, you may want to schedule a whitening treatment or purchase a daily whitening gel. Do your best to avoid coffee and dark sodas to keep your teeth snow white.

Fuel your body. Wedding planning is time-consuming, and there is nothing more convenient than drive-thru fast food but do your best to avoid foods high in fats, salts, and sugar. Try eating home-cooked lean meats, leafy greens, and plenty of fruit to ensure that you stay on track to fit in your gown. Daily exercise will also help tone your body so that you are full of confidence on your special day.

Test the full look. Don’t leave the approval of your hair and makeup up to chance! Coordinate your hair and makeup to be done a couple months prior to the wedding to ensure that you like how your look photographs. Communicate any dislikes to the stylist immediately so they are not repeated on the big day.

Avoid stress. Stress is detrimental to overall health and can leave brides feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. It can also cause acne, weight gain, and chronic illness. To decrease stress in your life, get a good night’s rest on a regular basis, spend time with people you love, and keep in mind that self-care is key.

Finally-Enjoy your day!  You will always treasure this special moment.