wedding day is always a day of great happiness, but also a day of nerves. after months of preparation, the big day finally arrives. and it's time to prepare for the moment when all eyes will be on us: our partner, our family and friends, and the photographers. let's forget about all the other details and just focus on looking our best.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
ideally, you'll get the best sleep possible, but a little extra help makes all the difference!
a soothing and hydrating face mask is essential to prepare the skin. it's time to ditch any acid or more aggressive treatments; we want calm, moisturized skin.
depending on your skin type, your needs may change. but these are great suggestions:
EYES AND LIPS
for flawless makeup, use an eye cream that hydrates and rejuvenates the eyes. and don't forget to moisturize your lips.
to wake up with hair that's moisturized, shiny, and able to hold whatever style you're thinking of wearing... there's nothing like applying a beauty sleep serum. ur choice is kérastase's nutritive 8h magic night serum. it gradually absorbs into the hair fiber and nourishes your hair while you sleep. plus, it doesn't need to be washed out when you wake up.
another important step is to brush your hair from root to tip and untangle any knots. brushing your hair from root to tip before going to bed will loosen tangles and help distribute your natural oils, so you wake up with shiny, healthy hair. then jus pick up your hair with a scrunchy, it helps keep your hair in shape and prevents you from waking up with a mess.
finally, sleep on a satin or silk pillow, which not only prevents hair breakage, but also helps you wake up with wrinkle-free skin.
if your nerves are shot and your sleep was less than stellar, nothing beats an express mask and a light massage with a facial roller (trick: leave it in the fridge the night before!) to erase that tired look.
after these extra cares, take a deep breath.... cleanse, apply serum and moisturize. from here on out, don't worry - the makeup will do the rest.
and on this day, what we choose to wear will always be remembered. the clothes or shoes we may never wear again. but jewelry is with us on that day and can be with us every day. they take on an emotional charge and cease to be mere accessories. we have a special page dedicated to this moment in time where you can find our top suggestions, this is the day to feel beautiful and confident.
cláudia cavaleiro the editor in chief for CINCO editorial. born in '82 in coimbra, she is graduated in philosophy from the university of coimbra. passionate about books and podcasts in a geek kind of way, she always find something interesting to research. loves to bring awareness to social problems and loves working at CINCO!