1. Hitting the sunbed

While we do get plenty of sun on this island, some brides like to extend their deep tans into the winter. But, don’t stretch out on sun beds – or have a fake tan applied – close to your wedding day. If the results are not what you want, there’s not enough time to remedy!

2. Trying a new skincare routine

New skincare habits are bound to wreck havoc on your skin the first couple of weeks. So, if you decide to forego your usual, be prepared for unexpected results. They may be positive or not, but you don’t want to take the risk when you have your special day coming up!

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3. Not drinking enough water

A perennial problem for many of us who lead busy lifestyles, not drinking enough water is one of the most serious skincare and beauty (as well as health) sins – and one of the most common. Make it a point to get your two litres a day and watch your skin glow!

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4. Booking a facial too close to the big day

Chilling out on a beautician’s couch is a privilege, but you do not want a facial bringing your skin’s impurities to the surface just a few days before you tie the knot. Instead, book a session well in advance so you look the best you can.

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5. Opting for a chemical peel

This may be obvious, but a drastic treatment like a chemical peel – which requires a few weeks recovery – is definitely not the best thing to go for when you need to look your best in a short space of time. If you have problem skin, think ahead. Otherwise, forego it until after your big day.

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6. Changing your hairstyle

Have you ever left the hairdresser sobbing? Well, many of us have. A hairstyle can make or break a look so make sure you’re comfortable with the style of your locks before any discussion are had with your artist for the day.

7. Going to the dentist for teeth whitening

If you’re overly conscious of the colour of your teeth (we’ve all had too many cups of coffee!), you might want to opt for teeth whitening but – be warned – you need at least two weeks for the pain to wear off completely when you’re eating and drinking. And, you do not want to be grimacing into the camera on your big day!

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8. Not having booked your hair and makeup artist!

Make sure you’ve got yourself covered and settle the schedule with the hairdresser and make-up artist of your choice for your celebration. Do not leave it to the last minute – these professionals get booked up pretty quick and you want to secure your first choice!

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