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Essential Beauty Products for Your Pre-Wedding Preparation

beauty wedding day must haves

Your wedding day will probably be the most photographed day of your life, so you obvi want to your skin, hair to look it's best, and your body to glow. And sure, you’ll have a hair and makeup artist there to beautify you on the day of, but it never hurts to get a head start.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pre-wedding beauty must-haves. Ensure a flawless bridal look by incorporating these pre-wedding beauty must-haves into your beauty regimen for radiant skin and picture-perfect makeup on your special day.

1. Silicone Patches

32 Pieces Facial Chest Neck Silicone Pad Reusable Face Forehead Patches Facial Sleeping Mask Cover for Smoothing Facial Chest Neck Forehead Eye Mouth

If you’ve entered SkinTok, the TikTok black hole about all things skincare, then you’re definitely familiar with silicone patches and the amazing things they can do.

We all have that place where lines are starting to settle in and apparently all you need to do to remedy that is to wear these silicone patches overnight along with your regular skin moisturizing routine–then BAM! Wrinkles, be gone! This set of patches from Amazon allows you to target specific areas or, you can go full-on Hannibal Lector with a full face mask if you so please.

2. Red Light Mask


A red light mask utilizes low-level light therapy (LLLT) technology, emitting specific wavelengths of red light that penetrate the skin's surface. These wavelengths stimulate cellular activity, promoting increased blood circulation, collagen production, and the rejuvenation of skin cells. By using a red light mask in the weeks leading up to your wedding, you can experience improved skin health, a more even complexion, and a natural radiance that enhances your bridal glow. CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy mask is the No. 1 best-selling LED face mask with over 1000 + 5 star reviews.

Minimizing Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Weddings are joyous occasions, but the stress and excitement leading up to the big day can sometimes manifest in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Red light therapy has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen, a protein essential for maintaining skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By incorporating a red light mask into your beauty routine, you can promote collagen synthesis, resulting in smoother, firmer skin and a more youthful appearance on your wedding day.

3. Peptide Lip Treatment

Rhode Lip Treatment

We're not going to lie, Hailey Biebers Rhode lip treatment smells amazing! A restorative lip treatment for naturally plump, pillowy-soft lips — day or night. This dreamy formula leaves lips looking glossy and works hard to nourish dry skin. We tried it and we love it.

4. Acne Spot Treatments

acne spot treatment patches for wedding emergency kit

In an ideal world, your skin would cooperate for your big day and be as flawless and glowing as it’s ever been. However, with all the stress and minimal sleep, you’re likely to have a zit or two that pop up just in time for your big photo op. But don’t stress! These Peace Out Patches are just what the doctor ordered. Just pop them on the night before and they go to work immediately reducing redness and swelling.

5. Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening kit for wedding

You’re sure to be all smiles on your wedding day, so you want to make sure it sparkles. But teeth whitening can be expensive…and, at times, scary. You want to be able to enjoy the amazing meal you’ve worked so hard to plan, the last thing you want is super-sensitive teeth! After some internet digging, we found some pretty great reviews for Smile Direct Club’s Pro Whitening System. It seems like most users saw a big difference after just a short time and many expressed their delight that they didn’t experience any sensitivity because of it!

6. Instant Firm Face Tightener

Peter Roth Wrinkle Cream

Peter Thomas Roth's Instant FIRMx Temporary Face Tightener is the perfect beauty product to invest in for your wedding day, as its advanced formula quickly and effectively tightens and smoothes the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a youthful and radiant complexion for your special day.

With its instant results and long-lasting effects, the Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx Temporary Face Tightener provides a reliable and trustworthy solution to achieve a firmer and more lifted look, ensuring you feel confident and picture-perfect as you celebrate your wedding day. It really, really works.

7. Body Skin Tightening Cream

body skin tightening cream for wedding

In the iconic words of Bubba Sparxxx, “Get it right, Get it tight”. We’re not exactly sure if we’re talking about the same thing he was, but we’re talking skin…duh! And we’re probably aging ourselves so definitely don’t google when that song came out. Anyway, the number one sign of aging in skin is the loss of elasticity, but it’s nothing that a good tightening body cream can’t fix. These creams are designed to hydrate and leave skin looking and feeling firm.

8. Hair Mask

K18 Hair Mask

With all of the wedding-related events you have coming up, your hair will be in desperate need of some TLC before the big day. A hair mask is the perfect way to restore moisture and smoothness to hair without having to sacrifice length. And make sure to get a hair mask that caters to your hair’s specific needs like K18 leave in hair mask. My hair has never looked so good while using this power house treatment.

9. Color Toning Shampoo

color toning shampoo for pre wedding routine

If you color your hair, color toning shampoo is a great tool to add to your self-care routine. It revitalizes dyed colors and keeps them from turning orange or brassy. For blondes, a purple toning shampoo is the way to go and for brunettes, look for a toning shampoo that is blue-based.

10. Gua Sha Tool

Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool for face sculpting

The ancient Chinese practice of Gua Sha is taking the world by storm. If you aren’t familiar with it, Gua Sha uses a tool, often made from precious stones like this quartz one or even jade, to scrape the face in a specific pattern. The result is increased circulation and lymphatic drainage that leads to a chiseled face. Who wouldn’t want that? Plus, it feels really nice too, especially if you chill your stone in the fridge.

11. Gel Break Kit

give your nails a break between manicures

If you’re addicted to your bi-weekly gel mani, chances are your nails could use a breather…literally! Thankfully, there are plenty of kits out there like this one from OPI that are designed to give your nails a break from harsh gel polish while still keeping your precious nails on point.

11. Under Eye Brightening Serum

under eye brightening serum

They call it “beauty rest” for a reason. Proper sleep helps everyone look better, but what are you supposed to do with a full-time job and a wedding to plan? Thankfully the same science that brought you that fun fact has also created a way to counteract the dark circles under your eyes that seem to be getting bigger by the day–undereye brightening serum. There are plenty of options out there but this one had pretty great reviews and even won recognition from Vogue.

As with anything that you put on or in your body, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor before trying any of these at-home treatments. And remember, your SO fell in love with you as you are, anything else is just icing on the cake!

12. Tanning Drops

Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops

I am obsessed with these tanning drops, I have the medium and the light and pair the drops with St. Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Lotion for a sunkissed gradual glow that smells great. I apply it everywhere (minus my face) and it really does look amazing.


Applying tanning cream to your face can accentuate sun spots in photographs due to the way the product interacts with the skin's texture and pigmentation. The pigments in tanning cream can settle into uneven areas and emphasize any existing discolorations or imperfections, making it important to test the product on your face and evaluate the results through test photos prior to your wedding day.

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