Victoria Stiles is a professional makeup artist and hairstylist based in the DC area. Rex & Regina has had the privilege of working with Victoria on a number of weddings where, each time, the bride and bridal party looked absolutely flawless. I had the chance to interview Victoria recently and asked her what every bride needs to know with respect to beauty on her wedding day.
I covered Victoria’s essential tips for brides in this earlier post. Today, we are featuring some Skin Care 101 tips for grooms as they prepare for their wedding day. Brides, be sure to share this with your groom!
What are your top tips for grooms with respect to skin care preparation for his wedding day?
There are several things a groom can do to ensure he looks good on his wedding day, particularly for photos.
1) There are places in the DC area where a groom can go for a pre-ceremony prep. For example, there is The Grooming Lounge that has services specially geared toward a groom’s skin, which is very different from a bride’s skin.
Grooms should make sure they have the best skin care possible so that there is less chance of razor burn or other skin problems before the wedding day.
Make a facial appointment about a month out at a place like The Grooming Lounge to begin to prepare your skin for your wedding.
2) If you any type of breakout on the wedding day, you can use a small amount of concealer on the blemish itself. A concealer I like to use is called Keromask concealer which comes in a variety of shades to match skin tone. Take a little dab on your finger and just press it on the blemish itself. It sets to a matte finish so you don’t need to put any type of powder on top.
With respect to blemishes days before the wedding, never ever pop them! Use astringent to dry up the skin and oil-free moisturizer to make sure the area does not dry out.
3) Comb through your brows. It sounds foreign to most gentlemen, but the brows can get out of place and in the pictures it will be noticeable. So just comb through them so that they are all in place.
4) Do something simple on your lips, like ChapStick. Your lips will be moist but, don’t worry, they won’t look glossy. By applying a little ChapStick you will help prevent your lips from looking dry, cracked, or chapped in photos.
So, grooms, consider these simple, easy skin care tips as you gear up for your wedding. Your bride will thank you for it!