Beauty countdown

Your wedding is just four weeks away. Here’s what you can do to look and feel your best on the big day.

4 weeks to go

Test-run your makeup and hair. Mimic the wedding day. Use the same cosmetics; wear your veil and headpiece.

For a brighter, camera-ready smile, get your teeth professionally whitened.

3 weeks to go

Want a little healthy color on your wedding day? Consider a spray tan or bronzer. Now is the time to experiment with various brands and levels of color to find the shade that’s right for you.

Focus on nutrition. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Eat less red meat and white food: sugar, bread, pasta, potatoes. Restrict your fat intake.

2 weeks to go

Consider having your eyebrows shaped professionally.

Get your final haircut or coloring. That way, the cut and color will have time to adjust.

Confirm big-day beauty appointments.

to do list:

• eyebrows
• hair
• nails

1 week to go

Go to the spa for a full body scrub.

Have a relaxing massage.

Get your final facial if you’ve been having them regularly. Don’t wait until the day before to do this. (Your face may need a day or two to get back to normal.)

Avoid overindulging in salty foods and alcohol at those pre-wedding parties, which can promote bloating, puffy eyes or other conditions.

2 days to go

Get your skin in gear. Exfoliate and moisturize. Be sure to use products you’ve already used before.

Get a bikini wax and final eyebrow shaping.

If you get last-minute breakouts, an injection of cortisone or the application of cortisone cream by a local nurse or doctor could reduce the swelling and redness of a blemish, an allergic skin reaction or an insect bite in a matter of hours.

1 day to go

Get your final manicure and pedicure so you look great from head to toe.

Get glowing: Drink lots of water to help detoxify the skin, and apply a hydrating face mask.

Go for a walk or do some stretching to help ease any pre-wedding-day stress.

Go to bed early and get quality beauty rest.

Day of

Start your day with a good breakfast for energy.

Get your hair and makeup done. Wear a robe or button-down shirt so you don’t ruin your face or hair.

Touch up your makeup after you take pre-wedding photos, and appoint someone to be your beauty touch-up reminder person during the wedding day.

Relax and smile – you know you look fabulous!