If you want that enviable “bridal glow,” now's the time to get your skin into top shape for your wedding day. Find out which skincare products work best for your skin type and which to avoid. Whatever your problem— dry skin, waking up with a pimple on your wedding day, redness, dark spots or facial lines, we've got the best expert tips to fix common wedding skin emergencies.
The Best Cures for Common Skin Emergencies
We asked experts to share their top strategies for preventing and treating common skin-care crises, whether weeks or (eek!) a mere 24 hours or less before your wedding day.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
The Best Bronzers for Every Bride
We know just what to use for every style, skin tone, and skin type.
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Get Your Skin Wedding-Ready in 5 Easy StepsUnless you're Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, or another celebrity, your wedding is probably going to be your most photographed moment. This means you've got to take stock of your skin. Now there are lots of hyped-up treatments you can book in for, but at the end of the day, nothing beats good products. Before you drop the credit card though, consult with a reputable skin-care pro (dermatologist or aesthetician) for recommendations—and then be diligent in using them. Whether you've got six weeks or six days to prepare, here are a few finds that will help you save face.
Your Ultimate Makeup Guide for Mastering Glowing Skin for Your Big DayPerfect a luminous complexion that will last through your entire celebration with these tried-and-true techniques.
5 Tips to Help You Hire a Great Makeup Artist for Your WeddingSharon Becker, a professional makeup artist, shares five insider tips that will help you hire the best makeup artist for your big day.
6 Winter Wedding Skin-Care Fixes
12 Steps to Wedding-Worthy NailsThere's a reason your nails look so good when a pro does them. It's not just the tools they use, but how they use them that makes all the difference.
The Grocery List for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails
Take this grocery list with you when you go shopping and you'll be one step closer to having the most gorgeous skin, hair, and nails for your wedding day.
Believe It or Not: We Bust the Top 5 Beauty MythsPart of the wedding prep is ramping up your beauty routine. During this quest for bridal gorgeousness you'll probably come across a lot of conventional beauty wisdom. Warning!! Most of it will be total BS. Things like cutting your hair makes it grow faster or putting toothpaste on a zit clears it up are long-standing beauty myths. We can thank our Moms—and the media—for perpetuating these non-logical notions. But never mind that, it's time to learn some beauty truths as we separate fact from fiction.
Beauty Products That Work While You Sleep (Seriously!)Get our overnight beauty tips and hardworking formulas for treating skin and hair before your wedding day.
9 Foot-Care Tips for Getting Your Soles in Tip-Top Shape for Your WeddingExpert advice from a podiatrist on how to get perfect feet for any wedding day shoe.
8 Steps for Getting a Glowing Complexion for Your Wedding DayPut your prettiest face forward when you walk down the aisle with these pro tips.
10 Foods You SHOULD Eat Before the WeddingGet the scoop on the skin-and-body-enhancing superfoods that will help you get that bridal glow.
Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair for Your Wedding Day (Yes, It Can Be Done!)You know that a healthy diet will make you feel your best heading into the big day, but did you know it can also make you look your best? Noshing on superfoods during the months leading up to your celebration can help you get lovelier locks for your walk down the aisle. Here, HBFit shares their recipe for gorgeous hair.Post
6 Bridal Beauty Emergencies—and How to Handle Them
You want to look your best, but sometimes you have to prepare for the worst.Post
7 Exotic Beauty Treatments for Your Wedding Prep
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Say "I do" to these primping and pampering ideas from around the world.Gallery
The Best Wedding Skincare Products
The best of the best in the skincare and body products department.Post
The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Skin for a Summer Wedding
We spoke to Dr. Neil Sadick, a top dermatologist from NYC, for the best summer skincare tips.Post
4 Grooming Tips for the Low-Maintenance Groom
Keep your skin looking young and your hair on point before your wedding day with these simple tips.Post
5 Foolproof Ways to Perfect Your Bridal Beauty—Before the Big Day
Sharon Becker, a veteran makeup artist, shares five of her top tips that will have you looking your best on your big day.Post
Your Top 5 Bridal Beauty Questions—Answered
You asked. We answered.Post
How to Get a Bridal Glow, Even for a Winter Wedding
Molly R. Stern, celebrity makeup artist and founder of m.r.s, reveals the secret to a dewy, gorgeous complexion.Gallery
Your Beauty Bachelorette Party Guide: NYC Edition
If nightclubs and tequila shots aren't your thing, use your bachelorette party as an excuse to get gorgeous—and relaxed.Post
What We Love Right Now
Find out what the Martha Stewart Weddings editors are currently obsessing over!Gallery
How to Choose Your Beauty Look Based on Your Wedding Venue
Whether you’re getting hitched on beach or in a classic ballroom, your bridal makeup should reflect the vibe of your big-day locale.Gallery
5 Ways to Push Your Beauty Boundaries for Your Big-Day Look
Use these tips to up your beauty game before your wedding.Post
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen All Year (Even on the Big Day!)
Whether you’re planning an outdoor wedding or not, you should take necessary steps to protect your visage before and during the big day. It’s the best way to keep your skin looking young and healthy, and it’s so easy to do! Here, celebrity makeup artist and skin-care professional Molly R. Stern weighs in on the importance of sunscreen and recommends a few of her faves.Post
How to Self-Tan for Your Wedding Day—and Still Wear a White Dress!
Tanning lotions have come a long way, but they’re still a gamble for a bride in her big-day gown. Worried about being faux sure? Follow our genius step-by-step plan that lets you glow with confidence.Gallery
5 Best Self-Tanners That Eliminate White-Dress Stress
These five tinted tanners deliver a beautiful faux glow. For the best results, apply 48 hours before the big day. This gives the color enough time to develop, and gives you some peace of mind knowing it won’t stain your gown.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
12 Best Grooming Products for the Well-Groomed Groom
Get handsome for your walk down the aisle with a leg up from these secret skin-care and styling weapons.Gallery
Quick Tips for Glowing Skin
When it comes to summer wedding-day looks, there's no need for heavy foundation or a ton of hair spray—just a little makeup and a few styling products go a long way. We've rounded up our favorite beauty essentials, to give you a glowing complexion on your big day.See More