Whether you're saying "I do" or attending the nuptials of a friend or family member this summer, there's no better time than now to start adding new items to your daily beauty regimen designed to protect your skin and hair, leading to a beautiful glow all year round. The heat of the season as well as additional sun exposure can lead to early signs of aging, so it's important to start preventing the damage as soon as possible.
To help keep you looking your best throughout your summer travels, as well as during the planning process at wedding-related appointments or events, we've gathered a number of products ideal for brides preparing to say "I do" and wedding guests alike. From a microfiber hair towel that will cut your drying time in half, to masks and creams that will keep your skin looking picture-perfect, there are a number of summer beauty products and services to try that will help you stay relaxed while wedding planning, look radiant all year long, and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Take a look at 11 beauty products and services to add to your summer beauty routine that are perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and wedding guests!
Ideal for summer trips, destination weddings and bachelorette parties, or even your honeymoon, these under-eye patches will brighten and hydrate while you're relaxing at home, in the car on the way to wedding-related appointments, or on an airplane to a glamorous destination to ensure you arrive in style, with reduced dark circles and puffiness. “Baggage Claim” rose gold eye masks, $25 (set of 6) by Wander Beauty; available at Sephora
A great gift for the bride- and groom-to-be, or a treat for yourself whenever wedding planning gets stressful, in-home massages are now available. In just seconds, choose the length of your massage and decide which type fits your fancy, and a vetted massage therapist will arrive to your apartment, condo, or house with everything you need to relax during your at-home spa experience. Soothe In-Home Massage, $115 and up; available nationwide
This sample set of skincare essentials is ideal for brides and makes a great gift for bridesmaids as well. The wedding-white packaging will look beautiful on your countertop, and the four-piece collection will provide a radiant, hydrated, and healthy-looking complexion for the big day. Description “The Radiant Ritual” iconic cleanser, clay mask, brightening cream, and lip balm, $65 (4-piece set) by Eve Lom; available at Sephora
Healthy-looking bridal hairstyle starts by taking great care of your hair before the wedding – starting with not damaging vulnerable wet hair after the shower. If you like to towel dry, try this microfiber option that's absorbant, gentle, and even decreases your dry time since it removes 50% more water than traditional towels, so you won't be adding unnecessary heat damage to your locks. “Hero” quick-dry towel, $39 by Volo
Packed with collagen, natural oils, and plant extracts, this soothing face mask will nourish, soften, and brighten your skin so you'll have a wedding glow leading up to the big day and beyond. “Collagen Facial Mask” with hibiscus, $79 by Aniise
Many brides wear fake eyelashes on their wedding day, but if you want to avoid having your lashes fall off on the dance floor, consider getting eyelash extensions from a reputable salon! Simply choose your signature lash look, select your desired material in three price points, and customize your lashes with additional options. After a couple hours, you can say goodbye to using mascara on your wedding day and honeymoon! BlinkBar eyelash extensions, prices vary; learn more at theblinkbar.com
Since summer is spent outside and you're probably getting together at the pool or beach with your beloved or wedding party, make sure you protect your skin! This small suncare duo is also easy to take with you on longer trips, such as a tropical honeymoon or sunny bachelorette weekend! “Summer All-Stars” broad spectrum SPF 45 and gel hydrator, $25 (set of 2) by Peter Thomas Roth; available at Sephora
If you're looking for a natural suncare option like many modern brides, this 100% mineral-based sunscreen is vegan, reef safe, and biodegradable, while protecting your skin from harsh UV rays and premature aging before the ceremony. “Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion” in SPF50, $32 by MyChelle Dermaceuticals; available at Dermstore & MyChelle
Prepare for your close up on the wedding day with this anti-aging eye cream. The formula features a double shield of hydration with line-smoothing liquid silk and moisture-locking Japanese white peony that lead to radiant eyes. “The Silk Peony” melting eye cream, $60 by Tatcha
Summer sun can wreak havoc on your skin – not just your face, but all over your body – and it's important to restore it so you can look your very best on the big day. This body mask works to get rid of dryness and dullness to reveal radiant skin head to toe... just in time for your soirée. Resurfacing Body Mask, $48 by True Botanicals
While your makeup artist will likely have a favorite lip color for your ceremony and reception look, wedding-related appointments such as food tastings, venue walkthroughs, and more can leave you craving an all-day lip color. This full-coverage, creamy matte lipstick is enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil to ensure your lips look and feel great for up to six hours of continuous wear. “Stay All Day” liquid lipstick in “Bellissima”, $22 by Stila
For more bridal beauty tips, click here. Also, be sure to find out why we love when brides let their hair down, learn the dos and don'ts of bridal fitness, and find out what to eat the morning of your wedding day!