I ran across an article in the Rocky Mountain Bride magazine that made me snort my coffee. Entitled "Bridal Blush," the article advises brides to start "address[ing] any issues you have with your skin" at least three months prior to the wedding day. Apparently, your next wedding vendor needs to be an esthetician because "all eyes (and cameras!) are on you." Because clearly, there is not enough media attention paid to female beauty.
It seems that weddings are often marketed as an opportunity for self-criticism - as in, these are the things you must fix/buy before you get married. You will be beautiful on your wedding day because you'll be out of your mind with happiness, excitement, and the love of family and friends.
Guess what causes acne and skin irritation? Stress. And stress comes from...finding an esthetician three months before your wedding. Holy cow.
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