It’s time to get gorgeous! Your big wedding day is not far away and you need to get busy to look your gorgeous best. We present awesome beauty tips and tricks for brides-to-be to get them looking top-notch before the wedding.
Of course, you want your skin to be in top form on your wedding day! For this, you’ll need to start with a smart skincare routine early (about a year in advance is best). It’s okay if you’re short on time; the first step towards a glowing you is to book an appointment with your dermatologist. They would suggest an ideal routine based on your skin type, address any concerns you may have and suggest creams, lotions and supplements based on that. Besides your basic skincare routine, make sure to also schedule time for professionals facials, exfoliate your skin, deep cleanse your pores and apply sunscreen every single day, without fail!
Dark circles, puffiness (even wrinkles) are common bride-to-be concerns. The skin around your eyes is especially sensitive; so it’s important you keep it hydrated (think night creams and under eye serums) and pamper it with lots of TLC. Take your eye make-up off gently (preferably with a water-soluble remover) and never rub off too harshly. Get adequate sleep and treat yourself to a cool compress once a week to say goodbye to dark circles. Reduce your salt intake as well as it can make your eyes appear swollen.
A lip balm is your best friend girls! Get into the habit of using a Vitamin E- enriched lip balm and your lips will thank you for it. It fights cracks and creases and keeps lips moisturized. Also exfoliate your lips (once a week at least) to clear away dead skin (you can use finely crushed sugar with honey for this) Finally, protect your pout with regular application of sunscreen (most lip balms offer some sun protection) as the sun and weather can leave them dry and parched.
Start repairing hair damage (think blow-drying, and regular heat-styling) by regularly oiling your hair (olive and coconut oils are great options) and opting for monthly hair-spa sessions for deep conditioning treatments. A diet filled with Vitamin B helps bring out your hair’s natural shine (dull hair is actually a symptom of a Vitamin B deficiency). Foods like fish, nuts, and eggs can give your hair a healthy boost. Finally, get regular trimming done to fix split or damaged ends.
This section is mostly neglected by most brides-to-be but you must indulge your feet in sweet treatments in the months leading up to your wedding. Start with a foot scrub or weekly mask to exfoliate dry, cracked skin on heels and toes. Also slather on some thick moisturizer to keep feet smooth and it’s skin hydrated.
If you don’t take care of your hands, they will appear dry and easily reveal your age! Using hand creams will keep them soft and manageable and getting regular manicures will keep your nails tidy and in shape.
A daily multivitamin can work wonders for your overall health. It can up your energy levels making wedding planning a lot easier and leave you glowing as well! You can even start an exercise regime, work on slimming and toning down to look fit and fabulous. On the outside, exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!! Use a loofah or a body scrub every single day. This alone will make your skin look softer and more toned!
Bridal beauty preparations before the marriage can seem daunting but if you plan wisely, you’ll surely look your best ever! We promise.