The journey to the wedding day is most exciting, but often a little nerve-wracking, too. You often feel the need to make sure everything looks perfect, from the invitations and the venue to the dress code and even your appearance.
All these stressors can get in the way of achieving that vibrant bridal radiance in time for the wedding day. However, that does not mean that there aren’t any ways for you to help yourself achieve that glow.
There may still be so many things to tick off from your wedding to-do list, but don’t neglect the time you should take to pamper yourself in time for the big day.
Baby Your Skin
Your skin needs some tender loving care to look bright and supple for the wedding. This definitely involves a good skincare routine, but it also means practical habits.
Use gentle cleansers and beauty products.
Be kind to your skin, especially when you are in the shower. Use a cleanser that helps support moisture to make your skin softer and smoother. You should also pay attention to possible unevenness in your skin tone and address it with a gentle whitening soap with glutathione that brightens your skin while nourishing it, too.
Aside from your body, think about what your face needs. Dead skin cells make your skin look dull, so it needs regular exfoliation to rejuvenate the skin. Pair this practice with your trusty brightening products, such as serums and creams, and you will achieve that healthy glow in no time.
Have healthy meals.
How you eat contributes to how well you care for your skin. If you keep feeding your body junk, your skin will suffer from it. Listen to what your skin is saying about your diet and make healthy changes to regain your radiance.
One good practice is to skip out on or cut down on alcohol for now. Alcohol dehydrates you, which ages the skin prematurely and promotes breakouts. If you drink, do so after a full meal or while having one to minimize its harmful effects. Drink water in between bottles, too, to counteract the dehydration.
Then, eat more leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, for nutrients that protect and moisturize skin. These foods also have many vitamins, which are great for your health.
This is easier said than done, but poor stress management is the source of many skin troubles. With wedding planning on top of work and personal responsibilities, all the things that need your attention can become overwhelming.
A practical tip: don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Ask a friend or a family member to help you decide on a few wedding duties, and you might be surprised what good company can do to make a stressful situation lighter and even more enjoyable.
Take breaks when you have to, too. Lounge around and watch a movie, for instance. You can even take a yoga or meditation class to help calm your senses. Go with an activity that helps you relax and gets your mind off what you have to do.
Take Care of Your Hair
Your hair does much to achieve your bridal glow. Hair color and a hairstyle that complement your skin tone give a great boost on the wedding day.
Plan your hairdo for the wedding.
Early on into planning, you should have ideas for the haircut and style that you want. Making decisions ahead allows you to test these styles with your wedding gown and overall look, with a lot of room to redo or touch up anything that needs improvement.
No matter how simple or complicated you want it to be, give yourself plenty of time to make the necessary changes that will have your hair looking alive and shiny as you walk down the aisle.
Condition more than shampoo.
If you are doing a bit (or a lot) of coloring, it will dry your hair out. Your hair also needs moisture to achieve a healthy glow, and you can help accomplish this by taking time to condition it.
There are many deep conditioners in the market, so choose one that works best for your hair color and texture. You can even splurge a little by going to the salon and having it deep conditioned there. It’s for your wedding day, after all.
You might have tons of amazing ideas for your wedding day, but remember that these are best achieved with a healthy base. With radiant skin and shiny hair, you widen the possibilities for your bridal look.