As a bride, you have a lot of tasks ahead.
Invitations, planning, deciding on who your weird uncle is going to sit next to, it’s a lot to deal with.
While you’re busy planning the best day of your life it’s easy to let your self care take a back seat.
You’ll be spending more than you’d probably like on a photographer to capture every moment so you’ll want to look your best. When it comes to getting ready for the big day, starting good habits should start early. Here’s everything you need to look and feel your best on your wedding day.
Skin care regimens can vary greatly depending on your age and skin type but there are some essentials. Cleanse, tone, moisturize and exfoliate.
Getting into the habit early will ensure your skin is camera ready by your wedding day.
Exfoliating regularly will remove dead skin cells allowing for perfect makeup application. You may also want to prevent breakouts which is why cleansing and toning is so important.
Makeup and sweat can easily cause pores to become clogged which leads to problems like blackheads.
Try adding a facemask once a week to your routine to remove toxins and keep skin clear.
Wedding drama can be exhausting. Now would be an ideal time to book a spa day. Get your bridesmaids together for some mimosas and massages.
A spa day can also be a great time to give your skin an extra boost. Book an organic facial a few months before the wedding to treat any major skin problems.
Clean Eating Doesn’t Mean Washing Your Food
We definitely don’t recommend crash diets but eating healthier has many beauty benefits. Fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants that can help protect your skin from damage from free radicals.
Try reducing the amount of sugar you consume. Sugar isn’t just bad for your waistline, it’s bad for skin too. Foods containing refined sugar can cause insulin levels to spike which leads to inflammation.
Eating a more plant-based diet and reducing sugar intake can also help boost your immune system. Who has time for getting sick?
Going Bridezilla? Find your Zen
You might start to find all the planning to be a little bit stressful. Expenses, family drama and a long to do list can put anyone on edge.
Instead of taking it out on the bridal party, try to find some time for yourself each day to relax.
Stress can cause premature aging and a weakened immune system. If you’re feeling particularly stressed try taking a yoga class, spending time with friends or meditating.
Namaste.. In bed
They do call it beauty sleep for a good reason. A lack of sleep can cause a decrease in blood flow to the skin. This often results in dull looking skin.
Getting enough sleep will keep your body and skin refreshed and energized.
Go ahead and hit the snooze button, it’s all part of the wedding prep!