Written by: Esri Cronje | Bruidsgids
Photo by: The Honest Company
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, so looking beautiful is a top priority all brides share. A good skincare and wellness routine are of utmost importance and will be a great benefit when you start implementing it earlier rather than later. Here are a few tips on how to form those routines and get that healthier, glowing skin.
- Start making healthier food choices
There is nothing better than a lovely bowl of pasta and wine for date night, but unfortunately, this is something you and your finance should change for the months leading up to your perfect wedding. Fast food, ice cream and pizza are all great in moderation, but it’s not healthy for your body or skin to have regularly. It might seem unnecessary to go onto your “bridal diet” as soon as you get engaged but think about it as a lifestyle change – not as a diet. You will most certainly see the difference in your body and glowing skin.
- Find a fitness routine that works for you
When getting into shape for your wedding, avoid crash dieting or an aggressive gym schedule 1 – 2 months before your wedding, as this can make you look unrested. For a toned figure, consult a dietitian and a personal trainer to find a workout program that works for your body. Start working out at the gym or at home at least four months prior to the wedding to achieve effective and healthy weight loss.
- Find the perfect dermatologist to help with CTM
Skincare is essential for each woman, especially now for you as a bride. Thus, it is important that you consult with a dermatologist to help you find products that work for your specific skin type. Cleansing, toning, and moisturising, also known as CTM, should be done without fail and doing this will keep your skin glowing and youthful. Ensure you are using the correct products and if you have problematic skin, discuss a strategy with your dermatologist.
- All about the hair
Now is the perfect time to treat yourself with the luscious lashes you have always dream of. Having beautiful and voluminous lashes will make your eye stand out more on your wedding photos. In terms of hair removal, keep yourself well-groomed. This applies to your legs, arms, eyebrows and where you usually remove hair. Sudden hair removal can cause discomfort and rashes so make sure this is done a few days up to a week before your wedding day.
- Test out tanning options
If you desire to have a bronzy and island tan at your wedding, it is important to start considering and testing your tanning options as soon as possible. If you want to get a spray tan, book one early on for a test rather than waiting until days before your wedding. If self-tan is the way you are considering to go, ensure you test various products to make sure you find the best colour and longevity.
- Start reworking your beauty sleep schedule
The effect a good night’s sleep can have on your skin is immense. So, it is important to start getting in the routine of a good sleep schedule, as it will improve your energy levels and you will have a revitalised and lustrous skin.
These are only a few tips to help you bring out your true natural beauty. Start implementing them early in your wedding planning process, as it will ease the entire process.