Updated: Jan 30, 2019
Every bride is the star of her wedding ( it to discount the groom here, but ultimately the bride is the star of the show, sorry dude).
Months are spent on deciding the wedding date, the invitation lists, and the decor. The thoughts of her dress and accessories consume the bride’s every waking moment. In the midst of all the planning and organizing, the bride forgets the most important thing to take care of – herself.
That’s why I’m bringing you the TOP 12 MUST DO, Pre-Wedding day tips to the brides-to-be, trust me, you’ll be happy you took my advice. Check them out:
Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing should regularly be done without fail, daily. This will keep your skin glowing and youthful. A clean and dirt-free face will help keep your pores clean and unclogged. This will help your skin to breathe better. Follow up with toning that will help tighten the pores. Toning also reduces fine lines to some extent. Lastly, moisturizing the face helps lock in the moisture into the pores, keeping your skin soft and supple. Also, make sure that you apply sunscreen diligently (ya’ll this is so important just in daily life, do it). Check out these awesome skincare regimens from Mary Kay: https://www.marykay.com/holivares/en-us/products/skincare
Exfoliation is one of the best ways of getting skin that is free from dead cells and black heads. Make sure that you exfoliate your skin adter using a face cleanser two or three times a week. Use a gentle face cleanser. A harsh one can irritate the skin and give you rashes. This is especially important the day before and morning of the BIG DAY.
3. Facial and Hair
Start getting monthly facials from at least six months before the wedding. If you have less time left in hand, opt for a bi-weekly facial. Always ask for a patch test before applying any new products on your skin.
For healthy and shiny looking hair, start getting your hair done once a month and like the facials, start this treatment at least six months before the wedding. Deep Moisture Masks with heat are always the best.
4. Clinical Sittings And Homemade Treatments
If you have too many marks or spots on the skin, then seeking out a professional dermatologist will be your gateway to getting a fairer and spot-free skin quickly. Opt for professional treatments for patchy skin, sunburns, and pigmentation. Microdermabrasion treatments from professional aestheticians is also a good fix for scars and blemishes. Or if you prefer to do your own home care treatments, check out these awesome products: https://www.marykay.com/holivares/en-us/products/skincare
Start your treatments at least six months before the wedding for fine lines, wrinkles, or even acne. Remember it takes 21 days to make or break a habit.
5. Beautiful Hands and Feet
Keep your hands and feet soft by massaging lotion on them before going to sleep at night. This will get rid of the dry skin on your hands and feet. During bathing, make sure that you use a pumice stone on your feet. Try this awesome set to keep those hands and feet satiny smooth: https://www.marykay.com/holivares/en-us/products/body-and-sun/white-tea-citrus-satin-hands-pampering-set-300529
Polished nails of both hands and feet give an added appeal to your look. You must certainly maintain clean and polished nails through bi-weekly or monthly manicures and pedicures.
6. Hair Removal
Keep yourself well groomed. This applies to your legs and hands from which you usually remove hair. Keep your eyebrows in shape. Sudden hair removal of any part of the body can give you small cuts or rashes. Whichever process you use for hair removal, maintain that bi-weekly or monthly, as per the requirement.
Avoid crash dieting or aggressive gym schedules 1-2 months before the wedding. It can make you look really tired and crabby. For a toned figure, consult a dietitian and/or a personal trainer. Start working out at least four months prior to the wedding to achieve effective weight loss, especially in problem areas like tummy and thighs.
An effective way to reduce stress and take some me time out is by meditating for at least 15 minutes a day. You will definitely feel calmer.
Try and think positive thoughts. Think about the happy times when this chaotic period will have passed. You will feel serene, and the wedding will feel like a breeze. Inner peace will lead to better wedding snaps too. Trust me, connect with your spiritual side!
You must drink enough water to keep your body toxin-free. Aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water (seems like alot but is so beneficia). Opt for coconut water or lime water to shed the bloat. Eat a balanced diet consisting of fruits, green vegetables, and protein.
Avoid munching on junk food/empty calories like chips, chocolates, ice creams, or sodas. They lead to bloating and skin problems. It’s ok to have a few cheat days, but keep them in check. Opt for healthy and nutritious snacks like fruits and sprouts. And regular healthy supplements can be very beneficial as well. It is essential to provide the body with antioxidants and minerals in order to have healthy and glowing skin. Lack of vitamins or minerals leads to nail and hair breakage and sallow appearance of the skin. For flawless skin, consult your physician or dietitian to fill any nutritional gaps. Check out these, they’ve definitely helped me: www.veggies4u.net
You can also download calorie journals to keep a track of your water and food intake.
Sleep is absolutely must before the wedding. Lack of sleep can give you dark circles. A polished skin, but with dark circles under the eyes, will definitely not look good on your wedding day. So, we advise you to sleep at least for 8-10 hours a day.
11. Spa And Massage
This is not absolutely necessary but if you want to take some time off from the wedding stress, then you can visit any reputed spa and get a massage. My personal favorite is the Four Seasons Spa!!
12. Maintaining The Glow
Many of us give up on our beauty schedules post the wedding. Here is a question for you – why should you put a time frame on looking gorgeous? You dont have to be at the treatment center as often, but you don’t have to stop entirely either.
After all, everyone deserves a little me time. You can opt for simple home remedies to aid you in the process of maintaining that new bride glow. Establishing a regular routine and regim will make all the difference.
Some other important suggestions include:
•Try to avoid using an untried facial product on the day of the wedding.
•Do not tweeze your brows on the wedding day.
•Do not skip meals.
If you follow these simple tips, you will surely feel beautiful inside and out. You will look and feel like a million bucks. My ultimate advice would be that you should try to stay happy, because after all, how we feel inside is what reflects outside. Most importantly, enjoy every minute of the journey!