Every bride wants to look best on her wedding day, with all eyes on her, not to mention all the photographs that will be taken to record the celebration so it’s worth thinking about a beauty and dietary regime well in advance, to ensure glowing blemish-free skin on the big day.
No matter how much time there is until the wedding day, there are some key changes to be made to your routine which will certainly help to improve your skin condition in time for the big day, and they start from the inside out.
Here are some tips to dietary changes which you can make in the run-up to the wedding to help rehydrate your skin and make sure it is in tip-top condition on the actual day:
All skin types need water so the first thing is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water every day.
But water can also be found in key food elements – watermelon is a key water-bearing fruit so try to include some watermelon into your daily diet in the run up to the big day. Other foods which have a similar hydrating effect include cucumber, kale, tomato and grapefruit, as well as lettuce and broccoli.
It’s not just water that helps your skin look it’s best – it also needs some key nutrients and vitamins to be at its best and eating from these foods can really help boost your skins natural beauty:
- Beetroot – this salad vegetable is high in many vitamins that are essential for healthy skin
- Peas, lentils and beans – contain detoxifying properties which are good for clear skin
- Salmon – helps to keep skin supple as it contains omega-3
- Broccoli – helps skin to glow thanks to its antioxidant properties
- Cinnamon – good for ensuring positive blood circulation
- Turmeric – good for healing any sun damage to skin
It might also be worth considering taking a specific skin-focussed vitamin and mineral supplement in the run up to the wedding day – ask advice on which would really help target problem skin areas.
Moving on from dietary changes, there is one more key habit which you need to address to give your skin the best chance of being in good health, before we start looking at actual skin and beauty routines.
Probably the biggest issue to look at if you want to have naturally glowing and healthy skin is sleep. Getting enough sleep is vital to skin health, and will help you to avoid issues with problem eye bags or dark circles, just by making sure you take time out of wedding planning, to relax and get a proper night of rest.
So, let’s look now at the skin regimes you should be considering and undertaking in the run-up to the wedding day to get your skin in tip-top condition ready for all the spotlight attention and photos which will be coming your way.
Set up some proper facial pampering sessions by booking into your local beauty parlour for facial treatments and massages to really get your blood circulation moving and to get a real deep cleanse routine – aim to do this monthly in the run-up to the wedding. This is a great way of spending time with your bridesmaids or mother of the bride too. Katie from orlajames.com made sure to do this in the run up to her wedding and had a great time.
Review you daily skin routine to identify where problems may be occurring and update it if you need to. For example, if you suffer from oily skin, opt for a mild face wash and light moisturizer to try to get it under control.
Think about protecting your lips so they are ready for that all important ceremony kiss, by wearing an SPF 30 lip balm. This will prevent your lips becoming chapped or dry due to either hot or cold weather before the wedding.
If you can’t get to the beauty salon for monthly facials then buy some face masks and treat yourself at home – just do these once a month or so, to give your face a nice deep clean treatment, plus a chance to sit quietly away from the stress as well.
Also try exfoliating on a weekly basis with a facial scrub you can pick up at the chemist – it will all help remove excess dirt and oil from your pores and help to reduce the likelihood of break outs.
Following a routine of good skin care and a hydrating diet in the run-up should hopefully mean you will wake up on the wedding day with a glowing and trouble-free complexion ready for the make-up artist to arrive and work her magic!
Guest Post by Katie