Pre-wedding Wellness Guide

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Eat smart– Choose whole grains, fresh greens and fruits and proteins such as chicken fish and beans.

Hydrate-Drink lots of water daily to hydrate the skin and flush out toxins.

Exercise-At least three times a week to strengthen your body and calm your mind.

Relax– By bathing in Epsom salts.

 Bridal Do’s and Don’ts

·         Do complete a makeup trial.

·         Don’t experiment with eye makeup you haven’t tried before.

·         Do get as much sleep as possible on the night before the big day.

·         Do drink plenty of water before your wedding day and properly prepare the skin with moisturizer and eye cream

·         Don’t go to a tanning bed before your wedding day. If you want more colour spray tanning is advisable but ensure this is done at least several days before the wedding to ensure the right end result.

·         Don’t tweeze or wax brows on the wedding day.

Whatever stage you are at in your wedding preparations, you can improve how radiant you look on the big day with your diet, cleansing routine and general lifestyle. There are also plenty of things you can do on the day itself to maintain that centre-of-attention look.

The Countdown to Radiance

 A six-month countdown is recommended to make sure you look as radiant and healthy as possible on your wedding day, but brides who only have a few weeks to prepare can still see some stunning results.

 Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are an essential part of the preparation

Exercise will give your circulation a major boost and flush away the toxins that cause blemishes in the skin. Aim for 30 minutes of gentle exercise per dayEating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, drinking around eight glasses of water a day, reducing your alcohol consumption and cutting out smoking will help prevent your skin from looking dowdy and dull. Try to make sure you get a good night’s sleep of about eight hours in the weeks or days before the wedding.

However, there’s more to looking good on the day than just being healthy.

Cleanse, tone and moisturise every day to get rid of any impurities.

Facials are also recommended as long as you start having them regularly a few months before the wedding. Trying one a few days beforehand is a mistake, as it could lead to a blotchy face.

Getting your hair in shape is also important.

According to the experts you should wash your hair whenever you feel you have to, usually every few days, and make sure it has a deep condition about once a month. This is where the product is combed through and left on for at least ten minutes.

Massaging your scalp with shampoo while washing will stimulate the blood flow and encourage the growth of healthy hair. And when dry, brushing will again stimulate the scalp and also get rid of any dead hair.

Advice from Vidal Sassoon says you should work out well in advance the way you want your hair to look. If you want to have it cut, make sure it’s done about a week before the big day. This will make sure your style keeps its shape, but also has time to settle.

 Eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, drinking around eight glasses of water a day, reducing your alcohol consumption and cutting out smoking will help prevent your skin from looking dowdy and dull. Try to make sure you get a good night’s sleep of about eight hours in the weeks or days before the wedding.

Your feet and hands shouldn’t be forgotten either

Beauticians suggest a manicure and pedicure at a beauty salon every few weeks before the wedding, which normally includes a foot massage to stimulate the skin.

Lips are also important on the day itself because of all that smiling, eating and kissing you are likely to be doing.

If you are having a separate evening function, it may be worth reapplying make-up, but don’t apply more foundation over old foundation. It will look like rice pudding.

Remove foundation from areas of your face that have seen the most wear and tear. Reapply lipstick and lip gloss.

Finally, don’t go to bed in your warpaint. If you don’t clean if off at night you’ll end up with stained pillow cases and a bad case of spots, which could well be a blemish on your honeymoon as well

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