Your diet will be one of the key things you will want to get on top of and this has nothing to do with trying to drop a size for your big day… you don’t need that pressure! This is all about your skin. Your diet is one of the biggest influencers on your skin and it’s reaction. Not only will you feel your best, your skin will be forever thankful. Your dietary requirements will vary based on the type of skin you have as well as your body type. For example, if you have combination skin, one of the most common skin types around, you will want to focus on having lean proteins, fresh greens, antioxidant-rich fruits and high protein carbs such as brown rice or quinoa. It will be important to know what type of skin you have and tailor your diet to your needs.
Drink plenty of water… lots more than you think. A good option is to add a slice or two of lemon into your water bottle. The lemon acts as a natural detoxification, aids digestion, is rich in vitamin c, brightens and rejuvenates the skin and naturally detoxifies the liver.
One of the most important things you will want to do is book in regular facials leading up to the date. Don’t leave this to the day or even week of the wedding as this could influence your skin to break out. Finding a good facialist who will listen to your needs and consider your budget, take some time and do your research. Once you’ve found the one…there’s no going back. Trying a new facialist too soon before the big date could end up being disastrous. Start looking and booking these in as soon as possible. You can also do at home sheet masks once a week which you can buy online quite cheaply.
Finding the right products for your skin can be a little tricky. Give yourself an ample amount of time to explore what products your skin loves and what it really hates. Serums, eye creams, cleansers and exfoliants should all be on your bucket list. Make sure you consult with a specialist, whether it be your dermatologist or facialist, who can advise you on products that fit your requirements, budget and skin type.
Finally, and most importantly get enough sleep! The process of planning a wedding, as you know, can be incredibly stressful. As soon as your head hits the pillow a wave of things that you haven’t thought of can come to mind and keep you up all night. Ensuring that you get your best beauty rest will be key to looking and feeling fresh, right up to the night before one of the biggest days of your life.
So there you have it ladies, some of the best beauty tips and tricks that we wanted to share with you to prepare you for one of the biggest and best days of your life. For more wedding tips keep an eye on our wedding ideas blog for weekly posts.
by Lucinda Jenkins