The bridal beauty routine that really works
Every bride wants to look her gorgeous best on the most special day. After all it’s that one day in your life when hundreds of people will have their eyes on you because you get to be the star of the day! From the bridal joda, to makeup, to shoes, to photographs everything must be perfect on your D-day. But to shine through all that painstakingly perfect preparations you need to start taking care of your skin well ahead. You don’t need to visit any costly salon or go through treatments to look top notch on your wedding day. Just follow these 6 tips everyday at least one month before the wedding and you will be the most beautiful bride ever.
1. Watch your diet
We look what we eat. Makeup can make you look beautiful only externally, but to get that ethereal bridal glow you must treat your body right. Include a mix of red, yellow, purple and green vegetables and fruits in your everyday diet. These contain the vital antioxidants that make your skin and hair shine from within. If you are a non-vegetarian, focus on eating more fish than meat during this time. If you are a vegetarian, eat more tofu and soybeans. These foods contain fatty acids that will make your skin shine.
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2. Face mask is a must
Last minute face masks don’t make a big difference to your skin. So start early. Applying various types of face masks according to your skin type helps clean your pores and makes your skin look fresh. If you have normal to oily skin apply multani mitti mixed with rose water (normal skin) or lemon juice (oily skin). If your skin is more on the dry side apply curd, honey and rose water for the glow. Irrespective of skin type every bride should also apply banana and aloe vera face pack to get smooth skin.
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3. Don’t ignore the rest of the body
We often tend to ignore the rest of the body. But it’s not just your face that will be the showstopper on your wedding day, right? So to get the perfect glow on your whole body apply the body ubtan your granny has told you about. Mix besan, haldi and curd and apply all over the body before having a bath. After bath, apply a good shea butter or cocoa butter-based body lotion to make your body skin shine like a superstar.
4. Follow the 3-steps skincare routine
Cleansing, toning and moisturising are the way to have a healthy, glowing and youthful skin. Start your day with this routine and repeat before bedtime. Choose a neem-based face wash if you have acne prone skin, go for an orange based one if you have combination skin and strawberry face wash if your skin is dry. For the toner go for something alcohol and paraben-free to keep your skin away from harmful chemicals. Moisturiser can be anything of your choice according to your skin type.
5. Stay hydrated
Drinking three litres of water every day is the best way to flush out toxins from your body, which in turn help you get flawless skin. Cut back on those coffees and chais and drink green tea instead. If you like your drink to be tasty and more beneficial for your skin, try detox drinks. Cucumber, lemon and mint, lemon and apple cider vinegar and fruit slices infused water are some of the easiest and best options available right in your kitchen.
6. Sleep well
With your wedding day around the corner we can understand your stress level is spiking up, and you can’t really help it. It’s an overwhelming time for every bride. But to look your best and not lose your mind amidst all the hullabaloo it’s important for you to get enough sleep. Don’t compromise on 8 hours of sleep every night. If you don’t get time to complete your sleep at night, take beauty naps whenever you get a chance. Your mind needs to rest for your skin to glow.
Make this 6 step guide to beautiful bridal glow, a part of your daily routine and we promise you the most amazing bridal glow before your special day.