Of all the days that you want to look your best, your wedding day is going to feature pretty highly. It’s the day when all eyes will be on you and you’ll be photographed more than ever before. So you can guarantee that it’ll also be the day when the stress finally gets to you and you break out or you look exhausted because you didn’t get to sleep the night before.
The best way to ensure that you’re looking simply astounding when he puts that beautiful platinum wedding ring on your finger isn’t difficult. There’s no big secret, all it takes is self discipline. From diet to sleep to de-stressing and relaxing, there really isn’t a mystery to looking great, except for the timetabling.
The first thing you should do as part of your skincare regime is start eating healthily. Plenty of salads and water or fruit juice will restore your vitamin balance, your skin’s PH and help to flush toxins out of your body. Healthy skin is glowing skin so cutting back on chocolate, burgers and alcohol might cut the fun out but you’ll look a million bucks.
Now that you’re prepared to start eating better, you’ll want to start doing more exercise too. Don’t worry, it’s not necessary to sign up for the gym! But getting out and about, taking stairs instead of the lift and walking instead of driving for short trips will increase your heart rate and tone your muscles. You should think about your posture too. Standing with your shoulders back and your chin up will add inches to your height, eliminate your double chin, thrust your boobs out and flatten your tummy.
As well as healthy eating and regular gentle exercise, it’s a good idea to go to the spa before your wedding. Take your bridesmaids and matron of honour and make a day of it. A good massage, spa treatments and a professional mani-pedi will get you relaxed and your lymphatic system working beautifully. Feels pretty good too! Now that you’re feeling more relaxed, it’s time to change your bedtime. Getting eight or nine hours sleep per night will allow you to get a much deeper, more nourishing sleep than you are probably used to. Sleep helps you recover from the stress of the day both mentally and physically. If you’ve got a few week’s worth of extra sleep under your belt when it comes to the night before the big day, you will feel much better in the morning if your sleep was broken.
That’s The Inside, What About The Out?
Now that your glowing skin is the perfect foundation for your makeup, it’s time to think about different ways of looking your best. There are any number of different YouTube channels that will tell you how to achieve different looks. These are great but it’s really recommended to visit a professional makeup artist who can tell you the best looks for your bone structure, the season’s popular colours and tones and techniques you and your bridesmaids can use to get the perfect look on the day.
If you like using face masques and topical peels, make sure you don’t use them within a fortnight of your wedding day. This is because, while your skin feels great afterwards, they tend to draw toxins to the surface but don’t eliminate them entirely. Combine this with the openness of the pores and in the days immediately after a good masque, despite being cleaner than ever, your skin is also more likely to break out.
When you’re washing, wash your hands thoroughly first, remove your makeup, and then wash your face. But don’t use a washcloth or flannel. Clean hands harbour far fewer bacteria than a cloth so using a flannel could mean that you’re washing more germs onto your face than you stand to clean off.
Another trick that many people overlook is keeping brushes clean. Because they are dry, they don’t tend to harbour much in the way of bacteria, but you do run the risk of spreading acne bugs all over your face every time you use them. Another reason to keep your brushes clean is that the cosmetics you use will be truer if the brushes don’t already have residue all over them. To was your brushes, simply give them a gentle shampoo, rinse them and let them air dry pointing down.