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Wedding Beauty Countdown: Look Your Bridal Best

With your big day approaching, you certainly want to take all the necessary steps in order to look your bridal best.

by Sophia Smith

Forget instant solutions you can’t trust and start the preparations on time (optimal: 3-4 months before the wedding) in order to look healthy and beautiful, from head to toe. This includes taking care of your skin, body, hair and nails – not just on the outside. Proper water intake and adjusted diet are equally important as they reflect on your appearance.
Here are some main guidelines to follow.

Detoxify your eating habits

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Detoxify your eating habits

Indulging in a couple of burgers or high-sugar desserts isn’t a bad thing, as long as it’s not something you do on a daily basis. The correlation between skin condition and dieting is stronger than you might think. Skin reflects your overall health and it reveals your lifestyle habits.

The best thing you can do is eat more often but in smaller portions. This way, the levels of your blood sugar and insulin will be balanced out and you won’t feel the sudden urge to eat all the sweets from your kitchen cupboard. You will be more conscious of your food intake and the speed of your metabolism will increase.
It’s always advisable to balance out your fats and dairy intake and eat more vegetables and fruits that are rich in antioxidants. Drinking enough water is crucial. If your organism suffers through dehydration, your skin will look older and ashy.

Natural skincare routine

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Natural skincare routine

Your beauty drawer needs to pass the detox test, too! Devote some time to read the labels on the products you normally use and analyze the ingredients. Some of them could provide you with beautiful instant results, but also be damaging to your skin in the long run. If you start early enough with your pre-wed beauty preparations, you can substitute the harsh-chemical products with the natural ones.

Natural formulas need more time to give desired results because they’re not as aggressive, but it definitely pays off in the end. Turn to healthy organic skin care products, such as natural facewash and cleansing foam, since they provide your skin with much-needed nutrients that help regenerate the epidermis, restoring its wellness and beauty. It’s a slower process, but a worthwhile one. If you have a bigger budget, you may also want to consult a dermatologist.

Strong hair and nails

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Strong hair and nails

Don’t be sloppy and neglect your hair’s needs, especially if you color it frequently. Natural hair masks are a great option for restoring hair moisture and natural oils. Spoken from experience, DIY masks are amazingly effective. First results can be seen in about a month, so do be patient. Use natural oils (e.g. olive, lavender, castor oil), honey, and other home remedies.
Consider investing in a keratin treatment to control your hair’s texture. Regular trims are a must. Even if you’re feeling adventurous, think twice before making a dramatic hair change right before the wedding – it may end up as a disaster.
If your nails are brittle, opt for SOS treatments that contain necessary ingredients (e.g. vitamins and collagen).

Get physical

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Get physical

If you start a workout regime with a motivation to feel good in your skin – you will certainly shine brightly as a bride. In addition to the fact that working out transforms your mind and body, it also helps with clearing up your skin. If you have enough time before the wedding, consider going to a nutritionist in order to get a thorough analysis of what your body needs and adjust your diet so it supports your weight loss.

These simple corrections in your everyday routines can lead to amazing results. Consider sticking with your new habits even after your big day so that they become a part of your lifestyle.

About the Author

Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.

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by Sophia Smith

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