It is important to keep organized during the planning process of your wedding and these organization skills also apply to your beauty regime. Preparation is the key and so to look beautiful on your special day, you will need to prepare thoroughly and we recommend you begin 6 months before your wedding.
We have provided some basic and easy to follow top beauty tips in the run up to your wedding.
Firstly, and most obviously, a good diet and exercise regime are both essential to keep your body looking healthy. Exercise will give you that much needed boost of energy in the midst of all the pressures of wedding planning and, contrary to popular belief, is a good way to boost your endurance levels so that you can handle the long nights ahead of you.
Next, you will need to maintain a healthy diet in the lead up to your wedding. As hard as it may be, try to eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day. They are a perfect energy source and are low in calories so if you feel like you need to snack on something, head to the fruit bowl and leave the biscuit tin to your soon-to-be husband! Lean meats have essential amino acids and are a good source of protein for the body, swap meats such as bacon for a loin of pork or beef which are naturally lean. Fish is also very important for maintaining cardiovascular health and fish such as salmon or tuna that are high in omega 3 and essential fatty acids will greatly improve the condition of your skin, nails and hair. Finally, we know how hard it is and we don’t all do it...but do try to drink eight glasses of water a day, you will be amazed at the difference it will make to your skin.
Your skincare regime should also change in the lead up to your wedding day. Top beauty experts recommend the 3-step-routine you should be using day and night: cleanse, tone and moisturise. It is also a good idea to go for a facial every two months to stimulate the circulation in your skin. However, avoid having a facial too close to your wedding day as your skin could react to the treatments.
Finally, we move on to hair care. If you wish to grow your hair out for the big day or experiment with a different colour, do so at least five months before the big day. This way, if you make a mistake (and it happens quite often when colouring hair as we all know) you have plenty of time to correct it. You will also need to use this time to consider the health of your hair. Use weekly deep conditioning treatments and if your hair is considerably dry, change to a moisturising shampoo and conditioner.
For more advice on bridal beauty read our latest planning articles.