Yes, we know that your wedding can lead to a lot of stress. It is but natural for you to be diverted from taking care of body’s needs in order to give you that perfect radiance on your big day. Don’t take your body for granted! After all, no one wants a zit attack or a dull zombie-face on the most important day of their lives. Brides, don’t stress over it, we got it covered!
Samaira Sandhu, professional makeup artist and nutritionist, spills the beans on keeping it all together on your big day!
For the Glow:
- Make sure to drink lots of water and party less. Alcohol and smoking dehydrate your skin like nothing else does, so indulge in healthy drinks like coconut water, orange juice and our very own buttermilk.
- Take a combination of Vitamin C, A and E in natural forms – it will give u a healthy glow.
- Some form of exercise will help get you get a natural, healthy glow from within.
- Get a nice hydra facial at a Dermatologist to regain the glow that you lost while trousseau shopping.
- Take care of your skin with a basic C.T.M.P.
C – cleansing
T – toning
M – moisturizing
P – protecting (with SPF)
- Choose a good, mild scrub to soften the dead cells and bring out your fresh skin underneath.
- Post exfoliating, always use a face mask as per your skin type as it helps tighten the pores that had been softened with exfoliation.
- Biotin intake and protein for your healthy tresses is a must.
- Chose a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair.
- Get hair-spas done or you can use a deep conditioner on wet hair followed by a hot towel at home.
- For oily hair you can just use egg whites to hydrate and tame your hair.
- Colouring your hair drastically light just before your wedding can damage your hair. To achieve a tone that is 4 or 5 shades lighter, the hair stylist needs to bleach your hair. They call it pre-lightening but it’s technically bleaching the hair to achieve a light tone. Keep one global colour and no highlights as it is not in trend and doesn’t look too appealing either.
- Eat well, this means following a balanced diet and not crash dieting. If u aren’t sure of what to eat, follow a dietician.
- Cut down on sugar and salt to avoid bloating, which in turn causes weight gain. One teaspoon of sugar contains 15 calories, which can add hundreds of extra calories to your daily calorie intake. Over time, these extra calories can lead to unhealthy weight gain.
- Soda consumption in particular plays a major role in the overweight and obesity epidemic. Soda and other sugary foods don’t supply healthy amounts of protein or fiber, which means they don’t fill you up and satisfy your hunger. This makes it more likely that you’ll overeat, increasing your overall calorie intake and leading to weight gain.
- Instead, eat fruits in the morning – you need that healthy dose of fructose to keep you energetic and glowing.