Are you ready to celebrate your special day with friends and family? However, are you feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to looking and feeling your best? That’s ok, every bride goes through these emotions but we have got you covered here at Bride Icon as we have asked our beauty experts to come up with some of the top beauty tips to share for your big day and here they are….
No more refined foods – One of the best ways to stay as beautiful as ever is to avoid eating refined or highly processed foods. Such types of foods can take away important nutrients that are needed by your body and that can make your skin look dull. Aside from that, they can also get you constipated!
Raw food is better – Eating raw foods means not overcooking your meals. Such practices will only enhance your beauty, since raw foods are still filled with vitamins, enzymes, and other nutrients that can take care of your skin and hair. It is a known factor and has been proven that raw foods can make wrinkles and age spots less obvious too.
First thing to do in the morning – It is really important when you wake up in the morning you drink a glass of water, and eat a piece of your favourite fruit for example a banana. This would ensure that your skin is properly hydrated, and the fruit would also help in maintaining its radiance. In addition, such a practice can also help you maintain your weight, or lose some.
Preventing grey hair – Making use of oil for your hair can help in preventing grey hair. However, to make it more effective, you can add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to it. Not only that you can also eat a teaspoon of curry leaf chutney at least every other day, since it has components which can strengthen the cells that form the pigmentation from within.
Seal your nail polish – Having a nail polish that is shiny and glossy offers that extra special touch. Thus, it is best that you prevent it from scratches and peeling by applying a top coat over your nail polish – this will ensure a protective seal to last even for up to 7 days.
Practice a morning skin care routine – Following a skin care routine each morning can help a lot in maintaining your beauty. A typical routine that you can follow would involve removing all dirt from your skin with the use of a deep cream cleanser, and rinsing it with water; applying a mild moisturizer; and applying a small amount of face powder to control oil build up.
Use cream as your skin cleanser – Cleaning your skin on a regular manner is essential in maintaining its beauty. However, it is best to make use of a cream cleanser to do this, since it won’t take away the natural oil from your skin, which protects it. Don’t use anything that can dry out your skin, since it can become prone to bacteria and cellular damage.
Use rosewater as toner – Using rosewater as your toner provides a lots of key benefits. Aside from maintaining the radiant looks of your skin, rosewater actually contains substances which can also maintain your skin’s moisture. It is also a good solution that you can use if you have allergic skin or to treat sunburn.
Get enough sleep – Getting enough rest is one of the most important things to do, when it comes to maintaining your beauty. You need to have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night; the best way would be if you are already asleep by 10 in the evening so you can maximise the benefits from your beauty sleep.
Drink enough amounts of water – To maintain your beauty, you need to have a skin that has good moisture. To achieve that, you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Aside from flushing out harmful toxins from your body, it can also get rid of excess heat. Drinking enough amounts of water can also help you maintain your weight, and prevent constipation.
Get your calcium – Drinking milk is one of the best things that you can do in order to maintain your beauty. Having a little milk each day, will provide your body with the essential nutrients to strengthen your hair and bones. It can also make your skin look younger, enhance your health and the looks of your eyes.
Refrigerate toners and floral waters during summer time – Toners and floral water can help you freshen up, especially during the warmer months. Thus, it is best that you keep them inside the refrigerator during the summer months, so that you can use them cold. To feel refreshed, you can always spray your face with it too.
Never pick pimples – Having lots of pimples on your face can affect your beauty. Thus, you don’t want it to multiply. Picking your pimples is actually one of the things that can make you have more of them. This is because pricking it can spread the infection further, not forgetting it can also damage your skin tissue around the pimple.
Exfoliate your hands each week – Having hands that are soft and smooth are a must. To achieve this, you should exfoliate your hands once a week, with the use of a natural exfoliating liquid. Use it in light circular movements to gently massage your skin. It will be worth it!
Fix your yellow nails – Yellow nails is not something that you can be proud off. Thus, if you have them, you can simply make use of a homemade whitening bath for it. All you need to do is to mix enough lemon juice and rose petals into a bowl of clean water, and dip your hands into it. After going through that process, apply a moisturizing lotion to enhance the results.
Replace candies and chocolates with fresh fruits – One of the many weaknesses especially for brides is to crave for sweets, which can affect health and of course, beauty. Thus, instead of sweets, and other food items that are filled with sugar, you should try to eat a lot of fresh fruits. Foods that have high sugar content can enlarge your pores, aside from the fact that it can make you gain weight.
Have a facial once a month – Going through facial each month can provide you with lots of benefits. Some of which would include collagen and elastin recovery, improve the circulation of your blood vessels, even out your skin colour, improve hydration, and help with the skin tone. It can also make your skin soft and radiant.
Keep your makeup simple and light each day – It is always best to show people your natural beauty. You can achieve this by keeping your makeup as simple and light each day. When you do that, you would also prevent skin damage, which is one of the effects of using heavy makeup on a regular basis.
Using lip balm – Keep in mind that maintaining the condition of your lips can also enhance your beauty. To do that, it is always best to carry a lip balm wherever you may go. Lip balm can prevent your lips from drying out and it is one of the best ways to prevent or cure lip chapping. With the right kind of lip balm, it can also soften your lips. There are plenty of flavoured balms too so try them out.
Be gentle with your skin near your eyes – The skin under your eyes is one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Thus, it is best that you are gentle with it. You should not pull or stretch it, since it would definitely show, and affect your looks. With regular pulling and stretching in that part of your face, it can look wrinkled or saggy in no time.
Be conscious of your weight – One of the many biggest issues for brides is weight and it is a time when all brides are conscious of wanting to lose a few pounds to look their very best. It’s important to note, whether you gain or lose weight you may have problems in properly fitting your clothes. Therefore, it is best to maintain your weight at an ideal level, so that you can feel healthy and you can fit perfectly in your dream dress.
Don’t visit the kitchen too often – If you want to prevent having bouts and bouts of acne infection, you should avoid going to the kitchen, especially when someone is cooking. Its good to keep in mind that there is oil floating around your kitchen, when it is heated. Therefore, if you visit the kitchen during times of cooking, then you would be accumulating oil on your skin, which is bad news. Not exactly practical but something to keep in mind.
Minimize stress – Whenever you are stressed out, it would actually show on your eyes, the expression of your face, as well as your skin. In fact, stress can also cause pimples. Therefore, you should minimise stress as much as possible – easier said than done given brides are renowned to be stressed – however take action by taking deep breaths whenever you encounter stressful situations. Following other healthy practices in breathing and meditation can also help alleviate stress.
Avoid oily foods – When you eat foods that are filled with bad oil, it would eventually get accumulated, which can lead to weight gain. Gaining weight can alter your figure, aside from the fact that it can put you at risk to a number of diseases. In addition, oily foods is also one of the top causes of pimples. The key factor here is to be eating the good fats that help skin and not the bad ones.
Keep your hands off your face – If you want to prevent pimples to affect your image, then you should keep your hands off your face. You need to remember that there is always a tendency for your hands to touch certain things, which may contain dirt and bacteria. When you touch your face on a regular basis, then you may irritate it. Thus, touch your face only when you need to, and only with recently washed hands
Keep away from the sun – Although we all love the sun, exposing yourself to the sun can irritate your skin, which can lead to having pimples. Aside from that, it can also cause dry skin. Therefore, it is best to stay in the shade in most parts of the day. If you are out in the sun do make use of a quality sunscreen product.
Get help with severe acne – There are times when acne can attack without warning. If you do have severe acne, you should not hesitate in getting help for it. Visit a dermatologist as soon as possible, so that you can finally put a stop to it, and live a life with healthy and acne free skin.
Try one product at a time – To cure acne or any other skin disorders, you may have a tendency to make use of different types of products all at once. Instead of doing that, you should try one product at a time, so as to give it a chance to work. Aside from that, it is best to focus on a reliable product, than applying different ones, since applying too many of them may irritate your skin even further.
Wear the right clothes – You have to keep in mind that the way you dress can have a huge impact on the way you feel. Therefore, make sure that you wear clothes that makes you feel good whatever the occasion. When it really doesn’t matter wear comfortable clothing, so that you would be able to move freely, and be yourself and we know exactly how that feels!
Be mindful of what you apply on your hair – When you apply certain products on your hair, such as gel, hairspray, or mousse, you should do it sparingly. This is because, using it excessively can irritate your scalp. If you have long hair and it constantly rubs against your face, then it can also be the root cause for having acne infection. Something to really consider.
Rachael is the CEO and Founder of Rachael Academy. The online educational business and entrepreneurial platform. Rachael passion is to see men and women fulfil their life long dream of starting their dream own business and start living life on their own terms. Find out more about Rachael here.