Weddings can often feel like a time warp. You’re back at that age where you see everyone as so beautiful and perfect, having the time of their life. Your body wants to look amazing for your wedding day, but it’s hard not to want to eat everything in sight if you don’t take care of yourself. Others may even feel tempted to go on crash diets or juice cleanses leading up to their big day because they are worried about looking their best.
Here are some tips for glowing bridal skin without depriving yourself too much:
One of the most common questions we get from our clients is how much water should they drink? The answer is simple – Water has no calories! Drink it whenever you’re thirsty, and drink it often. It will not only help you feel refreshed, but it will also help flush out toxins that can cause breakouts or dull skin. Green tea is also another great option because of the antioxidants it contains for healthy skin.
While many brides want to lose weight quickly by avoiding carbs, sugars make your insulin levels go up, which causes you to store fat instead of burning it off as energy! Your best bet is to stick to complex carbohydrates like sweet potato or whole grain brown rice. They are low glycemic index foods, so they will prevent you from feeling tired for most of the day while providing longer-lasting energy without having spikes in blood sugar levels.
If you are eating right but still feel like your skin could use some help, other options are available. One popular option is Microdermabrasion treatments. Microdermabrasion treatments will remove dead layers of surface skin cells, giving you brighter, plumper-looking skin. It can also help with depressing scars from acne or even the general wear and tear that comes with life!
Believe it or not, getting enough quality rest can also play a huge role in your wedding day’s beauty. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night before your wedding to optimize your skin’s natural regeneration process. To help ensure you get the best possible result from this beauty tip, avoid using electronics 1-2 hours before bedtime. This will reduce cortisol levels which will allow you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Since you may be eating a little bit more before your wedding, it’s essential to stick to healthy foods that will give your body the energy and nutrients it needs without adding too much fat or sugar. Lean proteins like chicken and fish can be a great part of a balanced diet if accompanied with vegetables and complex carbs. Avoiding simple carbs like processed snacks or fast food will also help prevent bloating, making you feel heavy on top of your full dress!
If you are still struggling with acne or other skin problems, then consider booking a consultation with your dermatologist about prescription medication and treatments that can help clear up your skin before the wedding. Facials can also be a great way to relax your skin before the big day. Look for an aesthetician who uses natural ingredients or products that are high quality and will not strip your skin of natural oils. A good facialist will only extractions if needed, and they should never use harsh chemicals during a deep cleaning treatment.
Remember: There is no such thing as “perfect skin,” but you can undoubtedly have healthy glowing skin! Be mindful of what goes in and on your body, and take care of yourself leading up to your wedding day.