As the countdown to your d-day has begun, you have started a whole lot of preparations for your wedding trousseau, jewellery and a million other different things. However, at this moment, it is important that as a bride to be you pay utmost care to your body from head to toe. You want to walk around the sacred fire, glowing as luminously as the flames solemnizing your wedding rites. Now, that will take some hard work. But we want to make it easy for you in this step by step guide of bridal self preparation. Don’t worry, it isn’t all hard work, but is also a lot of pampering!
Here goes the quick list of things to do as a bride to be:
Watch what you eat, and that’s not just for your weight
Super foods such as almonds, cucumbers, spinach, high citrus fruits, green veggies contain omega oils that will give your skin the extra shine with every passing day. Cut down on your caffeine, salt and sugar. And while all your friends would want to party more with you, look out for alcohol consumption. A cocktail once in a while will do. Beer every day, no way!
Be a water loving bride
Consciously drink more water than you usually do. The elixir of life is also the elixir of beauty and most of your skin problems and bloating issues resolve faster if you drink enough water. All the stress and running around may mean that it becomes a difficult task to do so, so just in case carry a bottle around, and install a drinking reminder app.
Rapunzel needs her Vitamin B and deep conditioning
Your hair will be one of your best accessories on your wedding. Make sure you give them the love and devotion they rightfully deserve. Food rich in vitamin B will bring out your hair’s natural shine. Include low fat dairy, seafood, liver, oats, eggs, and almonds in your diet. Bring home some biotin supplements too.
Also, give your hair regular deep conditioning treatments at a salon of your choice. At home, give yourself the love of regular oiling and DYI hairpacks. More on that in a blog later, but for now a quick google search will throw some amazing hair pack ideas using kitchen ingredients.
Don’t forget to cover your hair while stepping out!
Let’s get you luscious lips
Apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 on your lips while stepping out. At night, before going to sleep, rub some warm ghee with a few drops of olive oil to remove discoloured patches and bring softness back to your lips. You can also exfoliate your lips with brown sugar once in a while with a soft bristle brush.
Put your best feet forward
Walking down the aisle in a beautiful lehanga, with cracked heels and rough feet? Nah. Don’t rely on last minute pedicure to take care of your feet. Start taking care of your feet months in advance. Schedule regular pedicures at your salon, and keep doing simple home pedicure rituals to fill in the gaps. A grandma’s secret to lotus feet – apply ample amount of petroleum jelly before going to sleep
Dream bridal body needs work
Workouts should become a regular part of your regime, even if you are fit. Because not only the sweating is a great way to get rid of toxins, but a little toning up will make your wedding ensemble look flawless on you.
As far as the skin of your body is concerned, exfoliate religiously. Pay extra attention to your joints, especially elbows. Get a skin specific moisturizer, and for this you should perhaps talk to your salon advisor.
Apply a little aloe vera gel with cold pressed coconut right after a shower over the entire body for super nourished skin. A daily multivitamin will work the additional magic you need, especially if you are dieting to your wedding.
Dear face, let’s face it
Let’s face it, nothing will contribute to your bridal look more than your face. And no foundation can do absolute wonders if there are pronounced acne and blemishes on your face. Here is the 4-step routine you need to follow without fail – cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize. The super foods we mentioned earlier are just as important to getting a healthy facial skin. Also, go for regular facial schedules, after talking thoroughly to your salon expert about your skin type and the problems your facial skin faces.
Don’t forget to Tangerine up your wedding prep!
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the prettiest bride of all? Well, that’s the bride who takes care of herself, doesn’t miss out on salon schedules, and listens to her body. While you get started with the self prep to be your best bridal self, help us take care of the rest of it.
Get in touch with Tangerine at +91 (141) 2223744 / 6555661 to know about our bridal makeup packages and care regimes. You can also get in touch with us on Facebook on http://www.facebook.com/tangerinetheboutiquesalon