Every bride is beautiful in her own way and it’s perfectly normal for a bride to want to look her best on her big day. Wedding preparations start well before the actual big day and it’s important to set realistic goals for how you want to look on your wedding day. In addition to that, you don’t want to make the way you look your sole focus. You should introduce small changes in your daily routine that will give you the results you want. So let’s take a look at the steps that will give you the best results in a balanced and healthy way:
Change Your Diet
Wanting to lose weight isn’t the only reason why someone would want to change their diet. The food we eat is the fuel for our body, and changing our diet can have many benefits, including mental and physical health, energy levels and overall mood. The changes you make will depend on your goals, but there are some general pointers that we would all be better off if we followed. One of them is eating clean, whole, minimally processed food. It means that you know exactly what is going into your body and you are getting the maximum nutrients out of your food. As soon as the food is processed, it starts losing nutrients, so fresh is key. You also want to try and swap as many sweets for fruit and bread with whole grains. Include plenty of vegetables and fiber in your diet and you will have a healthy gut, while vitamins will help you stay energized and fight off disease.
All skin is beautiful, and we should be proud of the skin we have, but it’s also okay to want to change your skin, or simply give it better care so it would regenerate and repair itself. To be clear, you don’t want to make any big changes to your skincare or undergo any procedures a week before the wedding, because it might irritate your skin and you want to give it time to adapt and calm down. But what you do want to make sure you’re doing well before the wedding (and continue doing it after, too) is to clean your skin thoroughly with a mild soap twice per day and moisturize it well. Clean, moisturized skin will look beautiful and shiny, and if you use creams infused with collagen, it will look tight and smooth longer. If you have any issues with your skin that can’t just go away with proper skincare, there are procedures like pigmentation removal and skin rejuvenation that can help you with any issues. Take care of your entire body, not just your face. Apply body oils or body milk whenever you shower and take care of any problematic areas with dry or cracked skin, like the heels, knees or elbows.
If you want to shape your body for the wedding and have the energy to spend the whole day on your feet, you’ll want to start doing regular exercise. Firstly, to boost your stamina, you should change your routine to walk or bike more. But you also want some vigorous exercise, so consider enrolling in a class or joining a gym, training every other day to get some muscles. Thirdly, doing yoga will help you shape your muscles beautifully, so you can wear a sleeveless, backless dress without any worries. You want to make sure that the routine you set for yourself is sustainable, because if you start a couple months before the wedding, but quit after a few weeks, you won’t be doing yourself any favors. If you’re going to be spending the whole night on your feet in heels, you’ll want to make that part of your routine because strong calves and ankles are the only things that will keep you upright. Lastly, you’ll want to stay away from any dangerous exercise because no bride wants to go down the aisle with a cast on a limb.
Don’t forget that it’s not about how your body looks or what size your dress is – it is about how you feel when you are walking down the aisle. So while you’re taking care of your body, remember that you are not just doing it to look better, but to feel better too.
Guest Blogger: Brigitte Evans, Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant, Beauty Department, https://highstylife.com/