Fancy a healthy glow on your skin for your wedding? Read on to find out how.
Getting married soon? It must be a lot of to and fro with the tailor for fittings, the wedding planner for the venue, shopping spree with the girls, and most importantly regular checkups with the dermatologist. Planning for your D-day to the T has no two-way, you would want to hit the ball straight out of the park. But, amidst all the management and decision making stress, it is crucial that you do not forget your skincare regimen, as along with the décor and outfit, you got to look all glam and glowing too. But, if you haven’t got any time to pin down rituals that can make your skin look on-point, fret not! Read on for some must-do’s.
- You are what you eat.
You have heard it a million times already, but now is the time when you actually implement it. Your skin is but a reflection of what you eat, digest, and assimilate. So, make sure that you are eating clean and in proper intervals. Include more fresh, hydrating and antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, and good fat sources. Have at least 5 servings in the day of fruits like watermelon, bananas, strawberries, pineapples, and oranges and vegetables like cucumber, beetroot, tomatoes, and greens. You can also have them in smoothies, juices, soups, and stews.
- Skip the lather to add lustre.
- Instead of using shower gels and soaps on your body, try swapping it with natural brightening exfoliants or ubtan like our grandmothers. To make ubtan mix equal parts of chickpea flour and dry milk powder and store it in a jar. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons on the palm and spray some rosewater to make it into a thin paste. Scrub lightly over wet skin in the shower. Rinse and pat dry.
- To nourish, make body oil by mixing almond oil with 10 drops of essential oils of choice like lavender, sandalwood, jasmine, or sweet orange.
- Start by gently massaging your scalp, then back and front of your feet, and the rest of your body including the abdomen and the back.
- This will enhance your complexion, tone your muscles, nourish your body on a deep cellular level, and give it a subtle, natural glow.
- Break-up with your stress.
Stress can make your skin look dull and even break it out. So take steps to manage it, maybe by doing things that you really enjoy doing like- dancing, singing, reading, etc. You can also meditate for 10 minutes in the day or at night for managing stress better. However, it is important to note that when you feel stressed, you might want to automatically binge into comfort food like desserts or pizzas. But do not let your mind ruin all the hard work that you have been putting all this while to look your best on your wedding day.
- Don’t fix what’s ain’t broken.
With thousands of skincare products making their way to the aisle of the stores, getting awestruck is obvious. But, remember the simpler your routine is, the better. Cleanse, tone, and moisture twice a day, use sunscreen without fail, and do not try new products before your wedding date. What has been working for you already are your best friends, don’t ditch’em.
- But, first sleep.
Having a haywired sleep schedule as your big day approaches is inevitable. But also, getting a deep sleep for 8 hours is crucial. It is the time when all the regeneration and creation of cells and body tissues happen. Also, a relaxed breathing state can calm our central nervous system down. Moreover, if you struggle with sleep, try having some golden milk(haldi doodh), or chamomile tea at night. Alternatively you can also sprinkle on some lavender essential oil on your pillow to be able to sleep and relax better.
- Hydrate to feel great.
To have a glowing skin, the role of having enough water is prolific. Drink at least 2-3 liters of water to flush the toxins out of your body. You can make some infused water at night to sip it during the day. Have 2-3 cups of green tea, make a juice of- beetroot, amla, carrot, and spinach and drink it every day, cut down on caffeine and include herbal teas instead.
Having it over to you.
Take care of the above mentioned tips, and do not experiment with products and ingredients. Always know your skin type, and consult a dermatologist at least 3 months before your wedding date to decide the best way for going through the skin treatments, lasers and other procedures. Also, the role of a good healthy diet, along with some exercise can’t be stressed enough.
Yes, it can be overwhelming to deal with so much happening around, but do not let it show on your skin with some right and mindful steps.