A wedding day is an everlasting dream in a bride’s eyes. Every girl envisions her big day since she is little. From gorgeous attires to splendid décor and scrumptious food, everything should be perfect on this day. Even the minute details play a significant role in your wedding. If you have recently joined the ‘Bride-to-be’ club, you know that a lot goes behind planning a ‘picture-perfect’ wedding. From checking all the mesmerising venues and finalising the ideal wedding gifts for guests to frequent visits to the couture designer and choosing an awe-inspiring décor theme, there are several tasks to tick off before the wedding.
Brides-to-be get so engrossed in a whirlpool of tasks that they forget the most important element of their wedding day essentials – wedding beauty preps which are crucial to get that radiant supple look. This charming glow cannot be achieved in a day, it takes months of following a bridal skincare routine to get that timeless glow. And, to solve your dilemma of what to give your guests as wedding gifts that embodies the care and concern of the gift giver, is deemed auspicious during Indian festivities and celebrations, and is packed with the goodness of health, the answer is almonds!
Here is a wedding beauty prep guide that you can follow to attain the ‘glow-from-within’ look on your big day.
Following A Healthy Diet
This is the most common tip for wedding beauty prep but the most fruitful one. Brides-to-be should follow a simple, healthy and sustainable diet plan months before D-day. A healthy diet should include a wide variety of foods including green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, grains, protein foods and lots of fruits. One of the healthy and delicious elements that can be incorporated into your diet is almonds. Almonds are a rich source of protein, a nutrient known to contribute to growth and maintenance of muscle mass. They are a source of 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, zinc, etc. Brides need to perform an array of wedding rituals and ceremonies on their big day which can make them look dull and tired. Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin B2, a vitamin known for its role in reducing tiredness and fatigue. You can treat your guests with almonds that can be served in a variety of ways: plain, roasted or flavoured.
Skin Detoxing By Using More Natural DIYs And Ingredients Over Beauty Products
Natural DIYs and ingredients are more beneficial than chemically driven beauty products, and they are quite pocket friendly too. Wedding beauty prep Rule #1 is to use more natural DIYs and ingredients and fewer beauty products. You can detoxify and revitalise your skin with natural ingredients from your kitchen and get healthy radiant skin at home. For instance, coffee grounds and almonds can be used for skin exfoliation, milk and yoghurt can be used for facial, almond face masks can be used to prevent wrinkles and repair skin damage and aloe vera can be used to combat any inflammation and the list goes on. Shift on to using more natural DIYs and ingredients for your wedding beauty prep and your skin will look effortlessly flawless.
Getting Regular Body Massages
Massage has many benefits, it rejuvenates your body, mind and spirit. Getting a body massage is a great way to relax your body and release stress. It can help to remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface leading to a smoother softer skin that glows with radiance. Massages encourage better blood circulation and offer you restful sleep overall. Book some body massage sessions with your girls/bridesmaid-to-be and call it a ‘Gal pal get-together’.
Incorporating Facials And Scrubs Using Ingredients Like Almonds
Incorporate facials and scrubs into your wedding beauty prep routine and you will be thankful. When it comes to natural beauty, almonds fit right in. According to published Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani texts, almonds are good for skin health and can enhance skin glow. Almond face scrub is an excellent addition to your wedding beauty prep and best for skin exfoliation. It is a natural polishing agent that helps to remove dead skin cells, reduce fine lines, and reveal brighter, smoother skin. Almonds contain vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) which has been shown to impart anti-aging properties that may benefit skin health. Daily consumption of almonds may help support the skin’s resistance to UVB light (the main source of skin damage from sun exposure) and improve skin texture. Brides-to-be, this is your cue to not only incorporate almonds in your bridal skincare routine but also to eat almonds daily to foster overall health.
Getting Enough Sleep And Hydration
Hydration! A simple mantra to help achieve a flawless glow is to keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 2 litres of water every day. You can also have lemon water, coconut water and fruits with more water content to keep yourself hydrated. When your body is adequately hydrated, it helps to flush out all the toxins from the body, which in turn helps you with glistening skin, and also helps in losing weight. Getting a good amount of sleep is another factor that keeps your mind, body and skin healthy. An average adult needs at least 7 hours of sleep.