All you lovely brides-to-be, the wait is finally over, and your big day is just around the corner. And every bride that has ever been and ever will be has one thing in common. On her wedding day, she wants to look just as gorgeous and bright as she feels inside. There are hundreds of things to be done, thousands of places to go, but hang on! The most important thing is to look radiantly beautiful on your special day.
So stop fretting over an appointment at the expensive salon, and follow these simple tips that will save you the expensive and not to mention, temporary, skin and hair treatment. This, my ladies, is the inside scoop! So, listen up brides-to-be, your beauty care routine is quite simply in your hands. You can rope in your mother, sister and the bridal troupe to keep you company, as they too can benefit from your amazing skincare routine. Kick start your beauty regime at least two months prior to the wedding to glow like a star on your big day.
1. Cleanse, tone, moisturise
Everything good starts with constant and regular hydration. Dry, flaky skin looks just terrible and serves as the perfect palette for cakey make up. So, before the winters hit, and literally suck the life out of your skin, begin moisturising your skin regularly. But that’s not all! Though often neglected, cleansing and toning are important to get that perfect glow. Wash your face with a herbal face wash and follow it up with some toning with rose water and moisturising. Follow the mantra of cleanse, tone and moisturise once everyday, and you will soon see what we are talking about here!
2. Hair hair, stay right there!
Oh, we all know how badly we struggle with this one! The battle with hair fall is constant in our life and most of us feel helpless about it. But there is a way to work around it. Identify your problem area (hair fall, dandruff or dry scalp) and pick a herbal oil that has been proven to combat it. Nourish your hair regularly with natural oils and shampoos to get soft and shiny tresses before your wedding.
3. Go au naturel!
Give your body a rest from all the chemicals and toxins you have been absorbing in the form of cosmetics and bath products all your life. Natural products do not cause any harm to your skin and hair. Most importantly, they are free of preservatives that are highly toxic. So, detox your body by following an all natural beauty regime at least a couple of months before the wedding and you will definitely see a visible difference.
4. Follow a nightly routine
Our bodies love a routine. It responds unexpectedly well to a regimen that involves nightly blood and lymph circulation. For example, while most of our lives we have neglected to comb our hair at night before sleeping, thanks to an old wives’ tale; it actually helps. It increases the blood circulation, preventing the hair from falling. A wooden comb prevents the generation of static electricity that actually breaks our hair. Apply a herbal hair tonic at night that works overnight to stimulate your hair follicles and promote growth. For the face, mud masks are the perfect form of relaxation, and you can apply it once you come back from a hectic shopping spree.
5. Lighten stretch marks
Let’s be real here, most of us have had fluctuating weight issues all our lives, and this has resulted in stretch marks over our arms, legs and waist. But now it is your wedding and you deserve to show off your newly toned body! So, start massaging an anti-stretch mark lotion or olive oil over the affected area in a circular motion every day. This should ideally begin even before the marks appear, but don’t lose heart, go on and do it anyway. While they might not disappear completely, regular application will definitely lighten these stubborn marks.
6. A full body exfoliation
Now a week into the wedding, you deserve to be pampered. Exfoliate your body with a body scrub to eliminate dirt and increase the blood circulation to the skin. Correct massages will also redirect the flow, taking the toxins away from your skin, leaving it healthy and supple. Since you have been working out, a full body massage is essential in toning up those sore muscles and bringing them out in all their new found glory.
7. Go for a hair spa
This is absolutely mandatory before three days of the wedding. The extensive rituals of the big, fat Indian wedding can make your hair look lifeless and dull by the end of just the first day. Reinforce all the good you have been doing for your hair over the past months with a rejuvenating hair spa. This will hydrate and cleanse your hair, and bring the ‘glory’ back to your crowning glory!
So, brides-to-be, think no more! Log on to Craftsvilla now to jump-start your beauty care regime and keep your skin and hair as happy as a baby.
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