1. Start following a HEALTHY diet
You are what you eat. If you’re thinking now is the time to go on a crash/yo-yo diet, you and your skin will crash before the wedding day. Now is really the time to start filling up your plate with fresh veggies, fruit and healthy protein. Snack on nuts and trail-mix instead of chips and energy drinks. Opt for green tea instead of another cup of coffee. Your wedding day is not about how thin you look, but how good you really look and feel. Crash diets and eating habits filled with sugar and caffeine can ultimately leave us looking and feeling exhausted. Start filling your day with small healthy habits that fuel your body and nourish your skin.
2. Get your beauty sleep
Getting quality sleep is the ultimate beauty elixir. You see when we sleep our skin, like the rest of our body, goes into serious repair mode. Your cell turnover increases, your body gets rid of toxins and the pituitary gland excretes human growth hormone or HGH for short. HGH is in charge of making sure our metabolism works like it should, ensuring we can perform our best physically and helps our skin repair itself.
Making sure that you have a bed that efficiently supports your body and is comfortable enough for a good night’s rest is one of the best things you can do as part of your beauty prep. The Dynamic Therapaedic range of mattresses from The Bed Shop offers superior support for your whole body while also fighting allergies using a specialised technology called Purotex®. Because no one wants a stuffy nose and puffy eyes on their wedding day.
3. Get moving
Daily exercise, even if it’s just walking, can do wonders for your health and skin. The increased blood flow re-energises the skin by supplying the cells with more oxygen and nutrients from your now healthy diet for a glowing appearance. You can also use this time to catch-up with family, bridesmaids or the fiancé. Though we don’t dismiss the importance of a good wine-and-moan session, you’ll get much more out of a 20-minute walk or hike with a friend. Your spirits will also feel lifted and you’ll feel better mentally prepared for all that on-going wedding planning and stress.
4. Up your sunscreen game
The harmful UV-rays emitted by the sun (and tanning beds) are the skin’s number one enemy. Nothing can quite age our skin like UV-rays and the damage caused by it can be irreparable. If you’ve started an expensive skincare regimen as part of your wedding prep or if you’ve booked the most expensive aesthetic treatments, it will mean nothing if you don’t use a good sunscreen daily. Tanning beds (aka death beds) are also out of the question. We’re serious! Instead, try a few different spray tan options or ask a fellow bride-to-be for suggestions until you’ve found one that gives you a natural glow without the damage.