I recently wrote a blog on Bridal Skincare to help some of my brides-to-be prep before the big day. I spoke about your skin routine and in-salon skin treatments. However, what you do in your life everyday also has a big impact on your skin. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle will go a long way in helping you achieving glowing skin.
I have a background in nursing and over the years have grown to learn that with many health conditions it is important to look at the body as a whole. Medications don’t always resolve complex health issues alone. Just as skin products alone may not always cure acne or rosacea. A full body approach, with a combination of treatments, can be the key to get you looking and feeling the best you can be.
From the moment a Wedding date is set, a bride is buzy looking at venues, searching for the perfect dress, visiting wedding fairs etc. It is an exciting time but it can also be a hectic and overwhelming time for some. Many Brides experience some sort of stress and/or anxiety at some point. It is hard to simply eliminate stress from our lives, but you can be aware of it. When we are feeling stressed or lacking in sleep our adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol. This results in dilation of the capillaries under the eyes, leaving us with those dreaded dark circles! So, in the months leading up to the Wedding set aside some time for yourself amidst all the planning. Slot in some yoga, me-time, time with friends, gym classes or whatever it is that you like doing to relax.
A lack of sleep can also leave you with a dull complexion. Try to get 7 – 8 hours sleep every night. This will make all the difference in achieving that glowing skin.
Alcohol plays a part in skin health and hydration also. Have you ever looked at your skin after a night out with the girls and felt it was dull, grey and just less plump? Excess alcohol can contribute to dry and dehydrated skin. I won’t suggest you cut out alcohol completely as i know you might like the odd glass of wine when the table planning just gets too much! However, limit your intake in the weeks before the Wedding.
Finally, drink 2 litres of water a day to keep your skin hydrated and the pesky under eye circles at bay. A lack of hydration can leave your skin dry, flaky and tight. Whereas, an adequate water intake will keep your skin plump, hydrated, youthful and glowing! If you are someone who struggles to drink enough water, pop a mint leaf or a few slices of fruit into your water bottle. Mint will not only give a nice flavour but is great for digestion too.
I hope this was of some help. You can have a read of my post on Bridal Skincare for some tips on a a skin routine. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a skin consultation. Enjoy all the Wedding prep!