15 Beauty Must Haves For Brides
The moment you know the wedding date has been set, a mixed emotion runs down through your veins! You are excited, joyful, nervous, concerned about everything all at the same time!
Well, that is what makes it normal. Everything looks dreamy and you feel like your joys know no bounds! That’s the cupid working!
Well, if you are happy inside out, it shows well on the face but yes you still need to take care of your oh-so-sensitive skin because the sun, the climate might just not get along with your happy emotions and before they ditch you, its better to stick to a routine for the “Such a Beautiful Bride tag!”
Try to pick a suitable face wash well suited for your skin type. Also do not switch too many products until the D-day as some products might not suit your skin and result in the unwanted breakouts. Try to pick mild ayurvedic cleansers for the face which are free from chemicals as they will keep the skin smooth & remove any impurities due to pollution.
I will personally recommend Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser, Forest Essentials Soundarya Ubtan, Just Herbs Orange Peel & Neem Face Wash. Both of these are amazing cleansers for sensitive skin.
Daily Night care-
Start with an ideal night cream or a skin serum suitable for your skin type to replenish the lost moisture and will keep your skin radiant & less prone to aging.
Use a cleanser on the face and apply the serum on the face & neck. Wear your sleeping mask and doze off to the world of beautiful dreams!
Weekly Ritual for Face-
Make sure you do a deep cleansing exfoliation + sheet mask ritual every weekend just to calm your skin and also relax a little even it is just for 15-20 minutes. Put on your favorite music and ditch the mobile screen. Let the products seep into your skin. I am sure your spirits will thank me when you are regular with this weekly routine.
You can checkout Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Scrub & Innisfree sheet masks as they are too good.
Hydrate Yourself well-
It is important to keep yourself well hydrated at all times. You can eat anything as long as you do indulge in physical activity and sleep well. Just try to follow a balanced diet not just for the wedding occasion but also as a healthy lifestyle change for the future.
Pamper your body-
Don’t be one of those brides who turn up to the salon just a fortnight before the wedding day! Instead you should start with some body care routine as early as three months before your big day because sometimes the skin tanning damages the complexion so much that you cannot do much in just 15-20days.
Early start will give you ample time to spend with friends and family as the wedding bells are just around the corner instead of sitting long hours and texting from the salon.
For the best looking hair-
Brides can just ask their mums to do a champi every week or ten days and spend it as mother-daughter time while you both can crack jokes or ask her a secret recipe to improve your cooking skills.
Regular oiling will make your hair trouble go and also make your hair strong, deeply nourished and not to mention you will definitely make memories during these mommy daughter chats.
Applying Aloe vera juice or drinking it will also give you great results.
Everyday Lip Care-
Lips are very sensitive and if you do not take proper care, it will instantly show in the form of dryness & darkness. It is important you drink lots of liquid and apply a lip balm before using any makeup. Use a good lip balm before sleeping. Scrub the dead skin every week with a good lip scrub.
Manicure & Pedicure-
Another important area where you need your focus on apart from the face & body! Go for a monthly mani-pedi ritual and make sure if you have any cracks on the heels you start taking care of it. This way you can have beautiful hands & feet at all times and not just before the wedding functions.
Banish the Sunrays-
Sunscreen is a must for any bride because all your efforts of taking good care of your skin will go away if you are out and about in the sun without a good sunblock. Sometimes the sun cause allergic breakouts and skin darkening which is really like a nightmare for a bride.
Sweat it out-
Not because you want to look slim or anything. Be who you are, but physical activity will give a boost to your metabolism, keep your heart healthy and the boosted level of happy hormones will give a unique glow & shine to your skin & body. So, I see there is no harm in that!
Weekly Bathing Ritual-
Keep a day in the week or a fortnight whatever suits for you, and have a relaxing bath with bath oils, body scrubs and then apply a nourishing body moisturizer as per your skin type and the existing climate and go to sleep! This will make you feel pamper at the comfort of your own home and you will ooze happiness with all this self-pampering.
Try any homemade exfoliating scrub or a store bought body polishing scrub from your favorite brand for this. The Body Shop, Forest Essentials are great picks for ideal bath products.
Learn few Makeup Basics-
You will not turn into a makeup expert overnight so try doing few things with makeup at least 2-3 months before the wedding if you are basically clueless about makeup!
See few youtube videos on how to apply eyeliner, lipstick and basic makeup and try them on yourself while going out. Trust me, this will help you in the after-parties which happen after the wedding when you have no time to visit the salon.
Set the Biological Clock Straight-
You need to follow a routine of things and you may go a little up and down. Make it a habit to wake up timely and go to bed on time. Beauty sleep is needed each day and not just a few days before the wedding. Eat on time, work, do your exercises and try to go to bed at a fixed time.
Take care of the Eyes & Brows-
Eyes are very sensitive to your lifestyle and so you need to make sure to ban those under eye darkness well in advance before the wedding occasion. Trim your eye brows every now and then and do not go for a major eye brow session just before the wedding is around the corner.
Be at peace & Relax-
It is important to not panic with work responsibilities, career plans & upcoming life changing decision of marriage. Take a while to settle in the thought. Adapt yourself for this decision and most importantly Relax! It is not a World War afterall!
Hope you will follow these must haves for the brides in the remaining months of the year!