When someone says skincare, we automatically think of CTM – cleansing, toning and moisturizing. And while a basic routine (according to your skintype) is essential, there are other factors that contribute to that happy, bridal glow.
Apart from finding a good bridal makeup artist from WedMeGood (trusted wedding planning platform) who would use the best makeup products on your skin and do the makeup for you that brings out a natural glow on your face, its important that you take care of your skin beforehand too.
What we eat or drink also has a lot to do with how our skin feels. As they say: You are what you eat! So we’ve listed some basics you need to get right and your skin will definitely thank you for it.
- Fresh fruits + Atleast one green vegetable a day – Apples, strawberries, citrus fruits, broccoli, spinach – take your pick. Filled with antioxidants, Vitamin C, fibre and much more, they’re powerhouses of nutrients that make your skin happy.
- Salads and Superfoods – No, we aren’t going to name Kale and Acai berry that have taken the western world by storm but aren’t easily available in India. You can opt for makhana, jamun, amla and haldi in your diet along with cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes.
- Garlic, Beetroot, Legumes – We always avoid eating garlic before (and during) dates (you know why :P) but it is actually pretty beneficial to eat otherwise. So are beetroots and legumes. Switching to brown rice is also a good bet in the run up to your wedding.
- Say no to excessive sugar, aerated drinks and fried food – Limit your ‘kuch meetha ho jae’ moments to a minimum. We know it’s tough in the ‘shaadi ka ghar’ but you got to make some sacrifices.
- Dark chocolate for cravings – When you have to avoid all the ‘tasty’ stuff, you’re sure to get some hunger pangs. Keep some dark chocolate handy for these occasions but like everything else – always remember too much of anything is bad for you. Moderation is key.
- 8 hours of sleep – Yup. There’s no way around it. Getting some peaceful ZZZs every night helps the skin rejuvenate. This is when all your night creams and serums work their magic.
- 6-8 glasses of water – Easy peasy right ? Water keeps our body, and our skin hydrated. And hydrated skin means less dryness and lesser wrinkles, so drink up.
Most experts will tell you not to skip any meals and also not to go on extreme diets. And for good reason too. These can cause more harm than good. You could probably try a Juice Cleanse, taking necessary precautions of course. For the uninitiated, it’s drinking only cold pressed fruit / vegetable juices during the whole day without consuming anything else. Essentially, it detoxifies the body and helps in keeping the skin clear.