Now that you’ve planned all the big pieces of your wedding (the dreamy venue, the perfect dress, the delicious cake, and Instagram-worthy flowers), it’s time to step up your self-pampering to ensure you look and feel amazing when you walk down the aisle.
Here, we’re sharing five easy tips to get your skin and body ready for your big day, in just 30 days, and without the need to visit a spa.
Get your beauty sleep
Although there will probably still be a million little things that need your attention in the days and weeks leading up to the ceremony, it is crucial that you make sure you’re prioritizing sleep. There’s a reason why they call it beauty sleep. Getting at least eight hours of shut eye every night will plump up your skin, give you a nice glow, depuff your eyes, and not to mention give you the energy so you can actually enjoy your wedding day.
Up your dose of antioxidants
Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that protect your skin from the damage caused by molecules known as free radicals. Not only do they protect your body from things like heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer, they also help brighten your skin and smooth fine lines. And what bride-to-be doesn’t want to be healthy and have radiant skin on one of the most memorable days of her life? Some foods high in antioxidants include goji berries, artichokes, kale, spinach, and beans. Add these to your grocery list, stat. You can also supplement with anti-oxidant supplements – example grape seed extract, french pine park extract.
Fill up on healthy food
Yes, you read that right. Instead of limiting your calorie intake these last 30 days before your wedding, make sure you’re eating enough to get full. The key, of course, is to fill up on healthy food that will nourish your body and make you feel really good. Load up on whole, unprocessed foods like fish, veggies, and fruits. Avoid things like alcohol, sugar, and junk food.
Don’t try to get this perfect. That will probably only add more stress! Just focus on incorporating more healthy foods into your diet and staying away from the bad stuff. As for the big day, there will be plenty of time to indulge at the reception. But for the morning of, eat things that are high in fiber and protein that will help keep you satiated throughout the day and also help you stay nice and calm. We also suggest keeping healthy snacks on hand to nosh on while you get ready or whenever there’s a little downtime.
Prep your skin and hair from within
Topical beauty products and facials are great and will give your skin some much-needed TLC, but there is only so much they can do to make your skin radiate. To really transform your skin before you say “I do,” make sure you also nourish your skin from within.
That’s where collagen
Collagen is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize acne scars, and restore radiance. The hyaluronic acid in the collagen drinks and masks will hydrate and nourish your skin while the antioxidants in Taut Bright will fade dark spots and brighten up your complexion. Commit to the program for three weeks and you’ll have plump, youthful skin by the time you meet your boo at the altar. See their results.
Book your Beauty Treatment
The last two weeks before the wedding is the time to go into full on pampering and primping mode. Now is the time to treat yourself to all the beauty treatments you need to look and feel like your best self when you get hitched.
Get your hair trimmed. Splurge on a spray tan. Have your eyebrows shaped by a pro. Get waxed. Have your nails done. Prep your skin with a facial. We also recommend booking a massage for the day before so your mind and body are super relaxed. Your mental and emotional health on the big day is just as important as anything else.