Happy Monday lovelies! Today’s blog comes from the very talented Cassie Brewer, a journalist based in Southern California. Cassie is giving us a few tips on how to pamper yourself before you walk down the aisle. Hope you enjoy! (more information on Cassie can be found at the bottom of this post)
You’re wedding day should be a glorious time full of good food, family, friends, and fun. Unfortunately, the reality of weddings can be a lot more stressful!
There’s a lot of pressure to look good for photographs and make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Here are some simple ways you can pamper yourself before your big day, complete with a timeline.
One month before the wedding:
Go get a facial — just not right before the wedding
I encourage brides-to-be to give themselves a little bit of time between a facial and the big day for several reasons. Often facials include vigorous exfoliation, either chemical or physical. And although this step is essential for achieving glowing skin, it can also make your skin appear red and/or irritated for up to a day after. However, getting a facial a month before your wedding gives your skin enough time to heal.
There are many different options to choose from! Check with your salon and ask for a free consultation. The esthetician can help you pick the right facial for you!
Two Weeks Before The Wedding
Take Care of The Hair
Go and get a haircut, dye, or any highlighting you need done a few weeks before the wedding. That way, you have time to tweak any dissatisfactions without it becoming a major crisis. Plus, that time in the salon chair provides some much-needed relaxation time! In the midst of all the planning/hustling, it’s nice to take a break and pamper yourself.
The Week of the Wedding
Treat Yourself to a Massage
Pampering yourself isn’t just about looking good. It’s also about feeling good. Depending on your pain tolerance and specific needs, different methods might be better suited to your individual requirements.
Get Lots of Sleep
I know it’s hard, but try to be well rested the week of your wedding. A solid 8-hours of sleep will help you to look and feel your big-day best. If anxiety has got you wide awake, a hot bath with lavender bath salts will help you to re-center yourself. If that doesn’t work, camomile tea is another effective, holistic option.
Get a Mani-Pedi
Show off your ring with a gorgeous nails and well-kept hands. A mani-pedi is definitely a wedding essential, especially if you are planning to have your paws show up in the wedding photography. If you’re a quirky bride, you can even opt for nail art!
Remember to Exercise
It’s important to blow off some steam if you need to. Yoga, hiking, and swimming are all great low-impact options. However, if you’re a person that loves to jog and/or engages in high-impact sports, don’t neglect those outlets the week of your wedding. Keeping with your routine will help you to feel balanced and energized.
Drink 7 Glasses of Water Daily
This will help skin to look dewy and fresh and keep you feeling perky! For more tips, check out the rest of the blog.
Cassie Brewer is a journalist based in Southern California. Her interest in health began when she started working as a makeup artist. Since then, she has dedicated her time to writing about diet and wellness in order to help others not only be beautiful on the outside, but radiant on the inside.
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