Brides are naturally going to glow on their wedding day because they’re so happy! But if you want your skin to glow as much as possible for your wedding day, there are a few extra things you can do to ensure you—and your skin—look your best on your big day.
Here are a few health and beauty tips we gathered to use for preparation on your big day:
1. Clean Up Your Diet
Give up dairy for a few weeks, and cut back on your other animal products so that you’re only having them a couple of times per week (if at all). Minimize or eliminate processed and refined foods, too, and eat a more natural, plant-based diet. What the meats, dairy, and processed and refined foods do is clog up your intestines with acidic toxins that can contribute to acne. Those toxins overwhelm your organs and alter the balance of good and bad bacteria in the intestines.
2. Get That Butt Into Shape
When you exercise, you help flush toxins out of your body. You also improve your circulation, bringing more blood to the surface of the skin. This not only gives you a healthy glow post-exercise, but it also keeps your skin cells healthier in the long run.
Yoga, hiking, biking, running—whatever feels best for your body! Do something that you love so you’ll feel as if exercise is something you get to do, rather than one more chore. You’ll boost your mood and be able to think more clearly with a little physical activity.
3. Increase Your Water Intake
Your body requires plenty of water to function well and look youthful, and though you want to make sure you’re drinking enough so that you’re not dehydrated, and don’t forget to eat fruits and veggies high in water content. For example, watermelon’s high water content is accompanied by the antioxidant lycopene, plus calcium, magnesium, and sodium; and cucumbers have B vitamins, electrolytes, vitamin C, and fiber. A study found that eating more foods rich in carotenoids, like tomatoes, bell peppers, mangoes, watermelons, and even leafy greens can actually shift your skin tone for a positive effect, so that it appears to be glowing even more.
4. Exfoliate & Moisturize
Exfoliate your face with a washcloth or a mixture of ground oatmeal and water or oil (olive or almond, or choose your own personal favorite). Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead, dull skin that’s hiding the beautiful, glowing skin underneath.
Coconut oil and almond oil are fantastic skin moisturizers. Increase your intake of almonds and have coconut oil in small amounts to benefit your skin from the inside out, but you can also apply the oils directly to your skin.
5. Natural Beauty Products
What you put into your body is important so that’s when you whip out the non-toxic beauty product arsenal. Your newfound glow that comes from the inside will be the perfect canvas for strategically placed natural beauty products. You want to reduce inflammation so try natural foundations that will leave you looking healthy and glowing on your wedding day.
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