Getting ready for your wedding day is one of the most exciting times in your life and one of the most stressful. You want to relax, pamper yourself and look your best, but there are many unread messages and last minute things to organise.
It’s not unusual for you to experience problems with your skin in the run-up to the big day as the stress builds. So while you’re busy organising everything, don’t forget to follow this checklist to help you look your best on the big day.
Ensuring you drink enough water sounds obvious, but most people are dehydrated and don’t realise it. Drinking the right amount of water every day promotes clearer and smoother skin, can reduce the appearance of fine lines associated with dehydration, and improve how you feel overall. In the lead up to your big day, this is vital to ensuring your skin looks its best!
As a general rule, you should be drinking 8 cups per day, but this can change depending on your activity levels.
We all have some kind of body hangup. What you see as an imperfection is the thing that makes you unique, but if there’s something that will ruin your day and/or the photos, then address it with plenty of time.
The skin is an organ, and our body needs time to process changes and heal. If you address the issue several months before your wedding, you have time to make changes. It could be that your skin texture concerns you or you have acne, in which case booking a consultation to try Obagi skincare could help.
A clinician has to prescribe it to ensure that it’s suited to your skin, but it needs time to work before the big day.
As the big day approaches, it can be easy to focus on the to-do list rather than yourself, but continuing to care for yourself should be at the top of your priorities. Skip any crash diets because they won’t be good for your physical or mental health in the long run – instead, focus on eating a healthy and balanced diet where you’re not restricting yourself.
Fuel your body with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and allow yourself an occasional treat. It would help if you also took time to move your body. You don’t have to go all out with HIIT workouts and cardio if that’s not what you enjoy, but taking a walk or doing some yoga will help clear your mind and make you feel more energised.
The internet is filled with horror stories of people who have had a last-minute treatment, haven’t liked the result, and hated their wedding photos. Of course, you don’t need to book a treatment before your big day – the natural you is the best you, but if there are any concerns you want to address, make sure you leave plenty of time for a consultation and treatment.
The effects of treatments like dermal fillers become more subtle over time, so it’s best to leave a gap between treatment and your wedding. Treatments like ULTRAcel and INTRAcel are great for smoothing skin texture and helping your skin to feel and look tighter and plumper, which is perfect for wedding photos, but it takes a few days for your skin to look its best after the treatment.
It’s easy to get caught up in the wedding day whirlwind, but remember that this is supposed to be a special day that you will remember forever. It’s important to step back and take time for yourself to relax and appreciate a little more of the wedding planning journey rather than just waiting for the big day.
Taking some time to get a facial, have your nails done, go for a walk or simply head to your favourite coffee spot can really help you unwind and see the bigger picture.
Ultimately, the most important thing to focus on when getting ready for your wedding is ensuring that you feel happy, healthy and confident. Your natural look is perfect, and it’s why your partner loves you, but if you feel self-conscious, then set aside some time and budget to allow yourself any treatments you need to feel your best.
INTRAcel treatments or Obagi skincare products can help to improve the texture of your skin, giving you an extra confidence boost on the big day. Whatever you do, put yourself first and make sure that you are taken care of because it’s your day, and you deserve to feel happy, healthy and well looked after.
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