It can seem quite intimidating knowing the spotlight will be all on you on your big day, especially the flash from the photographer’s camera. And all those Instagram and Snapchat stories you’ll feature in of course! In this article, we’ve got 6 tips you can start implementing as far ahead of your big day as you want in order to get your skin in top shape!
Balance Your Skin with a Probiotic
Probiotics may be making the rounds in all the health, wellness, and skincare blogs right now, but that certainly doesn’t mean they’re just another health fad you shouldn’t try. Probiotics are live bacteria (you read that right) which balance your microbiome. Certain inflammatory skin problems like eczema, rosacea, and acne all may stem from an unbalanced microbiome. You can naturally consume probiotics through a variety of foods including kefir, kombucha, yogurt (goat yogurt is easier to digest than cow), and fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.
Enjoy Skin Friendly Foods
What you eat is equally if not more important than what you apply for healthy skin. Foods rich in healthy fats like salmon, almonds, and avocados all nourish your skin from the inside out. Making a glass of warm water with lemon every morning part of your daily routine will also remove toxins, clean your digestive system, and set you up for a boosted immune system. Turmeric root powder is also excellent to start incorporating into your skin diet, with its anti-inflammatory properties. Sprinkle over your eggs, enjoy in a turmeric latte.
Take A Relaxing Soak In The Tub
If you’re eating right, and using the best products on your skin but still breaking out, then it could be that all the stress and anxiety of wedding planning may be getting to you. Stress can manifest itself as inflamed skin – breakouts! One simple way you can de-stress is by winding down each day before your big day with a relaxing organic bubble bath. Not only will you be more relaxed, you’ll also be infusing your skin with much-needed nutrients and basking in the benefits of nourishing essential oils.
Don’t Forget Your Hair
Treating your scalp like you treat your skin may seem foreign to you, but if you’re revamping your skin routine, why not pay close attention to your hair too? The health of your hair can make just as much of an impact in photos as the health of your skin. If you have at least one week before your wedding, try this organic skin care hack: rinse your hair with a apple cider vinegar cleanse and then follow up with an all natural and organic shampoo and organic conditioner. The apple cider vinegar will help to remove build up caused by conventional hair products so that the organic products can be more effective. By the end of the week, you should have shinier, softer, and more manageable locks.
Repair Your Cells Overnight
Great skin comes down to lots more than what you apply to it. Getting your beauty sleep truly is a major part of getting beautiful skin! Your skin does much of its own natural repair processes at night, so try not to skip your slumber! Around 7 – 9 pm is the ideal time to get your nighttime skin routine underway as this is usually the time your melatonin and HGH (human growth hormone) hormones make your skin most receptive to plant-based nutrients. Using a good quality Vitamin C serum is also a great idea at night since it can moisturize and boost your collagen production.