Wedding bells are ringing for your bff and she isn’t going to let you sit back and relax. Like it or not, she is going to drag you to the never ending shopping sprees, bridal jora selection and fitting trials, because nobody understands her the way you do and not to forget the frantic phone calls and visits to find that perfect salon for her big day. if all that’s not enough, you have to be there at the dholkis and dance practices to work on the synchronized dance steps. Of course, you cannot let your friend down on her own mehndi.
But all the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations and late nights can play havoc to your skin and this is the last thing you would want. You’ve planned to look like the most beautiful version of yourself and dressed to the nines for all of her occasions.
Take a deep breath, everything takes a back seat now, this is the time for you to get busy and get gorgeous. We got you covered from top to bottom, check out the pro tips below to look and feel beautiful from the inside out.
1. Get Active
There’s nothing like a good workout to boost energy and makes you feel rejuvenated at the same time. Forget about the never happening morning/evening jogging plans, instead you and your bestie both can join a gym or weekly yoga lessons together. This way, you won’t be able to use the hot, humid weather as an excuse, and you will have all the equipment you need for any kind of workout, in one place. Plus, exercising with your friend is always a huge motivation for you both (besides, who else could understand your tensed muscles and exercises that freak you out better than the partner in crime herself?).Exercise, not only helps tighten and firms your body but it also flushes away the toxins that cause blemishes in the skin. Aim for at least 30 minutes of gentle exercise each day.
2. Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Eating a balanced diet and adopting a healthy lifestyle are essential part of the wedding preparation. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and drink at least eight to ten glasses of water each day. Try to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Stay away from chocolates, carbonated drinks and sugars, reduce your carb intake and follow a calorie-controlled diet regime, to help prevent your skin from looking dowdy and dull. The result you’ll see is totally going to worth it, plus who wouldn’t want to fall in love with the leaner, fitter and more amazing you.
3. The Hair Plan
Do you know your hair makes 90% of your selfie? So can you risk ignoring the crowning glory at the crucial time of your bff’s wedding – neither can we. To a major extent, strong, glossy hair is an inside job. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can lead to damaged hair, and once you add wedding stress into the mix, the result is dry, dull hair or temporary loss, in some cases. Start on with some weekly at-home treatments, if you aren’t good with DIYs then rush to your fav salon for a customized conditioning treatment for your hair type. Alongside, add protein to your diet; meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy, beans, soy foods, nuts and seeds are some of the good sources, you can also take multi-vitamin supplement with sulfur, iodine and zinc or as recommended by your dermatologist.
4. A Bright Smile
A woman is most beautiful when she smiles, and we rightly believe so. It’s your bestie’s wedding and cameras would be clicking on you too right, left and center, make sure to use the moment to give your bright, beautiful, winning smile. We are not suggesting you to rush to the dentist clinic to get that painful whitening treatment done (save that for your big day, girl), but avoid food like coffee, soda, sweets that stains the teeth. And while we are at, don’t forget to practice that perfect pose for the candid cameras.
5. The Windows to your Soul
All those late night dholkis and dance practice are bound to take their toll in the form of dark circles and puffiness underneath the eyes. Needless to say they make you look tired and unhealthy and this is last thing we expect from the chief bridesmaid. A nightly application of a good eye cream, and adequate sleep, will diminish the appearance of dark circles, also a cool compress once or twice a week helps keep puffiness at bay. You can also try your hand at some easy home remedies from the kitchen like cucumber slices, raw potatoes or cold tea bags to relax your eyes and get an instant soothing feel.
6. For Beautiful Hands and Feet
Nothing can beat the fun of getting a relaxing manicure and pedicure at your fav salon with your bff in tow, while exchanging all the juicy gossips, sipping on frothy coffee and checking on the new trends. Make sure to keep the nails primed and pretty with regular manis and pedis. At home you should moisturize your hands daily and soak your feet in warm water for about ten minutes, once or twice a week. If you are a high maintenance babe, splurge in gel manicures for a smoother finished nails, they are offered by many salons in Pakistan these days. A bit pricier but can last up to twice as long as your regular manicure.
7. Prep Your Face
Your face is your canvas and you have to take great care of it, morning and night. Invest time in weekly exfoliation at home using facial scrubs to suit your skin type, avoid harsh treatment as they can leave ugly marks on your face. Add hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid to your beauty regime, to help plump up fine lines around your face, apply it daily before your makeup for softer and smoother skin. You can also go for professional facial to boost your skin’s health, making it to look clearer and brighter. Keep your face and body moisturize all the times, no matter how tired you are don’t forget to use a calming cleanser to remove all the impurities off your face at the end of each day.