When a bride gets engaged, there’s a tendency to want to do a major beauty overhaul from top to bottom. What’s the best way for brides to help their skin look its best, without going to extremes? Here are some great habits that can definitely help you get your glow on. Even if it’s a month or two before the wedding and your skin’s not exactly aglow… Don’t fret. This guide will get you there fast.
Healthy skin doesn’t have to come from an expensive medical process.
1. Don’t Starve!
Skimping on nutrients leads to tired-looking skin. There are so many beauty benefits in consuming enough good fat. I recommend including a moderate amount of plant-based fat in every meal, like a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut or olive oil, a quarter of a ripe avocado, or two tablespoons of nuts or seeds. I have tons of bridal clients with dry, flaky, cracked skin, who seem shocked to learn that the culprit is a lack of foods they think of as “bad” and “fattening. Here’s the deal: cells in the top layer of your skin only live about 30 days, and while you don’t feel or see it happening, you shed up to 40,000 skin cells every minute (yup minute) of the day. Because fat is a structural component of skin, you need enough fat in your diet to construct new healthy layers. In addition, healthy fats help you absorb more antioxidants.
Olives are a storehouse of top natural antioxidants like Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Squalane and Vitamin K.
2. Fresh Produce!
Aside from smoking, sun damage is the most egregious cause of skin damage, but certain foods can help fight its effects. Hands down, fruits and veggies are the most important ingredient for healthy, glowing skin. In one study, scientists tracked the diets of 35 people, took photos of them, and asked others to rate the pics. The volunteers who ate an average of 2.9 more portions of fruits and vegetables each day were rated as healthier looking, and those who downed an extra 3.3 portions daily were rated as more attractive. A similar UK study found that photos of subjects who ate a fruit and veggie rich diet were rated as more attractive than those with suntans! Scientists say antioxidants are the key, because they improve circulation, and alter skin pigment. Those thought to have the greatest impact are lycopene, which gives tomatoes their red color and watermelon its pink hue, and beta-carotene, found in carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, broccoli, and leafy greens. Polyphenols, which cause blood to rush to the skin surface, also play a role. They’re found in dark grapes, cherries, plums, apples, blackberries, and blueberries. Bonus: antioxidants also act like natural bodyguards, to fend off compounds that harm skin, including pollution, cigarette smoke, and skin damagers produced by stress and sun exposure.
Tasty in more ways than one Anti-oxidants are an invaluable tool in the war against aging.
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Posted September 30th, 2013. Add a comment
Happy Summer! This week’s blog is all about solar beauty. Every bride can have skin that radiates with a natural glow. All it takes is a little preparation and special attention to detail. Bridal beauty begins with the skin. The better the condition of your skin, the better the makeup will look and the less you will need.
Don’t try to hide the burn behind a thick layer of makeup! Makeup isn’t going to cover up a sunburn.
A lot of brides like to be tan for the Big Day. And it makes sense! The dress, in most cases, is white, and white pops more on dark things. However, some daytime wedding venues can be tough on your skin and makeup, notably, those venues where vows are exchanged outdoors. While a daytime wedding could mean altering your standard beauty regimen just a bit, it’s nothing the informed and well-prepared bride can’t handle.
Color theory. It’s logical, a white gown looks great against bronzed skin.
If you must be tan for your big day, consider alternatives that won’t harm your skin.
Skin care comes down to practicing good habits. In the spirit of getting your skin to look its optimal for your big day here are five tips that can help guard against skin burn, chapped skin, dryness, and more. Continue Reading…
Nutrition – Key To Reduce Stress, Detox, Promote Beautiful Skin, Increase Energy & Sense of Well-being
Bridal Health Tips – Reduce Stress, Detox, Promote Beautiful Skin
It’s no secret that planning a wedding is stressful. There are so many details, deadlines, and (whether you want them or not) opinions involved. That is especially true when it comes down to your bridal look. Sadly, your skin usually pays the price for all this added stress. So brides, if you’re looking for beautiful skin, the first place to start is to help yourself with your nutrition, specifically with the food supplements you take. Make sure they are of the highest qualitythat you can afford and treat them as part of your beauty regime.
Nutritionally support your skin, hair, nails
Holistic experts agree that vitamins, minerals and super-star supplements can improve your skin (and mind). It’s all about natural ways to boost energy, bring a glow to the skin and fine-tune the system. They strengthen the skin’s natural support structure and therefore help to prevent premature aging and environmental skin damage, leaving skin looking and feeling strong and healthy. They also help to detoxify the skin by keeping it supple and soft. A targeted food supplement will nutritionally support your skin, you hair and nail condition as well.
Consider taking a good multi-vitamin for a nutritional boost.
Posted October 15th, 2012. Add a comment