26th December 2017
Tips for Looking your best One Week before your Wedding
The big day is soon here, so how can you retain your fresh, healthy glow in the run up to your wedding?
1. DON’T CHANGE YOUR HAIR COLOUR OR CUT
You’ve discussed your hair style for your wedding in the minutest detail with your hairdresser, and have also had a trial to make sure it suits you. With such a carefully calibrated look, don’t risk something going wrong by changing your hair colour or cutting too much off (a regular trim is fine). Eliminate sources of stress by keeping all variables exactly the same.
2. DON’T SKIP MEALS
It might be tempting to do so, considering how busy you are: there are the suits to pick up, last minute alterations to make, guests to start welcoming in…something has got to give somewhere, right? Well, that shouldn’t be your food intake. You need all the energy you can get and that needs to come from somewhere, so make sure to eat well-balanced meals with lots of fruit and veg.
3. EAT SUPERFOODS
Not only shouldn’t you skip meals, but you should also ensure you’re eating the right thing. Your body is a machine and it benefits – or stalls – depending on what you put in it. Opt for watermelon, grapefruit, cucumber and tomatoes instead of salty, sugary snacks which will make you swell up – not what you want when you need to fit into your dress.
4. DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL
Try and cut alcohol out completely in the week prior to your wedding. This may be difficult – with all the celebratory events in the run-up to the Big Day – but alcohol is extremely calorific and may leave you feeling puffy and heavy-headed (especially if you drink too much of it).
5. DRINKS LOTS OF WATER
Always. Everyday. Whether you’re getting married or not, drinking at least 2 litres of water a day will keeping everything ticking over very nicely by flushing out the toxins. Keep yourself hydrated to keep your skin clear and fresh.
6. WEAR SPF
Malta is known as the sunny isle to hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit every year. And where there’s sun, there must be SPF – even if you’re lucky enough to have Mediterranean olive skin. The layers of the dermis need protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun so don’t leave the house without slapping some on. And don’t – please don’t – sit by the pool or sea, soaking in the sunshine without adequate protection.
7. GET YOUR NAILS DONE
Don’t leave this to the day before the wedding, but try and book your appointments at least a couple of days before, especially if you’re using gelish. This will give you the opportunity to organise some extra hand treatment. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise and watch those rings glow on your finger.
8. NO TO PEELS AND MICRODERMABRASIONS
These might be a good idea earlier on in the year, when the wedding is still a few months away, but they can cause irritation since the skin peels off repeatedly, causing it to become red and slightly swollen. Not a good look in those wedding photos.
9. NO NEW SKIN PRODUCTS
Coming up to the day, you might want all the ‘tools of the trade’ to ensure you look your best as you’re walking down the aisle. But, don’t be tempted to change any of the products you use for your daily cleansing-toning-moisturising routine: you don’t know how your skin will react, and any reactions will take a few days to correct.
Get your 8 hours a night. It’s an exciting time of your life and you want to fully awake and alert to enjoy it to the full. Getting plenty of rest will brighten your eyes and get rid of any dark circles, as well as leaving you feel cheery and ready to take that next step forward.