All our lives, we girls dream for our perfect wedding! Be it the right dress, the right decor, the right jewellery or lots of other fancy things. We always tend to stress ourselves thinking about the big day; the day which hasn’t yet arrived but holds so much importance in our present life, right? An important and the most desirable thought of every bride-to-be is to imagine herself as the most beautiful bride ever- with that perfect smile and glowing skin, catching the eye of hundreds of people. So here are some great foods and habits you should add in to your daily routine to get the perfect pre-bridal glow.
To make it simple and not at all complicated, let me start with 3 basic rules for glowing skin:
- Eat well
- Drink well
- And exercise well
You must have heard about all this before, but what it really means is what I am going to tell you now. Eat well means eat at least 1 green vegetable everyday- be it cooked or raw in the form of a salad. Be sure to also include fruits, nuts and proteins in your everyday diet.
Secondly, by drink well I don’t mean drink lots and lots of water. Well yes, water is the most essential part of a healthy beauty regime, but drink a variety of healthy fluids at the same time. Some of them are discussed below.
Last but not the least, exercise at least 30-45 mins everyday. Sweating the toxins and waste from your body plays another important part in making your skin radiant and healthy looking.
Now lets be more specific. Here are our top 5 interesting additions not only perfect to make your skin look awesome during your wedding, but also contributes to weight loss and prevention of bloating, a very common concern amongst all brides.
Top 5 Tips for Glowing Skin
1. Green Tea
One of the best additions to your daily routine, green tea is a very healthy drink. Don’t just sip it, drink it! Green tea has the ability to lower the level of acne producing hormones and is packed with antioxidants which help your skin look younger and healthier. Besides that, it also helps improve brain function, fat loss, lowers the risk of cancer, and prevents bloating.
Drink at least 4-5 cups of green tea everyday.
2. Get Your Berries Right
Deeply colored berries such as blueberries, cherries, strawberries etc… are loaded with antioxidants that boost production of collagen fibers for smooth skin. Vitamin C is what you get from these fruits. More Vitamin C means fewer fine lines and wrinkles!
Add a small bowl of these mixed berries in your everyday routine and feel the difference!
3. Say YES to Yogurt
Yes! Yogurt is one of the few dairy products that has innumerable benefits from weight loss to glowing skin! Whether you apply it on your face or eat it, it works both ways. I have recently added yogurt into my regular diet and trust me, it’s working wonders! Not only does it fight indigestion but its pro-biotic properties help get rid of acne prone skin and acts as a great detoxifying agent.
There are 3 different ways you can make your yogurt taste better. I personally love the 2nd one.
a) Opt for Greek yogurt! Its actually healthier, has fewer calories, and gives you the option to choose from a variety of flavors. I personally love blueberry and raspberry. Try opting for the one with real fruit inside over just the flavored ones.
b) In places where flavored yogurt is not available, add your favorite fruit in a bowl of yogurt and make your own yogurt custard– that’s what I like to call it! And yes, skip the sugar as you will have enough of sugar from all the added fruit.
c) Who doesn’t love smoothies? The best way to have all the nutrients from fruits, veggies and dairy products all-in-one together is to make a healthy and tasty smoothie out of it. There are plenty of recipes that involve certain green vegetables like spinach, kale, avocado, nuts and various seeds that are healthy additions to your diet. But let’s keep those for future posts!
4. Nuts and Salads
Nuts and salads are rich in fibre and should be consumed every alternate day. They consume a lot of energy and are difficult to digest; they also provide heat to our bodies, therefore, there has to be a limitation in their consumption. Nuts are rich in Vitamin E and omega fats, and aid in repairing skin problems.
Add nuts to your salad or cereal, or as a mid-morning snack every other day.
5. “What would you like to drink , Madame? Soda, juice, lemonade, wine? …..Well, Water please!”
That’s how brides-to-be should be replying in every restaurant they go to at least 2-3 months before the big day. In order to reach your goal to better looking and clear skin, you will have to sacrifice your love of artificial drinks or sodas and let your skin feel fresh with water! Water is all you need to flush out all the toxins from your body. An easy way is to keep track of how much water you consume everyday and increase the intake every week as you get closer to your goal.
If you haven’t done this yet, then start with two litres per day and one glass extra every week until you reach consuming up-to 6-8 litres a day!
Another healthy substitute of water could be coconut water as well as lemon water. Lemon, water and honey make a great combo and helps in preventing bloating as well.
That’s all you have to do! I hope these healthy additions to your daily regime are helpful for every bride-to-be. At the end I would want to say that “Beautiful skin needs commitment, not a miracle!” So commit yourself to these few tips and feel the difference!