For all of our brides in the midst of planning, we wanted to remind you not to forget about yourself and your health! With so much pressure leading up to the wedding, it can be easy to let stress overtake your wellness. We have guest blogger Andrea here from Luminous Body and Wellness to give you some tips on ways to be your most beautiful and healthy self on the big day:
Invest in your canvas: Makeup is a finishing touch, not a solution. Healthy skin is the foundation for a beautiful and natural look. Begin skincare treatments 3-6 months in advance and develop a relationship with a skin care therapist to avoid unexpected breakouts, reactions to products, or a dry and flaky look with your makeup application. If you haven’t received a skin analysis in quite awhile, now is a good time to get started with a skin care regimen specifically for your individual needs.
If you are going to work out, do it right! All too often I see women working out with incorrect form. Lifting weights in an unhealthy way can bulk up the very muscles you wish to see lengthen. If you want sculpted arms and elegant posture for your strapless gown… Work with a trusted expert to guide you through your fitness routine properly.
Take a time out to relieve tension and stress. Most people don't realize the effects that stress can have on your body and your skin. It's common for brides to experience high levels of stress throughout their planning process which can result in red, inflamed, and blotchy looking skin... not to mention feeling frustration instead of the enjoyment of getting married. Even a few short stress-relieving treatments can bring your focus back to what is really important, ease tension, and result in a much more relaxed experience leading up to your wedding day.
A former dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, Andrea is located in the city but also does home visits. She even offers special bridal packages, so if your bridal party would enjoy a beauty and relaxation themed bachelorette party, or if you know a bride you'd like to treat, you can email Andrea at:
Photo Credits: noelbass.com, Luminous Body & Wellness