As we edge impatiently towards summer, the excitement of wedding season is almost upon us.
The spring and summer months are often filled with bright and beautiful weddings to attend. And, if you have weddings to go to this year, then you may already be booking hotel rooms, or even thinking about the perfect dress to wear.
If you’re going to be the bride-to-be (or even groom!) this year, then congratulations! We hope your approaching big day is going to plan, and you have started the pre-wedding countdown filled with joy.
As one of the biggest days of our lives, it’s only natural that brides-to-be want to look their best – and many of us spend a fortune and much time, effort (and sometimes tears!) to get there. Perhaps you want to feel tighter and more toned, or maybe you’re searching for glowing, radiant skin.
Whatever look you’re going for, Rejuvenated can help to make this special time less stressful and more magical. With our know-how, we can help all you blushing brides-to-be to float down the aisle, feeling the best you have ever felt – just like a princess!
Here are our top tips on looking even more beautiful and radiant on your big day:
In between sourcing dream venues, booking the photographer, searching for the perfect dress, and even tasting for that lighter-than-air wedding cake, there is a lot of planning that goes into a dream wedding.
Yet, many brides-to-be get so caught up in the details that they forget to prioritise themselves! Ideally, when it comes to your skin, hair and health, aim to start preparing and planning at least six months ahead.
This may sound like a long time but, if you consider that one skin cycle is six weeks, this will only be four cycles. For this reason, try to stay consistent and keep to a routine, as well as drinking plenty of water to hydrate those cells, keep skin plumped up and flush out toxins.
Invest in Sleep
While it may seem tempting to stay up until 3am working on table plans (we’ve been there!), sleep is a must for our beautiful brides. Wherever possible, aim for at least 7 ½ hours a night – sleep is vital for repair and restoration to rejuvenate our body for the next day, hence the term ‘beauty sleep’!
Getting poor sleep can even cause weight gain – lack of sleep forces the body to release a hormone called ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and reduces leptin, the hormone that tells your brain that you’ve eaten enough.
The sooner you start an exercise regime, the better! Not only will exercise help you to look sleek, toned and more beautiful than ever in that dream dress, but it will also improve posture, ease stress (crucial in those last few weeks!) and give you a confidence boost, helping you to feel your best.
If you struggle with exercise, try out new things until you stumble across something you love – it could be Yoga, swimming, boxing, HIIT, Pilates, or even rock climbing! – as this will help you to keep on track.
However, wherever you can, add in some resistance training with weights. Doing arm exercises (such as weighted bicep curls, tricep dips on a dining room chair and overhead presses for super shoulders) can work miracles in helping you to feel a million dollars in that strapless or sleeveless gown!
Eat the Rainbow
Every day, we should try to load our plates with a rainbow of colours – fruit and veg from the whole spectrum of the rainbow! This helps to ensure that our bodies are getting all the different antioxidants they need and crave (each colour of fruit and veg comes with a different beneficial antioxidant). For optimum skin health – and for that perfect bridal glow – aim to eat the rainbow.
As well as this, meals should focus on quality, lean protein (crucial in building lean muscle, and helping our skin and hair to repair) with complex carbohydrates and veggies. In particular, leafy greens such as kale and spinach are fantastic at detoxifying the body, helping to flush out toxins and giving our skin and hair a boost.
If you need some inspiration, why not visit our recipe page for some nourishing meal, drinks and pudding ideas?
Top of the wish list for most brides-to-be is that camera-ready dewy, radiant glow. With stress sky-high for many brides before their wedding, it’s important to eat nourishing foods and supplements for that gorgeous skin.
Six months before the big day – or, ideally, as soon as you get engaged! – consider taking a collagen supplement. Quality collagen supplements, such as our multi award-winning Collagen Shots, work wonders in helping to plump the skin to give a wedding day glow. It can also help nails and hair to grow and strengthen – perfect for that bridal ‘do and manicure!
An omega-3 supplement will also provide those essential fatty acids, helping to ensure that hair is glossy and skin has an added bloom. Our Aliol capsules are a truly pioneering omega-3 supplement, made from the algae that oily fish feed on, and are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. They contain a potent blend of phospholipids and essential DHA & EPA fatty acids (which reduce inflammation, and support brain and eye health) with no fishy after-taste – hurrah!
And no, we don’t mean your groom-to-be! If your budget allows it, start pampering yourself well in advance of your big day. Book in for that massage, relax and unwind. Treat yourself to a pedicure or a facial – and definitely start preparing with manicures to strengthen those nails well in advance!
On the Big Day…
All that hard work doesn’t end on the big day itself, either! To keep that fresh-faced look, brides should aim to limit themselves to just one glass of champagne before they set off to the venue (no one wants to look back on wedding photos, only to see a reddened face and cheeks!).
It’s also a good idea to remember to stay hydrated and sip water regularly throughout the big day. Our H30 Hydration sachets are the perfect supplement to drink on your wedding day to help keep you fresher faced and more energised – they provide minerals and ions key in hydration for skin and health, as well as nutritional support to give you gorgeous skin all day long!