Pre-Wedding Wellness Tips
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by your upcoming wedding? Follow these simple tips to make sure that the version of you that walks down the aisle is the best version of you. Here are ways that you can be healthier and feel your most confident on your big day:
Establish a workout routine in the year/months leading up to your wedding and stick to it. Don't try to overwork yourself or change up your routine in the weeks leading up to your wedding, because the only difference it will make is making you more tired, burnt out, and confuse your body. #shreddingforthewedding is also a great way to relieve some of the stress that comes with wedding planning in a healthy manner.
Establish a skincare routing in the year/months leading up to your wedding and stick with it. If you're looking for some basics to try out, start with a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer to clean pores, even out your skin tone, and leave your skin soft and moisturized. Eye cream, serums, and other skincare items can also come into play once you have the basics established. DO NOT change up your skincare routing less than 1 month out from your wedding. The results could be catastrophic if you have an allergic reaction, break out, develop a rash, etc. You don't want to risk it with so little time before your big day. Just stick to what your skin is used to at that point so that your skin results are as expected.
Drink lots of water. Water will flush toxins out of your body, help clear your skin, energize you, and help you lose weight (oh yeah- and it's essential for life). Drinking lots of water will help you look and feel healthy.
Wear lots of sunscreen in the month leading up to your wedding. No one wants an awkward sunburn to outshine their wedding dress. Wearing sunscreen also keeps skin looking youthful and minimizes your risk of skin cancer.
DO NOT get a tan in the 2 weeks leading up to your wedding. If the tan turns out bad, there's no way to reverse it before your wedding. Leave enough time for the tan to fade before the wedding if needed.
DO NOT get a haircut the month before your wedding. If you hate the haircut, there's not enough time to grow your hair back. Plus, if you did a hair and makeup run-through, your hair and makeup artists is used to working with your hair at the length that it was when you did the run-through. If your hair is any shorter or is drastically different, that may mean that you can't have the hairstyle that you wanted before.
Start a #selfcaresunday routine! Whether you are preparing for a wedding or not, I think starting the tradition of a selfcare Sunday is a fantastic idea. It doesn't mean that you need to spend all day doing selfcare activities- maybe it just means that you do a facemask, or get a pedicure, or eat that slice of cake, or something else small. Self care Sunday is a great way for you to pause before starting the week and just give your body some love going into the week to start it off on a positive note. All too often, we are so wrapped up in our jobs and other activities that we forget to take care of ourselves. This is an important reminder to pause and take that time for ourselves.
I hope that this blog post gives you some things to think about when thinking about health and wellness leading up to your wedding. Have any more health and wellness tips? Leave them in the comments below!
Until next time,