Everyone wants their special day to be perfect. While we can’t control some things, like the weather or Dad’s embarrassing toast, we all too often exhaust ourselves with picking the perfect food, venue, music, and guest list.
With so many decisions to be made, we forget to make the most important one…taking care of ourselves. No matter how dazzling the dress or smart the suit, looking your best means feeling your best, and that means prioritizing your own well-being.
So here are our top tips for a truly happy and healthy day you can enjoy to the fullest.
Hit the brakes on the booze.
Book that bachelor party in advance! No matter how hard you want to party with your best buds, let it be on the big day itself or well in advance. Having a headache or hangover isn’t the only danger here. Regularly intaking alcohol depletes our levels of serotonin and dopamine…all the feel-good chemicals in our brain that keep us calm. Yes, everyone...booze blues is real and the last thing you want is a higher sense of anxiety or depression on an already emotionally heightened day.
Alcohol affects more than our mood too. Drinking dehydrates our bodies, making our skin sallow, eyes bloodshot, face puffy and tummies bloated. It’s not a cute look.
So, keep those eyes clear and your neurotransmitters in tip top shape for your ‘I do’.
Get yourself glowing.
Skin-care regimes come out in full force during wedding season! Face masks, toners, creams, peels and scrubs are all part of a balanced epidermal diet.
We’ve already given you some great skin-care tips here. (HYPERLINK TO SKIN CARE BLOG ARTICLE HERE) But when it comes to a wedding, the bride and groom will likely want to try something extra to ensure they’re good to glow.
First and foremost, beware of brand-new things just before the big day. Don’t try that ‘snail cream’ for the first time the morning of your wedding. You might have a bad reaction and walk down the aisle all itchy.
Instead, invest in your skin care in advance, and not just on the surface level. Our beauty drink, My Skin Glow is designed to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, improving your skin’s elasticity, firmness, and hydration within a few weeks. It’s ideal for those of us who aren’t so cosmetically inclined, but still want their skin looking smooth and refreshed for the big day.
Either way, consulting a specialist and doing your ingredient research is always a good idea.
This tip speaks for itself. You’re never going to be at your best if you’re completely beat, so schedule yourself a nap over the pedicure appointment if it comes to that. Do some light exercise, take a bath, have a cup of chamomile tea, spray some lavender on your pillow and pop on your calming rain-sounds playlist…anything to get you well rested.
Cancel the crash diet.
Want to get thin fast to fit into your wedding attire? There’s a plethora of detox routines, cleanses, and fasts to try, but extreme diets can have serious consequences that could land you on a hospital bed instead of your honeymoon.
Seriously, crash diets can really harm your heart. Rapid weight loss means a high risk of dehydration, and therefore a weakened immune system and cardiac stress. In the long run, losing weight too quickly can slow down your metabolism leading to future weight gain and in the short-run, it deprives your body of the essential nutrients it needs.
The last thing we want is to feel wobbly on our wedding day, so eating a healthy balanced diet full of whole foods and fresh produce is the way to go for most of us.
And If you really want to ensure your health for the big day, treat yourself and your bridal party to a round of My Immune Boost so the only sniffles you hear on the day are from all the tears of joy.
All the hugs.
Lower your cortisone with as many cuddles as you can. We humans are designed for affection, and not just from our romantic partners. There are multiple studies out there showing how platonic touch helps to protect us against high rates of stress, infections, high blood-pressure and heart rate.
If you’re feeling nervous and need a quick boost of serotonin and oxytocin, get a few hugs from your nearest and dearest. Hopefully they’ll all be near you on your big day and happy to oblige.
However you choose to prepare, remember to be kind to yourself and your future spouse. It’s a day you’ll look back on together. Enjoy it as much as you can.
Your health. You