Some of the most breath-taking bride photos known to man feature a beautiful bride with glowing skin. If you are a bride who wants to make sure her skin appears flawless in her wedding photos, there are ways to prep your skin for the big wedding day and make sure you have absolutely glowing, beautiful skin and hair on your special day. Picture perfect photos for a bride means wedding planning your bridal beauty and creating a grooming routine well in advance of your wedding day. One to two days of bridal beauty prep will not be enough. Even two to three weeks is consider late for bridal beauty prep. In fact, doing a beauty and grooming overload only days before a wedding leaves many brides stressed and looking exhausted before going down the aisle.
By creating a bridal beauty schedule, brides can easily meet their health and bridal beauty needs with little to no stress. The best bridal beauty results come with three to five months of beauty preparation. To help you out, beauty expert Neccia Celli has great bridal beauty tips on naturally getting the pre-wedding glow. Follow this bridal beauty skin and hair guide to get the results you want for your wedding appearance.
How to Get a Pre-Wedding Glow: getting a pre-wedding glow is about building an effective routine to eat healthy, live healthy and use skincare products which benefit your skin. Neccia Celli has identified a 5-step process to help brides get a radiant complexion from the time they wake up to having a good night’s sleep. Here is Celli’s ultimate wedding day skin glow guide:
Briana Booker: What can brides do daily to add a natural glow to their skin and hair?
Neccia Celli: Getting that pre-wedding “glow” is really important for your big wedding day, especially for the wedding photos. When your skin is glowing, you naturally feel more confident, a feeling every bride should feel on her special day. To achieve the coveted glow, you need to develop a healthy eating routine, be proactive in regular fitness and know how to shop for healthy beauty and skincare products made to enhance the beauty of your skin. When brides ask how they can add a natural glow to their skin and hair, the best answer is to start within. What does starting within mean? It means eating healthy. Your diet should include organic food, non-gmo fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and drinking plenty of water. Try to drink at least a gallon of water per day and make sure any natural vitamins you take include organic, non-gmo and whole foods ingredients. To start on your health eating journey, grocery shop for plenty of antioxidant rich fruits, nuts and vegetables. By eating healthy, you will have the opportunity to enhance your skin glow while fighting free radicals which cause pre-mature aging. At the grocery store, try to buy as many anti-inflammatories as possible. Here is a grocery shopping list to help you start:
- Green tea
- Dark greens ( Broccoli, Spinach and Kale)
- Fish ( Shellfish, Tuna and Salmon)
If you are not a fan of eating vegetables and fruits, you can always make smoothies and add those ingredients to your custom beverages. By eating healthy, you will help your skin clear up inflammation, which can cause acne breakouts, puffiness and bloating. Once you get into the swing of eating healthy, you can find ways to exercise and remove toxins.
BB: How do brides get regular exercise?
NC: Brides can get regular exercise in very simple ways — walking, yoga, gym workouts and exercise videos all can help. Try to get regular exercise several times per week or try to do physical activities at least 3 to 5 times per week. Brides need to exercise so they can burn fat and remove excess toxins. Remember, there are toxins in food, personal care products and the environment,which affect the skin. You cannot avoid all of those toxins, so it’s best to work out the toxins naturally through regular exercise and healthy eating. If you keep up a healthy diet and regularly exercise, you will look great and feel amazing too.
BB: What types of healthy skincare products do you recommend for brides?
NC: Choose skincare products with only a few ingredients and include non-toxic, organic ingredients. Brides can find these types of skincare products in-store at Sephora, any local health food store or online at Amazon.com, JosieMaranCosmetics.com and Vitacost.com. Remember, anything you put on your skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream and your body will use it the same way it uses the foods you eat. Foods which contain antioxidants and omega-3s will give brides the glow they are looking for. This is why it’s so important for brides to read the ingredient labels before buying any food or skincare products. As a rule of thumb: don’t buy any foods or skincare products where you cannot pronounce ingredients because natural products are best for your skin and body. For skincare products, try natural moisturizes to create a natural glow and double as your anti-aging treatment, while preventing wrinkles and improving skin tone. You can try Josie Maran Organic Argan Oil which can be used for your face, body and hair. If you are looking for a thicker facial moisturizer, try Organic Unrefined Shea Butter .
BB: Where can brides find healthy makeup products?
Healthy makeup products include non-toxic, organic ingredients while offering anti-aging benefits. Supermodel Josie Maran uses her healthy makeup line to get beautiful, glowing skin. Josie Maran created a non-toxic, eco-friendly, high performance beauty line, infusing all of her skincare and makeup with 100% pure, cold pressed organic argan oil. Some favorite products from the line are: Organic Argan Oil and the Bronzing Argan Oil for face, body and hair as well as the Tinted Moisturizer to give brides a flawless coverage and enhance your glow. For an on-the-go glow, try Josie Maran’s multi-tasking Argan Color Stick in Guava Goddess, which is a beautiful, shimmery warm pink shade full of argan oil that adds a sheer wash of color for cheeks and lips and looks good on all skin tones. For a “lit from within” glow, try the Argan Illuminizer. It’s great for highlighting and adding a subtle luminosity to the face, collarbone and body and works with all skin tones. But most importantly, don’t forget to smile on your wedding day.When you are the most happy you have a natural glow and that is the best glow of all!
About wedding beauty expert Neccia Celli: Neccia Celli is a proud wife and stay-at-home Mom of three children. Celli is also Founder and Publisher of The Natural Beauty & Health Blog and author of Easy Ways to Detox for a Healthier Life. As a wife and mom of three, she created The Natural Beauty & Health Blog on her journey to eliminate toxic chemicals from her family’s personal care and health care routines and hopes to help others do the same. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, friends, writing, learning new things and enjoying life! To learn more about Neccia Celli visit The Beauty Health Blog.