It’s almost here! The day you’ve dreamt about since you were a little girl. It’s your special day, with all eyes on you. You deserve perfect flawless skin. But like all good things, getting there will take extra effort and care. Great makeup is a good fix, but the radiant bridal glow makes all the difference, and, of course, makes the photographer’s job so much easier.
In ancient times, brides to-be followed elaborate beauty rituals for months before their weddings. The age-old Indian ‘Haldi’ ceremony is a tradition inspired by one such ancient beauty ritual. Family members apply a Turmeric paste on the bride and groom prior to the wedding, because the spice and its colour are considered auspicious. This paste is a concoction of Milk, Turmeric and Sandalwood, which are brightening, soothing and smoothening.
We know how busy you are with organising the wedding, that’s why we won’t ask you to make radical changes. Simple adjustments to your daily lifestyle and beauty regime, will get you that special glow. Let’s get started!
- Use natural face packs
- Double cleanse at night
- Exfoliate well and often
- Workout regularly
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Add these power foods into your diet
- Eliminate stress
Use face packs bi-weekly to brighten up your complexion, tighten pores and tone skin giving that youthful glow. The perfect face pack is Kama Ayurveda’s Suvarna Brightening Face Pack. Made from antibacterial Haldi (Turmeric) and anti-ageing Chandan (Sandalwood), it clarifies skin, settles acne and smoothens the texture.
With all the dirt and pollution your skin has to endure all day, make sure you take your skin cleansing extra seriously. Use all natural makeup removers, loaded with natural butters and oils, that are gentle but deeply clean any dirt and makeup from your skin pores. Follow up with foaming cleansers that are not harsh on your skin and leave it nourished and hydrated.
Exfoliate your skin regularly to make it softer, healthier and firmer. Getting rid of dead skin cells and massage well gives way to a radiant skin. Use natural face scrubs, with finely ground granules, to get best results. Kama Ayurveda’s Kumkumadi Brightening Face Scrub is a luxuriant face exfoliator that combines potent Ayurvedic Kumkumadi oil with a host of other skin repairing ingredients like Saffron and Sweet Almonds.
It’s well known fact that sweating makes your skin glow. Ayurveda’s sister science, Yoga recommends exercises that make you perspire, tone your body and improve blood circulation.
Meditation helps reduce stress levels and build mental strength. Practicing a combination of both during these hectic, fast paced days will make the run-up to your wedding enjoyable and give you flawless skin.
The key to glowing skin is water. So, plan your diet accordingly. Include lots of watermelons in your diet and set reminders to ensure that you drink water regularly, even on your busiest days. Improve your intake of green vegetables, fruits and treat yourself with herbal teas as they hydrate the body really well.
What you eat reflects on your skin. Start including the power foods for skin like Cinnamon, Turmeric, Peppermint, and Legumes in your diet. Foods that are rich in antioxidants and fibre are great for the skin. Take Indian herbs, Ashwagandha, to help you ease anxiety and insomnia.
We know this is easier said than done but you can’t even get close to glowing skin if you are unable to calm your nerves. Stress wreaks havoc on your skin. We’ve got some ideas for you to destress and relax. Add a drop or two of Lavender essential oil on your pillow when you go to sleep. Indulge yourself with a guilt free massage every once in a while. You can use Kama Ayurveda’s Sugandhi Rejuvenating Body Treatment Oil for this.
These simple steps will purify and detox you inside out and help you with that perfect glow you want for your special day. Kama Ayurveda has a host of products to help you get started with your skin care rituals. Check out the complete list here and start indulging your skin with all the goodness that nature has to offer.