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Beauty Tips for Bride-to-be

Beauty Tips for Bride-to-be
- The 6-month Make-over Plan

Wedding date has been set. You are joyous but nervous.  You want everything perfect. You want to become the perfect bride. You will hire a professional makeup artist and a hair stylist to create the perfect look for you. But you also know that no matter how good these professionals are, you need to do your part. You have to provide them with perfect skin and perfect hair to work with. You need to start your beauty routine at least 6 months ahead of your big day. 

Hair Care Tips

  • You may have heard about the effect of over- shampooing. Sebum, the oil secretion from the scalp, has protective and moisturizing effect and you can see it as a natural hair conditioner. Shampoo will wash away this healthy sebum. If your hair is dry, you should not shampoo every day. While conditioner untangles the hair, it will leave a residue on the hair and mask its natural sheen.
  • Unless your hair is particularly oily, you should not wash your hair with shampoo every shower. You can let water rinse through your hair, carrying the sweat and dust with it. 
  • Only apply a small amount of shampoo to the top of the head, lather well. When you rinse your hair, shampoo will be spread to the end of the hair.
  • If you have oily hair, avoid applying conditioner to the root of the hair. 
  • Hair experts agree that the right amount of sebum will facilitate hair styling . Right after shampooing, it is very difficult to keep the bun or braids in place. So your hair stylist may suggest you not to wash your hair with shampoo in the morning of your big day. 
  • If you swim, be sure to wear a swimming cap to protect against the harmful chemicals like chlorine.
  • The use of hair styling tools such as hair dryer, curler and flat iron will damage the hair. Styling products like hair spray, styling gel or foam will leave a residue on the hair and the hair will look dull. Try reducing the use of styling tools and styling products one month before the wedding to give your hair some rest and let it return to its natural lustrous state. 
  • Your hair grows an average of 6 inches in a year. It grows faster in summer and slower in winter. If you are wearing short hair, you need to do some calculation and see whether your hair can reach the ideal length for the style you choose for the wedding. If not, you may need to consider hair extensions. 

Skincare Tips

  • Freckles, dark circles and other small blemishes can be masked with foundation and concealer. But it is best to have a flawless canvas for your makeup artist to work on. The better your skin, the longer your make-up can hold and you will be picture-perfect from all angles. 
  • Put together a simple skincare routine. Simply clean your face, apply toner and moisturizer. It will only take a few minutes, but it will help your skin stay healthy.
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outdoor. The harmful ultraviolet lights from the sun are the key to photo-aging.  If you are undergoing professional facial treatments, it is even more important for you to make sure that your skin is well protected from the sun.
  • Vitamin C and E are anti-oxidants with whitening effect.  Eat more fruits and vegetables, beans, eggs, nuts, etc., can increase the intake of vitamin C and E. Fresh fruit with cheese, plus a spoonful of flaxseed makes a perfect beauty breakfast. 
  • Bird's nest is known to enhance beauty of the skin. Consume on a daily basis will keep your skin smooth and silky soft. You should start taking bird’s nest 6 months before the big day. If you do not know how to select good quality bird’s nest, you can buy the ready-to-drink version. A trustworthy brand like BRAND’S will be your ideal choice.

Don’t forget your hands 

  • Your hands are also the focus of the wedding. During the ring exchange and signing ceremony, close-up pictures will be taken on your hands. Unless you are going to wear your gloves the entire time, you need to take care of your hands. 
  • Your manicurist will beautify your nails. But you need to keep your hands moisturized. Have a hand cream with you at all time so that you can re-apply anytime you want. 
  • Don’t just moisturize your hands, pay attention to the areas around the nails and the cuticle as well as the elbow. Elbow is one of the areas that are almost always neglected. 
  • When you are outdoor, especially when you are driving, make sure you apply sunscreen on your hands. If you live in areas that have very strong sun, you should consider wearing gloves to protect your hands. 

Look fabulous in your wedding gown 

  • Exercise for 30 minutes, three to four times a week. Exercise allows the body to use up the excess calorie intake and excrete the toxic waste in the sweat. Not only is exercising the healthiest and most effective way to lose weight, but it can also help relieve stress and improve sleep quality. After three months of exercise, you can definitely see the results when looking into the mirror. 
  • If you plan to go on a diet, combined with exercise to maintain the muscle tone. 
  • Do not go on a crazy diet! When daily calorie intake falls lower than 900, the body will switch to a "starvation" mode, automatically lowering metabolic rate, and slowing down the burning of calories. If you continue to starve, your body begins to metabolize muscle tissues and your muscle will lose its tone. 
  • Your diet should be of high fibre, low fat, low sugar and low salt, but still should provide all essential proteins. Food such as tofu, fish and lean chicken are ideal for your diet.  

The day before the wedding 

  • Head to the nail salon for your manicure and pedicure.
  • Try not to wear make-up, and give your skin a chance to rest. 
  • If you are nervous or too excited, try an aromatherapy massage. 
  • Today the most important task for you is to stay relaxed and have a good night sleep. No matter how good your makeup artist is, it is still very difficult to cover the puffiness of your eye and dark circles. Your mood will be affected if you are not well rested. 

The big day

  • Drink a bottle of BRAND'S ® Essence of Chicken Drink at breakfast. It can help boost energy. Bring a few bottles with you for energy-replenishing for the next 10-15 busy hours. Your groom, bridesmaids and best men will find it useful too.
  • You did it. You can see the results of the efforts you put in the last 6 months. You look into the mirror. Your muscles are well-toned, your skin is glowing and your hair is lustrous. Now you can leave it to the make-up artist and the hairstylist to finish the job for you.  You are the perfect the bride that you planned out to be. Congratulations.

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