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So here it is, one of the biggest days of your life and you want to make sure that you look and feel like a million dollars when it arrives!
All of your favourite people in the world, along with your beau, will be there and you want to make sure that when people see you for that first moment when you walk down the aisle, that you look the prettiest and most radiant you that you can.
Here are five easy tips to ensure that you look like a showstopper on your wedding day… It’s all about looking after number one! In the final six weeks in the lead up to your wedding, really make an effort to look after yourself. This can be much easier said than done, but if you try and follow these tips in the last few weeks before the big day, the result will be well worth the effort:
♥ Get seven to eight hours sleep per night. This will help you deal with stress better, make you less likely to crave junk food the next day and will make sure you look well rested and minus dark circles when the big day arrives! Try to get into bed at least 15 minutes before you want to turn the lights out to read a book or magazine and just unwind (and no emails or Facebook checking on your phone!), this will help you fall asleep more quickly.
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♥ Eat well, no crash dieting allowed! Make sure that you eat three healthy well balanced meals each day. Include lean protein, whole grains, low fat dairy, legumes and fresh fruit and veg. Think more grilled chicken, vegetables and brown rice and less big mac and Chinese takeaway! Cut out toxins and unneeded calories by steering clear of sugary and fatty foods (yes donut – that means you!) You will have more energy, will sleep better and your tummy will feel less bloated come the day of the wedding.
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♥ Drink plenty of water and herbal teas. If you can cut back on fizzy drinks and alcohol, your skin will thank you for it. You will automatically be cutting out toxins and your body will be flushing out all of the nasties rather than keeping you topped up with them! Aim for around 8 cups a day to include a mixture of water and herbal teas.
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♥ Get some fresh air! You don’t have to spend two hours at the gym every day to get that gorgeous glow. Just make sure you get around half an hour of exercise each day which gets your heart pumping. So, go for a jog or a brisk walk, go and skip in the garden, or even turn on your iPod and have a crazy dancing session in your front room if the weather is too awful to face going outside! That half an hour of movement each day will get you a radiant glow in time for your wedding day and will also tone up your legs and your tummy to make sure that your wedding dress looks awesome on you!
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♥ Invest in a little pamper time. This can be a god send when you need to wind down from all of the day to day pressures of your life. Book a day in your diary close to the wedding day and rule out all appointments, meetings and wedmin. This is a day for you to unwind, relax and get rid of the tension! If you have any spare cash, book yourself in for a back neck and shoulder massage, or facial at your local beauty spa. If there is no cash left in the pot, then you will need to turn your home bathroom into a mini spa! Buy yourself a face mask, buy a hair treatment, get your slices of cucumber for your eyes and just have a blissful hour in the tub, soaking in some hot bubbly water and just relaxing. After your bath, do your own pedicure and pop one of your favourite films on. After taking out just a few hours, you will notice the positive effect in your wellbeing. Now you just need to hold onto that feeling of calm as the wedding day approaches…
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In this manic world that we live in, it can be really easy to put ourselves second. But this is your time to shine and your time to revel in your wonderful self, so in this precious run up time to the wedding, learn the art of saying no (nicely) and putting yourself first. By the time the wedding day arrives, you will be so glad you made the effort!