wedding health and beauty trends in minnesota

wedding health and beauty

It is very important to stay healthy during your wedding planning process not only from a physical standpoint, but from an emotional one as well. As you are trying to achieve your amazing bridal glow, always remember that maintaining wellness is of the highest priority.

Remembering the long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle is important. Exercising and eating right will keep your body in great shape but may help tremendously with your stress levels as well. Keeping balance with work, family and your bridal life will be a challenge, but know that if you learn how to preserve your sanity this will ensure successful planning for your day.

Being a beautiful bride can feel like the number one priority for women getting married. Here are some ideas on how to help you achieve your best look for your wedding day:
• Visit your stylist early in the planning process. If you will be making changes to your look, they will be able to guide you through that process.
• Don’t go too drastic. You will want to know it was a true reflection of you.
• If you will be getting any facials, waxes, or exfoliation treatments be sure to do a trial run with these a few months before your day as you will want to know how your skin may react.
• Have your trial updo/make-up appointment at least 2 weeks before your day. This is in case you need to find a replacement stylist if your vision isn’t translating.
• Try to make your trial for the day of your bachelorette party or bridal shower. That way, you will be able to show off your fabulous glow that evening.
• When you visit your stylist for your trial up-do, bring all of your bridal jewelry and accessories. This is so the stylist won’t have any surprises that she will need to work with on your actual wedding day.

Tips on how to achieve your ideal lifestyle:
• Visit with your physician. Ask them questions about what your ideal physical condition would be. Remember not all programs are right for everyone and having help can be the first step to a successful platform of health.
• Don’t take on too many changes at once. You want these results to last far into your married life.
• Eat healthy fruits and veggies. A good rule of thumb is the more brightly colored they are the better they are for you.
• Be active. Everyone is busy, especially when they are planning a wedding. Find time to make a consistent training program in your life. This not only affects the size of your dress, but in the size of your stress!

Get ready to achieve the “bridal glow” and be surprised at just how easy it is. It starts with maintaining healthy habits and ends with keeping skin treatments and makeup applications light and simple. 

Aside from being more polished, wedding hair and makeup should not stray too far from what you look like in the everyday or how people would envision you.  A complete transformation shortly before the wedding just isn’t necessary; a bad reaction to new makeup or a disappointing hair color is the last thing you need before the wedding. We’ve seen it ‘happen’ so don’t set yourself up for unnecessary stress. A slightly enhanced version of your natural beauty is all that is necessary for achieving the legendary glow.

The bride’s radiant, smiling face is the first thing her groom and guests will see. The path to healthy, nourished skin isn’t hard, but it takes time. If you haven’t already, identify your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily, combination, or normal. If you use moisturizer, make sure it is the right one for your skin type; if your skin often feels tight, you may need one that is richer or heavier.

Beyond the daily routine, other procedures provide finishing touches. Exfoliating eliminates flakiness by removing dead skin; it will also help your skin hold makeup better.  A cleansing mask removes impurities and gives your skin a healthy glow. Make sure, however, to use the right one for your skin type.  Use a gel mask for normal skin, a cream mask for dry skin, and a clay mask for oily skin.

We highly recommend visiting an aesthetician!  A deep cleansing will come first, followed by steaming, massaging, masking, and exfoliating. Facials super-tone the skin.

It’s no secret that diet and exercise also contribute to overall beauty, so hit the gym or health club.  Long-term benefits from exercising include reducing stress, maintaining a sense of balance and well being, and increasing circulation so that oxygen and nutrients can flow through our bodies. Exercise, even a short walk, can make you feel grounded and focused.

It’s true, your mother was right about those fruits and vegetables: add in the most brightly colored fruits and the greenest, leafiest vegetables to your diet, and you’ll be on your way.  Ten to twelve glasses of water a day will hydrate the skin and flush out pollutants.

In order to find the perfect hair style to complement your flawless skin, many elements factor in: the shape of your face, your height, the style of your veil.  If you don’t know where to start, look first to your wedding gown. If it is highly formal, it may call for a classic upsweep, or sleek and chic, topped off perfectly by a chignon. With the help of a professional, almost any style, whether it’s a sophisticated bun, a chignon set off by tiny flowers, or a French twist, it can be altered to fit the formality of the occasion and the style of your gown and veil.

When you visit the stylist, bring as much of the ensemble as you can: veil, jewelry, a photo of your gown, and any other photos of styles you prefer. Schedule a trial session a few weeks before the wedding; having it done in advance will test your love for the style and its durability throughout the day.  A trial session will also give you a sense of the amount of time you’ll spend in the stylist’s chair. 

Since you’ve already established a regimen that will have your skin looking its best, all you need to add is makeup that will look clean, even looking, and polished.  Schedule a trial session with your makeup artist, even if you experiment at home with different looks. Be straightforward with them about the result; if it’s not quite right, you can always come back for another session.  Bring a camera to get an idea of the full effect and see how your look transfers to photographs.

Having smooth, perfect nails will be the finishing touch to your wedding look; don’t forget your hands will figure prominently in photographs.  Manicures and pedicures are also wonderful stress-fighters.