You’ve undoubtedly been juggling a million and one tasks to prep for the big day – now is the time to make sure you walk down the aisle looking and feeling your absolute best. Makeup and good skincare are important, but there are other ways to help ensure you look picture perfect when you say “I do.” Add these five steps to your pre-wedding beauty and health routine to support a radiant glow on the big day and beyond:
1. Clean Up Your Diet
Follow a diet that consists of adequate water intake, high-quality lean protein (chicken, turkey, fish), colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Don’t completely cut fat from your diet – “good” fats from nuts, seeds, and olive oil are important for glowing skin and also help keep you satisfied.
2. Support Digestion
Prebiotics and probiotics can provide support for your pre-wedding health routine. Prebiotics, including fiber-rich foods and prebiotic supplements, help maintain a healthy intestinal balance. Cultured foods, foods fortified with probiotics and probiotic supplements, deliver live bacteria that can help to support digestive health.
3. Energy Support
To support energy metabolism, reach for vitamin B12 – which aids in the conversion of food into energy. Some B12 supplements even taste like your favorite treats, like Sundown Naturals® coffee- and chocolate-flavored gummies.
4. Reap the Benefits of Sleep
As you get closer to the wedding, you are probably losing sleep over the seating chart, your hairstyle, and every other little detail. In order to look your best on the big day, aim to get enough shut-eye – 7 to 9 quality hours each night. In addition to a calming routine before bed, avoid stimulating substances like alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine that can interfere with sleep. To further improve rest, consider using melatonin as a way to nutritionally support sound sleep, so you can get your pre-wedding rest and relaxation. It is a great choice for those experiencing occasional sleeplessness and offers support for adjusting to changes in your sleep cycle during honeymoon travel.
5. Nourish Hair, Skin, and Nails
Biotin supports beautiful hair, vibrant skin, and healthy nails – all in one fell swoop for that wedding photo-ready glow. Targeted products designed for hair, skin, and nails, like biotin, won’t replace healthy eating and exercise but can help fill nutritional gaps and help deliver the vital nutrients your body needs to support your natural beauty from within.
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