Your wedding day is special. It’s your time to shine; to be the cynosure of all eyes. Like every other bride, you want to glow radiantly and look like a million bucks. But the elusive glow that sets a bride apart on D-day is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A few simple tips and tricks followed prior to the wedding day can work wonders for you. Ideally you must begin at least three months prior to the wedding day.


Here is a complete guide to getting that perfect bridal glow that every girl covets:

  1. Eat well, choose wisely: A healthy diet is the perfect way to a glowing skin. While this is true for everyone, for brides-to-be this should be a major focus. If junk and sugar form the better part of your meals, it’s time to give them a makeover and switched over to the bridal diet. As mentioned earlier, start as early as possible, for it may take you time to adapt to a sea change in your eating habits. Power foods like cinnamon, turmeric, beetroot and brown rice will keep your skin supple and radiant. This is also the time to binge on those dark green veggies, carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers you may have hated as a kid. They will provide you with vitamins A and C, essential for a healthy skin. A healthy diet is incomplete without plenty of water. Water keeps you hydrated and rejuvenates your skin. Also eat fruits such as watermelons, which have high water content. Feel free to supplement your beauty diet with a multi-vitamin which improves overall health such as Co-Q 10.


  2. Exercise and rest sufficiently: Yes, you have heard of the myriad benefits of exercise, that it helps you improve blood circulation and flushes toxins out of your system. But how religiously are you hitting the gym or doing any other activity? Chances are, you haven’t paid much attention to it before this. But this is the time to sweat it out like never before. Your stellar wedding pictures will thank you for it! Enroll in a gym that’s convenient to you and plan a schedule for exercising during the week. The more adventurous brides can try biking, running, hiking, skipping and power yoga. Apart from the health benefits, exercising also helps release the stress and tension you are bound to be saddled with during the pre-wedding period. And remember, they call it beauty sleep for a reason. Give your body and mind the eight-hour sleep they crave. Continue this with discipline and the results will be there for everyone to see.


  3. Revamp your beauty regime: Hopefully, you do give your skin some care already. But a special occasion calls for special attention. Wash your face at least twice a day to prevent your pores from clogging. Consult a skin specialist on the right sunscreen for you. If possible, discuss in detail the vitamins and lightening creams that will be best suited for you in the run up to D-day. Start using a cleanser, toner and moisturizer if you don’t use them regularly. No matter how often you have been told this, the importance of exfoliation cannot be stressed enough. It clears your skin of dead cells and reveals the glow beneath. When done well, it leaves you skin feeling smooth and dazzling. But be sure not to over-do it. It will roughen your skin and affect your complexion.


  4. Book a few beauty treatments: While you work on your diet and exercise, it is a good idea to check out a few beauty treatments that will add the sparkle on the red-letter day. Many beauty parlors have specific treatments for brides-to-be that include complete skin, hair and body treatments. While some of their prices may hit the roof, you could also plan out your own regimen by selecting the exact treatments you think you need. If you do not care for your skin regularly, be sure to include deep-cleaning facials to repair the damage caused and restore its glow. Check for special treatments for acne and discoloration.

All said and done, no facial or beauty treatment can help you get glowing skin if you do not glow on the inside. Nothing helps a bride glow more than the inner elation and excitement she feels on her wedding day. So, stay as far away from stress as possible and get ready to steal the show!