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How to Glow For Your Wedding Day

Every single new bride wants to glow for her wedding day. It doesn’t mean that she wants an orange tan to quite literally glow, but it does mean that she wants to be radiant. Radiance looks different on every bride. For some, it’s the giant smile they wear all day, for others it’s the quiet elegance they exude as they glide down the aisle.


The thing is, there is no one right way to glow. You can get your skin glowing for your wedding, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be glowing on the inside. If you have chosen to have veneers for your upcoming wedding photos, or if you have chosen to have your hair extensions installed to your scalp, you’re still going to glow! For this article, we’re going to focus on how to get your skin looking as beautiful as possible so that those wedding photos of yours look fantastic. You want to look your best so that you can feel your best, and here’s exactly how you can ensure that you are glowing on the biggest day of your life so far.

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  • Start Working On Your Diet

No, you do not need to diet for your wedding day. You do not need to put yourself in a position where you have to shrink to suit the ideals of other people who are not wearing your wedding dress. However, if you clean up your gut you’re going to watch your skin glow as a result. Something as simple as letting go of the dairy for a few weeks before your wedding is going to make a big difference to the way that you feel on your big day. You will watch your skin start to clear and your pores open up properly. The toxins in certain processed foods can react with your skin, too, so if you’re prone to skin flares after you eat certain foods, the best thing to do is to give those foods up! Take a probiotic in the mornings, too, it’ll help your gut health.

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  • Start Moving More

Exercise isn’t just for losing weight or toning up: it’s for flushing those toxins out of your body. Whether you enjoy swimming, hiking, running or weight lifting, choose an exercise you’re going to enjoy and work on improving your circulation and bringing the blood to the surface of the skin. You’ll notice the difference pretty quickly when you’re flushing those toxins right out! Along with the better, more glowing skin, you’ll feel fantastic in yourself at the same time.

  • Water, Water, Water

The best remedy for spotty or clogged skin is water. Water is necessary for your body to function well, but it’s also a must if you want to freshen up your skin and improve the dry eyes and skin wrinkles. If you’re not a fan of plain water, squeeze in some fresh lemon or infuse it with raspberries and strawberries. Fresh fruits and even cucumbers are some of the best beauty foods that your skin can have, and vitamin C will brighten up your skin quickly. Add cucumbers on the eyes in the evenings, too, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and brighten your eyes.

  • Start Exfoliating

If you haven’t yet, invest in a good body brush and a washcloth that is purely for your nightly exfoliation routine. You could use home exfoliating remedies like this one to help, too. Exfoliating removes those dead layers of skin that hides the glowing layers underneath. Not only will you have rosy cheeks, but you’ll boost your circulation at the same time: magic! Don’t forget, it’s not just about your face. You need to exfoliate anywhere, especially if your ress shows some skin.

  • Restart Your Skincare Routine

Cleanse, tone, moisturize. Most of us were taught this by our mothers as little girls, but those who were never taught how to look after their skin should consider speaking to a make-up expert and get to know how to look after your skin. You need to know your skin type, too, so that you can choose the best moisturizers and treatments for your skin.

  • Embrace Pineapple

Every blushing bride wants to have great skin on their wedding day and pineapple is multi-talented. Not only can it help your skin to look amazing, it will improve digestion, reduce inflammation and remove toxins from the body. It’s the best thing to munch down on when you are having issues with inflamed skin. Don’t be afraid to start eating it through the months leading up to your wedding day.

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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