The wedding season is herein full force, and as a bride-to-be myself, I can safely confirm that the excitement levels everywhere are higher than they’ve ever been. The demonetization may have dulled the mood out for a lot of people, but for a lot of others, things are better than ever before. With the festive spirit in full force and a lot of weddings around the corner, I decided to write a post about the many ways in which you can keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy through this rather vigorous social period. Read on to get an insight into some of my own techniques, along with some that I’ve observed from people around me for months and years now:
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: It’s no secret that the best way to keep you looking fresh and glowing is with healthy looking skin, and the easiest way to achieve this is by keeping your skin totally hydrated. You can work on this by drinking a lot of water, by using the right moisturiser for your skin type and by taking regular steam sessions that will keep your pores looking great. Of course, the ultra bonus on something like this would be if you did all of these things instead of picking any one or two!
- Conceal and correct: We love makeup, and that’s anything but a secret. But something you should know about every makeup lover is that we’ve all started out thinking one more step will take too long, whereas it really doesn’t. so this wedding season, no matter how lazy and ‘out of the bed’ you’re feeling, pull in five minutes to wear a little concealer that’s going to keep your eyes looking fresh as a daisy! The right makeup can take your look a long way and keep you looking beautiful from day to night.
- ‘Nuff sleep: Here’s an old trick that never goes wrong – make sure you’re well stocked up with your share of sleep. All the makeup and hydration in the world will not help you feel good from inside, so if you’re looking at a combination of feeling great while looking amazing through the shaadi season, make sure you give yourself 5 to 7 hours of sleep on a regular basis.
- Take a walk: Yes, I mean this in the literal sense. Between all the exhaustion of attending and/or organising the events of celebrating love this season, it’s only fair that you give your body some cardio or weights time. Now, if your schedule is erratic as it looks on social media, I’d like to point out that taking 20 minutes to answer calls and walk around your home or office space (get those earphones on!) is a great way of multi-tasking and keeping things on schedule. This will help your body from feeling less lethargic and keeping it going for longer hours while feeling amazing on the inside.
- Tress stress: Believe it or not (of course you will believe it!) but the way your overall look falls in place has a lot to do with the kind of hair day(s) you’re having. Take a little time out and oil or mask your hair before going to bed and use those precious hours of sleep to freshen up your scalp as much as your under eyes!