Your carriage awaits. Your wedding dress winks a shy hello, and the blush that creeps up your cheeks alights worlds. Hello, senorita! A horde of precious galactic moments awaits. The Universe has already planned legions of drum rolls to mark your marriage. Clouds impregnated with love, and soft, flowery breezes announce the dawn of monsoons. It’s your wedding day and you need to whip up your mojo, nice and slow. The storms have tucked themselves in and the harsh breezes have agreed not to invade. All you need now, is to look your absolute best.
Tada! We give you nine no-stress beauty Dos for a smashing D-Day entrance:
Oil Control 101: The monsoons can be pretty nasty by upping the oil secretion of your pores. Take charge and make sure to wash your face at least 3-4 times a day. Use a lightweight moisturizer to keeps your skin fresh and supple.
Choose Water Based Makeup: While you swear by your foundation, it may not be the wisest skin love for the monsoons. Adapt one with a water or liquid based formulation that will ensure a clean, matte finish. You could top it up with an oil-absorbent powder to help you seal your makeup perfectly.
Pampering Goals: You are the bride-to-be. Hold on. Cut the running around and head to your favourite spa. Do you know what your skin is screaming at the moment? “Attention!”
Nails and Feet: Wouldn’t you simply cringe at the sight of dead skin and chipped nails peeking through your glittery footwear? Thought so. Dig up some time to keep your feet and nails on pointe. Especially, when monsoon begets sticky mud and dirt spots.
Hair Tales: The more elaborate your wedding hairdo, the bigger the chances of ruin. Keep it classy, but simple. Your hair glories shouldn’t be washed away with the rains.
Goodbye, Chemicals: Use mild beauty products. A simple hair regime like shampooing and conditioning works better than all those chemical laden treatments. Refrain from experimenting with your beauty rituals until post-wedding.
Bag That Sunscreen: Let’s not forget that Indian monsoons are part-summer, part-rains. As the bride-to-be your sexy appeal does not lie in sunburns. Don’t leave home without applying a lightweight SPF 50+ sunscreen and pair of sunglasses.
Happy Protein-ing: Being a bride can be stressful to your neurons. And those tubs of ice-cream might just spell “D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R”. Consume a high protein diet to keep your skin demands in check.
Bed Time: You may want to stay up all night fantasizing about that wedding, but it’s not going to help your under-eye bags. To stay gorgeous binge on at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
May you be the diva you were always meant to be as you set the stage on fire. Let’s get wedding bells ringing!