Five beauty don’ts to stay clear of before your D-day

Sometimes experimenting new looks can be nothing more than a disaster.

Ians July 31, 2014

Last week, we told you about the do’s before your wedding, now it’s time for you to know the don’ts. Trying out with beauty trends is part of what makes being a girl a lot of fun. But sometimes experimenting new looks can be nothing more than a disaster.

Don’t subject your tresses to elaborate treatments

Using a mild shampoo to wash your hair and conditioning afterwards will restore your hair volume and also get rid of the frizz that comes with rain. Keep hair treatments to the minimum and avoid styling products as they tend to cause dandruff.

Leave the experimenting for another day

Tempted to try out a new beauty treatment you looked up on the internet? Think that a newly introduced cream will add to your bridal glow? Think again. Your skin may not feel the same way you do and you do not want to end up with a nasty reaction barely days before your wedding.

Don’t step out without sunscreen

You would do well to remember that sunscreen is your best friend throughout all seasons. In fact, sunscreen also protects the skin from harmful UV rays that are emitted by your computer screens and television sets. Make sunscreen part of your bridal beauty regime and put your tanning and pigmentation woes to rest.

Don’t forget to remember your feet

Good foot care starts with some tender love, soak your feet in warm water and use a pumice stone to gently scrub away loose skin. Treat your feet while you sleep  — slather on a thick moisturiser and slip into a pair of socks, which will help seal in moisture overnight. Go for regular pedicure sessions. After all, you do need good feet to rock those stunning shoes.

It is okay to lose your mind, but definitely not your sleep

As you count down the days to your wedding, it is absolutely okay to feel restless; it’s part of being the bride, after all. However, make it a point to get at least seven hours of sleep every night and catch a few winks in between occasionally. If you feel uncharacteristically lethargic, try some yoga to boost your energy levels. 

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2014.

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