The Bridal Guide: Look Good, Lose Weight & Get a Glowing Skin!
You deserve to look and feel your most gorgeous self on your wedding day. All eyes are going to be on you. So, getting ready to fit into that wedding outfit and shine with that magical glow is going to be your number one priority during the pre-wedding days.
Both, the bride and the groom want to look their best, but planning your wedding can be stressful. This often leaves you with no time to pay attention to your diet and skin, especially in case of brides.
Stress can affect a woman’s hormonal balance, leading to pesky breakouts, rashes and overly dry or oily skin. Fear not – regardless of the stage you’re at in your wedding preparations, if you follow a healthy lifestyle and eat the right food, you can look radiant on your big day. And you can do this at the comfort of your home!
HealthTotal@Home program is designed for the busy lot, who want to lead a healthy lifestyle but do not have time for it. The HealthTotal@Home program is customised as per your body type. Our experts ensure that you are eating right and at the same time reaping beauty benefits.
If you want to know more about the program, sign up for a FREE consultation with our experts. Take the first step towards leading a fitter and healthier life and HealthTotal@Home experts will guide you at every stage. Here are some tips on how to lose weight and get a glowing skin as you gear up for your special day!
Weight Loss Diet & Lifestyle Tips
A good night’s sleep
Sleep can do wonders for those with high stress levels. It calms down your mind and relaxes your body. The stress caused by the last-minute wedding preparations might be more manageable by sleeping for at least 7 hours each night.
Eat more superfoods
Include more of greens such as kale and spinach in your weight loss diet. This will help you to feel better while you’re busy planning your wedding.
Increase water intake
Water is the best thing for your body and skin as it flushes out toxins and bi-products. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day.
Limit calorie intake
Avoid junk and fatty foods, sugar, ice cream and pastries. If your daily calorie intake is 1,600 or more, reduce it. Each time you feel like binge eating, choose a fruit or homemade vegetable soup (no packaged soups) instead of chips.
Exercise is a great stress reliever. Whether you run, hit the gym, do yoga or aerobics, you are generating stress-busting endorphins, which can help put stressful situations back into perspective.
Follow a meal routine
Remember to eat three main meals and two snacks in a day. You can have snacks such as roasted nuts, fruits and steamed/fermented food in short intervals. Make your lunch and dinner healthy by including wholegrain cereals, pulses or grilled fish, one piece of chicken, low-fat probiotic curd, salad and green vegetables. Drink freshly squeezed, organic juices as they make you feel full, which helps you to lose weight.
Take some time off from the wedding preparations to sit back and just relax. Go for a spa session, get your hair or nails done, get a relaxing massage or spend a few minutes in a sauna.
Tips for Glowing Skin
Every bride dreams of a glowing skin. After all, who likes pimples, dark spots, baggy eyes and dark circles? Before you try out any expensive therapies, try out some of these home remedies for glowing skin.
Cleansing & moisturising
This will help your skin to get rid of impurities. Facials are recommended only if you have a few months before the wedding. The last thing you need is to try out any new facial two days before your big day to find out that you’re allergic to its ingredients.
Homemade facial masks
Try honey facial. Place a clean cloth in warm water and gently wash your face to open the pores up and remove impurities. Then, smear on the honey in a thin layer and leave it for 15-30 minutes. Dip another cloth in warm water and gently wipe the mask off.
Do you have an oily and acne-prone skin? If yes, then scrub your face at least twice a week to remove excess oil and get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. Prepare a scrub using 2 tablespoons of orange juice and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder. Leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes then wash it off.
It is important for the pores to open so that your skin can breathe. One of the best home remedies for opening the pores to get a glowing skin is to soak a clean towel in lukewarm water and apply it on your face. Keep the towel on your face for 3-5 minutes and repeat the procedure at least four times.
Foods that Make your Skin Glow
Wrinkles are inevitable, but you can delay their appearance by eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Here are some nutrient-rich foods for glowing skin –
Lack of vitamin A makes the skin lose moisture easily. It starts peeling off and the rate of cell renewal declines with age. Broccoli, mangoes, papayas, carrots, yam, parsley, leafy vegetables, pumpkin, cherries and egg yolk are rich in vitamin A.
It aids in the production of skin proteins – elastin and collagen. Adequate supply of vitamin C repairs damaged skin proteins and prevents the cell damage induced by free radicals. Guavas, blackcurrants, kiwi, strawberries, spinach, oranges, cabbage and papaya are good sources of vitamin C.
Deficiency of B-complex vitamins induces the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and makes the skin rough, dry and scaly. Eating more of whole grains, nuts and sprouts can help replenish vitamin B complex in your body.
It is present in wheat germ, safflower seeds, sesame oil, sunflower seeds, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil and soy. Vitamin E prevents stress-induced wrinkles and protects the cell membrane against free radical damage, thus maintaining a youthful skin.
Zinc is must for production of new healthy cells. Nuts and seeds are a good source of zinc that help you to lose weight and make your skin glow.
Gama Linoleic Acid (GLA)
GLA is an essential fatty acid that is responsible for making the skin smooth and supple. As the body ages, its ability to synthesise GLA decreases and the skin gets drier and undernourished. So, it is wise to take GLA supplements once you’re 40. It is found in evening primrose oil.
It hydrates the body and eliminates toxins from the system. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily, which excludes water ingested through soups, juices and drinks.
If you want to start the new chapter of your life with a fit, healthy body and glowing skin, then the Health Total@Home program fits perfectly in your busy schedule.
This program is easy to follow and requires no clinical visits. You get the personalised diet kit delivered at your doorstep and weekly consults on phone, email and WhatsApp. Call 1800 266 8232 and book an appointment with HealthTotal@Home experts to know how to lose weight and get a glowing skin at your home before your wedding.