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Preparing for Your Big Day: Health and Beauty Tips for the Perfect Wedding Glow

Updated: Apr 5

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Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most memorable and cherished moments of your life. As you prepare to walk down the aisle, it's natural to want to look and feel your absolute best. While the excitement and anticipation may be overwhelming, taking care of your health and beauty needs can help ensure that you radiate confidence and elegance on your special day. Here are some essential tips to help you prepare for your wedding in terms of health and beauty:


Start Early: Planning ahead is key. Begin your health and beauty regimen well in advance of your wedding day to allow time for any treatments or adjustments. This will help alleviate stress and ensure that you achieve the desired results without any last-minute rush.


Nourish Your Body: A healthy diet is fundamental for glowing skin, shiny hair, and overall well-being. Incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and water into your daily meals. Consider consulting a nutritionist for personalised advice tailored to your specific needs.


Exercise Regularly: Physical activity not only helps you stay in shape but also boosts your mood and enhances your skin's appearance. Aim for a balanced workout routine that includes cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises to look and feel your best on your wedding day.


Skincare Routine: Invest in a consistent skincare regimen tailored to your skin type. Cleansing, moisturising, and using sunscreen daily can work wonders for your complexion. Treat yourself to professional facials periodically to address any specific concerns and achieve that coveted bridal glow.


Hair Care: Ensure your locks are luscious and healthy by scheduling regular trims and treatments. Experiment with different hairstyles well in advance to find the perfect look for your wedding day. Consider consulting a hairstylist for personalised recommendations based on your hair texture and desired aesthetic.


Beauty Sleep: Adequate rest is crucial for a radiant complexion and sharp mind. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your body to recharge and repair. Consider incorporating relaxation techniques into your bedtime routine to promote deep, restful sleep.


Manage Stress: Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but it's essential to prioritise self-care and stress management. Practice mindfulness, meditation, or yoga to stay grounded and centred amidst the chaos. Delegate tasks when necessary and remember to take breaks to recharge and rejuvenate.


Professional Services: Treat yourself to professional beauty services to enhance your natural beauty further. From manicures and pedicures to massages and makeup trials, pampering yourself with expert treatments can elevate your confidence and ensure you look flawless on your big day.


At Honeymoon Forever, we understand the significance of looking and feeling your best on your wedding day. That's why we’re sharing here a curated selection of premium products and services designed to help you achieve your desired bridal look effortlessly. From skincare essentials to luxurious treatments, we're letting you in on all our secrets to providing you with the personalised care and attention you deserve as you prepare for this momentous occasion.


With careful planning, dedication to self-care, and the right beauty regimen, you can confidently step into married life looking and feeling your absolute best. Embrace the journey of preparation, cherish every moment, and get ready to shine as you say "I do" surrounded by loved ones.


So let’s dive in and explore some of our all time favourites:



Mouth and Lip Care


No one wants stinky breathe or a fuzzy tongue on their wedding day so make sure you prioritise good oral hygiene to maintain a healthy mouth and prevent problems with teeth, gums, and tongue. We love Australian Bodycare’s Mouth Care range which includes products to help with bad breath, gingivitis, oral thrush, periodontitis, ulcers, dry mouth, sore gums and white tongue.


For the most kissable lips on your wedding day we highly recommend Rituals

The Fortune Balm - Rescue Balm which contains a natural formula based on natural emollients, waxes and oils to help care for sun-damaged lips and moisturise them at the same time. The combination of Shea Butter and Vitamin E intensely nourishes dry and cracked lips. It's the perfect balm to nourish, soothe and help protect even the driest of lips. Apply on and around the lips for recovery. Apply an extra thick layer before bed and allow the formula to absorb overnight and wake up with healthy and nourished lips the next morning.


Skincare


Cleansing & Toning


Here at Honeymoon Forever we are long time lovers of Rituals for their stunning range of beautifully scented products and adore their Ritual Of Namaste Collection of clean and conscious skincare which includes a fantastic range of cleansing products to suit all needs and skin types. We especially love the Gentle Cleansing Foam, Facial Toner, Eye Makeup Remover and Skin Brightening Face Exfoliator as well as the Purifying Charcoal Wonder Mask.


If you're looking for something a little different then you can't go wrong with Allies of Skin. There’s a reason the wildly successful brand is loved by celebrities and has won 40 awards worldwide (and counting!). Their supercharged concentrations of dermatologically tested, clinically proven actives really do work. And they’re Peta-Certified Cruelty Free and use 100% Recycled Paper and Soy-Based Ink. They aren’t the most pocket-friendly products but they are well worth it and the Allies Rewards Club gives you exclusive access to rewards and let’s you accrue points which you can then redeem against future purchases. Their highly concentrated, multifunctional formulas help you achieve more in fewer steps.


We are huge fans of their best-selling Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser a highly effective cleanser which leaves skin hydrated, softer, refined & more radiant.



Moisturising and Anti-Ageing


Another Allies of Skin best-seller is their phenomenal Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment, a 5-in-1 supercharged moisturiser for hydration, firming, refining, antioxidant protection and brightening.


We also love their Multi Peptides & GF Advanced Lifting Serum which firms, lifts, smooths and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet and forehead lines. Clinically proven to visibly reduce fine lines by 20% in just 8 weeks this serum will have you looking fresh as a daisy for your big day.


Why not treat yourself to a whole new pre-wedding skincare regimen (and make a saving compared to buying products individually) by investing in Allies’ Moisturising Rejuvenating Routine which includes their award-winning Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser, their #1 best seller, Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment and their highly effective Retinal & Peptides Repair Night Cream.


If you need a little extra boost in the lead up to your wedding we love Rituals Anti-Ageing Ampoule Boosters. Filled with a highly concentrated anti-ageing fluid, the ampoules give your complexion an intense moisture shot and help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Like the rest of the Glow line, this treatment features the natural goodness of saffron flower and holy lotus. Apply before bed as part of a 7-day treatment. Cover your hands before breaking the ampoule at the neck and use your fingertips to apply it to your skin.


We also adore Rituals Peptides Natural Booster. This powerful booster helps relieve your skin from the effects of oxidative environmental stresses with natural peptides. These peptides help the skin become more resilient, as well as help improve its firmness and elasticity. This 99% natural skincare booster is perfect to use in any skincare routine and for any skin type, thanks to its lightweight and quick-absorbing formula. Simply smooth about 4-5 drops onto a clean face and neck once or twice a day and follow with your favourite skincare routine.


There are certain products which are so effective that they have a cult-like following and enter into legend, usually only affordable for celebrities or the very wealthy. Enter our secret weapon to allow you to treat yourself in the run up to your wedding and find those ultra high-end premium products heavily discounted: Perfume Click.


Perfume Click is one of the leading online retailers of designer and celebrity fragrances in the UK as well as luxury skincare. Unlike some online retailers, all of their products come in the original manufacturer packaging and are 100% genuine.


Here are some of our all time favourites at heavily discounted rates:


This ultra-sumptuous cream with a silky finish helps to visibly renew skin's appearance as never before. Fine lines and dark circles appear to fade and eyes look less puffy, more lifted. Expression areas look smoother and less lined. With plumping, renewing hydration, a seemingly ageless transformation visibly unfolds.


A supremely sensorial cream with a proprietary blend of oils that gifts the skin a transformative journey. Smoother, denser and vibrant with every application, skin is left to blossom into SILK SKIN.


Experience the power of Edelweis native cells, extracted from a flower of infinite strength resisting the most extreme conditions in the Swiss Alps. The ultra-moist yet fresh concentrate is now enriched with pure NIACINAMIDE & RHAMNOSE to reprogram beauty and reveal ice bright skin. Skin is firmer, deeply redensified and wrinkles smoothed.


An intensive firming serum for the face and neck that provides a tightening effect.


A luxurious treatment to rebuild all layers of the skin in four weeks. This supreme ritual deeply regenerates the skin to return all its youth to those more demanding women concerned about the state of their skin. The results are evident, week after week, the skin appears more radiant, smooth, luminous and smooth. It is essential to conclude with the scheduled treatment week after week. It consists of 4 vials that correspond to the 4 weeks of treatment. 4 weeks of intensive luxury cure for a completely renewed skin. For all skin types, especially mature ones.


SPF


Our favourite SPF for both your wedding and honeymoon and everyday life, The Ritual of Karma face cream SPF 50+ provides consistent, high broad-spectrum protection, is water resistant and rapidly absorbed into the skin. The hydrating cream with Hydra-Boost Complex helps soothe dehydrated and thirsty skin to restore suppleness and elasticity, applies without a white cast or pilling and settles in with a mostly matte finish. Infused with a potent natural antioxidant blend based on white tea, vitamin E and lotus flower, it also contains a mixture of red and micro-algae that help boost the sun protection factor naturally and protect the skin. Apply regularly to protect your face from harmful sun damage caused by UVA and UVB rays, even on cloudy days!



Supplements


Say hello to glowing, healthy skin with Sanaz London's Marine Collagen Elixir. Crafted with premium marine collagen sourced from the depths of the ocean, this elixir is a true treasure for your skin. We love it for its potent anti-aging properties, working to improve skin elasticity, hydration, and overall complexion. Enriched with a blend of nourishing vitamins and antioxidants, including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, this elixir rejuvenates and revitalises the skin, leaving it radiant and youthful. With its delicious taste and easy-to-consume format, incorporating the Marine Collagen Elixir into your daily routine is a pleasure.


For a vegan alternative try Raw Beauty Lab’s Vegan Collagen Booster. This is a revolutionary skincare solution that we absolutely adore. This cutting-edge product harnesses the power of natural ingredients to stimulate collagen production, promoting firmness, elasticity, and a youthful complexion without any animal-derived ingredients. Crafted with a potent blend of plant-based peptides, vitamins, and antioxidants, Raw Beauty Lab’s Vegan Collagen Booster delivers visible results, leaving your skin hydrated, radiant, and rejuvenated. The best Vegan Collagen Booster around!



Brows


BBB London stands for brow individuality – your brows your way. With over eighteen years of experience shaping 20 million brows, they are the market leader in brow bars with over 25 salons across the UK, New York and Paris. While they believe a great pair of brows can transform the architecture of the face, their power isn’t solely aesthetic – it’s emotional. The first business to bring the ancient Indian art of threading to the masses, their treatments are designed to feel deeply restorative, like brow therapy, meaning clients rise from the salon chair with a renewed confidence and sense of self.


The brand have now funnelled their expertise into a 17-strong range of efficient and easy-to-use products. Functional, foolproof and containing a selective edit of high-quality ingredients that transform and take care of brows and lashes. Our favourite for your pre-wedding beauty regimen is the Rosemary Oil Growth Duo which includes both the Nourishing Brow Oil and Luscious Lash Oil. These strengthening and nourishing overnight treatments hydrate and promote growth so your lashes and brows will be looking the best they ever have.



Tools


The Love Vicci 3 in 1 Multi Makeup Brush is everyone's dream makeup buddy! This wonderful compact makeup brush is a space saver making it ideal for having with you on your wedding day for those all important touch ups as well as on your honeymoon. Made with the highest quality synthetic hair, the brush is built to last.

 

The 3 in 1 brush components are:

Dome Powder Brush - Perfect for all powders and blushers.

Foundation/Concealer Sponge - Perfect for blending liquid foundations and concealers.

Eyebrow/Eyeliner Brush - Ideal for applying eyeliner and brow products.

 

Comes with it's own handy makeup bag, perfect companion for your handbag!



Hair and Scalp Care


Your scalp deserves just as much love as the rest of your skin, and keeping it clean and healthy will boost your locks to the max. Gentle exfoliation helps to regulate the scalp, keeping it balanced and nourished, and free from product build-up. Rituals new Purifying Scalp Scrub & Shampoo, containing fine-grain Sugar Crystals and Argan Oil, gently removes dead skin, excess sebum and product residue for gorgeously clean and healthy-looking hair. Thanks to the fine to medium grain crystal, this product can be used on all scalps, once or twice a week. Mix a small tablespoon of product with water, and rub between your palms to create a lather. Luxuriate in the fresh, clean and cooling effect of mint, and allow the 2-1 scrub and shampoo to cleanse your scalp.


We recommend following up with Rituals The Miracle Hair Recovery Mask. This restorative and intensive keratin hair mask is a deep and intensive conditioning treatment that repairs and restores the hair structure and moisture levels. Infused with Keratin, the mask helps to strengthen and protect the hair from future split ends and breakage and leaves your hair looking visibly stronger, healthier and softer. Boost your locks with more bounce with this unmissable step in your hair care regimen. It's an ideal hair care routine for the evening or in the weekend.


If you suffer from dry itchy scalp or dandruff we can highly recommend Australian Bodycare’s Haircare range which offers a fantastic array of products to help deal with this annoying problem so you don't spend your wedding day scratching your head.


If you plan on using hair extensions for you big day we can highly recommend Clip Hair. With over 15 years industry experience, Cliphair is a leading remy human hair extension shop in the UK, with customers from all over the world. From clip in and tape in extensions to permanent micro rings, one pieces and ponytail extensions, Cliphair has the best hair extension range in the UK. If you're new to hair extension, learn more about the product types and how they work in their hair extension buying guide. Or for maintenance advice, read their hair extension care guide now.


In a whole range of shades, every one of the gorgeous Remy hair extensions you can see is available for you to buy online and can be delivered to your door wherever you are. Only real human hair extensions made from the best quality Remy hair will do when you want to look absolutely fabulous.



For Body


As you embark on your journey towards your big day, with the prospect of being the centre of attention you might find old insecurities coming to the surface. ScarErase offers a transformative skincare experience, helping you feel confident and radiant from head to toe. Specialising in scar reduction and skin repair, ScarErase's innovative products are designed to fade scars, stretch marks, and other imperfections, leaving your skin smooth and flawless. We love ScarErase because it allows brides and grooms alike to address any lingering insecurities and embrace their natural beauty with renewed confidence.


A hydrated skin is a healthy skin. Fully hydrated skin appears smoother and free of bumps and dimples. For lovers of Tea Tree Oil we can highly recommend Australian Bodycare’s fantastic range of skin care products that will ensure that you have smooth, healthy skin whilst also improving the appearance of stretch marks, scars, pigment spots and orange-peel skin.


Elaine Perine are an expert team who make Skincare by Women, for Women! They have developed a skincare line that has transformative beauty benefits for women. Their popular Whitening and Unifying series of products help to brighten and remove skin discolouration, even tone and reduce the appear of darkly pigmented areas (such as armpits, knees and elbows).


Intimate Area Care


Elaine Perine are also the experts in intimate skincare with products to hydrate, deodorise and whiten. They even provide products for natural breast enhancement.


If you’re tired of redness, red bumps and ingrown hairs in your intimate zones after hair removal, you can find Australian Bodycare products to help you here.


If you suffer with unwanted odour, dryness or itching in your private parts you can easily resolve your problem, by using Australian Bodycare's high quality products, to gently relieve your intimate discomfort. Wash yourself daily with the intim wash with the perfect pH levels for your intimate areas. The intim wash contains Tea Tree oil as well as lactic acid, which removes unwanted bacteria that can lead to bad odour and itchy skin. The intimate wash is perfect for your intimate areas and helps create a healthy environment as well as preventing further irritation. Intimate gel can also help you with your intimate discomforts. Femigel comes in a practical tube for one-time-use and removes and relieves intimate discomfort. Femi Daily is preventative and efficiently keeps intimate problems at bay. All 3 products are gathered in a kit for intimate care, which you can read more about here.



Hair removal


Using highly effective plant extracts, Elaine Perine’s innovative Hair Stop products naturally extract nutrients from hair follicles, slowing and inhibiting hair growth. With products to target different areas including face, underarm and body as well as prevent ingrown hairs these are a great addition to your self-care routine.


For a permanent hair removal solution try Ulike - At Home Laser Hair removal, their Sapphire Air 3 IPL Hair Removal Handset with patented Ice-cooling Tech has received great reviews from over 50,000 customers. Promising visible results in 3 weeks, a nearly painless process with Patented Sapphire Ice-Cooling Tech and free accessories including leather bag, IPL Goggle and razor as well as a 2 year warranty and a 90 day money back guarantee - why wouldn’t you?



Foot Care


Feet and nails are often overlooked when we think about skin care. Which is a shame, as your feet have to carry you all your life. Fortunately, you can get rid of and prevent dry skin, cracked heels and acidic smelling feet and toes with products from Australian Bodycare. These are also great for athlete's foot and nail fungal infections.



Sleep, Stress & Wellbeing


Tisserand Aromatherapy understand essential oils like no other and have been sourcing and blending the finest quality essential oils since 1974. Made in England, there award winning products are Vegan society certified and you can enjoy free delivery on orders over £30. With a whole host of products to suit your own personal preferences we always recommend you take a look at the following ranges to enhance your self-care regimen in the run up to your big day.



Little rituals to help you switch off, drift off and recharge with a blissful blend of Jasmine, Sandalwood and Lavender pure essential oils. Their expert blend of Essential Oils for sleep are the perfect way to help you sink into a calming, restorative slumber.



Take a moment to stop and breathe. Their 100% natural pure essential oils for stress can help to create a comforting space to bring a sense of calm. Explore the Total De-Stress range for a comforting blend of Geranium, Orange, and Nutmeg pure essential oils. Available as a mist, massage oil and more.



Harmonise the body and mind and breathe. Their 100% natural pure essential oils for women’s wellbeing help to create a naturally mood-boosting space to help support unsettled emotions. Explore the Restore Balance range for a restoring and settling blend of Rose, Geranium and Clary Sage pure essential oils, supporting changes in mood that can be associated with menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation.



And for the day after the wedding we highly recommend the Hangover Wellbeing Collection, combining a selection of uplifting wellbeing heroes. Invigorate your mind and body with this naturally supercharged blend of Orange, Lime and Grapefruit 100% natural pure essential oils in the Energy Boost MoodFix Mist and Massage and Body Oil. Feel refreshed with the mood-enhancing roller ball trio, or why not pop the Mind Clear Pulse Point Roller Ball into your pocket to soothe your sore head on the go. This Exclusive Bundle includes:



And for the groom…



Liomen’s Anti-Aging Cream is the ultimate grooming essential for the modern groom. We adore this innovative skincare solution for its comprehensive 7 Actions formula, designed to address a range of ageing concerns with remarkable efficacy. From smoothing wrinkles and flattening fine lines to eliminating pesky eye bags and erasing dark spots, Liomen Anti-Aging Cream does it all. Its potent ingredients work synergistically to lift sagging skin, providing a firmer and more youthful appearance. Moreover, this luxurious cream is deeply nourishing and moisturising, leaving the skin hydrated, radiant, and rejuvenated. We love it because it offers a multifaceted approach to skincare, ensuring that every groom can achieve a confident and age-defying look effortlessly.







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