Skin care and diet before the wedding: 5 changes to avoid a week before D-day

Every bride enjoys being the center of attention on her wedding day! A common desire is to look and feel your best at that moment. They can spend months of work trying to find the best outfits, accessories and decorating ideas to ensure that everything is in its place. But just one skin care mistake a few days before D-Day can lead to a face spoiler! Yes, if you’re thinking of trying different diets and skin care ingredients and creams just a week before your wedding, it might not be the smartest thing to do. So, here are some tips on diet and skin care before the wedding.

Today’s young brides want to maintain the perfect figure to show off and want a golden glow on their skin. In that quest, some pre-wedding skin care and diet changes should definitely be avoided in the lead up to the wedding day. Brides-to-be should also focus on healthy lifestyle tips before the wedding.

Renowned dermatologist Dr. Batul Patel, founder and medical director of The Bombay Skin Clinic, tells Health Shots all about these changes to avoid.

Every bride wants the golden glow on her skin. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

5 changes in the diet before the wedding that you should avoid

1. Juice cleanses

Juice cleanses are technically very low in calories. Therefore, indulging in such a diet can make you exhausted and irritable.

2. Skipping meals

It is never wise to go hungry all day just to lose weight or look slimmer. Losing weight is a gradual process that takes months.

3. Follow fad diets

We all find ourselves needing to stick to the fad diets we see on social media or the internet in order to lose those last few stubborn pounds. However, these diets are not nutritious for the body and deprive it of adequate energy.

4. Try new food

It is absolutely forbidden to experiment with new foods in the days leading up to the wedding. You may end up with an upset stomach or an allergic reaction.

5. Eliminate carbohydrates or fats from your diet

This can be done as a desperate measure to lose weight. Instead, you should eat moderate portions of complex carbohydrates and moderate amounts of healthy fats.

Diet to lose weight for brides.
Your diet before the wedding should be wholesome and healthy. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

5 pre-wedding skin care changes to avoid

1. Try new treatments

There are many treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, and others that one may be tempted to try before the wedding to get rid of pigmentation or acne scars. However, everyone’s skin reacts differently. It is not advisable to undergo these treatments as it is difficult to predict the recovery time. Instead, one should consult with a dermatologist who can recommend a treatment that is appropriate based on the timeline and still give your skin the flawless glow you are looking for.

2. Change up your skincare routine

As part of your pre-wedding skin care routine, you may be tempted to try new skin care products. Women do that as a number of concerns can arise due to stress and the constant rush to work out arrangements. However, you can never know how your skin will react to those new products. Therefore, it is better to avoid such changes.

3. Exfoliate the skin excessively

While exfoliation is recommended to remove dirt and other bacteria that may settle on the skin, exfoliating too often can do more harm than good.

Also Read: Brides-to-be, these diet tips for glowing skin are all you need for your D-Day!

Tips for skin care before the wedding
Take care when exfoliating or cleansing your skin before your wedding. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Not using sunscreen

Forgetting to use sunscreen can cause your skin to tan or even burn if you’re out in the sun for too long. Therefore, it is essential to use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30.

5. Squeeze your pimples

Popping pimples can leave some terrible marks. So resist the urge to pop your pimples and let them heal on their own.

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