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It's been a buzzing little month this one, packed with great collaborations and opportunities.
One of them was being asked to be part ofthe bridal beauty expert panel for HUM Nutrition.
I am so happy to see that more and more beauty advice follows a holistic approach, considering diet, exercise and natural skin care together as the path to natural beauty.
Read my tips below and make sure to check out the whole article.
“Start a good skin care regime as early before the wedding as possible. Incorporate a gentle exfoliant into your routine in the month leading up to your wedding to get a really lovely glow. Look for natural toxin-free products with some lactic acid or natural fruit enzymes.”
Exfoliating is important to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores leading to breakouts. Introducing the right face mask for your skin type into your bridal beauty routine is also a great way to keep skin hydrated. According to Lundelius, “oily skin can get balanced with a clay mask, while dry skin needs to be nourished with a rich mask containing deeply restoring oils like macadamia, almond or avocado oil.”
Get glamorous bridal hair
Again, pre-wedding hair care begins well in advance of the big date. “It is important to use a sulfate-free shampoo,” says Lundelius. “Conventional shampoos are too harsh on the scalp and hair and will make it dry and brittle over time. My favorite hair treatment is pure organic coconut oil. You can apply it as a deep hair conditioning treatment. Do this on your day off and sit in the sun, which will activate and heat up the oil. The trick to washing out oil treatments? Apply shampoo before wetting your hair, rinse with water, and then use a second shampoo. Lather and rinse well. Then use your regular conditioner.”
Pop the question: Up or down?
When it comes to hair, the big question is whether to wear it up or down, and we got a big consensus on this point: “Wear it in the way that makes you feel the most beautiful and confident!” Lundelius says. “It’s your call. Never (!) let anyone tell you how to wear your hair. Sales assistants in wedding dress shops often want to advise a hairstyle to go with the dress, but remember: Your wedding day is not an advertisement for the dress designer. A good stylist will ask you many questions about your style, the wedding and your personal preferences to help you find the perfect hairstyle for your wedding.”
Robinson agrees. “It’s such a personal thing. At White Rose, we want every bride to feel like the best version of herself. Do you wear your hair up often? If you don’t, why wear it up on your wedding day? Pumping up your hair down looks amazing. But at the end of the day, whatever you want to do and how you feel comfortable is key.”
Maintain your beauty look all day long
If you are applying your own makeup, try these lasting beauty hacks from Lundelius: “It’s all about the correct prepping, priming & setting. First, hydrate the skin according to your skin type and then use a good primer for the longevity of your makeup. If you have oily or combination skin, use a mattifying primer in the t-zone. If you have dry skin, make sure to really hydrate and smooth any dry patches with a rich primer. Always remember less is more, if you use good quality products, you will only need a very small amount. Use a setting spray to hold everything in place afterwards will make sure your makeup will last beautifully through the day.