Guide for the Organic Bride: Part 1 | Natural Skincare & Wellness for the Big Day May 25 2017
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With all of the planning you will be carrying out for your wedding day, it’s crucial to remember to take care of a very important component – YOU. As you get ready for your special day, part of the planning process should include some personal moments to take care of your own health and wellbeing.
From the Naturopath – Dr. Nastasia Irons
Seeing a Naturopathic Doctor for a few visits before the wedding can help you manage anxiety and stress that usually comes with wedding planning, as well as helping you optimize your health to not only look your best but to also prevent from getting sick on your honeymoon! As days lead up to the big day, many brides find it difficult to sleep and cope with the overwhelming amount of emotions that come with weddings, and often find themselves getting sick because of a crash in their immune system once the stress goes down. Learn how to boost your immune system, lower stress and clean up your digestive system with a Naturopathic consult. In this visit we will discuss dietary advice, as well as specific herbs and nutrients that are specific to your personal healthcare needs.
Facial acupuncture appointments can be booked prior to your wedding day – weekly visits a month or two before your wedding can help to brighten the complexion, even out skin tone, reduce signs of stress, and allow for overall relaxation in between event planning.
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Natural skincare tips from Julie + Cassandra
We suggest booking facials 3-6 months before your wedding to see the most benefits for your skin. Start out with a 60min Custom Facial then speak with your holistic aesthetician about what ongoing facial options work best for you. This facial program will allow us to set you up with the best routine for your skin, and teach you any new steps and techniques we think will benefit your skin. Each facial will detoxify, tone and prompt circulation which will nourish and heal your skin. Let us guide you to glowing skin for your big day!
Your last facial should be 2 weeks before your wedding. If you are not prone to breakouts, you can have your last facial as early as a week before your wedding.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding day, take some time every morning to follow our Natural Facelift Ritual. This relaxing self-care ritual will gently lift and tone your skin, while adding radiance and a youthful glow.
Keep your skin well hydrated the few weeks before your wedding.
Moisturize and protect your skin daily with our face serum and moisturizer. Exfoliate every 3 days, adding a face mask to your routine once weekly, such as our nourishing DIY Spring Detox Face Mask.
Stay away from picking your skin! Especially pimples - avoiding this will reduce scarring. Apply our turmeric Clear Skin Advanced Spot Treatment to any spots + bumps that arise, as many times as you like during the day.
Steps for Wedding Week
Make sleep a priority. Beauty sleep is real! Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep for the week leading up to your wedding. Uninterrupted, deep sleep helps heal your skin, regulate your hormones, reduce stress and so much more.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water or herbal tea daily - in general - and especially before your wedding.
Create stress reducing rituals. Write, meditate, walk, sing, laugh, exercise - do whatever works for you to help relax and let go of the stress often associated with wedding planning.
LOVE YOUR SKIN. When you look at yourself in the mirror each morning, focus on what you love about yourself. We sabotage our self esteem by thinking of the worst, so just don't let your mind go there. Envision the skin you would like on your big day, while accepting any current concerns you may have, and truly love the skin you’re in.
The Morning of Your Wedding
We suggest following our Natural Facelift Ritual to promote circulation and impart a beautiful radiance to your skin. Follow with the rest of your skincare regime (such as our toner, face serum and moisturizer) for a youthful glow that will radiate all day. Most of all, relax and enjoy yourself!