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Get that Summer GLOW!

Whatever season you might find yourself getting married in, every bride wants to glow on their big day! The health of your skin comes from the inside out. The way you take care of your body affects how your skin looks and feels, even how much it “glows.” Not sure how to get that glow without using fancy serums or oils? Here are some helpful tips that are easy to incorporate into your everyday:

1. Wear sunscreen! This one is particularly important if you’re looking to avoid tan lines in the sunny months. You usually don’t want some crazy tan lines to show when you’re in your sleeveless or backless wedding dress! My favorite sunscreen is SunBum because the smell takes me away to a tropical island with coconuts and sun-bleached sand. You can also find everyday sunscreen in moisturizers that can protect you from daily sun exposure.

2. Use a gentle face cleanser. Many face cleansers on the market can contain harsh chemicals that strip your skin of it’s natural microbiome. Selecting a gentle face cleanser can help preserve your skin’s natural bacteria, and allow it to repair itself with less assistance.

3. Moisturize. Just as with your face cleanser, every face needs a different type and strength of moisturizer. If you’re not a big fan of the dermatologist, go ahead and try different types and strengths of moisturizers out while keeping track of your skin’s moisture level, redness, and overall comfort. You’ll also notice that different times of year might call for different moisturizers. Paying attention to your skin is the key factor in helping you find the right skincare routine.

4. Drink water. I heard a lot of different things about how much water you should drink in a day: 8 glasses with 8 ounces of water, half your bodyweight, as much as you possibly can (just keep drinking)... I have opted for the option of half of my bodyweight in ounces of water. I usually strive for 72 ounces of water a day, and I find that when I do not drink this much I feel thirsty and hungry all day now! For me, using a water bottle with a straw helps me keep up with my water drinking without having to think to hard about it. I also printed and laminated a water tracker that I keep on my desk, so I can be reminded to make sure I’m drinking my water! To work smarter not harder, there are tons of fun and pretty water tracking printables on the internet. Find your favorite and print it out!

5. Eat leafy greens. Adding in a handful or two of dark leafy greens like kale, collard greens, etc. promote collagen creation and natural cell regeneration! No need to buy that $50 cream that claims to cure wrinkles. If you’re not a huge fan of kale, don’t worry. There are plenty of recipes out there that help you hide it! My husband isn’t a huge fan either, but I found that we both love this recipe from Paleo Running Momma.

Whether you’re getting married in the heat of the summer or on a cold wintery day, you always want to look your best. Use these helpful tips to get glowing skin for your big day and beyond!


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