If there’s one piece of advice we could give you for your wedding day, it’d be “Don’t be a bridezilla, be a bridechilla!” But it is easier said than done. There’s just so much to be done, right? We feel you.
That’s why we want to help you where we can--in the beauty department of course! Skin can be rather unpredictable, and you never know when you could have a breakout. But there’s a sure-shot way to get your skin to behave and shine naturally. And that’s by feeding it all the right things. Here are the five skin superfoods to start indulging in three months prior to your wedding.
You’ll be happy to know that lettuce not only makes your skin glow but also helps you lose weight. Now, do you need any more reason to binge on this leafy veggie? Being high in Vitamin A, consuming six lettuce leaves a day helps revitalise the skin, which in turn increases cell turnover. The fibre in lettuce works to detox your system, leaving you with a healthy glow. Start including lettuce in your salads if you haven’t already!
If you’re a chocolate lover, then here’s good news for you! Brides-to-be, a couple of pieces of dark chocolate can be your go-to dessert in the run-up to your wedding. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants like flavanols that help fight free radicals, boost circulation and protect skin from sun damage. And that’s not all! Chocolate also helps relieve stress. So, if you’re worked up with all the wedding prep, then grab a piece of chocolate and you’ll be fine.
If you’re a non-vegetarian, then fish is your best bet for glowing skin. Fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon and herring are excellent foods for healthy, glowing skin. Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fish helps with skin hydration and imparts a radiant glow. Furthermore, fish also contains anti-inflammatory properties that are highly responsible for tissue elasticity.
Olive oil is a holy grail ingredient in your beauty routine. From moisturising and rejuvenating your skin, to repairing skin cells and reducing inflammation, there’s nothing that olive oil cannot do. Rich in Vitamin E, polyphenols and flavonoids, olive oil enhances the skin cell turnover, making your skin glow from within. It protects your skin against UV damage and keeps it soft and supple.
Egg is the cheapest and most effective superfood to savour for great complexion. Rich in lutin and zeaxanthin, eggs help provide elasticity and hydration to the skin, whereas the proteins help repair tissue and firm up the skin. Eggs also protect your skin against the harsh UV rays, which are the cause of dark spots, fine lines and even skin cancer. Eating one egg daily can help you achieve softer skin, just what you need on your D-day!