My Naani used to refer to a new bride as this uprooted plant which will now find it’s new home in the new soil. I would always roll my eyes and find it amusing and harsh at the same time. How could such a happy event in a girl’s life be compared to something so harsh ? Looking back at my own life and of those around, I understand what she meant Settling in a new house, starting a new life with a partner is a new chapter in every bride (and groom’s life).
First, pat yourself on the back for pulling off the big day in that 40-kilo lehenga with the perfect makeup and the perfect dance! Now that you’re a “nayi dulhan” trying to balance your lifestyle with the new expectations and relationships, we want you to take a pause and remember to take care of your own self.
Make time for ‘me-time’
Carving out some me-time through your daily routine is an absolute must. Carrying forward your hobbies and following your passion whether at work or at home goes a long way in developing one’s life holistically. A happy soul and a relaxed mind surely shines through your face.
Routine for self-care
A self-care routine as simple as ensuring cleansed skin before you sleep and ensuring hydrated skin is a key to maintaining healthy skin. The whole brouhaha about the AM - PM routine is actually to address the fact that one forgets about skincare as we go about the day. Therefore, before you start the day in the morning and before you wind up the day in the night, create your own unique skincare ritual that you can enjoy and also pamper your skin with.
Healthy Eating for a Happy Body
Eating your greens for glowing skin is the ultimate advice. Along with this, don't forget to drink plenty of water because hydrated skin is the way to go. Fruits rich in nutrients like watermelon and grapefruits can be added to your diet. This might seem like a lot to do, but when you see the results, you'll be proud of following a healthy diet.
Day Creams for the Win
Your body needs a bit of pampering in the day, too. Since your mother will not be around you every day, Vilasa’s day cream will take charge! Scoop a handful of body cream and gently massage it into your skin to keep it soft, supple, and moisturized. A quality body cream will fight the signs of aging and promote skin brightening. Glow naturally as you make this step a part of your skincare routine.
Exfoliation is Key
Exfoliation is recommended once a week for softening the skin and brightening the complexion. Body polishers are a great indulgence for a relaxed Sunday bath. The trick is to not go overboard with exfoliation. While exfoliating, be extremely gentle and rub in circular motions, getting rid of dead skin cells and impurities. Always do a small patch test to be assured about the products’ effect on your specific skin type.
Only Ex You Need is Exercise
Regular workouts are not just to achieve a well toned body but also to get rid of toxins. Exercise helps activate the hormone endorphin and dopamine and other such that cheers you up naturally. A nice aerobic routine or a run or a relaxed Yoga practice, calms the soul and helps deal with all the anxiety that is natural to experience for you. Aim to exercise at least thrice a week.
Miss, Don't Forget the Mists
Are those post-wedding blues tiring you out? Spritz some mist onto your face and feel as refreshed as a blooming flower. Face mists are the most underrated skincare products and are as crucial as toners. Face mists provide hydration and do a spectacular job at detoxifying the skin. This is your cue to get rid of all the toxins by getting yourself a face mist.
Imperfection is perfection
Your imperfections are what make you unique and we, at VILASA urge you to embrace your imperfections. Be comfortable in your own skin and body. We do not mean to say that you ignore your skin and body, but instead of trying to find solutions to skin ‘problems’, get on a relationship of pampering and taking care of yourself and your skin. The confidence that you will exude will be your invisible tiara that shines through. Always.
Weddings are such a key event in one’s life and the days that follow can be very different from how you imagined. All that tiredness can cause your skin to react in ways you won’t like. Being aware of your skin needs and timely addressing the concerns is not so difficult. A sound investment in effective skincare products can go a long way.
We know you have 99 problems as a newlywed, but don't let skincare be one of them. The benefits that come from a regular skincare routine are endless, you will not only love the results, but you'll glow inside out.