Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bridal Beauty: Inside and Out

The lovely Jennie Fresa is back to guest blog again for this month's "Bridal Beauty" feature!

As a beauty professional, it’s my job to help brides look their absolute best on their wedding day. I do so by designing makeup looks that enhance rather than transform! When I meet with brides for a trial, we discuss their personal style and the style of their venue. This information allows me to create a look that is not only appropriate for the occasion, but also perfectly suited for the bride.

Beautiful makeup starts with perfect skin. What goes on inside definitely reflects on your face. Proper nutrition and exercise are equally as important as maintaining good skin care habits! In the months preceding your wedding day, brides should consider the following tips to achieve a flawless, glowing complexion.

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Proper Skin Care
Talk to your aesthetician or dermatologist about designing a skin care regime for your skin type. DO NOT try new products too close to your wedding day. For best results, start your program at least 6 months in advance. I suggest avoiding toners with alcohol in them as they dry out the skin. While moisturizing might seem counter intuitive for oily skin types, it will actually help to prevent excess oil. Look for oil-free moisturizers. Facial treatments are a smart idea! If you are having breakouts, a facial can help reduce breakouts and inflammation. Aside from skin-improving benefits, facials are also a great way to relax!

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Good Diet
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Limit caffeine and sugar consumption. Green tea is a great alternative to drinking coffee. Speak to a nutrition coach about your goals. A certified nutrition expert can help you avoid a crash diet and deal with craving by offering you a holistic weight loss approach for LIFE--not just until the honeymoon is over. Eating right will contribute to the vibrancy of your skin and can keep breakouts to a minimum.

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Exercise & Sleep
The best way to reduce stress is by undertaking some form of exercise. Not only will you tone your muscles and look fabulous in your dress, you will also improve blood circulation which inevitably brings a fresh glow to your face! When it comes to rest and how it can effect our looks--remember, they don’t say, “get your beauty sleep” for nothing. A good nights sleep will reduce the chances of puffy, dark under-eye circles.

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Meditation/Yoga
Brides today are under a lot of pressure. Sadly, this pressure has a tendency to show up on your chin! Take a few minutes each day to find balance. A few seconds of quiet time, at the very least, or a yoga class will make a difference in how you look and FEEL!

At Jennie Fresa Beauty Library we are committed to sustainable beauty. In addition to our makeup and skin care services, we offer nutritional coaching to brides throughout the country.
Jane Ashley, founder of Beautiful Body—Beautiful Bride: Nutrition Coaching for brides-to-be, is an innovator in bridal nutrition and holistic weight loss. In addition to her one-on-one coaching practice, Jane is a regular contributor to the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library blog and is a sought-after speaker in the community. Learn more about Jane at: www.jenniefresa.blogspot.com

If you would like more information on a holistic-diet program or skin care advice, please contact us at 860-664-3923. We are delighted to answer any of your questions or concerns!

XO

Have something you'd like Jennie to address next month?  Contact us and we'll be sure to include it!

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great post! very very useful! Kisses

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  2. What a fantastic tips:) Thanks so much and wish you a lovely Thursday
    Kisses

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  3. Awesome :) looking forward to more posts by Jennie!

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  4. SOOOO TRUE! I'm so glad I went organic pre-engagement. It makes it easier to stick to. I've heard eating salmon gives you a glow, as well.

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  5. so true! these are just fantastic tips for all brides-to-be. jennie you're knowledge is a treasure - so glad you are sharing it with everyone!

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  6. great tips..I need to get a facial and start working on some of this stuff!

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  7. mmmm that salad is looking so yummy! (what a pretty blog too...)

    can't wait to see more!
    -kelley

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  8. thank you ALL for such kind words! So glad you are finding the tips to be helpful! I'm always here if anyone would like discuss specific beauty concerns! More bridal beauty advice on the way ....
    Thank you, LLD for having me!

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  9. What a lovely blog you have and I simply love this advice! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for such a sweet comment...glad you liked the inspirations!

    Liesl :)

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  10. Great post..it makes me want to take a nap right now. ha. thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments!!

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  11. Great advice! In the end, the hardest part for me was sleep. About 2 weeks before the wedding, I was too excited to sleep much. The week before the wedding, I had too much to do that trumped sleep.

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  12. Great tips, I always hear that sleep and what you eat helps with how your skin looks. Im glad that you wrote about enhancing and not transforming a bride's look with makeup. When I watch What Not to Wear there are some women that just don't know how to use makeup. :)

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  13. What wonderful advice! I try to be good to my skin inside and out, but there are far too many nights I fall asleep still without washing-yikes!

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  14. SO happy I found your blog :) Can't wait to read more!

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  15. just looked at your wedding on SMP. I saw that wedding awhile ago and fell in love with it! I can't believe that's your wedding :) YAY!

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