Every bride wants to look and feel her best in the run-up to her wedding. Not only is it important to feel your most confident self with a radiant glow but spa treatments are also essential in helping you unwind from all the stress of planning your special day. And we can’t argue with that now, can we?
Treating yourself to a pamper session and really looking after yourself prior to the celebrations will help avoid potential beauty disasters and ensure you can relax and savor every moment of your wedding.
Here is our ultimate bridal guide to spa treatments including expert advice from Muckross Park Hotel’s Spa Manager Sarah Main.
You are what you eat
It sounds like a no-brainer but nourishing your body with vitamin-packed ingredients will go a long way. Plenty of exercise and walking will get those endorphins flowing, boosting circulation and giving you a healthy bridal glow. So get your sweat on and release all of those environmental toxins that have been building up.
Avoid high-sugar foods such as fizzy drinks and processed foods as these will leave your skin looking dull. Starchy white carbs will also zap your energy which of course isn’t ideal when you have a million errands to run for your big day. Aim to drink 2+ litres of water daily including green teas as this will detox your body and minimize bloating. Fish is rich in amino acids that will revive your skin and hair, while green super smoothies will pack a powerful punch giving you the recommended 5-a-day.
Perfect skin is the foundation for flawless make up on your wedding day. Spa Manager at the Muckross Park Hotel, Sarah Main, recommends facials as part of your pre-wedding day routine. “A facial every month prior to the wedding will give you maximum results – ensure to purchase recommended retail products from your skincare therapists for optimum results. Also, don’t overwork your skin. Your skin care routine does not have to be extensive and stick to what you know works.”
An award-winning spa such as the Muckross Park hotel is the ideal escape for a girly weekend with your hens or to retreat after the festivities as newly-weds. This five-star wedding venue is the ideal choice to relax in the spectacular surroundings of the Killarney lakes.
Tame that mane
A common mistake which many brides make is beginning their waxing routine too close to their wedding date. Sarah recommends “If you have not waxed previously, start approx 6 months before the wedding to ensure maximum results.”
Following the correct aftercare is also extremely important. Especially after your final treatment before the wedding. Avoid these for 24 hours after your session:
- A high temperature bath or shower.
- Using sunbeds.
- Swimming or sunbathing which will irritate open hair follicles.
- Perfumed products and fake tan.
- Wearing tight clothes.
For more info on spa treatments and packages contact the Muckross Park Hotel Spa: firstname.lastname@example.org
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