The day every girl and her family has dreamed of since childhood, an exceptional day with all the eyes on you is here, and we are all very excited for you.
This is the beginning of a new chapter in your life and for the first time you will learn the art of “sola sringar”. It is the art of beauty and adornment that every ancient Indian woman practiced after or for marriage.
To cater to your needs and provide you with our exclusive bridal skincare ritual, Ohria Ayurveda is here with the best remedies and homegrown products.
Historical Indian Women's Skin Care Rituals
In ancient times, women used a turmeric and saffron balm to impart an attractive olive-coloured glow and sheen to dark skin tones. This practice went on for seven days. On the day before the wedding, it was done with song and dance.
The idea was to leave the bride as soft-skinned, clean, and sweet-smelling as possible. She was highly polished and the fragrance lasted for a few weeks after the marriage.
With the modernity and idea of ease, these practices have evolved and have become simpler than they were in earlier days.
Let’s start with understanding why this pre-bridal skin care ritual is so important and why it is highly valued in our culture.
Understanding the Importance of Pre-Bridal Skin Care
The significance of a dedicated skincare regimen cannot be overlooked, especially in the pre-wedding phase. Consistency in skincare practices lays the groundwork for a healthy, glowing complexion.
The effort put into pre-bridal skincare directly influences your wedding day appearance. A well-cared-for complexion ensures that makeup sits flawlessly and naturally, accentuating your beauty rather than masking flaws.
Skincare is not just about using any products you get, instead, you must opt for a nutritious and healthy approach during this time. You must be cautious about what you eat and apply to your skin. Always check what is working for you by simple trial and test methods.
Ayurveda and Bridal Skincare: A Perfect Match
Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system, offers a treasure trove of natural remedies and skincare solutions derived from herbs and botanicals. These products cater to skin health holistically and gently.
Bridal skincare routines rooted in Ayurvedic principles focus on natural ingredients, personalized to one's dosha (body type). Incorporating herbs, oils, and Ayurvedic practices like facial massages and detoxification helps nourish the skin, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. This harmonious blend of traditional wisdom and skincare ensures brides glow from the inside out, bringing out their natural beauty on their special day.
Your Bridal Skincare Routine
Commence your routine with a gentle natural cleanser to rid your skin of impurities, allowing it to breathe and absorb subsequent products effectively.
Ohria Ayurveda’s Facial Mists help restore the skin's pH balance, tighten pores, and prepare the skin for optimal hydration. The skin, being the outer layer is highly exposed to environmental damage and often dries quickly, to rehydrate it often and to maintain healthy PH levels, highly potent pure organic facial mists have been devised to refresh, revitalize, and hydrate.
A vital step in every skincare routine, moisturizing ensures your skin stays supple, soft, and well-hydrated, imparting that much-desired luminosity.
Ohria Ayurveda's creams and moisturizers are meticulously crafted using time-honored Ayurvedic principles, ensuring their authenticity as natural and herbal skincare solutions. Enriched with potent botanical extracts and herbal ingredients sourced from nature's bounty, our Ayurveda creams harness the power of traditional remedies.
Regular exfoliation eliminates dead skin cells, and promotes cell turnover, revealing a fresh, glowing complexion. Try using our natural ubtan instead of harsh scrubs for healthy, glowing skin.
Face masks form a crucial step in any skincare routine, offering targeted nourishment, catering to specific skin concerns, and providing a rejuvenating boost. Our face masks are natural concoctions that cool, clarify, firm, absorb impurities, visibly even skin tone, and are infused with earth minerals & pure herbs.
Start getting your skin ready now, if you haven't already. The skin needs time to heal, so it is best to begin prepping and pampering it at least three months before the wedding. If you have specific skin issues like acne or uneven pigmentation, do not worry - we provide a special program for each concern. The programs are not very time-consuming, each of them is a 30-minute session with a specialized doctor and the founder, Rajni Ohri. Also, once the program is completed, the doctor ensures a 2-week follow-up with every customer.
Dietary and Lifestyle Tips for Glowing Skin
It is well-known that your skin reflects what you eat and your levels of exercise. In addition to using natural pre-bridal skincare products, it's advisable to adopt a healthy diet and active routine. Consider consulting our doctor to create a personalized Ayurveda-influenced diet plan six months before your wedding.
Keep these tips in mind while forming a pre-bridal routine:
- A well-balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats, plays a pivotal role in nurturing healthy skin from within.
- Adequate hydration by drinking plenty of water is fundamental for flushing out toxins and maintaining skin elasticity.
- Quality sleep allows your skin cells to repair and regenerate, contributing significantly to a refreshed complexion.
- Stress can wreak havoc on your skin. Employing stress-relief practices like yoga or meditation aids in maintaining skin health.
Understand Your Skin Type and Needs
Another challenge many brides-to-be face is finding skincare products that are suited to their skin
- Knowing your skin type - whether it's oily, dry, combination, or sensitive - is crucial for tailoring the right skincare routine.
- Customizing your skincare regimen based on your skin's unique needs ensures optimal results.
- Ayurveda provides tailored solutions catering to different skin types, ensuring a personalized approach to skincare.
Avoid Common Skincare Mistakes
Avoid these common mistakes in the weeks leading up to your wedding to make sure your skin is at its best:
- Excessive exfoliation can disrupt the skin barrier, leading to irritation and sensitivity.
- Harsh products can cause dryness and damage, compromising the skin's natural protective barrier.
- Make sure to patch-test any new products. Not doing so can lead to adverse reactions, including redness, sensitivity, and even acne.
Last Minute Prep
In the week leading up to your wedding, incorporating some tips and prioritizing relaxation techniques ensures a stress-free and radiant appearance on your special day. Here are some last-minute tips to ensure your complexion radiates with a natural glow:
- Hydration is Key: Increase your water intake to keep your skin well-hydrated. Proper hydration helps in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and plumpness.
- Reduce Salt Intake: Minimize your salt intake to avoid water retention, which can lead to puffiness, particularly around the eyes and face.
- Limit Caffeine and Alcohol: Both caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate your skin. Opt for herbal teas and water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
- Cold Compress for Puffiness: If you notice any puffiness, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. This can be particularly helpful for the eyes and can provide an instant refreshing effect.
- Light, Balanced Meals: Stick to light, balanced meals that include a mix of proteins, healthy fats, and fresh fruits and vegetables. This ensures your body receives the nutrients it needs for a healthy complexion.
- Get Plenty of Sleep: Aim for at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. A well-rested body ensures your skin is rejuvenated, contributing to a fresh and vibrant look.
- Avoid New Products: Steer clear of trying new skincare or beauty products in the last week to prevent any unexpected reactions. Stick to the products you've been using consistently.
- Deep Breathing Exercises: Practice deep breathing to calm your nerves and reduce stress. Deep breaths help increase oxygen flow to the skin, promoting a healthy glow.
- Meditation: Spend a few minutes each day in quiet meditation. This not only relaxes the mind but also positively impacts your skin by reducing inflammation and promoting a clear complexion.
- Yoga: Gentle yoga poses can alleviate tension and improve blood circulation, contributing to a healthy complexion. Consider incorporating yoga into your daily routine.
Also, to reduce the process of crafting your home remedies, try this easier step and use natural products from Ohria Ayurveda.
Your wedding day marks a significant milestone, and pampering your skin beforehand ensures you look and feel your absolute best. Following these essential skincare tips, embracing Ayurvedic skincare products, understanding your skin's unique requirements, and leading a healthy lifestyle will undoubtedly pave the way for that enviable bridal glow.
If you’re looking for an in-depth bridal skincare routine, consult Ohria Ayurveda for radiant and glowing skin.
Remember, self-care isn't just about appearance; it's about embracing your confidence as you embark on this beautiful journey. Here's to your radiance and happiness on your big day!