Fret not grooms-to-be, we give you an all-inclusive grooming calendar; a potential things-to-do list before your D-Day
6 MONTHS BEFORE: OVERALL HEALTH AND FITNESS
✔ Visit a nutritionist and join a workout programme that works for you.
✔ Concentrate on your skin. Find a regime that suits you and stick to it till your wedding day.
✔ Stay hydrated.
✘ Stay out too much in the sun and if you have to, then make sure to use ample amount of sunscreen.
3 MONTHS BEFORE: COSMETIC TREATMENTS
✔ Visit a dermatologist or a cosmetologist for a consultation to understand how to attain a healthy glow on your wedding day.
✔ This is the best time to get any treatments that might have a longer recovery period or that might need more sittings; for example, laser hair removal, chemical peels, etc.
✔ Experiment with your look; see what works and what doesn’t, maybe grow a beard.
✘ Ignore your hair— start doing regular hair treatments and go in for trims regularly to keep your hair healthy.
1 MONTH BEFORE: BASIC WELLNESS AND RELAXATION
✔ Go in for regular massages after your workout to rejuvenate.
✔ Gift yourself a spa day to rejuvenate.
✔ You can go for an upscale trim a month before your wedding day, so that even if it does not suit you, it will grow back.
✔ Go for your workouts regularly.
✘ Stress: it will make you look dull. If you have a bout of acne around this time, opt for a spa treatment or visit a dermatologist.
✘ Avoid heavy smoking and drinking during this time.
2 WEEKS BEFORE: REJUVENATION
✔ Concentrate on your water intake—cleansing the system should be your immediate concern; try green tea, fresh juices and coconut water.
✔ A good cut and style is an absolute must for the groom and should ideally be done two weeks prior to the wedding.
✘ Experiment with something radical—be it products or a look. Stick to what suits you best.
✘ Get any invasive cosmetic treatments.
✘ Give up on your sleep—it is extremely important to get as much sleep as you can.
1 WEEK BEFORE: FINAL TOUCHES
✔ Try a detox/cleanse regime just to flush out the toxins.
✔ Stick to the skincare routine for these seven days leading up to your wedding.
✔ Get manicures and pedicures.
✔ Meet with your hairstylist for final highlights and hair shaping. In addition to quality hair care, you will need to choose hairstyling products to create the perfect style.
✔ Go in for your last-minute facials, for that ooh-la-la glow.
✘ Avoid consuming alcohol during this time; or at least keep a tab on the intake.
✘ Binge on unhealthy food.
POINTS TO REMEMBER:
- It’s important to feel good about yourself and therefore, spend time grooming yourself
- To look your best for your wedding, ideally start planning ahead and stick to your treatment and homecare plan
- Even if you have left it to the last moment, there are treatments that can give you a dramatic transformation, so do not postpone your visit to a skin specialist
- Regular trimming of hair is necessary when the wedding day is round the corner. Make it a point to go for a trim every 15 days so that there is scope for fresh and healthy hair growth
- Everything is good in moderation. Enjoy, but know your limits; that way, you will enjoy every day of the wedding and not feel run down or tired
Expert inputs by: DR HARSHNA BIJLANI, Co-founder and Medical Head of The Ageless Clinic; NISHA JAVERI, Beauty and wellness expert and founder and CEO of Myrah Spa, Mumbai; PREETI SETH, wellness expert & Owner, Pachouli Spa & Wellness Centre, New Delhi; NAJEEB UR REHMAN, Head Professional Partnership Services, Henkel Beauty Care, India
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