Timeless Beauty for Brides
In the run up to any woman’s wedding day the pressure is on to look and feel her very best. Most of the time we look for quick fixes for our skin and body, but sometimes it’s the simplest changes that can make the biggest impact. As a beauty expert I always advise women to make healthier lifestyle choices to make an impact on how they look and feel. So in the run up to you’re big day ladies consider some of my Top Beauty Tips for Timeless Beauty.
“Timeless beauty is THE beauty look that women of all ages aspire to, fuelling a UK beauty industry now worth a staggering £15billion*. However it appears that ‘money can’t buy’ qualities such as confidence and happiness, which are the most sought after attributes when it comes to possessing timeless beauty, according to a new study released this year by Pears Soap.
Audrey Hepburn, Kate Middleton and Holly Willoughby top the nationwide poll of the UK’s ultimate timeless beauties. 20 per cent of women name their mother over celebrities as their biggest beauty inspiration. 58 per cent say ‘a sense of humour’ makes someone timelessly beautiful.
Can you believe Pears soap was invented in 1789 its one of the World’s oldest soap brands. I wonder what wedding dresses they wore then and what beauty tricks where around? Over the past 100 years Pears perfected the technology of hand crafting a bathing soap that preserves the youthfulness of skin using pure glycerine, oils and natural ingredients. The Pears philosophy of celebrating unadulterated beauty comes shining through in its iconic products, all of which have the same energising, rejuvenating effect on users. Pears have crafted their purpose around the idea that true beauty is in its natural, pristine state; a defining principle, which is embodied the iconic unblemished, transparency of its products.
It’s certainly not just nowadays that girls and guys are obsessed in looking and feeling the best we can, especially in the run up to our weddings. They’ve been doing it for decades but can you believe some of the weird and wacky beauty tricks that have been used through the ages. Check these crazy ones out. Not sure if I’d personally want egg on my face before my big day!
1/ Apply curdled milk to your skin… it was thought to cure acne
2/ Cucumber doesn’t just have to be used for tired eyes, its juice seemingly has the power to remove your freckles
3/ Apparently boiling nettles removes the sting and once applied to your face, it produces a smooth, even complexion
4/ Apply egg whites to the face and neck to tighten the skin and provides an instant temporary face lift.
5/ If you ever manage to track it down, crocodile dung is apparently perfect for facials and body treatments.
To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the iconic Pears soap, I was brought on board as UK Brand Ambassador and here’s my beauty tips that have stood the test of time:
1/ Try some age old beauty superfoods. Your diet has an impact on everything – try to go back to basics like they did centuries ago, before processed foods and follow a healthier diet full of fruit, vegetables and fish. If you eat a healthy balanced diet you will feel better from inside out. Here are some of my favourite beauty superfoods:
- Porridge is a great way to start your day, as oats are high in all the right things to help improve your skin
- Bell peppers are full of vitamin C, which aids collagen production for healthy skin and hair
- With vitamin C, beta-carotene and vitamin E present in Spinach this is a wrinkle fighting formula full of antioxidants to help protect your skin from the sun’s aging UV rays.
2/ Stress is bad for our health and happiness, it can affect our skin our sleep and has a knock-on effect of tiredness and ailments. With technology becoming so addictive, we seem to spend less time just relaxing and having a laugh with our friends and family, which is important in order to combat stress and look happier from within. Make time for you, whether it’s a family outing or an at-home spa, make a conscious effort to switch off relax and laugh.
3/ It’s a simple tip but regularly overlooked; When you’re washing your face, whatever skincare routine suits your skin type it’s always good to remember to wash your face with warm water to open the pores followed by rinsing with cold water as this then closes the pores.
4/ Try to replace the car for a walk. Leading an active lifestyle will have an impact on your overall wellbeing and state of mind. Before public transport everyone would have to walk therefore being active was part of their day. Walking is so good for you as a way of staying active. If you can try and exercise 30min x 3 weekly and encourage your children to walk or cycle whenever they can.
5/ Through the ages there’s been different tanning trends which come and go but a key to looking after your skin is to use a daily facial SPF to protect your skin from harmful rays and sun damage.
6/ Drink lots of water around 1.2-2 litres daily is ideal, replace soft drinks or fizzy drinks for water. It’s simple and it’s always been around water is the best way to rehydrate your skin and energise your muscles. Add lemon and you will be on track to a healthier you. Lemon water boosts your immune system, it helps with wrinkles and generally hydrates and energises you naturally.
Timeless Beauty Tips by Beauty Expert – Naomi Isted
*Research by Cosmetic Executive Women UK, 2014
Written by Style & Beauty Expert Naomi Isted – The London Lifestylist
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