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BN Bridal Beauty: 7 Natural Tips to Keep Up With Skin, Hair & Nail Therapy

Lydia Otubanjo

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Many people prep and prime for their wedding, but may fall back into their regular, sometimes unhealthy routines after the special day.

Here are 7 natural ways to keep up with hair, nail and body therapy after the ‘big day’.

  1. Manicures: Soak your nails in warm whole milk for ten minutes to soften, cut, buff and massage with a few drops of lavender oil used to strengthen nails. The same can be applied to pedicures but add a few drops of cinnamon to prevent toe fungi.
  2. Facials: Mix a facial mask containing turmeric used to brighten or add a glow, olive oil smooths skin, with an additional mix of  honeylemon juice and sugar to exfoliate. All these ingredients biweekly can help rejuvenate your face – works great for those who tend to avoid cosmetic use.
  3. Monthly hair plan: Find a monthly hair plan, braids, weave or even maintain your natural hair with homemade deep conditioners, a favourite is the avocado hair treatment or apple cider vinegar.
  4. Eat healthier: Avocados, almond nuts, eggs, spinach, smoothies, fresh fruit salads, wholegrain or wheat bread and small portioned meals will add to your fertility and also maintain a steady weight – allowing you to enjoy cheat days with your husband…EXTRA BONDING TIME!
  5. Exercise: A jog, repeated walks up the stairs, in-house weights or the gym.
  6. Invest in one facial feature: If you love your eyes, several natural eye creams are available, alternatively if you love your lips, olive oil or petroleum jelly with an old toothbrush and some sugar gets rid of those dead skin cells and makes you kissable 24/7.
  7. Whiten your teeth: Natural teeth whitening, every Saturday with a teaspoon of coconut oil will go a long way for that 32 smile you like to showcase whenever your spouses friends come round. One or two teaspoon of coconut oil swished around your mouth for about 15-20minutes is an act of oil-pulling, a way to improve your oral health, rinse after and brush your teeth as normal.

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Photo Credit: Vega Seven | @vega7photography

Diabanjo is a member of the BellaNaija Weddings Team. She obtained a Bachelors degree in English from Coventry University and is an unpublished short story writer, distinctly known for her unique metaphors with a drop of self-indulgence. She is a passionate minimalist and particularly loves to read romance genre, with a mesmerizing interest in 21st century bridals.Visit diabanjo.wordpress.com to view her write-ups & feel free to send an email to [email protected] for weddings/bridal related inquiries.Be You!

8 Comments

  1. Chinwe

    May 22, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Thank you for these great tips!!!

  2. Nonso

    May 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks for the tips… I really need this. I hope to give feedback.

  3. Eve

    May 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    nice tips.please am based in the north and have looked for this spice,turmeric but can’t seem to find it.does anyone know the local name for it?

    • northern princess

      May 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      hi eve, its called kurkum in hausa and arabic. you can find it in most local markets.

  4. Mrs Nwosu

    May 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Wow! Great tips will certainly utilise them. Thank you Lydia for sharing.

  5. Abuja Bored Girl

    May 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Epele. All these for wedding. It is well. I think we glorify weddings too much.
    Memoirsofanabujaboredgirl.blogspot.com

  6. Adunni

    May 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Great tips, it is great to keep things natural as much as possible for sustainable results that are free of side effects.

  7. Plumpy Girl

    May 23, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Great tips. Thanks for sharing. @ Abuja Bored Girl: The tips are for keeping up with or maintaining your beauty routines AFTER ONE’S SPECIAL (like wedding) DAY.

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