After spending many years focusing on hair and makeup artistry, Michelle’s passion went further to understand inner beauty as outer beauty having completed an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine. Michelle offers pre-wedding nutrition individualised programs to clients.
All brides glow on their wedding day while showing their excitement and happiness, although by understanding nutrition and taking care of inner health you will be glowing before, during and a long time after your wedding day.
Our skin is our largest organ and it’s a clear way to see our internal health. Everything we eat eventually becomes our skin. By adhering to healthy eating and supporting GIT health, you can help ensure your skin will be clear and radiant. You may consider a gentle detox before your wedding, helping support your body by removing unnecessary stress from energy depleting and inflammatory foods that we eat, helping us feel and look great.
There are many other reasons for starting on a nutritional program – skin conditions, fatigue, headaches, weight loss, poor digestion and sleep. Skin conditions may show a direct link to what is happening within your body, triggered by intolerances to certain foods, environmental irritants or products used on our skin.
For pre-wedding nutrition advice and detox programs contact Michelle.
Lifestyle tips for skin health
Sleep – Getting enough adequate sleep can alone be one of the best things we can do for our health and skin. This is the time when our bodies are resting and doing most of their repair. A quality 7-8 hours restful sleep is plenty.
Exercise – improves circulation and blood flow to the skin, helping to flush toxins through the skin when working up a sweat.
Sun protection – Sun exposure can be detrimental to the quality of our skin. Harmful UV rays break down collagen in our skin, causing lose in elasticity. Wear a hat and sunglasses whenever exposed to sun. Vitamin D is synthesized through our skin when exposed to sunlight. Getting at least 10 mins direct sunlight a day increases our Vitamin D levels. Choose to be in the sun early morning or late afternoon when UV rays are less damaging.
Relaxation techniques – stress creates a rise in the hormone cortisol which can cause collagen to break down. Also avoid frowning, only make those worry lines deeper!
Planning a wedding is a time when some brides can feel the extra stress from the busyness of all the organising. Schedule in some time to enjoy some simple and effective stress-relieving techniques. Book a massage, before bed take a hot bath with epsom salts with a few drops of lavender oil, exercise – walking, swimming, yoga are all fantastic stress relievers. Practice belly breathing which switches on your parasympathetic nervous system, helping to move into ‘rest and digest’ rather than ‘fight or flight’. Start a gratitude journal, writing anything to be thankful for can pull our minds back into the positive. Meditate, if you are a beginner you might like to join a class or download the many apps available. Of course a fun girls night out or date night is always known to do the trick!