Got that beautiful ring you always wished for? Then make it even more beautiful by taking good care of your hands and nails for your big day.
Don’t neglect your nails as they complete your look as a bride and they are very important for gorgeous wedding photos.
Cold weather, central heating and lack of exercise leave your nails brittle and dry.
Here are a few tips that you should follow for healthy, beautiful nails:
Keep them soft:
For soft and smooth hands, try mixing lemon juice and rose water and applying them on your hands for a couple of minutes before washing them. Lemon juice will lighten up any dark spots on your knuckles or yellow stains on your nails and rose water will help moisturize your hands.
Another way to achieve soft hands is by massaging them with olive oil, which softens the dry areas around your nails where cuticles are formed.
Treat your nails:
If you have damaged nails or have a bad habit of biting them, then you must start treating them as soon as possible. Experts by Sally Hansen explain "if your nails are in bad condition, severely damaged or bitten, you should start treating them 4 to 6 months in advance of your wedding day."
Some brides decide to put on artificial nails on their wedding day, there is nothing wrong with that as long as they are not too long and look natural.
Try on some colors:
If you have some time before deciding on which color and shade you want to wear for you wedding, try applying the color you want and trying it on with your dress to see if you like how it looks against the fabric, but be careful not to ruin your dress by making sure your nail polish is completely dry.
TIP: "How to Fix Nail Polish Damages".
The best timing to do your nails for your wedding is the night before. Do them as late as possible to prevent any accidents happening on your big day.
Try not to get your nails wet with hot water as this might make the color peel sooner than expected. You need your nail color to last for a few days during your honeymoon.
You are what you eat:
You must follow a healthy diet in order to have strong and healthy nails. Add more fruits, vegetables and dairy products to your diet; basically anything that has Vitamin A, B12 and Calcium is good for healthy nails. Also read: "For Bridal Approved Nails: 4 Vitamins You Need To Take".