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How To Look And Feel Your Best On Your Wedding Day

How To Look And Feel Your Best On Your Wedding Day

Every bride wants to look like a queen on her wedding day; unfortunately, unlike a queen, she doesn’t have a squad of ladies-in-waiting to arrange everything in her place according to her wishes. Exhaustion inevitably builds up, and that’s why looking your best becomes hard even for those who, as a rule, have no trouble with it. Fortunately, there are tips and tricks that may help you out on your big day.

1. Get Your Skin Glowing

There are things every woman learns to do in order to keep her skin in top shape: washing make-up off before going to sleep, using various facial masks and face creams, and so on. However, when it comes to a wedding, the bride is likely to want something special, and the usual drill is no longer enough. In order to really get your skin glowing, you have to use a combination of chemical peels, deep pore cleansing, and suchlike – and it is better to consult a specialist before attempting anything on your own.

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    2. Work on Your Smile

    And we don’t just mean practicing it. If you are not blessed with snow-white teeth but want to look perfect in your wedding photos, there are ways to remedy this, including a number of procedures aimed at whitening teeth, either short-term or for a prolonged period of time.

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      3. Choose Your Dress in Advance

      A wedding dress is the centerpiece of the entire ceremony, and it is one thing that absolutely has to look perfect. That’s why it pays to choose it long in advance, without leaving anything to chance, and prepare the dress for the wedding and yourself for the dress – that is, making sure it fits you perfectly and that it corresponds to the general style of the ceremony.

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        4. Choose a Fitting Hairstyle

        The same goes for hairstyle – you should realistically take into account the possibilities of your hair, when making sure the style you choose fits your dress and the decoration of the ceremony. Choose and purchase the headpiece (if you are going to have one) in advance. Again, prepare everything beforehand.

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          5. Have Your Nails Professionally Manicured

          This should be done neither too much in advance nor too late. If you do it too early there is always a risk to break a nail or chip the polish, so you shouldn’t simply leave time for it to get damaged. If you don’t like overly long nails, simply make sure they look nicely trimmed and polished – remember, your fingers are going to be in the foreground of attention this day!

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            6. Have a Test Drive of Your Make-Up

            The results of using your chosen make-up shouldn’t come as a surprise – have a careful look at how everything looks together before the wedding day, even if you really like the combination.

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              7. Have a Good Night’s Sleep

              A hen party may be a tempting prospect, but it is really better to either avoid having it at all or end it early. No matter how much you may want to celebrate, the night before the wedding isn’t a very good time for partying – and, especially, drinking. You don’t want to remember being or be remembered as hungover, exhausted, or in a horrible mood on your wedding day.

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                8. A Light Meal the Day Before

                An extra chop eaten the evening before the wedding can make it really hard to get into that dress in the morning. So, if you want to avoid frustration of this kind, don’t overeat – it is really not such a big price to pay for looking perfect.

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                  The wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of your life; but it won’t just happen all by itself. To look and feel your best, make sure to plan the important things in advance not to be stressed later, and take care of yourself – we hope these tips will help you out!

                  Featured photo credit: Bride and Groom dancing/Faith via flickr.com

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                  Last Updated on November 11, 2019

                  How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                  How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                  Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                  To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                  Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                  1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                  Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                  Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                  To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                  2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                  Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                  If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                  Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                  3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                  Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                  Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                  4. Feed Your Brain

                  Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                  This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                  Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                  Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                  5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                  According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                  Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                  Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                  6. Write it Down

                  If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                  It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                  You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                  7. Listen to Music

                  Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                  8. Visual Concepts

                  In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                  Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                  Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                  9. Teach Someone Else

                  Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                  Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                  10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                  Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                  So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                  Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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