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What It Takes To Be a Glowing Bride

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When it comes to the perfect wedding day, it’s all about the details, from the perfect dress to the to your overall appearance. And that includes putting your best face forward for your big day. Since good skin often comes down to what you’re putting in your body, here are five ways to get a glowing complexion from the inside out.

Eat Your Vitamins

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Your skin looks its best when you are eating fresh, whole foods, because fruits and vegetables are packed with the essential vitamins you need for glowing skin. The vitamin A in leafy greens, squash, and watermelon, for example, helps repair your skin, while the vitamin E in nuts, avocado, and bell peppers helps protect your skin from sun damage.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

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Don’t forget to drink water in the midst of all your hectic wedding planning. Getting enough water is one of the most important ways you can get that glowing look, since water promotes cell turnover in your skin. It’s not all about guzzling water, however. Eating lots of hydrating fruits — like melons, cucumbers, and celery — also helps you meet your daily H2O quota.

Limit Caffeine

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Caffeine can dehydrate your skin, so you may want to limit coffee leading up to your wedding so your skin doesn’t feel dull and dry on the big day. Don’t go overboard on the caffeinated beverages to keep you awake as you plan your wedding.

Make Omega-3-Rich Meals

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Omega-3 fatty acids aren’t just good for your heart — they also keep your skin glowing and hair healthy. try adding seafood in your weekly food habits to increase your omega-3 intake.

Cut Sugar and Salt

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Cancelling those processed, sugary, and salty foods isn’t just good for your waistline — it also helps reveal that fresh-faced glow. Too much salt can lead to water retention and refined sugars can cause a spike in your blood sugar, leading to inflammation, skin irritation. Eat clean with fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains instead to keep your blood sugar regular and to stay debloated.