4 bridal beauty rituals that will have you glowing on your wedding day
Get set, gorgeous
Everyone knows when the weather gets a bit nippy, it means only one thing – wedding season is here. It’s the time that the entire extended family, 5th cousin and chacha ji’s best friend’s maasi included, gets together. It’s colourful and loud, with wafting aromas of all kinds around us. The festivities give us moments to connect with loved ones, create memories and revel in the ancient ceremonies of a union. Each day has its own rites to prepare for. And no one knows it better than the bride-to-be.
While the rest fill up on biryani and piping hot jalebis, the bride is getting her A-game on. From pre-nuptial skincare to prepping the haldi-chandan all while juggling new family arrivals and catering mishaps, achieving that bridal beauty is no easy feat.
If you’re going to be standing for 5 hours decked out in your custom couture and posing for photos that you’ll treasure for life, you deserve a bit of pampering, it is no wonder that bridal beauty rituals start months in advance. This wedding season, we’re letting Forest Essentials take over the task. The luxury Ayurveda brand has everything we’d need.
Nobody wants a pesky pimple on their big day. Their Soundarya Collection’s Ubtan with Fennel Seeds, Star Anise, Fenugreek, Saffron, and Lemon Peel combine to make it a detoxifying daily cleanser. It’s a double whammy actually. You can also use it mixed with a bit of aloe vera juice and dahi to make a weekly de-stressing mask. Follow it up with their iconic 24k gold-infused Soundarya Radiance Cream, which gives you that bridal beauty nikhaar while unwinding after a long day of wedding preparations.
As the week’s ceremonies of bridal beauty rituals begin, their fragrant Sandalwood & Turmeric Body Polisher works flawlessly at the haldi ceremony for both the bride and groom. Soothe, calm and add a golden shimmer to your skin before the final reception with the non-sticky Soundarya Luminous Beauty Oil, which deeply nourishes your skin, and leaves you with a full-body glow.
If you’re a guest attending a wedding these rituals can apply to you as well.
Additionally, before the happy couple jets off to their honeymoon (may we suggest adding a weird museum to the itinerary), there’s one last thing for them to do. Go through those presents! If you want to stand out from the usual mixer-grinder lot, Forest Essentials has designed beautiful gift boxes inspired by Indian mythology that’ll do the trick. Who knows, you may also be getting one in return as a party favour.