Give yourself the gift of beauty. In truth, you already have the gift of beauty. If you consider the eyes of your bride to be as a mirror into a deeper reality, you are already the most beautiful woman in the world. She thinks so, and is most likely not alone. The only one who questions your beauty is you. And on this very special day, that just won’t do.

Beauty is a subjective, not an objective reality. It has nothing to do with how you look, and everything to do with how you feel about how you look. Some of the most beautiful women in the world are stricken with the delusion of ugliness. Our self image has little to do with the reality of our external features. 

On your wedding day, there are many things that can, and probably will go wrong. Releasing doves from a giant wedding cake is probably a bad idea. You’ve been warned. But what you should never have to worry about is whether you are looking your best. 

Once you have achieved that stunning look of perfection, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to maintain it rather than turning into a pumpkin at midnight? What if you could keep that feeling of being beautiful for the rest of your life? In fact, you can. It is just a matter of choosing the right focus. What would it take for you to feel as beautiful as you really are? 

Here are a few ideas that might help you capture and maintain that wedding day glow:

Smooth Skin

Nothing says beautiful like smooth and healthy skin. We are all born with it. But along the way, we let it go without realizing how precious a gift it was. The good new is that with a little work, it can be regained. 

There are so many things we do that damage our skin. We don’t do them intentionally. It is just that we do not think of our skin as an organ of the body. In fact, it is the largest organ of our body. We do all kinds of things to shape our glutes and abs and thighs, but very little to insure stronger, healthier skin. Some of the biggest skin hazards are:

  • The Sun
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Chlorine
  • Insufficient fluids
  • Insufficient sleep

Even if you have managed all of these things well, the worst enemy of smooth skin occurs quite naturally. I am referring to unwanted hair growth in awkward places. Fortunately, technology can return the health and vitality of our skin. Whether it is body shaping, hair removal, or skin rejuvenation you are after, there is a laser treatment for you. American Laser Skincare is one such provider with over 130 locations. It has never been easier to reclaim the smooth skin nature intended. 

Healthy Hair

Over time, hair changes color and texture. But it does not have to become unhealthy. One of the first things people notice is your hair. It is used as a way to communicate certain attributes to the world. What message are you sending with your hair? Are you adventurous, nonconventional, regal, playful? You can advertise all this, and more, just by how you style your hair. When your hair is unhealthy, it will always send the wrong message. Taking control of your beauty message means taking control of your hair health.

Naturalhealthmag.com suggests the secret to maintaining healthy hair is in taking care of your scalp. There is no one, generic hair treatment that works for all types of hair and all types of issues. You must be specific about your hair type and hair issue. One example given is:


1. Heat ½ cup of apple cider vinegar.
2. Let it cool a bit, but while it’s still warm, gently massage it into your scalp. The acid in apple cider vinegar helps restore the scalp’s pH balance.
3. Cover your head with a towel or shower cap.
4. After 30 to 40 minutes, rinse with plain water.

You will also find advice for thinning hair, coarse hair, and dry scalp. There is also information on the practical application of protein, vitamin C, silica, biotin, and much more. You can’t feel beautiful without healthy hair. Fortunately it is relatively easy and inexpensive to restore health to your hair.

Inner Beauty

You’ve seen them. We’ve all seen them. I am referring to the women who have been through hell and come out the other side still glowing with beauty against all odds. They become instant heros because they have been refined by fire, blasted by the four winds, and pounded with stones heaved at us by the vicissitudes of life. And despite all that, they are still beautiful. 

We see it in the face of single mothers who have had to work every day of their lives to raise their young. We see it in the woman who has been ravaged by cancer, but still holds her head up high. We see it in the faces of grandmothers who have carried family secrets for far too long. Despite the bowed back, cracked skin, split hair, and crows feet around the eyes, these women are undeniably beautiful. 

What you see in these women is the inner beauty they have nurtured within themselves, and made visible for others to see. It is the kind of beauty that cannot be touched by too much sun or too few vitamins. Without this beauty, all else is superficial. On your wedding day, this is the real beauty people will see in you. And as you grow old with her, it is the only beauty that will have lasting meaning.