Recipe for a Perfect Honeymoon
The moment is perfect, so it’s right to always look gorgeous
As a newlywed, you will want to keep those glowing and gorgeous looks during your first trip as husband and wife, whether you are planning to relax on a beach, cruise to a tropical island, escape to a private villa/resort or drive to a nearby city. Here are a few beauty and health tips to make sure you look your best on your dream honeymoon.
On your way to enjoying your honeymoon in an airplane, make sure you take good care of your skin. These are your beauty enemies on your flight:
Dry and stale air in the cabin, which can dry your skin
Exposure to fluorescent light – that is bad for your skin, too
Here are ways to fight these enemies:
Moisturize: This is the best way to fight dry skin. Use a thick moisturizer to lock in your skin’s moisture and apply it regularly. It also prevents skin dehydration.
Hydrate by drinking lots of water. While on the plane, you need to drink lots of water so that your skin won’t dry out, and also to avoid bloating, swollen feet and puffy eyes.
Balm your lips: Avoid chapped and cracked lips by using lip balm before, during and after the flight.
Avoid eye dryness: If you suffer from this, make sure you carry eye drops with you and apply them during the flight.
Looking Best on the Honeymoon
Look beautiful and natural all day and night while on the trip of a lifetime – your honeymoon.
If you’re going to a sunny climate, wear sunscreen all day and every day
Use bronzer even if you do not wish to apply foundation or any makeup at all: a small amount on your cheekbones and nose, and you will look fresh and healthy.
To keep your skin looking bright and smooth, take your favourite face scrub with you.
Use lip gloss at any time, to keep your lips looking lively.
A good concealer and loose powder will leave your face sparkling
Protect your hair. If you invested a lot in a hairdo in the run-up to your wedding, it would be a shame to ruin it on your honeymoon. Get a pretty straw hat in a neutral tone to blend in with your outfits.
If you want to have soft, kissable lips with your love, get a soft toothbrush and soak it in warm water and baking soda before you go to sleep. After you brush your teeth, take the presoaked toothbrush and brush your lips gently. This exfoliates your lips. Then, apply lip balm and you’ll wake up with soft, healthy lips.
Keep your nails beautiful. You’ll probably want to have a professional manicure for your wedding, but it’s just as important for your honeymoon as well.
Deodorant is essential to keep you smelling shower-fresh. Maybe, even a light fragrance or body spray to keep you smelling sweet and sensual.
For the groom, make sure that you have had a recent haircut and a nice, clean shave before your trip.
For the best honeymoon experience, take care with good eating habits and exercise leading up to your honeymoon. All of this will keep your skin looking radiant, and your hair nice and shiny.
It’s a good idea to visit your doctor three or more months before your honeymoon. This will give you plenty of time to make sure you get the proper vaccinations or medicine needed for your trip.
It is best to prepare for the worst during your honeymoon. Here are a few suggestions for what items to bring: back-up pair of spectacles or contact lenses, multivitamins, aspirin/ pain reliever, prescription medication, anti-diarrheal medication, allergy medicine (antihistamine), band aids, seasickness pills, water purification tablets, cold or flu medication.
Talk to your doctor before you travel and get a prescription for antibiotics. They could save your life on your trip.
Photographer: Reo Sinarta +62 878 530 38889| Stylist: A.J. | Assistant Stylist: Irine Tjang | Makeup and hair by Ika Damajanti +62 819 4969 1117 | Models: Kate & Julien, F-Models International | Locations: Pakuwon Golf & Family Club, Surabaya; Kate is wearing May & June dress, neckles and shoes by Ghea, while Julien is wearing Delicious Batik by Embran, shorts by CHEZSZ