Beauty Tips from Sapphire Pink

Beauty Tips from Sapphire Pink

Article Published: Monday 24th March, 2014 - 12:17pm

Easter is looming which is bad news for chocoholic brides on a mission to W-Day beauty. The consequences of a chocolate binge are widely known, yet for most, the temptation is often too much to bear. Bridal beauty concierge Sapphire Pink's nutritional therapist Marcelle Dubruel from nutrition experts Zest4Life shares her top tips for a guilt-free Easter break - and how to recognise the good eggs from the bad.

Go dark: Chocolate in its raw form has some very positive attributes - raw cacao is a powerful antioxidant and contains the happy hormone serotonin and phenylethylamine; the chemical released when we're in love. It has wonderful healing properties and eaten in moderation can make us feel good about the world. The purer the chocolate, the better it is for us so always opt for dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa) and steer clear of over-processed milk and white varieties.

Regulate your hormones: If Easter clashes with your monthly menstruation cycle, it's best to avoid chocolate altogether. The combination of hormones with an overdose of sugar can have a disastrous effect on your skin so treat yourself to a relaxing massage or facial instead - you'll thank yourself later.

Flush it out: If you simply can't resist the temptation and find yourself in a post-Easter sugar slump, drink plenty of water. Water is the best way to flush out toxins from your body and keep your skin looking fresh.

Start your beauty regime: If your beauty regime is yet to begin, now is the time to start ahead of the wedding season. Invest time into a weekly full cleanse, exfoliate, mask, tone, serum, eye cream and moisture routine - getting into the habit of plumping up tired and dehydrated skin will pay off in the long run.

Guilt-free chocolate treats: For a completely guilt-free chocolate indulgence, whip up super moisturising chocolate face mask that's guaranteed to get your skin glowing without the calories: 1/3 cocoa powder 3 teaspoons of cottage cheese 3 tablespoons heavy Dairy cream.

Launched in 2013, Sapphire Pink is the ultimate destination for brides-to-be looking for complete bridal beauty and pampering. Offering a comprehensive menu of bespoke services to prepare brides, grooms and the bridal party for their wedding day, Sapphire Pink is the first personal concierge service of its kind in the UK.

With a dedicated team of highly qualified, renowned health & wellbeing professionals, Sapphire Pink works individually with every client to create a tailored programme of beauty treatments, personal training, nutritional coaching, fragrance consultations, and bridal hair & makeup services. Whether the focus is on reaching a weight loss goal, achieving radiant, flawless skin or boosting body confidence, the personalised approach ensures that every client looks and feels their best on their wedding day.