Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day, and for brides that means having a complexion that is radiant and blemish-free. The best way to ensure this is to invest in some pre-wedding facial treatments.
It is best to start tackling skin concerns in the run up to the wedding. If you leave it to the last minute you may be too late to make any real changes, or worse – you might have a bad reaction.
Having a series of professional treatments will also allow you to reassess your at-home routine so it complements your facials.
If you are trying any new treatments (or you are new to facials) leave at least six weeks before the wedding to see how the skin reacts. If there is any negative reaction, your skin will have time to recover before your big day. You may well need a number of treatments to clear skin problems – your facialist will be able to tell you how many they think you’ll need.
So, what sort of treatments should you get? Take a look below for some ideas.
For dull skin
To brighten up dull skin, try a mild chemical peel or a microdermabrasion treatment. At home, be sure to use a moisture binding humectant like hyaluronic acid alongside a mild exfoliant like a cleanser containing AHA acids.
For mild acne/occasional breakouts
Try a treatment containing salicylic acid or a mild chemical peel. At home opt for formulas containing salicylic acid to help clear acne. Use a light oil-free moisturiser too, to ensure skin doesn’t dry out.
For severe acne
For more problematic skin, you might want to try laser treatments combined with salicylic peels. Consult with your dermatologist to ensure your at home routine is helping (not hindering) your professional treatments.
For oily skin
Laser treatments can help to reduce oil production, so ask your facialist about this. At home a mild retinol product will help to balance your skin. An oil-free hydrator in serum form will keep moisture levels regular too.