For many, a person’s wedding is a huge milestone in their lives. No matter how big or small your celebration is, chances are you want to look your best and feel beautiful.
As flawless skin is only a product of photoshop, no amount of treatments or scrubbing will get rid of your pores.
However, there are a number of things that can be done to make your skin look its absolute best leaving you with a happy glowing appearance on your special day.
This article will cover all you need to know about getting in that all-important pre-wedding facial to ensure you are glowing on your big day!
What Do You Want To Achieve?
Firstly, if you’ve not had a facial before you might not be aware that there are so many different types that can help fix specific issues.
It’s important to ask yourself what you want to gain out of your skincare regime. Do you want to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Do you want to reduce redness or improve the appearance of blemishes?
These are the main 7 types of facial to choose from:
Using Your Engagement As A Test Run
Those who get regular facials anyway may already be familiar with what works best for their skin and what treatments they need to have.
For those newbies, depending on when you’re reading this, we would ultimately suggest using your engagement as a trial run to get a facial and see how your skin reacts.
If you’re well past that stage then don’t worry, your beauty therapist will be able to find the best solution for you to fit in with your time frame.
There Is No One Perfect Treatment Plan
It can be easy to get sucked into the celebrity suggestions and ‘magic’ fix that some targeted ads claim to provide.
Realistically, the products we see in targeted ads are nothing more than glossy sales tactics, and chances are the celebrity treatments are out of our price range.
Finding a treatment plan that fits your needs and your skin is the best way to go. Although your bestie may have had the best facial of her life, your skin may react badly and cause a lot of irritation.
Don’t Forget About The Neck
Skincare doesn’t just involve your face. The neck is also an important part of your regime. It’s easy to tell when someone has ignored their neck as it’s just as visible as the face and something you’ll also want to look bright and radiant on the day.
Your dermatologist will be able to work out a plan with you that also incorporates your neck and other areas that will be on display. A good rule to practice in general is to always moisturize your neck as you cover your face.
6-8 Months Before The Wedding
Ideally, six to eight months before the wedding we would seek the advice of a dermatologist to start up a complete skincare routine that can be followed in their office and at home. This may include getting regular facials.
Skin cells usually take around 28 days to turnover, which means having a monthly facial will take a while to see noticeable results.
The longer you have to prepare, the more noticeable difference you will see in your skin. One facial won’t fix all your problems, unfortunately.
The professionals will give you all the information on how regularly you need to be seen, how to make changes in diet and exercise to work with the issues at hand, and any products that need to be purchased.
One tip we probably don’t need to tell you is to drink plenty of water! Never underestimate the power of good old water to make your skin look healthy and glowy.
1 Week Before The Wedding
With just one week to go, it’s important not to include any new products in your skincare regime as this may cause redness and irritation at the last stretch. Continue with the agreed-upon skincare and don’t fall victim to those ‘quick fix’ labels.
This also goes for getting in that last facial, one week before the wedding day you can still enjoy a nice relaxing facial but it should be gentle and hydrating to avoid similar occurrences.
If you’re reading this and you’ve never had a facial before and you’re about a week away from your wedding, we’re sorry but it’s not worth chancing it!
Those with sensitive skin may be more liable to breaking out or having a reaction which is just another unneeded stress.
At this point, you can also start to ditch some of the skincare products you’ve been using, especially the harsher ones.
Any chemical exfoliants, retinol, or Vitamin C may cause slight irritation. As you’ve followed a regime for a while, your skin will be fine without these.
The Week Of The Wedding
Many dermatologists will agree that the only treatment they would recommend having on the week of your wedding is a HydraFacial.
This is a facial that uses a suction motion to remove any dead skin cells from the surface of your skin before serums are infused with the skin to keep it nice and hydrated.
The goal of this facial is to help give you that overall glowing complexion by removing congested skin and uneven texture. So if you’ve already had one of these and your skin reacted well, it’s okay to have them a few days before the wedding.
The Wedding Day
All you need to focus on is some light skincare and plenty of moisturizer when it comes to the big day and no matter how much you want to make that extraction, leave it alone! Your skin will thank you later.
The Bottom Line
Now you’ve made it through the article, consider yourself more prepared for the big day with all our handy hints and tips. Remember to drink plenty of water and more importantly, enjoy yourself!