Beautiful skin should start long before you say "I do". Guest blogger Mechelle Smith, Spa Manager and Esthetician, recommends starting a year before (or as soon as possible) if you want to obtain that luminous glow every bride strives for on her special day.
SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR BEFORE THE WEDDING
Wedding preparation should begin earlier than you think. Six months to a year before your special day, pick a reputable Spa/Esthetician and schedule a consultation to have your skin analyzed, discuss any concerns, and create a series of treatments to help you achieve your set "skin goals". For optimal results, commit to a home care regime as well. It is recommended to invest in a full skincare system comprised of carefully chosen products by your Esthetician. Remember: If you're not using proper products at home, you are not going to see all the possible results.
THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Three months before the wedding your Esthetician should make sure that your current home care is still the best for your skin needs. The condition of your skin changes all the time due to hormones, stress, diet, and various things. A check in will let you know if your regime needs to be revised.
THREE TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING
A few weeks before the big day is NOT the time to do anything aggressive. Think soothing and hydrating. Non-invasive resurfacing treatments are best to avoid unnecessary irritation. A few favorites for this time period would be a Vitamin C Facial, Classic Facial, and the very best...an 80 minute European Style Facial really focusing on cleansing and relaxation. You can never have too many of these services!
ONE WEEK BEFORE
The week leading up to the wedding, consider a Dermaplaning treatment; a gentle resurfacing treatment that removes two to three weeks worth of dead skin as well as peach fuzz. Just perfect for a completely flawless makeup application and perfect photographs on your special day! Ideally, the best way to keep skin healthy and clear is by getting a monthly facial treatment and using appropriate products for your skin type. It's best to get advice on a home care routine from your Esthetician, which will allow you to take the guess work out, thus avoiding drying, irritating or causing overactive sebaceous (oil) production. Following these steps will ensure that you have one less thing to worry about when it comes time to walk down the aisle!
Dermaplaning, 50 minute/80 minute Pure Results Facials, and Skinceuticals home care products are all my recommendations for your Bridal Skin Prep. Select treatments and products are offered exclusively at The Flowering Almond Spa. Master Esthetician, Maria Arnold, and the rest of the Esthetic Team, Lauren Padmore, Alexis Steele, and Brooke Martin, are all passionate about making every guest relaxed and beautiful! We hope to see you in soon!