With your wedding coming up in a couple of months, you may be starting to plan your bridal beauty treatments to ensure that you are picture-perfect ready. While you may know of the manicure, pedicure, and massage, there are many other must-try bridal beauty treatments that will have you ready for your big day with glowing skin. As with all beauty treatments, there is potential for side effects, so be sure to talk to your dermatologist or explain to the doctor performing these procedures if you have any allergies or skin sensitivities, as these can affect the treatments performed.
- Isolaz. This is a procedure that is relatively painless and will remove acne. Essentially, a vacuum and laser work together to extract oil from pores, and then reduce the skins bacterial content, and it can also remove unwanted hair and even out skin tone. There is zero to minimal pain, and you'll want to begin this treatment about a month before your big day. Each treatment lasts 10 minutes, and you'll want 1-4, depending on your skin. The only downside is slight redness right after the treatment, but it can easily be covered up with makeup.
- Microdermabrasion. Think of this as an extreme version of exfoliation, but not recommended for those with extremely sensitive skin or rosacea. Unfortunately, it can aggravate those conditions, and make it much worse. The process is essentially a treatment that removes the top layer of skin to reveal a tighter second layer that was underneath. You'll want to do this around 6 months before your big day, and while there is no downtime, it may cause some redness.
- Botox. This will give you completely smooth skin, and has become much more common than it once was, which is a great option for those who don't want any frown lines on their big day. The best part is, you only need one treatment, one month ahead of your big day, and the most common side effect is some bruising, so you may want to schedule some vacation days or work from home time, just until the bruising fades away.
- Diet change. If you happen to suffer from redness, also known as rosacea, changing your diet can help with the redness. Certain foods, for an unknown reason, are known to cause redness, including red wine, spicy foods, and caffeine. Tomatoes and dairy can also be bad for those with rosacea, so make sure to swap those out of your meal plan for a couple of weeks leading up to your big day.
- Professional whitening. This is relatively inexpensive, quick, and definitely painless. However, keep in mind, whitening can cause sensitivity for up to a month, so you'll want this no later than one month ahead of your big day. You'll also want to be careful, after a whitening treatment, staining is more likely, so be careful with that coffee.
- Spray tan. We recommend this over a tanning booth, there are many dangers of tanning booths that spray tans just don't offer, thankfully. Give yourself a couple of days before this one, and make sure to get it done professionally. You're less likely to have any orange streaks than if you were to do this yourself.
- Body scrub and wrap. This is going to relax you by removing dead skin, and then helping it to regenerate and return a healthy glow once that dead skin is gone. It also helps with dehydrated skin on your body.
These are just a few of the must-try bridal beauty treatments. As with any skin treatment, make sure to thoroughly do your research before choosing a place, and for anything that may cause irritation, give yourself enough time for it to fade before your big day. The last thing you want is to have a facial the night before your wedding, you will have redness, and your makeup may not be enough to cover it.