I get asked all the time by clients what they should do for their skin to have it in optimal condition for their wedding day, so I thought it might be helpful to write a post about it.
There are so many treatments out there that I am sure are fab, however I am only going to recommend the ones that I have personally had and can 100% recommend.
The treatments that I find best for makeup applications are those that exfoliate the skin making it smoother. We can always cover marks on the skin like scarring and pigmentation however, it is much harder to cover texture on the skin. The below treatments help with pigmentation and the key is to have multiple treatments anywhere up to 12 months before your wedding.
Disclaimer – Before having any skin treatment make sure you speak with your therapist about what treatments are right for your skin type.
If you can only afford to have one treatment then this is the one I would recommend. Micro’s remove the top layer of skin and leave your face feeling so smooth! Makeup goes on like a dream even after only one of these treatments. If you wanted to start having these 6 months out from your wedding they would also help with pigmentation, fine lines and clearing out pores.
There are so many types of chemical peels so depending on your skin type and concern there is a peel to suit you. I have had a few different peels and I think that my skin looked the best after an oxygenating peel. This peel brightened my skin like nothing else; I glowed for about a week after. I also love to have a microdermabrasion after a peel.
Aka exercise for the face! Depending on your skin needs your therapist will vary the products and steps needed to make sure you get the most out of your treatment. This can be combined with any of the above treatments.
Skin needling helps with scarring, skins texture, pore size and pigmentation. It will depend on your skins issues as to how many treatments you will need. I think they say between 3-8 treatments so this is something that you need to stick to and start up to 12 months before your wedding. This treatment has a some down time as you can’t wear makeup or go in the sun for a few days after.
A few more…
This one is a bit controversial…. I have had it twice and I LOVED it. I had a tiny amount under my eyes and in between my brows. I found that it took about a week before I noticed a change. It is expensive and less is definitely more!
I recommend having your tan two days before your wedding or event. Thursday nights are the most popular for a Saturday event. If you have never had a spray tan before I also recommend having a ‘trial’ tan.
People often ask if they should get lash extensions for their wedding and I say NO. They are great for day to day wear but for a makeup artist applying makeup they are not ideal. So if you don’t already have them, I don’t advise getting them just for the day. Getting a lash lift (lash perm) really opens up the eyes and make such a difference!
Lilash (eyelash growth serum)
I started using Lilash earlier this year and holy cow does this stuff work! I always thought eye lash growth serums were a bit of a fad and that they didn’t work – until I found lilash. I have been using mine for about 6 months and I get asked ALL THE TIME if I’m wearing false lashes. I don’t know the science behind it but apparently it stops the final stage in the hair growth cycle so instead of your hair naturally falling out it continues to grow. My lashes are longer, thicker, darker and curlier. The only down side is when you stop using it your lashes will start to fall out and get back into the natural hair growth / loss cycle.
My favourite places to have my skin pampered are Skinicity in Nedlands and Skin Aesthetic Studio in Caversham. I totally recommend Erin at Bramis for botox – on Wednesday’s they have a special where botox is only $10 a unit. Most places around Perth are $15 a unit so it’s a massive saving!
I hope this post has been useful. If you have any questions I am more than happy to answer them via the comment section here or on my facebook