BRIDES, February 2017
It goes without saying that just as a bride wants her wedding to be flawless, she dreams of a flawless complexion on the big day, too. It’s a safe assumption that on no other occasion will a woman be as photographed as on her wedding day, so the desire for glowing, smooth, pore-less skin is a given. Maintaining a regular ritual of washing, exfoliating, toning and hydrating is key to achieving healthy skin for the “I do” moment, but it is also advisable to have a few facials in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding day, to give skin a little extra boost. (Another pro tip: Take probiotics daily for inside-out beauty.) Along with, or in lieu of, a basic steam-extract-exfoliate-mask facial, these five types of treatments represent the latest, most effective derma technologies — not to mention the red carpet secrets of Hollywood's A-List — for guaranteed radiance come wedding day.
This technique for exfoliation is gaining in popularity, according to celebrity facialists like Georgia Louise (whose clients include Emma Stone and Amy Schumer). If you’re someone who wears a lot of makeup on a regular basis, it’s an option worth exploring. With this treatment, a practitioner uses a thin, 10-gauge scalpel to remove the top layer of dull, dead skin, revealing a fresher, brighter, softer new layer below. It makes for silky smooth makeup application for the big day, as well as a flawless finish. There’s zero downtime, and it also means there will be no peach fuzz showing up in the sunlight or a camera flash.