Yes, I know its January. So why am I writing about bridal skin care now instead of June, the traditional wedding season? Its because pre-wedding skin treatments should begin now, so that your skin is ready before the actual wedding.
If you are having particular issues with your skin, this is the time to discuss them with an aesthetician, and develop a plan of action that meets your needs. If you are not currently under the care of an aesthetician, know that it takes a few months of regular treatments and proper home care to effectively address common skin care concerns. If you are currently receiving facials, discuss any concerns you have now with your aesthetician so that adjustments can be made in your treatments and home care regimen.
Skin doesn't stop at your face, as you'll no doubt discover when you try on a strapless dress, a gown with a lower neckline or even your honeymoon bikini. I've worked with brides who needed help with acne on the décolleté, upper arms or back; hyper pigmentation on elbows, knees and underarms; ingrown hairs at the bikini line or underarms. There are some conditions that respond well to proper skin care, and others that require a referral to a dermatologist.
If you're planning to wear makeup, its recommended to have trial runs for makeup, whether you are doing it yourself or using a professional makeup artist. Most makeup artists prefer that you have your skin in top condition before your makeup trial, because makeup sits better on skin that is smooth and clear.
Take the time to plan how you want your skin to look on your big day, and discuss this with your aesthetician today. I am always happy to consult with brides-to-be, so feel free to contact me at 917. 596. 9535 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Around this time of year two things tend to happen, as the weather gets drier and colder, and we've overindulged on holiday merriment;
- your skin is feels dry, dull, or is completely clogged or broken out
- you've resolved to do better in the new year.
So let's make a clean sweep of it, forget past mistakes, and work toward healthier skin. Here's the simple to follow plan;
1. Start eating better. You know what this means. Half of each plate should be vegetables (greater percentage should be cooked at this time of year). Make sure that you're getting a healthy serving of dark leafy greens at least once per day. Minimize dairy, and if you must have dairy, try sheep or goat milk varieties that are easier to digest. Reduce your sugar and sugar-y foods intake.
2. Hydrate inside and out. Minimize caffeine; opt for water with lemon or cucumber. Drink your body weight in ounces. Moisturize your skin morning and night, applying to damp skin, and applying enough to have your skin feel moist.
3. Throw out old makeup, replace with healthier versions, wash your makeup brushes.
4. Use products regularly, and only those that make sense for your type. Avoid harsh cleansers, exfoliate once per week, use a treatment masque or serum, and moisturize.
5. Its a good time of year to consider having some corrective treatments, so that by the time spring rolls around, your skin will be in shape. One of my favorites is microdermabrasion, and I have a special new method that uses organic flower grains, eliminating the need for aluminum crystals as in traditional microdermabrasion. My Organic Microdermabrasion series gives you a deep down clean by sweeping away dead skin cells and blackheads that clog the skin and make it dull, flaky, unable to accept moisturizer, or full of acne. This series will also help minimize fine lines, mild acne scars and sun damage.
6. Need some hand-holding? Sometimes it helps to have someone to work out the implementation of your plan, someone to hold you accountable, and some positive reinforcement. I'm always here for you!
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