We recently received a question in our “Ask Dérmica” feature.
how soon should i start prepping for my wedding day?”
It’s never too soon to start planning for your big day, especially when it comes to your skin. It can take several months for your skin to clear unwanted blemishes, plump up fine lines and wrinkles, and banish dark spots, so the sooner you get started the closer you’ll get to your skin goals.
We’ve come up with a 3 Step Program for healthy manageable skin for any occasion or just everyday wash and wear ;)
STEP 1: Professional Treatment
This is your professional service and typically the first step to the 3 Step Program. Our skin care professionals will help you select the right treatment for your skin concern and help you establish a routine for follow-ups, as you may need more than 1 session of your selected treatment.
Your professional treatment will give your skin the most visible result and get to the source of your skin concerns. Think of this step as the booster for all things to follow.
Depending on what your skin type, age, and concern is, you will be directed to one or a combination of the following treatments.
The Chemical Peel
Chemical Peels are used to deliver deep exfoliation benefits that cannot be achieved by simply scrubbing the skin. The molecular structure of the acids is so fine that they can penetrate below the surface and seperate the top layers of the skin. This process leaves the skin renewed and gives way to clearer skin with every treatment.
Chemical Peels can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Pricing is $145+ and service time is approximately 30 minutes.
Photofacials are delivered using an IPL System that penetrates light directly into its target in the skin. The light causes a heating effect which either dissolves unwanted matter such as pigment or broken blood vessels, or multiplies the source creating volume. Results are quick to follow and long lasting.
Photofacials can be booked 3 – 4 weeks apart until desired results are achieved. Prices range from $45 – $175 and service time is 20 – 45 minutes.
STEP 2: Maintenance
Now that we have your skin where we want it, a routine facial should do the trick. This will also ensure that we can track our progress and intervene if your skin decides to backtrack.
Facials are great for maintaining healthy skin. They are also great for minor concerns such as congested pores, few breakouts, dull skin, or minor pigment imperfections. It may also be suggested as an opener to other services if you have heavy build-up in the pores.
Facials are basically the most thorough cleanse, exfoliation, and zit popping session your skin will ever have.
Facials can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Prices ranges from $85 – $125 and service time is 1hr – 1hr 45min.
STEP 3: Home Care and Pre-Day Prep
Now that you have invested your time, money, and effort into achieving this glow you should treat it right outside of the spa. Choosing the right products for your skin type is key to preventing the problems from reoccurring.
Your skincare professional will help you select the appropriate products for daily use and guide you on how to use them appropriately. Not every product needs to be used according to their written rules and some may have other uses not listed.
TOP 3 products to have on hand: Cleanser, Eye Care, Moisturizer.
Although we cannot be there to prep your skin the day of here are some tips the night before:
SKIN Wedding Prep
- Double cleanse with your desired cleanser. Take your time massaging into every corner of you face and neck using circular motions.
- Exfoliate using a mild scrub or gentle enzyme exfoliant. Make sure to include your lip and neck area. Having a fresh canvas will ensure your makeup stays and sets smooth.
- Mask using a light gel mask for hydration or pore refining to shrink pores in the t-zone. Make sure you don’t let them set too long as you don’t want any last-minute mishaps.
- Eye Care because it’s a must always. This will help tone puffiness and lighten dark circles.
- Lip Care will help soften your pucker for that newlywed PDA.
- Moisturize as per usual including your neck. Use good pressure to help stimulate circulation and increase your glow.
Now let’s toast to the happily wedded couple and their glowing SKIN!
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