Bridal skincare can be tricky for many. From beauty advice thrown your way by relatives to attractive skin treatment packages offered by salons, you might find yourself getting overwhelmed by all of it. But the fact remains that nobody knows what your skin needs more than you. And your dermatologist. Yes, once your shaadi date is fixed, you have to have your dermat on speed dial for consultation. They will guide you on how to rejuvenate, repair and maintain healthy skin for the big day. One of the ways is through professional skin treatments. And the best way to pick the right kind is by having a proper one-on-one with your dermat. It is also essential to ask the right questions, and we have a few suggestions...
- 01. What is the right timeline for pre-wedding skin treatments?
- 02. How to choose the right treatment for you?
- 03. Exactly how invasive are the recommended treatments?
- 04. What are the post-treatment care procedures one must follow?
- 05. Are there any possible side-effects to the skin treatments?
01. What is the right timeline for pre-wedding skin treatments?
When it comes to skin treatments, it’s all about timing! Your dermatologist can recommend the right timeline to you depending on the concern you have (acne, pigmentation or just regular care). Given that pre-bridal treatments range from a 12-month to 1-month pre-wedding schedule, getting the timing right is absolutely crucial. Having a proper timeline will also help keep any last-minute double bookings at bay.
02. How to choose the right treatment for you?
As mentioned before, one-for-all bridal packages may not be the right one for you. Ask your dermatologist for recommendations on treatments, ingredients, and methods that will suit your skin type and concern. For instance, if you have dry skin and pick a facial that is aimed at oil and blemish control (which most bridal facials do), you might end up over-drying your skin.
03. Exactly how invasive are the recommended treatments?
When it comes to clinical skin treatments, make sure you are collecting all the necessary information, like how invasive are they and what exactly is the process involved. For instance, while IPL facials are non-invasive, skin polishing treatments do involve a certain level of invasion of the skin barrier. Staying informed about these details will help you better prepare for them.
04. What are the post-treatment care procedures one must follow?
As long as you're in the salon, your skin needs will be taken care of by experts. But what about the days that lie between the current appointment and the next one? Make a note of all the post-procedure care instructions recommended by your dermat. From the ingredients to avoid and essential precautions to take, you need to be mindful of taking proper care to make the results last longer.
05. Are there any possible side-effects to the skin treatments?
Yes, there are multiple benefits of getting skin treatments before your big day. But you have to be equally informed of the potential side-effects of said treatments as well. When performed by experts, the chances of any side-effects developing are minimal, which is why staying informed about them will help you prepare and plan better. For instance, you wouldn't want to schedule an exfoliating treatment a day before your wedding day, because you’ll need at least a day for the swelling and redness to settle!
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