Every bride wants to look her best on the most important day of her life and the best way to do so is start a beauty routine in advance. If you’re going to be a bride this year we know like most brides-to-be you have several beauty queries that you want answers to. Lucky for you we interviewed consultant dermatologist Dr. Mrunal Shah Modi, read on as she tackles all bridal beauty queries...

How many months in advance should I start my skincare routine?
 

How many months in advance should I start my skincare routine?

If you have any specific skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation or any marks on your skin then start the treatment a year in advance. Your skin needs time to treat and heal these skin concerns. If you have normal skin you can start 4-6 months prior. Also, as a dermatologist I advise to avoid any chemical peeling or microdermabrasion on your face 3-4 weeks before your wedding as this can lead to redness and irritation.

Which treatment will give me that bridal glow?
 

Which treatment will give me that bridal glow?

There are a number of treatments available for bridal glow these include – chemical peeling, microdermabrasion, laser, de-tanning, bridal glow facials. If the bride-to-be has a lot of facial hair she can opt for laser hair removal. However, consult your dermatologist before finalising on one of these treatments to avoid complications.

What changes should I make to my night time skincare routine?
 

What changes should I make to my night time skincare routine?

A month or two before the wedding follow this skincare regime – cleanse your skin thoroughly with a gentle cleanser, then exfoliate your skin well, hydrate with a good moisturiser and make sure you never sleep with your makeup on. Other than this regularly apply packs on your skin depending on your skin type to get that healthy glow.

What diet do you suggest I follow?
 

What diet do you suggest I follow?

I strictly recommend not go on any crash diet because this will make their skin look dull, saggy and leave you with unwanted stretch marks. This type of diet will also cause hair fall. Instead, have a nutritious diet rich in fruits and vegetables and avoid the following – smoking, alcohol, soda, tea and coffee, salt and sugar.