As a bride-to-be, you may have received a ton of advice on natural home remedies to get glowing skin. There’s no harm in following these DIY treatments, but TBH they don’t give any dramatic results that you’d be expecting as a bride-to-be. In fact, a lot of these natural ingredients do not suit all skin types and in some cases can also cause a severe reaction that takes weeks if not months to heal completely. Therefore, skin experts advise against trying them before your big day.
On the other hand, visiting a dermatologist a few weeks before the wedding for in-office treatments can give you the desired results. There are a lot of treatments that can put an end to your skin woes and give you radiant and gorgeous skin on your big day. Here are our top five picks for brides-to-be.
- 01. Dermarolling
- 02. Photofacial
- 03. Hydrafacial
- 04. Carbon peel with laser toning
- 05. Skin booster injections
Acne scars and hyperpigmentation are common skin concerns. These can be corrected with the help of a technique called dermarolling. In this process, the dermatologist uses a hand-held device that uses small needles to prick your face. They will first apply a numbing gel so that you don’t experience pain. The procedure creates tiny pores that increase collagen production in the skin and fades scars, giving you that healthy glow. Depending on your skin texture, you will require anywhere between 3-6 sessions with a gap of 5-6 weeks between each session.
Photofacial is one of the most popular skin treatments among brides-to-be as it addresses multiple skin concerns. Problems like acne scars, dark spots, fine lines, open pores, dark circles, blackheads, whiteheads & pigmentation can be corrected with this technique. Using the properties of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) laser, photofacial boosts collagen in the skin, making it look clear and youthful. Depending on the skin texture and problems, your dermatologist will decide the number of sessions required.
Another advanced facial technique popular among brides-to-be is hydrafacial. Each session cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin, leaving it looking bright and smooth. It tackles skin problems like wrinkles, dull skin, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and more. The results are quick and can be noticed right after the first session. Brides are suggested to go for at least 3-4 sessions before the wedding.
04. Carbon peel with laser toning
Those with oily skin type and concerns like open pores, blackheads and acne can benefit from this treatment. The dermatologist will first apply a layer of carbon onto the skin and then target the area using a laser technique. It removes oil from deep inside the pores and makes it soft and plump. A carbon peel with laser toning session will also increase collagen production making the skin tighter and glowy.
05. Skin booster injections
As the name suggests, this procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin. First, the skin is numbed with a gel, then a liquid is injected, followed by a facial massage to blend in the product. Hyaluronic acid nourishes the skin at the deepest level and gives a stunning glow. The recovery time is about 3-4 days and you may notice minor redness, but after that, your skin will look healthy and flawless.