Brides indulge in a number of beauty treatments before the wedding. And rightly so! It’s YOUR day and you’ve got to make sure you look your absolute best. So, a good facial is an absolute must. It doesn’t just prep your skin for the wedding but also keeps it glowing and radiant after the celebrations too. Here are a few new pre wedding bridal facials that every bride-to-be must try.
1. Microdermabrasion facials
A microdermabrasion treatment removes the top layer of your skin, thus getting rid of dead cells and debris, giving you a youthful glow. A specialized medical device is used to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. The facial can result in a slight redness on your face so try and schedule the last one at least a week before your pre-wedding functions begin. While suggested for every skin type, it’s best to consult a certified dermatologist before opting for this facial. It’s one of the few skin treatments that requires a doctor’s supervision - don’t believe your parlour-wali aunty that she’s a pro at it! There’s also a chance that your skin is very sensitive to the treatment - you’ll need medical attention then! Also, your skin will become extremely sensitive to sun after the treatment, so avoiding the rays completely or investing in a good sunscreen (SPF 40-50) is a must. This treatment should not be combined with any other skin therapy. Sessions required: 5 sessions within 3 months. The effect stays for 10 days. Where: Kaya Skin ClinicPrice: Rs 4,600 per session. They also have package deals.
2. Aromatherapy facial
Aromatherapy facials are becoming very popular. They’re one of the best ways to pamper your skin with the use of essential oils. They’re suitable for all skin types. Your therapist will use oils after examining your skin type and problem areas. So be it dry skin or acne spots, the oils will tackle the exact problems you face. An aromatherapy facial is also extremely relaxing - just what a bride-to-be needs! Sessions required: Keep a gap of 15 days between sessions. 3 - 5 sittings are great before the wedding. The effect stays for a week. Where: Blossom Kochhar - Earth To BottlePrice: Rs 2,000 per session
3. Gold facial
The key ingredient in a gold facial is a cream and gel containing 24K gold. The facial involves special methods of massage that encourages lymphatic drainage and toxin removal. It’s recommended for those looking for improved blood circulation, skin elasticity or removal of age lines.Sessions required: Once a month for 4 - 6 months before the weddingWhere: Ambika Pillai SalonPrice: Rs 2,000 per session