The BEST Facials To Get That Bridal Glow... For *Your* Skin!
Sakshi BudhrajaSenior Editor
We all have different skin types and therefore we go for beauty treatments suitable to the kind of skin we have. And when it comes to bridal beauty facials, your skin type and condition is of utmost importance. Especially if you’re selecting the kind you want to get done repeatedly during the run-up to the big day. Because you HAVE to glow on your wedding day and we won’t have it any other way; here are some of the best facials for brides-to-be, depending on their skin type. Start these about four months before your wedding, get them done once a month and say hello to radiant, healthy skin!
1. For oily skin – gel-based products work best!
Brides with oily skin should go for gel-based products for facials. Creamy facial packs can create havoc for the oil glands and this can even lead to acne. Ask your beautician to lightly massage your face in a circular motion – too long and hard a massage can lead to secretion of excess oil and that’s not what you’re looking for, are you?
2. For dry skin – hello, aroma oils!
Aroma oils, creamy face packs and a nice, long massage is what brides with dry skin should opt for. The oils and creams will hydrate the skin leaving it supple and glowy. Using an effective, granular scrub will be a wise choice, as that will soften out the skin by buffing away dead skin cells. Watch how your face glows on your big day after getting these done on a monthly basis!
3. For normal/combination skin – see what suits you the most
If you’ve been getting facials done for a while, you should know the kind that suits you best. It could be that your skin reacts well to an ‘au naturel’ fresh banana massage and pack, or you might get that extra glow with a relaxing aroma oil massage. Figure out the kind that suits your skin and go for that. You’ll have range of options to choose from, brides-to-be.
4. For sensitive skin – fresh fruits only, please
Gentle massages with fresh fruits is what works best on sensitive skin. Nothing like the glow that you get from applying fresh papaya, bananas or cucumber juice, right? Creams and various face packs bought off the shelf often have some amount of chemical in them, and when it comes to bridal beauty treatment, you wouldn’t want to take a chance with those. Book yourself for a soothing facial at a salon or spa that uses products made from natural ingredients to rejuvenate your skin.
5. For blackhead/whitehead prone skin – steam is a must
If you have to often deal with blackheads and whiteheads, a clean up is a must. Opt for gel-based products for this facial treatment and once the cleansing process is complete, a thorough massage with a scrub will help bring the blackheads and whiteheads to the surface. Get your beautician to use steam to open up the pores on your skin and then gently use a black/whitehead remover to remove the dirt from your face. Picking your face without using steam can leave scars and irritate the skin. Ensure that you finish off this facial with a cooling pack like multani mitti which will close your pores and make your skin wedding ready!
6. For skin that is prone to occasional breakouts - try a chemical peel
If your skin is a tad unpredictable and you’re worried about a badly timed breakout on your special day, discuss chemical peels with your dermat. It should be a mild one that contains salicylic acid to zap any prospective zits and keep your skin crystal clear. Anywhere between 6 to 10 treatments before D-day is what you need for flawless-looking skin.
7. For dull skin - Microdermabrasion is a great idea
A great way to get healthy, youthful and radiant skin is by a Microdermabrasion treatment by a dermatologist. It will buff away layers of dead, rough skin using micronized crystals to reveal fresh, smoother skin below. Discuss with your dermat how many sessions will give you the bright complexion you want. Just make sure not to get this facial a day or 2 before a function as it can cause temporary and slight redness.