9 ways to pamper yourself before your wedding
All that wedding planning is hard work! As the bride, be sure to take some time for yourself and relax. Dr. Jessica Glenn, from Bella Rose Skin Care and Wellness Center, shares 9 ways to pamper yourself before your big day!
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1. Skin Scope Analysis (6-12 months prior to wedding)
This helps identify imperfections or sun damage on the skin that can't be seen by the naked eye.
"It allows us to target areas [more] than if we were just doing an assessment without a scope. We also start someone on a customized skin care regimen," said Dr. Glenn.
2. Laser Hair Removal (6 months prior to wedding)
There are many areas you can choose to use to get hair removed such as your full body, under arms, bikini, a Brazilian and facial hair.
"We usually sell them in packages of six sessions because it takes about that to completely get rid of the hair," said Dr. Glenn. "When we do it you have to hit the hair in its active phase of growth and all of your hair is in different phases"
3. Eye Lash Extensions (1 week or less prior to wedding)
Give yourself the gift of a full lash look, without all the mascara.
"We use Nova Lash Extensions, which are individually applied to each lash." said Dr. Glenn. "It gives you a nice, full eyelash and those typically last 2-3 weeks."
4. Brow Shaping and Tinting (couple days prior to wedding)
Get your brows waxed and shaped to perfection before your wedding. Tinting also gives your brows a more defined look you may have been searching for.
"We apply it directly to the brow area and it gives you a nice defined darker brow," said Glenn. "Most people don't use brow pencil after that. It lasts about a week."
5. Cool Sculpting (3-6 months prior to wedding)
It's described as a liposuction equivalent, without the invasiveness of a procedure like that.
"With a lot of brides a popular area to do is the bra fat, because they wear strapless dresses or they have the extra skin above the dress popping out. That really bothers a lot of brides," said Dr. Glenn. "Any area that you can pinch that has fat, you can cool sculpt."
6. Microdermabrasion or Dermaplaning (3-6 months prior to wedding)
For microdermabrasion, a diamond tip abrasion attached to vacuum is used on the skin. Dr. Glenn says this "sucks up the dead skin cells and helps to resurface the skin, so it takes off that dead skin cell layer that we have on the face."
For dermaplaning, a special set of blades is used on the skin to take the dead layer of skin off.
"This is very popular with brides, because when you take off those little blonde hairs your makeup lays so much smoother."
7. Botox and Dermal Fillers (1 month prior to wedding)
While Botox helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers can be used eliminate folds in your face and to plump up your lips for a bigger pout.
"Typically Botox lasts about 90 days," said Dr. Glenn. "Dermal fillers last between 6 months to two years depending on what filler you get. Sometimes you can get bruising so you want to make sure you get those ahead of time."
8. Teeth Whitening (2 months prior to wedding)
After just one session, you'll have a brighter and whiter smile for your big day.
"We use Davinci LED laser lights. We put gel on your teeth and then you sit in front of the laser lights. The laser helps to activate the gel and it's a much quicker process," said Dr. Glenn. "It takes about an hour when you come in to do the whitening."
9. Spray Tanning (3 days prior to wedding)
A natural looking tan is a must for any bride-to-be!
"We use Bronze Biologic Tanning Solution – the products are very safe, made of botanical ingredients, they use cane sugar. It's a very natural looking tan. Usually lasts about a week," said Dr. Glenn.
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