Top facial treatments to get now to make you shine on your wedding day By Taylor Shillam
If it feels like your wedding day to-do list contains all the things, why not make some of them feel like treating yourself? You can start preparing your wedding-day look early by booking expert skin care in the form of a facial treatment. From the classic facial to more modern, advanced varieties, today’s facial treatments can deliver customized results that banish unwanted fine lines, blemishes and dead skin to restore a youthful shine in time for the big day.
It’s time to take a well-deserved pampering break that provides an added bonus of enhancing your wedding-day glow. Here, you’ll find some of the top facial treatments you can book right now to shine on your wedding day:
The Hydrafacial uses Vortex technology, a device that offers deeper penetration beneath the skin and long-lasting results. The Hydrafacial’s wand tool works like a vacuum to open pores and easily extract dead skin, leaving room for rejuvenating, nutrient-rich boosters to deeply penetrate the skin. Each booster is a concentrated formula full of active ingredients that your esthetician can customize to meet your goals.
The Hydrafacial follows three simple steps: a deep cleansing and softening of the skin, extraction from the pore, and the final hydration phase that nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Hydrafacials are known to produce quick results and are often recommended for skin that is very dull, dry, and needs a rehydrating, replenishing lift.
A facial and a massage? The combination may sound too good to be true as a single treatment, but lymphatic massage facials make this possible through gentle, targeted kneading in select areas of the face.
The lymphatic system is a key component of the body’s immune system, aiding in the removal of excess water and waste from the body. The gentle kneading involved in lymphatic facials helps to boost overall circulation while stimulating the lymphatic glands found in the face, resulting in reduced water retention that minimizes any sign of facial puffiness and provides a balanced post-treatment glow.
Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can improve both the appearance and feel of the skin, on the face, neck and hands. A chemical solution is applied to the affected area to exfoliate the skin and eventually peel off, revealing refreshed skin underneath. Chemical peels often reduce skin damage and the appearance of fine lines.
Depending on your budget and desired result, you’ll choose from varying levels of peel, from the superficial peels that only affect the outermost layer of the skin to deeper peels that penetrate through its central layers.
Dermaplaning treatments are an excellent way to exfoliate the skin by gently stripping away the top layer of dull skin cells to reveal a brighter complexion underneath. Your esthetician will use a special tool called a dermatome, which uses a small blade to gently shave off the top layer of the skin.
Minimally invasive dermaplaning treatments are also popular for removing excess peach fuzz and balancing the appearance of acne scars, sun damage and fine lines. As an added bonus, without the extra layer of dead skin cells and tissue, healthy skin-care products can more easily penetrate the skin to work their magic.
LED Light Therapy
The high-tech LED facial uses low-level light therapy to help fade hyperpigmentation, fight blemishes and smooth fine lines. LED light technology is free of harmful, damaging UV rays—instead, the LED comes in a selection of safe wavelengths that can target different aesthetic goals. For example, red light therapy can stimulate collagen production and elasticity deep within the skin, and blue light can banish inflammation bacteria-causing acne.
Any skin type can benefit from LED light therapy, and light therapy typically doesn’t require a lengthy treatment session, making it the perfect add-on to other facial treatments. Your esthetician will help you select the right light color and treatment length to achieve your desired results.
Sculpting or Firming Facial
Firming facials can use advanced devices and tools to sculpt, firm and lift the skin, such as a vibration therapy tool or microcurrent device. These tools allow for deep treatments and even results that include the prevention of unwanted sagging, plus the lifting and sculpting of select facial features, like the cheekbones.
This type of facial is often referred to as a “workout facial,” in the way it lifts and tones the facial muscles, just like a gym session would for the rest of the body!
When you’re not sure where to start with facial treatments, it’s a good idea to start simple. The process behind a classic facial consists of basic skin-care features, including a thorough cleanse, exfoliation, steam, light massage, extraction, and a mask. Each part of the process, including the products used, is customizable to your unique skin type. Classic facials are an excellent place to start to remove unwanted blackheads and whiteheads, maintain skin hygiene, and leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated overall.
After you’ve completed your chosen facial treatment, you’ll want to maintain your glowing results well into the future with the proper skin-care products. At your appointment, your esthetician will provide tips for caring for your skin at home, including the best products for your skin type and lifestyle tips to maintain a healthy glow through your wedding day, and beyond!