Wedding season is upon us, and for many of us, that means we’re getting excited to celebrate our loved ones’ special days and reconnect with friends and family. But if you’re a bride-to-be, your wedding has probably been at the forefront of your mind for months. At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we specialize in helping our patients feel beautiful, so to lend a hand to blushing brides, we’re offering a few tips to help you look your best for your wedding day and beyond.
- Give Your Skin a Once-Over
Most of us have qualities about our skin that we’d like to change, and usually it’s more than one—we have fine lines in several areas, or acne scars, or a dull complexion. For many of our patients, the best “first step” toward glowing skin is a treatment that applies to the entire face and can address multiple issues at once. Chemical peels, Dermalinfusion® (the latest wave of microdermabrasion), and laser skin resurfacing are all great skincare multi-taskers.
- Get the Devil Out of the Details
Too many brides have spent months on a bridal beauty regimen only to reach their wedding day and notice one detail that they’ve overlooked but suddenly can’t stop obsessing over. Make a list of all the cosmetic issues you’d like to address before your wedding, then look for a way to improve each one. For example, many brides find that Latisse® eyelash enhancement or eyelash tinting can give them the look they want for all those close-up photos of them gazing deeply into their new husband’s eyes.
- Diet with Caution
Almost every bride has nightmares about not fitting into her dress—there’s something a bit terrifying about having a dress that’s custom fitted for you (weeks in advance) for one of the most important days in your life. But it the midst of watching the scale like a hawk, be careful not to under-eat. Nutrients like Vitamins A, B and C are vital for healthy skin, so stick with a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to give your body everything it needs without packing on last-minute pounds.
- Don’t Neglect your Body Beauty
When we talk about a beauty regimen, usually we’re focusing on the face—after all, that’s the first thing we tend to notice when we look in the mirror. But unless your dress has long sleeves and a turtleneck, you’ll want to make sure to give some cosmetic attention to the areas that the dress will expose and accentuate. For example, treat yourself to laser hair removal to avoid the dreaded underarm five-o’clock shadow. Or, if you’ve fallen out of love with a tattoo that that’s front-and-center in your strapless dress, use your wedding as a reason to finally get laser tattoo removal.
- Think Beyond the Wedding—to the Honeymoon
One of the best parts about spending months (or years) working toward your dream wedding is the honeymoon you get to spend relaxing on the beach after all that work is done. But feeling self-conscious in that cute swimsuit you bought for the occasion can really put a damper on the fun. Prepare yourself for lounging on the beach with confidence using treatments that can smooth cellulite or eliminate spider veins.
- Put Your Stress to Bed
While getting ready for your wedding is one of the most exciting and optimistic times in your life, catering crises and decorating blunders can really pile on the stress. Not all wedding stress can be avoided, but it’s important to help yourself relax throughout the planning process. Not only is high-quality sleep necessary for radiant skin, but remember, the whole point of celebrating your wedding with family and friends is to have fun. If you have trouble relaxing on your own, leave it to the professionals by scheduling periodic massages leading up to the big day.
- Plan Ahead
This may be the most important part of a successful pre-wedding beauty regimen: start early and plan well. Some beauty treatments (like laser hair removal) require several sessions for best results, so it can take a while to complete the full process. Other procedures (like chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing) involve some recovery time before the results are fully visible, while still others shouldn’t be administered too far in advance because the results could fade before your special day. Timing your beauty plan right can be tricky, so schedule a consultation with us sooner rather than later—we can help you decide which treatments will best meet your needs and get all your appointments on the books, so all you have to do is follow your pre- and post-procedure instructions and show up.
Looking your best for your big day may seem like a lot of work, but we have one more trick up our sleeve to help—we offer savings packages exclusively for brides-to-be (featuring combinations of must-have treatments and free skincare products), plus great cosmetic specials every month. At Laser Lights, we love helping our patients look and feel like the beauties they are, especially when it comes to their special day. For more great beauty tips for your wedding day and beyond, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.