Tres Belle Spa Advises Brides On How to Ready Skin For Winter Weddings featuring "Best Drugstore Buys" to Biologique Recherche.
Winter wedding season is upon us. Many clients have inquired about prepping their skin to look hydrated and fresh for their photos and beyond. Everyone's skincare needs are different. In this blog my objective is to cover the most common skin complaints as well as budgets from Drugstore to luxury.
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WEDDING SEASON: ALL EYES ON YOU
Giving your make-up artist clean fresh skin to paint on will not only help your make-up last, healthy skin will boost your glow far past your big day, and show in your photos. You feel fresh, clean and confident when your skin looks it's best. Find your skin "type" and a few of my suggested treatments below. I have listed something for everyone from DIY'ers to Book Me An Appointment'ers.
Could Be Brighter:
See A Pro- Dermaplane is a method of exfoliation that removes top layers of dry, dead skin. It smoothes fine lines and rejuvenates skin showing signs of hormonal changes. Using light, feathering strokes, upper skin layers are safely abraded improving the skin's ability to absorb topical skin treatments and completely drink in vitamins. As a wonderful bonus, vellus hair ( peach fuzz ) is completely removed leaving you with baby soft skin that lasts for weeks.
WHAT TO SHOP FOR- Look for the words brighten, even tone
FANCY: P50 PIGM 400 lotion
PHARMACY: Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum
DIY- Make a paste of baking soda and water and massage onto face. Be as gentle as possible as if your face was a babies tush.
Could Be Firmer:
See A Pro- Try Microcurrent. Long recognized as an aid in speeding the recovery of soft tissue damage, microcurrent found its place in the aesthetics field. Discovered by pure accident by a physician performing treatments on patients with Bell's Palsy, the doctor saw the skin of his patients start to look younger and firmer. Now, using the same technology, we are able to sculpt the cheekbones and help clients with such concerns as sagging skin at the face, eyes, jowls and neck. Light current works at a cellular level to erase muscle memory from the skin, therefore smoothing its surface and releasing your wrinkles. It's like a natural Botox. It is a very comfortable procedure and your esthetician should use professional grade products used to firm the skin.
WHAT TO SHOP FOR- Look for lifting and firming
FANCY- Masque Crème Biofixine by Biologique Recherche, H.A. INTENSIFIER by Skinceuticals
PHARMACY- Weleda Firming Serum Pomegranate
DIY- Egg white, aloe and cucumber mask. Blend and apply using upward motions. Leave on for 30 minutes, rinse with cold water and pat dry.
Could Use An Overhaul: You are not alone if you're having major skin issues right now.
See A Pro- Have a Custom Facial so that your esthetician can address your individual needs. They will work together with you to come up with a step by step treatment regime to improve your skin over time. You might consider booking monthly appointments depending on the offerings available to you.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR- rejuvenating, toning
FANCY- P50 lotion and Creme Splendide by Biologique Recherche, CE Ferulic Serum and A.G.E. Interrupter by Skinceuticals
PHARMACY- RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturizing Cream
DIY- Start with diet. Eliminate dairy, white four, sugar and processed foods. Your skin will likely purge at first but then it will begin to show positive changes. Drink tons of water. Be dedicated to keeping your skin clean. Wash your face morning and night. Exfoliate with a touch of baking soda. Hydrate with hyaluronic serums, and sunscreen and moisturize every day.