There’s probably no better occasion to get pampered for than for your own wedding. The nails and hair are the obvious—just the tip of the iceberg. But a deeper look unearths a whole world of pre-wedding beauty treatments.
So what’s there to try? Lucky for you, you don’t have to start playing Nancy Drew. We’ve done the investigative work and narrowed it down to the top 10 picks of must-have beauty treatments for brides to try before the big day.
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Obviously, you want your face to look your best on your wedding day. With the spotlight shining on you all night, there’s no settling for anything less than perfect. Flaunting picture-perfect skin starts with a pre-wedding facial, and an experienced esthetician will have the ability to customize the treatment to suit your skin type.
When to do it? It’s recommended to book a facial about a week before your wedding. If any redness occurs, it’ll have more than enough time to subside.
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Flawless brows are the key to any look (and yes, that includes your wedding). With this semi-permanent treatment, you can show off bold brows without any need for makeup—and for the long haul. Using a nanoblade, pigment is deposited into the skin to fill in any gaps or correct the brow shape.
The entire procedure takes about 2 hours, and the results last for up to 24 months. So you’ll be able to skip filling in your brows well past your wedding. If you’re going to go for it, book your microblading appointment for at least 2 weeks before you walk down the aisle.
Let’s face it, nobody looks forward to dealing with false lashes on their wedding day. Sure, they look great but only until they don’t anymore. Trying out a lash service can eliminate your need for lash maintenance throughout the night, constantly checking whether or not they’re peeling up at the corners.
If you love the look of falsies, eyelash extensions are the right choice to go for. But if you prefer something a bit more natural, consider getting a lash lift and tint to accentuate your natural eyelashes. It’s best to get your lash treatment up to a week before, to make sure they stay fresh for the big day.
Not the usual treatment you’d have in mind for your pre-wedding checklist, but trust us, it’s one you’ll need. As exciting as planning a wedding can be, there are times when the stress levels go through the roof. It seems like there are always ten thousand other things to be done but focusing on our own wellness, especially in times of stress, should be a priority.
A rejuvenating massage can help not only your body relax, but the mind too. Be sure to take some much needed me-time with a massage once you’ve checked the majority of your wedding to-do list off.
If you’ve ever wanted to get a wax, now is your golden opportunity. This way, you’ll be able to keep your skin smooth, silky, and most importantly—stubble-free! And not only for your wedding, but you can also expect to still have smooth skin through your honeymoon.
Focus on areas such as the legs, arms, underarms, brows, and bikini line for the ultimate pre-wedding prep. Get your wax a few days before the day of your wedding, so that you won’t have to worry about any post-wax irritation.
Something you’ll definitely want to consider doing about a week or two before your wedding is getting a dermaplaning treatment. Dermaplaning is sort of like shaving your face, in a way. Except it uses a special blade to remove the top layer of your skin, giving you the perfect base for a pristine makeup application.
Not only that, you’ll be able to get deeper product absorption in your skincare routine and get rid of all that peach fuzz. The best part is, it’s a safe exfoliation option for all skin types.
When it comes to beauty treatments for the brows, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, if you’re not into microblading but still want to achieve major brow definition—then say hello to threading.
About a week or so before your wedding, get your eyebrows threaded to clean up the stray hairs and give them some shape. This is also a good time to tint them or try out a brow lamination service for a knockout combo.
Get your glow on, even if you have a winter wedding, with a spray tan. A natural-looking spray tan can give your skin a healthy glow to it. Besides, it won’t leave you looking washed out against a white wedding dress if you’re naturally pale.
Topping up your tan at least two days before is the best bet. This way your tan will have a little bit of time to fade and not rub off on your dress.
Laser teeth whitening
Every bride’s best accessory is a dazzling smile. And with the amount of photo opportunities there’ll be, you’ll want to flash your best smile every time. It might be too late to try out a few month long whitening program, but a laser teeth whitening treatment is something that can be done rather quickly.
In just one session, this procedure has shown to whiten teeth even up to four shades whiter! This one works best when it’s done at least two days before the wedding since you need to avoid staining foods for 48 hours after.
Fitting into the dress is imperative. There are actually several nonsurgical body contouring methods out there that can help reduce fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. With these procedures, you won’t have to worry about going under the knife, and with most, there’s little to no recovery time.
Body contouring methods like CoolSculpting can take multiple sessions to achieve desired results. So for this type of treatment, you’ll want to plan in advance to get the best results.