Brides, with any luck, you’re reading this in a calm, confident state-of-mind. Months (and months) of planning are behind you, and now you’re down to the last handful of details, the icing on the proverbial cake. Included among them should be a bit of self-care.
A massage is great for alleviating stress, but is it going to have an appreciable effect on your appearance? Not really. You know what will? Microdermabrasion. It can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, age spots, acne scarring, wrinkles and fine lines, and other skin imperfections, all within a single treatment, ensuring your face is glowing all day long. How does it work, you ask? Read on.
Buffing and polishing
While you’ve probably heard of microdermabrasion before now—it was the fourth-most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure performed last year—it’s one of those treatments that everyone other than the truly skin-obsessed don’t know much about.
It works by exfoliating the skin with microscopic crystal free diamond-tips that remove the superficial outer layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, rejuvenated face. Several diamond-tip hand-pieces will gently exfoliate and simultaneously suction up the dead skin cells. Essentially, they’re buffing and polishing your face. It’s done as an in-office procedure without any downtime or a numbing agent, and it usually takes about an hour.
Those with fine lines, uneven pigmentation, or clogged pores stand to benefit the most from microdermabrasion, but it’s considered a safe and effective treatment for almost every kind of skin type and color.
You should also have an aesthetician approved home care system to further compliment your microdermabrasion treatment and for long lasting results. It will help you with your wedding glow, long after you say ‘I do!’
Immediate results and no downtime
The best part about microdermabrasion is that you’ll see the results right after your treatment. Even more, there’s little to no downtime. You should be able to get right back to your day as soon as you leave the doctor’s office. You can even apply makeup if necessary for those last minute errands.
You’ll want to keep your skin hydrated and stay out of the sun—your face can be more sensitive to it for a few weeks after the treatment—but you won’t miss a step. Which means you can schedule a treatment while you’re checking off the other assorted loose ends over the last few days before your big day.
Just imagine yourself: As beautiful as you’ve ever looked, and not even a hint of the stress that wreaked havoc on your life for the last several months. All of it gone in less than an hour.