04 Apr The Beauty Treatment Every Bride to Be Needs to Book
Bridal beauty has become a business of its own. With everyone wanting to look their best of their big day it’s no surprise that businesses want to cash in on the frenzy that #weddingprep can become. So it can be confusing for new and blushing brides to choose exactly what’s right for them and what’s worth including in their tightening budgets.
I was asked recently by an ex co-worker, who’s getting married at the end of the year, what she should be doing to get glowing skin before her wedding. Now, this is someone who washes their face once a day in the shower and wears only a small amount of makeup on a day-to-day basis. I started listing off some great products she can be using, glycolic acid, retinol, vitamin C etc. and some hard hitting in salon treatments, microdermabrasion, mesotheraphy, fraxel, the list goes on.
She was quickly confused, overwhelmed and un-willing to step out of her comfort zone to give new products and treatments a try. So I simplified it for her. If there’s any one treatment that all brides-to-be should be investing in, it’s light therapy.
The great thing about LED light therapy treatments is that there’s no downtime, no excessive redness, itching or flaking to be dealing with, they’re really affordable and target multiple concerns at once. It’s also a good choice for people who have sensitive skin or who want to avoid using strong chemicals on their skin.
You may have heard of Omnilux or Lite Lux treatments and be thinking it sounds pretty familiar. Well, the two are brand names of LED light treatments that are popularly used in salons across Australia.
Light treatments work by emitting coloured wavelengths of light energy. Various colours are used to treat different concerns. Blue light is great for killing bacteria and killing acne whereas red is used to target fine lines and wrinkles. Directing the wavelengths of coloured light on your skin encourages your skin cells to convert the light into energy to help the cells do their job.
The glorious side effect of the skin cells in your dermis layer being fed an extra dose of energy from the light is that they speed up their renewal process, repairing damaged skin and giving you that fresh faced glow we’re all in search of.
Over time, the accelerated renewal of skin cells will also help to reduce the size of your pores, help with uneven skin tone and begin to work on tightening sagging skin. The treatment doesn’t yield the same quick and dramatic results of heavy hitters like skin needling and prescription retinoids but you’ll leave your appointment feeling glowy and the whole no downtime or skin purging thing is a real bonus!
Your average session only takes 20mins so it’s realistic to be popping in on your lunch break. It’s recommended that you get a few treatments a week for a four to six-week period before your big day. After your initial burst of sessions, you can steady them out to once a week or fortnight to maintain your results.
So what are you waiting for? Easy to get, glowing skin is waiting for you! Search a few fave treatments below…