Bridal Prep: Your 6 Month Plan to Your Best Skin!


Every bride wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day, and that includes having flawless, glowing skin. But with all the planning that goes into a wedding, it can be easy to overlook the importance of a good skincare routine. That's why we've put together a six-month plan for bridal skin prep that will help you achieve your best complexion yet. Whether you're a super-organized bride who starts a year out, or a last-minute bride who needs to get your skin in shape quickly, this plan has got you covered. 

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At our skincare clinic, we understand that every bride is unique and has different skincare needs. That's why we offer fully customized bridal skin treatment plans to help you achieve your best complexion yet. Our registered nurses will assess your skin, discuss your concerns and goals, and develop a personalised plan that incorporates the latest skincare technologies and products. Let us help you achieve the wedding-day glow you deserve!

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+6 Months to the Big Day - Invest in Repair Treatments

If you are trying to change or repair any skin concerns, we recommend starting at least six months before your wedding day. This time frame allows you to address any specific skin concerns, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines, and develop a personalised skincare routine that will help you achieve your best complexion yet. By starting these treatments early, as well as getting a headstart on correcting your skin concerns, this also allows you to trial the treatments well ahead of the big day! Some treatments to consider starting in advance are: 

SkinPen is a medical micro-needling (or skin needling) device. Micro-needling is a form of collagen induction therapy, using tiny needles to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response. In this response, new tissue and skin cells are formed, producing significant improvements to the tone and texture of the skin.  

IPL 'Intense Pulsed Light' is an effective rejuvenation treatment using light therapy to break down melanin in the skin, reversing pigmentation and creating a more even skin tone. IPL is also used to effectively treat acne and breakouts, destroying bacteria and calming inflammation. By effectively treating conditions such as acne, Sun damaged and rosacea, this could be the perfect treatment for you to even out your skin tone before the big day and plan in advance to make sure you can fit in the required treatments for radiant and glowing skin on your wedding day! This treatment also offers minimal downtime, easy to fit into the busy wedding planning schedule! 

The Ultraformer is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment using the power of ultrasound (also known as Ultherapy or HIFU High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) to lift not just the skin but also the deep muscle layer underneath. The Ultraformer uses deep dermal micro-heating and contraction for a multi-layered lifting, tightening and rejuvenation effect. It promotes maximum collagen production meaning plumper, tighter more youthful skin.

This would also be the time to trial injectables, if its something you are considering. Anti-wrinkle injections are an instant way to directly target fine lines and wrinkles on the face. At The Clinic, we have over 20 years experience and take a total face approach to ensure a natural result. Our most popular treatment is the Glabella (frown lines), Frontalis (forehead lines) and Crows Feet (around the eyes).Anti-wrinkle injections can give you a more relaxed and youthful looking face, forehead or eyes, whilst still allowing mobility. Anti-wrinkle injections are particularly effective in treating deep frown lines and expression lines.

Lip enhancement involves skill-fully deciding on insertion points and volumes to be used in your lips to achieve a particular shape. Our goal for lip enhancement is to beautify the client, augment the lips, creating a more defined smile, creating symmetry and softening the face. 

After initial consult our nurses will devise yourat-home skincare regimen. Our nurses possess the knowledge to tailor skincare routines to individual skin types, addressing specific concerns and optimising results. This early initiation allows ample time to trial new products, ensuring compatibility and efficacy, while our nurses monitor the skin's response, making adjustments as needed. 

By getting these treatments 6 months in advance, you are giving yourself more time to make any adjustments or touch ups as needed, and the results will have settled enough in time for the wedding! Additionally, spacing out your treatments allows for more gradual natural looking results, avoiding any sudden changes or adverse reactions to the treatments. 

3-6 Months to the Wedding: The Skin Glow Up 

Schedule professional treatments like chemical peels to address any superficial skin concerns and improve your skin's overall health and appearance. These treatments can help to brighten your complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and minimise the look of pores. 

Ultimately, choosing the right peel for your skin type can be a game-changer when it comes to achieving healthy, glowing skin. Whether you're looking to reduce the signs of ageing, combat acne, or simply refresh your complexion, there is a skin peel out there that is perfectly suited to your needs. 

Explore our blog on discovering the perfect peel here

The HydraFacial treatment stands out as the perfect skincare regimen for brides leading up to their wedding day, offering a blend of skin maintenance and customisation tailored to individual needs. Its gentle yet effective exfoliation, extraction, and hydration process ensure a radiant and refreshed complexion with each session. What makes HydraFacial particularly ideal is its versatility, allowing brides to incorporate boosters tailored to their specific skin concerns, whether it be brightening, clarifying, or hydrating. Just as one commits to the gym to sculpt their body for the big day, HydraFacial serves as the ultimate workout for the skin, ensuring it's in optimal condition to showcase that coveted bridal glow. With consistent sessions leading up to the wedding, brides can confidently step into their special day knowing their skin is nurtured, rejuvenated, and primed to radiate beauty.

For your anti-wrinkle injections, you may want to get a small top up following your previous session before the big day as it usually lasts for 4-6 months. However, its important to remember to avoid getting anti wrinkle injections too close to the wedding as it takes a few weeks for results to show, and there is a small risk of bruising at the injection site! With dermal and lip filler, they usually last a lot longer. If there are small changes and adjustments you would like to make, wed advise this to be done 2 months before the wedding to allow for any bruising, swelling etc. to subside and for the filler to settle. 

1-3 Months to the Wedding: Maintain your Radiance

During this time, going for treatments that hydrate, plump and exfolaite with no down time are the goal to get that desried glow without irritation. 

One of our newest treatments we would recommend during this time is MPT Rejuventation (AKA Skin Showering). Packed with 7 Hyaluronics, 10 Multi-Peptides, Niacinamide and PDRN, the Ultrabooster Handpiece delivers deep hydration, anti-ageing and skin healing properties to the skin cells. The best thing about the MPT Rejuvenation is there is no downtime! Your face will be brighter, plumper and dewy from the skin booster serum with a visible reduction in fine lines. After only 1 treatment your skin will be glowing and plump, however we recommend repeat treatments every month to keep up that dewy youthful glow.

1 Month to the Wedding: Last Minute Touches

In the weeks leading up to your wedding, stick to a consistent skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, moisturising, and targeted treatments for your specific skin concerns. Avoid using harsh or abrasive products that could irritate your skin or cause breakouts and stick to what's worked for you so far! 

Wondering where to start with an at home regime - read our blog on your bridal skin survival guide! 

Brides may choose to undergo dermablading a few weeks before their wedding day to achieve a smooth and flawless complexion. Dermablading is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment that involves using a scalpel to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (also known as "peach fuzz") from the face. This process not only reveals brighter, smoother skin but also allows your skincare products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively!  The reason for doing dermablading a few weeks before the wedding is that it can cause some redness and sensitivity immediately after the treatment. This is a normal and temporary side effect of the procedure and typically subsides within a day or two. By doing the treatment a few weeks before the wedding, the bride ensures that any temporary redness or irritation has time to subside before the big day!

Our most popular treatment for brides is our signature Blueberry Antioxidant Peel. The Blueberry Peel is jam-packed with antioxidants giving you brighter skins with an instant glow. It also contains a light lactic acid which exfoliates and helps soften the skin. This is one of the go-to bridal treatments as it creates a fresh and clean complexion with no downtime.

As the wedding day approaches, it's important to prioritise sun protection to prevent sun damage, keeping your skin safe and making sure you don't undo any repair from your previous skincare treatments. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 every day, and reapply it throughout the day as needed.

Everyone's skin is different so its really important to have a plan established before we start you on your skincare journey. Our registered nurses will make specific recommendations at your initial consultation in like with your timeline and budget! 

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