Bridal Skincare 101
- Posted on: May 8 2017
April showers bring May weddings. Isn’t that how the phrase goes? Spring is the start of many things, one of them being the glorious wedding season. Of course, if your wedding is this spring, chances are you have already been working closely with us to perfect your skin. But, if you haven’t quite gotten around to it, that doesn’t mean the rest of you beautiful brides-to-be should lose heart. We have enough tricks up our sleeves to help everyone achieve beautiful, glowing skin for your wedding day, no matter if your big day is right around the corner.
Let’s start with the basics, because the basics aren’t only for our blushing brides. Our skin-glowing tips apply to anyone who has an important day coming up and for every day. Consistency in skincare is key, no matter what type of issues you have with your skin. Although many of us are always under a schedule crunch, taking the time out and sticking to your routine will make all the difference In the world. Making an appointment to see Dr. Honet is the first step that will get you on the path of a perfect skincare regimen. From topical treatments, to in-office procedures, and everything in between, we have got you covered.
Let’s start with topical skincare products you can start right away and do at home. There are a lot of products that we love. We could go on and on, because skincare products are our holy grail, but a few of our standout favorites include Citrix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum, SkinMedica Lytera 2.0, and SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. Believe me when I say that all of our patients are on at least one of these wonder serums, because they can work for everybody. That’s how much we love this trio of products.
Citrix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum works to reverse damage caused by the sun while mitigating against the effects of toxins and sun that have damaged skin, allowing for a brightened appearance. Not only does it sink into the skin instantly and smoothly, it also hydrates beautifully and positions well with all regimens and makeup brands. Every single one of us at HDC uses the Citrix Vitamin C Serum because we love it so.
Everyone’s skin needs extra hydration every day, but especially on the big day of your wedding, and SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is that one-of-a-kind serum which truly delivers results. Harnessing the powerful hydration properties of hyaluronic acid, HA5 is a wonder serum. This hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, and one of its amazing properties is to lock in the moisture. In fact, it is the same ingredient that is found in the state-of-the-art dermal fillers like Juvederm®. Fascinating, right? HA5 instantly imparts dewiness and moisture, where its hyaluronic acid molecules and fragments literally grab water molecules from the ambient environment and continouosly give a drink to your thirsty skin. When used regularly, it simultaneously hydrates, plumps up your skin cells, and reduces the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, imparting luminescence and a dewy finish to your skin. Sign me up!
For those of you with pigmentation issues, SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 is formulated specially to correct pigment and reduce the appearance of uneven discoloration. Dyspigmentation is a common and frustrating skin issue that most women encounter some time in their lives. It can strike all ages in various forms, such as photodamage, hormonally-induced melasma, age spots, and simple freckling. Although prescription products are the powerhouses for treating pigment, often the active ingredients cannot be used for maintenance and should be limited to a short course of treatment. This is where SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 steps in. Not only is it a fantastic stand-alone product for pigment, but it can be used daily very safely. Corralling the powerful properties of tranexemic acid, resorcinol, niacinamide, a marine extract, and a peptide, it evens out pigmentation gently. And for those of you additive-free fans, it is non-hydroquinone, retinol-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic. Whew! That’s a whole lot in one serum.
Outside of topical products, procedures will really help the vision of perfect skin coming to life. Silkpeel® is one of our favorites, not only because it is so effective in treating so many skin conditions, but it also is safe and effective for all skin types. The proprietary technology of Silkpeel® uses a combination of microdermabrasion to exfoliate the skin and dermal infusion of medicated solutions formulated to help with brightening, pigment, acne, acne scarring, hydration, and giving you an overall glow. Silkpeel® also works to extract blackheads and whiteheads, and reduces the appearance of pores. This translates to getting your skin into the best shape it can be and having you look your most beautiful on your big day.
Alongside SilkPeel®, we are offering a new procedure called dermaplaning as another great in-office treatment. Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method that painlessly shears off the top layer of dead skin safely with a specialized blade. This is perfect for getting rid of dry, dull skin and peach fuzz (vellus hairs) before your big day. Paired before any Silkpeel® or chemical peel, it allows for the active treatment ingredients to penetrate your skin more effectively. We are very excited to offer our patients this fantastic treatment at HDC.
A new favorite around our office is the Skinbetter InvisiLift™ Lifting Experience. This amazing treatment has two components, an InvisiLift™ 3-Minute Mask and InvisiLift™ Finishing Cream. The mask imparts lifting and tightening, and instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making you HD photo-ready. This mask is perfect to use right before applying your makeup prior to a big event. For optimal HD results, it can be used everyday for 8 days before the big day. The InvisiLift™ allows your makeup to glide on smoothly, making it last longer, and providing a velvety, flawless, “primed” finish. All of us are big fans of the InvisiLift™ and would use it every day if we could.
Finally, let’s not forget the amazing effects of Botox® and dermal fillers like Juvederm®. As far as all of us HDC staff are concerned, these in-office treatments are a must-have for everyone. Although you do have to plan a little ahead, about 3-4 weeks, the results are long lasting and rejuvenating. Plus, Dr. Honet delivers beautifully natural and soft results that anyone would be thrilled to have. Why not be the center of attention and get noticed on your big day? Because remember, no one will ever know you had anything done, but all the eyes will be on gorgeous you!
Whether it’s your wedding day or actually any day, don’t wait to get started on a fantastic beauty routine this spring. Make today the first day of the skincare regimen that you can maintain for a lifetime. With so many great treatment options available, we promise we have something that will work perfectly for your skin type. Come in and let us know what your skincare goals are and see what we have to offer. We are thrilled to help you get ready for your walk down the aisle and achieve the radiant, glowing skin you were always meant to have!
Happy, Healthy Skin!
–Senada and Dr. H