A stubborn acne flare up, facial ‘worry’ lines, embarrassing excess hair and the fear of sweaty palms and armpits when walking down the aisle are all common wedding skin woes.
Never fear – simply follow the Bride Tasmania bride-to-be beauty countdown calendar to ensure you’re glowing on your big day.
9 months to go: Laser Hair Removal (LHR)
This is still the most effective long-term hair removal solution. It works by safely focusing a laser light beam at the base of the hair follicle, stopping hair growth.
The process is no more painful than waxing and can be used on any part of the body including areas such as the face, bikini line, legs and underarms. Who doesn’t want to be fuzz-free for their big day and honeymoon?
4 months to go: Deep pore laser therapy
Ideal for congested, acne-prone skin, a pore-cleansing vacuum helps loosen and extract blackheads and excess oil, while broadband blue light-technology helps thermally destroy acne-causing bacteria and reduce facial redness.
3 months to go: Mole removal
Moles can look more prominent in black and white photos, so removal will ensure camera-ready skin. Following a thorough doctor-led consultation, either laser or surgical treatment can remove the mole with minimal scarring.
2 months to go: Botox
For brides-to-be who aren’t afraid of a needle and are keen to erase ageing frown lines and crow’s feet, Botox can brighten the eye area and leave the skin line-free. Botox is also an effective treatment in tackling excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) by blocking the nerve impulses.
1 month to go: Microdermabrasion
Microcrystals are gently propelled across the skin’s surface to remove the top layer of cells. This pain-free rejuvenation process reveals new and healthy skin cells, which leads to collagen production and plumper skin. This treatment can improve congested skin, fine lines, superficial acne scars and mild pigmentation.
1-3 weeks to go: Peels
Your skin is gently swept with a non-toxic chemical solution to exfoliate and encourage collagen production and cell renewal. It helps removes dead skin cells to reveal a fresher looking face. With immediate results, it’s the ideal last-minute rejuvenation treatment.