Every bride envisions themselves glowing with pride as they walk down the aisle on their special day. But how are you supposed to look pristine with the stress of planning (and life in general) mucking up your skin? It seems like an uphill battle, especially if you don’t already practice healthy eating habits, regular exercise and a full-fledged skin care routine. There are just too many things to balance! Maybe you aren’t happy with your eyelashes, and think they could be fuller. Perhaps you want your eyebrows picture-perfect. Or maybe you want to rid your skin of those pesky acne scars. Don’t worry. There are professionals to aid you on your journey for a flawless complexion. Be warned; it may take some time for certain treatments, but you CAN achieve a healthier and more radiant look for your wedding day – relaxing and being pampered all the while. PureBliss Spa of College Station has the experts on staff to guide you on your skincare and overall wellness journey. We’ve come up with this Treatment Timeline to give you a better idea of what treatments to begin, and when. Not only is this for the bride, but bridesmaids and the mother of the bride can get wedding-day ready, too! You’ll have your entire party looking brand new for your celebration of love.
Let’s start with a Bridal Consultation. This is where the experts help you choose the correct shade of make-up that suits the bride and her bridal party’s skin tone. During the consultation, you may also plan facial or Botox parties, which can include; chemical peels, facials, massages, and Botox treatments. In case you didn’t know, Botox treatments and dermal fillers are non-surgical treatments that give you a more youthful and energetic appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines on many areas of the body. Botox and dermal fillers work a little differently from one another, but can be used cooperatively for immediate and dramatic results. These facial/Botox party services (and more) provided by PureBliss are also mobile, so feel free to have you and your bridesmaids pampered in the comfort of your own home! Your bridal consultation includes in-depth skin care advice which can help you maintain your lovely, glowing skin for your wedding day and for years to come. These treatments can also be done at six months if your wedding planning hasn’t even started yet.
3D Embroidery Eyebrows is a semi-permanent technique that uses color pigmentation drawn onto the skin for natural looking eyebrows – but is not like a tattoo. Every company uses different products so you will have to see how your skin reacts and feels after the treatment. You cannot wait until the week of your wedding to start this process. You want to get this treatment a little in advance because your eyebrows look dark after your first session, but fade into the perfect, natural shade. Typically you need to go in for one or two follow-up treatments.
Mother of the Bride
While the mother of the bride can indulge in these same treatments, a few that might be benefit her are laser vein removal, laser hair removal and laser skin tightening. Now, no one says you NEED these treatments, but if your mother of the bride wants to elevate her look alongside you, these might be something to look into. These treatments eliminate unwanted and damaged cells to allow for more healthy cells to surface and helps target unwanted cells/hair while avoiding harm to the surrounding tissue.
Begin Facials – These are relaxing treatments you can start that help to moisturize skin, reverse visible signs of aging and improves skin tone and texture. A facial gives your skin a deep cleansing, exfoliation to wipe out dead cells, stimulates blood flow with a facial massage, and nourishes your skin with several high-quality products. This helps enhance the natural glow of the skin, and who doesn’t want that?!
Start an acne treatment kit – Tired of trying to hide those acne scars, or recurring blemishes with loads of make-up? The expertly trained and licensed estheticians at PureBliss can guide you to the perfect regimen for your skin, and how to properly maintain it. It is best to start this type of treatment months before your wedding to ensure your acne line is the most suited for you to have the best results possible.
Microdermabrasion – This type of treatment is designed for someone with exceptionally troubled skin. There are several types of microdermabrasion, but primarily it exfoliates the skin by removing dead skins cells and reveals a fresh new layer of skin. It also helps treat conditions like Rosacea, acne, and the effects of aging.
Chemical Peels – These are an even deeper exfoliation which can be equivalent to several microdermabrasion treatments. This treatment helps with acne, sun damage, and aids in reducing fine lines and large pores. Typically, a consultation is recommended to see if your skin would actually benefit from this type of treatment due to the strength of chemical peels. Chemical peels are one of the fastest routes to a brighter and more vibrant complexion.
For the Mother of the Bride
Botox – Botox relaxes facial muscles and reduces wrinkles that usually come from muscle use such as frowning, squinting, smiling, etc. Results vary, but typically it takes between three to seven days to visibly notice the Botox working. This type of treatment visually reduces wrinkles and creates a young, refreshed look.
Relaxation for the Bride
Lash extensions (individual) – This treatment involves semi-permanent lashes that are applied to each of your individual lashes. These lashes resemble the look and feel of a natural lash. Upon closer inspection, you can’t even see where the lashes start, and they are so light that you forget they are extensions. They were developed to mimic your natural lashes – au naturel, indeed!
Dermal Fillers – With filler injections, the results appear instantly but time is needed so swelling can go down. When properly applied, fillers can temporarily help improve facial contours, smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips, and add volume in deficient areas. These treatments are customized based on a patient’s individual needs.
Touch-ups and Relaxation for the Bride
Massage – It’s your big day! Massages help lower your blood pressure and decrease stress hormones, leaving you completely relaxed and rested. There are several types of massages coupled with delightful aroma therapy, some more intensive than others. Allow PureBliss massage therapists to recommend what level of massage to receive for ultimate relaxation.
Hand treatments – All eyes will be on you, including your hands that are sporting that new wedding band! Hand treatment benefits include; increased circulation, relaxation and moisturizing/softening of your skin. Enjoy a soothing hydrating masque, massage and warm linen wrap during hand treatments.
Foot Treatments – You have been nonstop for months! Taking care of your feet can benefit your entire body and reduce stress. There are chances that foot treatments can specifically help reduce acid indigestion, heartburn and insomnia – and you’ll need all the rest you can get before your wedding day. Let foot pain be the last thing on your mind when you say I do!
Make Up Application – Allow the experts to find the perfect combination of natural tones and glamour! You’ll be guaranteed to look flawless and glowing all day and night.
PureBliss offers more services and treatments than just the procedures listed above. Brides-to-be (and grooms) can enjoy a romantic couples massage, complete with chocolate covered strawberries, cheese plates and wine! Talk about the ultimate pampering session – and you deserve it! For a complete list and explanation of PureBliss services, visit www.pureblissbcs.com or call 979.704.3083, and their friendly staff will be happy to help you on your way to relaxation and rejuvenation!