Whether it’s following a strict diet or sticking to a regular skincare, haircare or beauty routine, brides and grooms can’t help but prioritize their looks weeks in advance. before their marriage and we don’t blame them but it’s important to note that to shine on your big it it’s equally crucial to pay attention to what’s going on inside the body as well as what’s dabbing outside. The summer wedding season for 2022 is in full bloom and since many brides are overflowing with questions, we’ve onboarded a few experts to answer the beauty routine to do before the wedding or not to do before your big day. safe and to ensure that your skin has no reaction.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Debeshi Bhattacharjee, Clinical Cosmetologist and Founder of Lueur Aesthetics, said, “Resurfacing skin treatments, bleach and new salon facials before 1 week and the bleach can cause a reaction as few treatments have downtime. So if there are any treatments you are planning, it is best to do them at least 6-8 weeks before. Avoid all the home remedies that you look at randomly and have never tried before. Any new ingredient could react. It is advisable not to try new cosmetics a few days before the wedding. It is recommended to start treatments at least 3 to 6 months before the wedding.
Dr. Karishma Kagodu, Plastic Surgeon, Founder and Managing Director of Dr. Karishma’s Aesthetics (Kaesthetics), has made a handy list of a few things brides-to-be can avoid, a few months before their wedding, to make sure everything goes well. and smooth and they look their best:
1. Do not consume too much caffeine, tobacco and alcohol.
2. Drink responsibly and drink mindfully as alcohol causes water retention and bloating. While drinking, you may also tend to overeat, consume salty foods and junk foods, which will affect your skin and may cause acne breakouts. Plus, a hangover isn’t something you want to wake up to on your wedding day.
3. Smoking, as we all know, damages the skin by affecting your immune system. Toxins in smoke damage skin collagen – cause premature aging, skin wrinkles, lip pigmentation. Smoking can aggravate pre-existing skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and other autoimmune skin diseases.
4. Plan a good skin routine with your dermatologist at least 6 to 9 months before the wedding date.
5. If you are very close to the wedding date and still haven’t worked on your skin – Try to get a good medifacial/hydrafacial a month before and a few days before to ensure glowing skin.
6. Don’t squeeze your acne: Squeezing acne leaves long-term scars. It is advisable to meet with your dermatologist or cosmetologist and have your acne treated beforehand with the right combination of medications, topical creams and skin acne treatments like chemical peels, carbon lasers and medicalfacials.
7. Don’t go to bed late: Your skin needs rest, and 8 hours of beauty sleep is key to keeping your skin looking rested and not puffy, and that you don’t look exhausted, so get at least 8 hours of sleep, especially the week before your wedding.
8. Don’t try new products: Trying new products at the eleventh hour can damage your skin and lead to chemical burns, rashes or irritation. Also avoid harsh scrubs or ready-to-use dermabrasion creams that claim to instantly boost radiance, as they can cause breakouts and acne.
9. Do not epilate: Waxing should be done at least a few days before your wedding day, as it can cause rashes and irritation.
Revealing beauty and nutrition mistakes to avoid as you prepare for your wedding events, Dr. Nishita Ranka Bagmar, Dermatologist, Medical Director and Founder of Dr. Nishita’a Clinic for Skin, Hair and Body aesthetic, shared:
1. The most common mistake is putting body wax on for the first time before the wedding and if you’ve never done it before, 90% of the time there’s a chance it will turn into a rash in the form of acne on the back or chest that is very difficult to treat in the last 2-3 days before the event. So opt for other safer hair removal methods like laser and if you must wax, the recommendation is to try it at least 2-3 months before your event and only if you don’t have a breakout skin, you can repeat it before the wedding.
2. Another common mistake people make is trying new makeup products directly for events. Test the products you are going to use for the wedding. Ask your makeup artist to keep you up to date on the products they will be using and if a particular product has not previously worked for you, let them know the same to minimize the risk of a rash during the wedding festivities.
3. One thing to avoid right before the wedding is not to try any active ingredients in the last weeks before the wedding. If you’ve never used something with active ingredients like glycolic acid, azelaic acid, or retinol, trying it just before the events or a few weeks before the wedding could lead to a little bleeding or a rash. If you are planning to start a skin care routine, definitely start it at least 3-4 months before. Don’t start anything very close to the date.
4. One mistake the bride and groom make is to bleach for the very first time very close to the event. Often face bleaching can lead to a rash, which again is a bit difficult to dissolve within a few days. So if you’ve never done it before, don’t do it near the event or you can do it a few months before to see how your skin reacts and only if it’s safe, try it.
5. Another thing you shouldn’t do before the event is try new chemical peels or treatments at a clinic that could lead to downtime. Stay away from any laser or peel you have never tried before to minimize the risk of adverse effects and you will have no side effects before the event. Don’t try new treatments in the clinic, you can always continue with plenty of medicinal care and treatments that are safe and without any downtime to be on the safer side. These will also give you a really nice glow.
6. Another big thing not to do before the wedding is to plan a vacation, maybe a bachelorette party or a lot of those pre-wedding shoots, which are now happening in the sun. If you have an active tan or a recent tan, whatever else you’ve done or your entire skincare routine will take a toll and you still won’t look your best.
7. Don’t stress too much before the event, because your whole skincare routine and treatments can be turned upside down and you could get into trouble because of stress or boredom. You still won’t be at your best. If you are planning your own wedding, which is usually the case nowadays where the bride and groom are very active participants in the wedding, it is recommended that you leave all the wedding work to your friends and family a few weeks before the events. . so you can get enough rest and sleep and not stress too much about the event so you can shine bright on your big day.
8. Stay away from lots of junk food, lots of sweets, lots of dairy products which again can cause breakouts and oily skin. A few weeks before the wedding, you should start eating healthy so that your skin and hair look their best on the big day.