Bridal Beauty Countdown: 6 Months

skin, hair, makeup

With six months until your wedding it's really time to tune into your skin. Personally, I've always been a bit anal about mine and focused on getting rid of hyperpigmentation before my wedding. For some reason many brides jump to injectables right before their wedding.  Here's some advice on skin, hair and makeup.

Credit: Michelle Arlotta Photography  

Credit: Michelle Arlotta Photography

 

Skin: 

Plan on experimenting with injectables?  Now’s the time to start.  “Sometimes first-time Botox users feel differently in the first few weeks after treatment, but in my experience it rarely happens with subsequent treatments,” says Dr. Lefkowicz.  Whether you’re interested in Botox or trying to plump out deep folds with fillers, it’s always a good idea to try them out in advance and get touch ups before your wedding.  As soon as I reached my six month mark I started to get facials with peels every five weeks and plan on continuing until closer to the wedding.

Hair: 

If you're looking to remove any unwanted hair for good now's the time to begin laser hair removal sessions. It takes four to six laser hair removal sessions spaced a month apart to see 70 to 80 percent reduction in hair growth.

Makeup: 

If you’re considering switching up your tried-and-true makeup products, now is the time to experiment with different eye shadow colors and lipsticks.  My theory though: stay with your tried and true.