If you’re getting ready to take your first trip down the aisle, getting your beauty look done could seem overwhelming. One of the first things you need to do (about nine months before) is get laser hair removal. Laser machines are very effective at removing unwanted hair permanently, but you have to start early to get through all six sessions. Three months before the big day, start your microhydrabrasion treatments, which is like steam cleaning your skin and will make your skin glow. If you’re planning to get hair extensions, do so about a week in advance, but you can wait until about four days before the wedding to get your eyebrows shaped. Two days before the wedding is when you want to get your lash extensions, as this way you don’t have to fuss with falsies on the big day, and you’ll look glamorous every morning on your honeymoon. If you want to get a gel manicure then do so two days before the wedding. A spray tan should be done the day before your wedding to add that extra glow.
It was once too taboo to talk about, but now discussions involving the preferred state of female pubic hair are fair game. While most people simply prefer trim and tidy, others are either die-hard proponents of bare or au naturel. When it comes down to it, it’s all about personal preference, as neither leaving things natural nor baring it all have any real health risks. Of course, it’s not the lack or abundance of hair that is a health concern, but rather the method of removing it. The risk of infection that comes with waxing and shaving is often underappreciated, especially in beauty salons when the equipment used could transmit bacterial infections. Since shaving causes little cuts that invite infection, it’s important that you prep the area beforehand, such as by trimming and using shaving cream. With waxing, cold kits are safer to use at home, and if you go to a salon to get it done, choose one that is professional and reputable. If you want a more permanent solution, then you could always try using electrolysis or a laser hair removal machine.
Wouldn’t it feel nice to have all the unwanted hair permanently removed from your body? Laser hair removal treatments can do just that by using laser machines that destroy the hair follicle root, making it almost impossible for the hair to grow back again. These treatments, also called photothermolysis, are safe for the skin, easy to do and work better than electrolysis. To make treatments more effective, it’s important that you shave the area two or three days in advance, avoid plucking and waxing, and ask a dermatologist what kind of laser will work best for your skin. To avoid discomfort and complications, you can apply a layer of over-the-counter topical anaesthetic cream, avoid taking pain medications beforehand, and stay out of the sun for a few weeks before treatment. If you suffer from any pain, swelling, redness, blisters, scarring or skin discolouration following treatment, then visit your doctor immediately.