Bridal Beauty: How to get that Wedding Day Glow

With wedding season in full-swing, our beauty expert and Spa Mio Manager, Katherine Wind shares her inside knowledge on the best ways to make sure your skin is flawless for your big day.

FacialThe planning and details that go into a wedding are never-ending and planning your pre-wedding skin and beauty treatment is just as important as picking out the cake! Whether you have a few months or a few days before the ceremony, Spa Mio has services to help you get that sought after wedding day glow.

Three months until your wedding

If you have a skin care budget for your wedding, it's a great idea to invest in a series of microdermabrasion facials or glycolic peels. These treatments will improve the texture and tone of your skin. It takes care of pesky problems like blackheads, fine lines, wrinkles and pore size while leaving the skin feeling silky soft and photo ready! The series should start three months before the wedding and appointments should occur every two-three weeks. Booking a series is the best way to see optimal results.

One month until your wedding

MakeupNever leave your hair and makeup as a surprise for your wedding day. Request a trial run of your hair and makeup so you can take the look for a test run. When booking your trial services, request someone who will be working the day of your wedding as well. Besides ensuring you know what the finished product will look like, it will eliminate some stress on the day of your wedding. Remember, less stress means fewer breakouts!

Two weeks until your wedding

Facials within two weeks of your wedding should only be cleansing or hydrating facials. At Spa Mio, we would suggest our Brilliance Facial. The Brilliance Facial is a Vitamin C facial designed to fight free radical damage and stimulate collagen to hydrate and plump the skin.

Two days until your wedding

For that last minute shine, schedule a facial (still only cleansing or hydrating) at least 48 hours prior to your wedding. Pre-wedding facials will even help enhance the way the makeup lays on your skin. Since it is only two days prior to your big day keep in mind that you should request no extractions with your service, it will minimize your chances of breaking out.

No matter what regimen you decide on for your pre-wedding beauty remember to talk to the aestheticians that you will be administering your services. If you communicate your concerns and purpose for the facial, the aestheticians can customize the treatment to fit your needs. Be sure to include important information such as allergies, current medications so the treatments work for you!