Investing in regular maintenance facials can go a long way in creating that 'lit-from-within' bridal glow. Modern day treatments go beyond massaging in a face oil which, let’s be honest, we can do in the comfort of our bathrooms. Instead, you’ll find that the best facials incorporate either sophisticated technology such as LED light and microcurrent, clever massage techniques to carve out cheekbones without any invasive procedures, a sensorial touch to keep calm frazzled minds, or a combination of all three underscored with hard-hitting skincare.
With all things skin, the more time you put into it, the more rewards you’ll reap. Not least because skin takes at least 28 days to regenerate. Sarah Chapman, credited for Meghan Markle’s wedding day glow, recommends regular facials three-to-six months leading up to the wedding, with appointments around every four weeks to allow your skin to adjust and ensure significant improvement. If you’re new to facials or have specific skin issues to tackle, laser expert and facialist Debbie Thomas suggests booking in six to nine months before your wedding, as "treatments will take months and multiple sessions to show the best results. You need to get into a routine and give your skin the best chance to respond to treatments and products."
While it’s tempting to book in a treatment a few days before your wedding for a pick-me-up, make sure you only do so if you’ve had the facial before, so there’s low risk of unwanted reactions, says A-list facialist, Teresa Tarmey. At this stage, your facialist should have provided an at-home skincare plan to get the glow going. Ideally, your final facial (one that you know your skin loves) should be a week ahead, says Thomas. The day of, she recommends reaching for a hydrating and soothing face mask.
Ahead, the best facials to book in for future brides…