7 Bride-To-Be Facials Worth Booking
7 Bride-To-Be Facials Worth Booking

7 Bride-To-Be Facials Worth Booking

Everyone wants their skin to look its best on their wedding day – and the right treatments can go a long way in helping to transform your complexion. From those that promise more even tone to the ones that tackle dullness, here are seven of the best facials for every need. Plus, four experts are on hand with advice on the timeline to follow, and why you should stay consistent.

Always Consider Your Needs

“There is no one-size-fits-all facial. First and foremost, you need to consider the state of your skin. Is it stable and calm? Or is it breaking out a lot? Are you suffering with dryness? All these things need to be considered first so you get the right facial and treatment for you. If you have any of those conditions in excess, you might also need to see a doctor or dermatologist first, so you can complete a course of any medication before undergoing any professional treatments.” – Dija Ayodele, skin health specialist at West Room Aesthetics & Beauty Author

Do Begin Facials In Advance

“I recommend starting your wedding skincare journey at least six months ahead of your big day. This will be enough time to give your skin a complete overhaul. If you are looking for two or three sessions, you should have a four-week gap between each – so begin treatments three months in advance. For my clients, I often say that the last invasive treatment should be no later than four weeks prior to your wedding. After this, you can top up at home with vitamin-rich skincare and facial massage – both of which help to boost a glow.” Michaella Bolder, skin expert & facialist

Know Your Options

“There are so many different treatments, so it’s worth knowing which do what. I recommend microneedling facials to most – ideally once a month – as they boost collagen and reduce the size of pores. A series of high-quality facials like this will remove dead skin then plump your complexion with moisture for good glow. If uneven tone or redness is your bugbear, laser is worth considering. As you get closer to the big day, don’t change things too much, just ensure you always stay hydrated.”Dr Benji Dhillon, Cosmetic Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics Expert

“Hydrafacials are a great option if you want to boost glow and give skin that fresh look. Microneedling-based facials are great if you have time for a course. You can rarely go wrong with chemical peels: tailored to address your skin’s needs, they can vary in downtime from zero to just a few days. They are the best for producing an even toned, radiant glow.”Dr Sophie Shotter, Aesthetic Doctor & Skin Specialist


Consistency Is Key

“Consistency is essential if you want results for your wedding. Often, you’ll need a session of two to three facials to really see the results. At West Room Aesthetics, we stop any active facials a month before the wedding to ensure your skin remains calm. Two weeks before, we may advise booking in for a brightening facial, which involves a peel and LED – plus lots of moisture to keep skin in its best condition.” – Dija 

Finally, Get A Consultation

“Your homecare is just as important as a good facial. If you can’t afford a facial monthly, I suggest seeking out a professional skincare consultation. This will help you understand what you can and should be using at home. The one thing you can never go wrong with is hydration so, at the very least, keep on top of that. An antioxidant and/or brightening serum can also be helpful to add to your routine as they really boost your skin’s health.” – Dija




Best For: Quenching Dryness

The Benefits: A HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds worldwide for good reason. It works to cleanse, exfoliate and purge your pores of dirt. Once that’s been done, the treatment moves on to priming and smoothing skin before plumping it with intensive serums which brighten, protect and hydrate. The best part? The serums used are bespoke to you, so you’ll be getting exactly what your complexion needs. Primarily, a HydraFacial helps to nourish skin, rid dryness and boost a healthier barrier, but it also tackles concerns like dark spots and bumpy tone. The results are instantaneous and last four to six weeks – it’s worth booking in a few sessions to really reap the benefits, though even one will vastly improve the appearance of your complexion.

The Ones To Try: Thérapie Clinic HydraFacial; Sk:n Clinics HydraFacial; Nuriss The Decree HydraFacial



Best For: Ridding Dullness

The Benefits: If dullness is an issue, microdermabrasion is for you. It’s the fastest way to get a healthier-looking glow. Why? The treatment works to buff away the layers of dead skin that have accumulated from things like age, pollution and sun exposure. In microdermabrasion, a pressurised jet scours your skin with micro crystals then vacuums the dead cells away. Most clinics will adjust the grit based on your skin type, but make sure you discuss this first so it’s never too abrasive for you. It can leave your cheeks a little pink immediately after, so this is definitely one to be booked at least six to three months in advance of your big day. Two to three sessions will visibly reduce enlarged pores, blackheads, pigmentation and things like under-the-skin spots. 

The Ones To Try:  Skinwork City Cleanse; Pre Salons The Deep Dive Treatment 



Best For: Minimising Breakouts & Redness

The Benefits: LED facials have become big business. The lights used have been proven to calm breakouts and inflammation, which is why they are so well suited to those with acne-prone skin or redness. For severe breakouts, a minimum of three sessions will be needed to notice a dramatic reduction, but one to two will still make an impact. Throughout the treatment, a non-invasive, handheld device will be moved around your skin, allowing the LED lights inside to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to rejuvenate and repair any damage. As a general guide, red light will stimulate collagen, encourage healing, and calming redness, while blue light targets the skin’s surface to kill off bacteria. White light is the most powerful and helps to improve blood flow and lymph circulation – often, a mix of all three is used to target several concerns in one go. 

The Ones To Try: Linnaean Oxygen Infusion Facial + Light Therapy; Teresa Tarmey TT Supreme Facial; Sunday Riley Ice Clear Facial



Best For: Smoothing Uneven Tone

The Benefits: Chemical peels are made up of a solution of exfoliating acids that can be applied directly to the surface of your skin. These work to dissolve dirt and damaged cells, causing them to ‘peel’ away. They can be used to treat issues like wrinkles and fine lines, but they’re also highly effective at minimising scars, redness and dark spots. They are considered one of the best treatments for those looking to achieve changes in texture of their skin. It is, however, worth noting that some peels may not be suitable for people with darker skin. Some can risk severe scarring, so it’s always worth having a consultation first.

The Ones To Try: Uliana Gout Customised Peels At London Aesthetic Medicine; Sk:n Clinics Facial Peels; EF Medispa Skin Peel Treatments 



Best For: Improving Skin’s Bounce

The Benefits: Microneedling is not dissimilar to a chemical peel in terms of results. The key difference? It works for all skin tones and types and focuses more on stimulating collagen for better bounce. Certain facials incorporate microneedling by using a precision device that sends thousands of needle columns into the skin. Each one penetrates the skin’s dermis to supercharge collagen production then firm skin and smooth its texture. It works well within a facial as the treatment aids absorption of any serums and creams applied, maximising the results for a healthy-looking glow.

The Ones To Try: Sarah Chapman’s Stem Cell Collagen Therapy Treatment; Medical Microneedling With Shane Cooper; Michaella Bolder Dermapen Facial



Best For: Sculpting & Lifting

The Benefits: Microcurrent facials are popular now for their ability to temporarily tighten muscles in the face for a more lifted appearance. If you’re after contoured, firmer-looking results, they are well worth trying ahead of your big day. Often the facials incorporate massage techniques alongside microcurrent devices for maximum impact. It can be quite intense, so if you’re simply looking to indulge, you might want to find a different option. But one thing is for sure, you’ll see a difference immediately – think better tone, enhanced bone structure and less puffiness. 

The Ones To Try: Face Gym Cryo Medi Lift Workout; Michaella Bolder Facial At Natali Kelly Clinic; Abigail James Lymphatic Drainage Massage At The Beaumont Hotel



Best For: A Bit Of Everything

The Benefits: If you find the numerous options intimidating, there are plenty of ‘bespoke’ treatments available. Many classic facials now come with tailored advice and plans of action to carry you through your wedding and beyond. Whether it’s treatments that combine a number of the above or focus on individual preferences, there’s something to cover all bases. 

The Ones To Try: Natali Kelly Bespoke Facial; KMP Skin Signature Bespoke Facial; West Room Aesthetic Consultation & Treatment Duo

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