Top 10: Best Pre-Bridal Beauty Treatments for Indian Weddings
By Contributor: Mangali
Since the day, a little girl removes a pillow cover and pulls it over her head fantasizing it to be a veil while watching a Walt Disney cartoon, the wedding preparation starts in her subconscious. The wedding day is the most important day in a woman’s life, she is the person on focus on that special day, it’s HER day. Hence, she needs that look and attire that draws awe inspiring looks and glances from all the people who comes to congratulate her. Here are the top 10 pre wedding beauty treatments that a would be bride must look for in a bridal package in India. From waxing to body polishing, we have got you a checklist to follow for your wedding pampering.
Switching to some good habits like following a strict fitness and beauty regime along with some home remedies and self-indulgent spa treats would gradually let her discover a radiant youthful self that is nothing less than perfection. Almost all the beauty salons and parlours in India have got several beauty packages to offer you pre-wedding which may be customized specially to cater the requirements of an individual. Some of the renowned bridal salons are Lakme Bridal Salon, Ambika Pillai Salon, Vidya Tikari Salon, Kaya Salon, etc.
List of Pre Wedding Bridal Beauty Treatments in India:
1) Full Body Waxing: Arms, Legs, Back, Bikini
Waxing is considered to be the easiest and the most effective way to get that buttery smooth and fresh body skin which is going to last typically anywhere from 3-5 weeks, just what you need for your wedding day and thereafter for honeymoon. Adopt this method as soon as possible if you haven’t and let your skin get used to the process. The wedding wax should ideally be scheduled 3-4 days before the big day which would be enough to settle any minor skin problems that might occur due to the process. Get a full body wax done at a salon before the wedding so that you can just relax while the professionals do the magic to your skin! Chocolate wax is by far the best option which apart from efficient hair removal, helps to remove tan and leaves the skin super smooth and moisturized (also the cocoa smell is heavenly!).
A bikini wax (A more effective and hygienic option than shaving or hair remover creams) is also extremely important, that gives your body a sensuality for those after wedding intimate moments. Thoughtfully choose a reputed professional salon or clinic to get it done at least 2-3 days prior to the wedding. You can start bikini waxing in regular intervals few months before as when done the first time it may leave the skin a little tender temporarily.
2) Threading: Eyebrow shaping and Facial hair removal
The eyes are the most expressive part of your face, hence you need to dress them up accordingly. Neatly groomed and shaped eyebrows add grace to your expressions. Get your eyebrows/ upper lip threading done just 2 days before the wedding while threading of hair on other parts of the face must be done at least a week before (as it may leave skin a bit inflamed). An epilator may help you to cope with the facial hair regularly at home. Girls having excessive facial hair are highly recommended to get Intense Pulse Laser (IPL) hair removal treatment done. It ensures reduction of hair growth over a few sittings and you can stay hassle free for a long time.
3) Bridal Facial: According to your skin type
Regular course of facials ensures deep cleansing, removal of dead cells along with black heads and white heads, better blood circulation and simultaneously makes your skin bright, firm and soft. Just any facial may not suit your skin. Hence, consult the salon expert and she will provide you with the information about facial that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have serious skin concerns, do consult a dermatologist long before your wedding instead of planning your facial routine on your own. You can choose among Gold, Pearl or Diamond facials which will give you an extraordinary bridal glow. Remember not to schedule a facial too close to the day just to allow your skin to settle.
4) Body Massage: Relaxing Bridal Spa
With all that pre-wedding stress around you this is just what you need to shed off all the exhaustion and stress. A relaxed mind consequently brings out the best in your skin. Where body massage boosts blood circulation and nourishes the skin, it should not necessarily be done at a spa each time.Try a massage at home with coconut milk or grinde papaya pulp and banana in a mixer and use it for a massage. Add plenty of sugar in this mixture and see how wonderfully it works for skin exfoliation. Here’s one more interesting tip that I have to share, if you have got visible cellulite (deposited fat under the skin), mix coffee grains with a moisturizer and massage it over your arms, thigh and hips regularly and see the results!
5) Pedicure and Manicure: For that Bridal Bling
It is needless to mention the importance of giving special attention to the hands and feet when you are a bride no matter how much you neglected them all these years. Regular manicure and pedicure sessions at an interval of 15 days would surely keep your hands and feet beautifully soft and nails healthy. Nail art is also a big thing in bridal fashion now a days. You may get a bridal nail art of your choice done right before the big ceremony. Now flaunt your nails as you flaunt your engagement ring!
6) Teeth Whitening: For beautiful Wedding Photographs
A smile goes a long way…..hence Smile !! That’s what you do the most on your wedding day. So why don’t you think of giving your smile a makeover? A single session of teeth whitening at the dentist’s clinic will add that dazzle to your smile like never before! Get the sitting at least two weeks before the wedding to settle any gum sensitivity in case you experience any. Also avoid drinking coffee, dark sauce, red wine, turmeric to protect your teeth from staining.
7) Hair Treatments: Straightening or Smoothening
In order to avoid split ends, regular trimming is important. Deep conditioning treatments also help to ensure healthy tresses. If your hair is coarse, dry, frizzy and so unmanageable that you are never happy with it then hair smoothening or straightening are the options worth considering. While both the treatments use similar products, the difference lies in the technique. These treatments give you permanent smooth hair with no use or abuse of flat iron or a dryer. Such a treatment should be done at least a month before the wedding.
8) Body Polishing: Exfoliation and Tan Removal
This spa treatment simultaneously exfoliates and massages the skin bringing a youthful glow all over the body. It is just like a facial for the body! A single session takes about 60-90 minutes and rewards you with beautifully smooth, silky skin and make you feel ready to put your best foot forward at the most magnificent event of your life.
9) Hair coloring: For those bridal locks
Adding a youthful hue to the locks makes a subtle yet noticeable difference to the whole look. If you have some unwanted grey strands, coloring is a must. Opt for a much recommended professional salon so that you don’t have to worry about the side effects of such chemical treatments. It is advisable to choose a safer shade like burgundy, brown etc. because you want to look gorgeous, not funky! Get your final hair cut done after all the wedding hair treatments are over to get the best result out of the cut.
10) Hair Spa: Head Massage, Deep Conditioning, Blow Dry, Styling
After the chemical treatments, your hair demand some nourishment as well. Regular hair spa treatments not only cure problems like dandruff, dryness, dullness , hair fall etc. it also comes with a relaxing massage that is quite a pleasing experience by itself. Several hair Spa masks are available in market which let you do it at home. Just follow the instructions given on the product and let your tresses look their best!