(Closed) HELP! Should I get a facial 5 days before the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Hmm…the word facial anywhere near my wedding week frightened me. I didn’t want to be completely red and blotchy b/c of a bad reaction to a facial. I vaguely remember another bee on here who had a facial right before her wedding, and she had a horrible allergic reaction that wouldn’t be cleared up in time. I can’t for the life of me remember who it was…

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went a week before my wedding day and I was fine, I think the estetician said anywhere between 7-10 days was a good time frame pre-wedding. Good Luck and Congrats!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a facial the week of the wedding, but it was just a skin freshen/brighten treatment with no extractions.  The salon uses Dermalogica, and that’s all I used on my skin.  I would not do it unless you are 100% confident in your aestetician and you are familiar with the product line. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Usually the redness goes down in a day or two, and if you are going to an Aveda salon, they use really natural products (which is also why they are more expensive, I assume) and the redness goes away faster.  I think a week is good, but five days should be fine.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a faceial two weeks before my wedding, another one week before my wedding and the day before my wedding.  Granted, I’m a regular there, I know exactly how my skin reacts and these were oxygenating facials, which are revitalizing – no extractions.  It just brightens me up. 

If you haven’t had a facial there before and don’t know how your skin will react, are you really willing to chance it?!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would never trust a facial on my sensitive skin that close to my wedding….

Also, “Natural” doen’t mean you won’t have a bad reaction. I hate it when companies market things as “natural” and imply that their safety is somehow tied up in that. You know what else is “natural”? Hormones. Venom. Radioactivity. There are all kinds of fillers and compounds never tested for their ability to damage human cells and/or cause cancer – I know, because I test natural compounds for their ability to kill bacteria (work for a drug company). It’s really frustrating that “natural” has become a trendy key word for “better” or “safe”.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was told to book it 2 weeks out, which is what I did.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I definitely would not do it that close to the wedding. Sometimes, breakouts that are dormant under ths skin break through after the facial. I have broken out many times after a facial. Give it at least a couple of weeks.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Don’t get a little sunburn!  Use sunscreen. You will still tan.  You don’t want to peel!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I always get zits after facials so no facials for me (ever!).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@crayfish: LOL @ the.. “You know what else is natural” comment!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would avoid it! Nothing worse than having a bad reaction to it and your skin in more likely to react if you’ve been out in the sun. My sister has put a blanket ban on all facials/face masks/ anything for the bridal party before the wedding!

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