Post # 1
I’ve had beauticians mention 2 weeks before the big day or a week before the big day. I’ve gotten three and can squeeze in one more before the wedding. I think I may compromise and go with 10 days. I think my skin looks best about 9 days after a facial.
Thoughts? Anyone in the beauty industry know the real scoop?
Post # 3
I have always heard the 2 week deal but I think 10 days will be fine!
Post # 4
I think 10 days should be fine. Especially if it’s a treatment you’ve had before and you know how your skin will react, I think that will work out just fine.
Post # 5
10 days should be fine since your skin is already used to regular facials. Otherwise 2 weeks is the rule, hence why your beautician’s advice.
Post # 6
10 days sounds great – im doing full extraction one (which i do evey six months) a week before to have it clean as a whistle – then maybe a oxygen or refreshing facial day before to glow 🙂
Post # 7
It is really going to be hard for me to justify continued facials after the wedding!! They are sooo great. But pricey : (
Post # 8
ahh, a facial sounds good right now! I didn’t realize the effects took so long to kick in…that your peak would be 9-10 days later!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’d say 1-2 weeks. It’s the range I’ve always heard, so 10 days will be perfect. I really would love a facial right now. That sounds like heaven.
Post # 10
I’ve never had a real facial. Do they really do wonders for your skin? Somebody fill me in on the glory! After a year of medication that put me into menopause my skin has never returned to its full luster.
Post # 11
@erindesmar – I think it depends on your skin type and the type of facial you are getting. If you are prone to breaking out and have lots of extractions performed, I would stay with two weeks out. If your skin is relatively clear and if you aren’t fair (like me!) I think 10 days is more than safe. I just wouldn’t do anything less than 7 days for sure.
You are getting so close – how exciting!
@ejs4y8 I have an amazing facialist. and yes she DOES work wonders! I was there last week and she took three hours on me. She is like a chemist. She doesn’t have a set routine that she does for oily skin, another for dry skin. Instead she removes my make-up and after carefully examining my skin, customizes a routine. She does this for everyone. She’s around $150 (my mom treats me to them because she knows I can’t afford it right now, given FI is in school…) but SO worth it. I completely plan on continuing them on my own after the wedding.
Post # 12
Hi date twin! my last facial i’m getting is on October 5th but only because i tend to break out a little bit right after (i have super oily skin) so depending on your skin type and how your face reacts after a facial, you should be totally fine at nine days out! It sounds like you’ve had several facials already so you know how you’ll react!
Getting sooo close to our date huh? i feel like i’m having anxiety attacks on a daily basis! ugh
Post # 13
tee hee, contrarymary, me too! I feel like I am going nuts with waking up in the middle of the night with all my lists running through my head!
I absolutely love facials. They are relaxing and basically the only way to have “extractions” done without risk of infection and spread of more problem areas. I think that you start to notice a difference after having two facials. If you get one, and then don’t have another for like 6 months, you will never see the difference. But if you get them every 8 weeks, you will really notice a difference!
I also was roped into the spa facial products – traded in my neutrogena for phytomer and cosmedix. My skin looks a bajillion times better than it did in July!
Post # 14
i hear you about the spa products! i’ve been using dermacine & jan marini products too! but they are so expensive, i’m pretty sure i’m going to have to down grade after the wedding!
as for the waking up in the middle of the night…try not sleeping until 2pm every night obsessing, and then waking up two times remembering things! so i put a note pad on my night stand so even if i write in the dark i can remember what it was!
Post # 15
im a beauty therapist, if you having been having them previously, a majority of the reactions and blemishes will come to the surface in the initial course of facials. We do say 14 days is a good number, but 10 days will be fine, no dramas at all. If you have any questions, just let me know, happy to answer 😉
Post # 16
Erindesmar: I’m also getting married next month..day before October 16th!
I’ve never had a facial before and I plan on getting one this week. My skin is a bit oily around my T-zone and break outs are a bit minimal but do occur. What would you recommend I get after the first facial to have the “day of” glow?
Thanks everyone for your help!