(Closed) Facials and Chemical Peels

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’ve never had a chemical peel, but I did get a facial before my wedding.

I went a month before- because I had heard that some people break out at first and then their skin clears.

I didn’t break out at all.  I had a little redness that day, but it went away after a couple of hours.

It was really great- the woman cleared out all of my blackheads.  I was really happy with the results.

I went back just this weekend to get another and wasn’t nearly as pleased- I had a different person.  You might want to post on one of the local boards for your area and ask for recommendations.  The first person I used was recommended to me- the most recent person was just randomly available.

Whatever you decide- I would try it out FAR in advance of your wedding just in case your skin doesn’t react well or you have an allergic reaction or something.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

I did a glycolic peel a little while ago, and didn’t notice any difference in my skin.  lately i’ve been alternating between a facial one month, then microdermabrasion the next month.  microdermabrasion is awesome!!!!  i would highly recommend a couple sessions before your wedding.  pomegranate and candy corn are also huge fans!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Chemical peels are really great, just don’t wait until the week before your wedding to do one (same with a "real" facial).  A chemical peel will leave you a little red for a couple of days (sometimes more if you have sensitive skin). 

   Personally, I would have a series of chemical peels a couple months before the wedding (maybe one a month for three months, the last 3 weeks prior to your wedding).  It’s pointless to only have one facial or chemical peel, it takes a couple of anything to see results.  I would then get a facial a few days before  the wedding (possible even the day before), but make sure the facialist does NOT do extractions.  It could leave you a little blotchy.  The hydration and relaxzation a facial provides would be beneficial though and give you a glow

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

now that i think about it… chemical peels made a drastic difference in my cousin’s skin, so it’s probably best to speak with your dermatologist to see what’s right for your skin. 

i’m a microdermabrasion-er for life though! 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Im an Esthetician and my favorite facial to do for a bride to be is the 4 LAYER FACIAL by Repechage.  It is so amazing!  It leaves your skin beautiful and glowing for weeks! (Vitamin C/Minerals/Seaweed) AMAZING

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m with Mrs. Bee- I love Microdermabrasion! I’ve had two sessions, each a month apart, and have my third next week. Overall it’s improved my skintone (smoother, softer, less prone to pimples) and it seems to make you look a little more glowy… 

The lady who does it at the clinic recommended it during the winter months only as you’re intended to avoid the sun as much as possible for the two or so days following the treatment.

If you’re looking now, maybe you’ll luck out and get a Valentine’s day deal?   

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I just got a facial last week and loved it, she got rid of all my black heads and zits.  None have come back and my skin still looks awesome.  I’ve made appointments with her for once a month from now until my wedding (October 24).  I think it’s a great way to make sure all of you looks it’s best!

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