Every girl dreams of being a beautiful bride on her wedding day. I had been imagining this day for a very long time, and as my big day was approaching, I felt a lot of pressure. I wanted to live up to the expectations of myself, my fiancé, and everyone who planned to attend our wedding. I started looking into pre-wedding spa treatments and with so many options out there, it can be hard to narrow it down.
What Are Pre-Wedding Spa Treatments?
A lot of work goes into making a bride look flawless on her wedding day. Pre-bridal spa treatments are extremely important for the bride-to-be and include everything from exfoliating body wraps and oxygenating facials to waxing and mani-pedis. Brides-to-be are recommended to start booking their pre-wedding spa treatments as far as two months ahead of the wedding.
I wanted to find a treatment that would ensure that I would look the part of the beautiful bride on my wedding day and for our wedding photos to turn out amazing. With so many pre-wedding beauty treatments to choose from, what I was really looking for was one that would ensure that my skin would be glowing pre-and post-wedding too. That’s when I discovered the HydraFacial.
Is the HydraFacial Good for Brides?
The HydraFacial is good for brides because it works on all skin types and the results are immediate and long-lasting. Traditional facials can cause irritation, redness, and inflammation and include some downtime, but with the HydraFacial the results are instant. Since skin cells regenerate around every 28 days, brides-to-be can schedule the HydraFacial every 4 weeks starting a few months before the wedding to ensure a noticeable difference and improvement in your skin.
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a high-tech treatment that uses non-invasive patented technology called the HydraFacial MD machine, which is manufactured by Edge Systems. The medical-grade device has different settings and comes with a HydraPeel tip, a pen-like device, which performs the functions of exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing the skin. During the HydraFacial, the facialist applies hydrating serums, nourishing boosters, LED light therapy, and a face mask. This procedure helps to improve a variety of skin concerns, including dryness, acne, and wrinkles.
HydraFacials are available at medispas, your dermatologist’s office, and at some resort spas.
Review of the HydraFacial at Spa Imagine
While looking into HydraFacial treatments and where they are offered, I discovered that Spa Imagine, located at the luxury Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, offers two high-tech treatments including the HydraFacial and the Binary Premium by RÖS’S. That’s when it occurred to me that I could have my bachelorette party at the beach and combine a girls’ trip with pre-wedding spa treatments!
It wasn’t hard to convince my friends that this was a great idea, however my fiancé took a little bit more convincing, but eventually he acquiesced. I planned the trip with my four closest friends and we booked a three-night stay in the Ultra Three Bedroom Panorama Suite. We were thrilled that this multi-bedroom suite meant we could all stay together. The suite had a full kitchen, spacious rooms with en suite bathrooms, and ample living space, plus a terrace with a jacuzzi overlooking breathtaking beach and jungle views.
I was excited to book the HydraFacial and I arranged my appointment for the next day after our arrival. I was welcomed by the friendly receptionist and greeted by my spa therapist, who led me to the changing rooms, where I changed into my bathing suit and wore the complimentary robe and slippers to the spa’s hydrotherapy circuit. When I booked my appointment, they advised me to come an hour ahead of time to use the massaging waters for optimum relaxation prior to my 80-minute HydraFacial. The hydrotherapy ritual was as divine as I had imagined and felt invigorating.
After using the circuit and hydrating myself with a glass of chlorophyll water, the spa therapist led me to the treatment cabin, which was cozy and inviting. Before inviting me to lie down on the bed, she showed me the HydraFacial MD machine and she explained the process step-by-step.
The first step is the Cleanse and Peel. The therapist explained that this treatment gives your skin a gentle peel that is less harsh than chemical peels, and after deeply cleansing the skin, it uncovers a new layer of skin, leaving the perfect surface to create beauty magic.
The next step is Extract and Hydrate, which is similar to microdermabrasion or hydradermabrasion, but the HydraFacial is better for your skin, since it is less abrasive. The therapist explained that the HydraPeel tip uses vortex-fusion technology, which helps to suck out the grime from your pores and remove dead skin cells. During this process, I felt a light suction sensation, but it was not at all painful. I could literally see the dirt and debris that was being sucked from my pores running through the vacuum-like attachment, which was quite validating. After the spa therapist finished exfoliating my skin, she used the pen-like device to infuse my skin with hydrating serums. I immediately felt more moisture on my skin, which already felt so cleansed and refreshed.
The third step of the HydraFacial is Fuse and Protect. The therapist again used the HydraPeel tip to saturate my skin with powerful active ingredients rich in antioxidants. She explained that the serums they use depend on your skin type. Since my skin is on the dry side, she also recommended a nourishing booster.
Another concern of mine was having a breakout of acne before the wedding, as it sometimes happens to me when I am stressed, and the therapist assured me that the HydraFacial helps to address that by getting rid of excess sebum (oil) and removing dead skin cells, which can cause breakouts.
An optional part of the HydraFacial is LED light therapy, which is used to target specific skin concerns. The blue light kills acne bacteria and the red light helps boost collagen and reduce redness. Another option available with the HydraFacial is mechanical lymphatic drainage, which is a stimulating massage that helps to drain fluid buildup in the lymph nodes and eliminate toxins.
Lastly, to finish the HydraFacial, the therapist applied the ‘Lamina Lift Mask’, which is a hydrating seaweed mask that leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth.
Once the treatment was finished, I immediately noticed that my complexion was clearer and there were no signs of redness or irritation. In fact, my skin looked glowing and my skin tone looked more even.
Even though this treatment was more machine-based than hands-on, it was still incredibly relaxing.
Is the HydraFacial Good Before a Wedding?
I can definitely recommend the HydraFacial as one of the best pre-wedding spa treatments out there. If you have pictured your dream wedding day, as I have, you have probably pictured yourself with flawless and radiant skin, and those are exactly the results you get from the HydraFacial. If you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day, the benefits of this high-tech treatment are numerous. Not only does it provide great results with no downtime, but it can also help acne-prone skin, oily or dry skin, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots.
I walked away from the spa with absolutely glowing skin and a vibrant appearance, and the best part is that the results lasted for weeks.
If you are looking for pre-wedding spa treatments with an instant “wow factor”, definitely consider the HydraFacial. The results are instant and dramatic and without any downtime, you can even schedule a HydraFacial the day before your wedding. So, go ahead, book an appointment today and experience the extraordinary benefits of this revolutionary treatment and relax with the confidence that you will be the beautiful, blushing bride you dream of being on your big day.