Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tips for the Bride and Groom to be

As the bridal season draws closer, every bride and bridegroom to be want to ensure that they are at their personal bests for the biggest event of their lives. The most elaborate wedding lehengas and the most extravagant jewellery pale if the wearer appears unkempt or sloppy.

To avoid any wedding day disasters it is essential that you make yourself a lifestyle, fitness and beauty routine a few months in advance and stick to it. To make sure that you are only indulging in treatments, therapies and fitness routines that are in no way harmful to your body, it is best to consult with an expert. The amount of skincare products out there can be daunting and confusion about what’s good for you and what isn’t is rampant. It’s important to properly understand your skin and what it needs before embarking on any kind of cosmetology adventure. So do ensure that you put your skin in the hands of an experienced and qualified doctor.

Some of the most common problems plaguing brides and bridesgroom include pigmentation, acne and acne scarring. But going beyond the obvious there are a variety of concerns that can be addressed such as sweaty underarms that leave unsightly stains on clothes, thin or crinkled lips, a square jaw line, uneven nasal flares etc.. Fortunately for us, there is now a simple solution for all these problems that doesn’t involve having to go under the knife or any painful procedures. Most of the treatments have negligible down time and routine activities can be continued all throughout the duration of the treatment.


There are various AHA peels which help in lightening the skin and acne scars, but at Blush there is an exclusive super skin lightening peel which is perfect if any old accident scars, acne scars or pigmentation problems need to be taken care of.

The results are almost immediate but best results are seen after 3 weeks with 1 week of mild peeling. The treatment consists of two phases; the first– that must be carried out at a Blush clinic under the watchful eye of our qualified doctors–involves the application of a ‘professional’ cream which is much like a facial mask that is left on the face for a short period (6-8 hours). Following this, is the use of a post-treatment home care maintenance cream that preserves the luminosity and glow of the skin coupled with the use of a good sun block during the day. Besides skin lightening by 2-3 shades or more, this treatment also improves texture and makes the skin glow. Stubborn pigmentation is lightened by more than 60 % with the 1st sitting and may be a little more after the 2nd sitting. The best part about this peel is that there is no restriction at all to sunlight even whilst the skin is peeling and the treatment or the post- care is free of any steroids or hydroquinone..

The skin lightening peel is free of any side effects and guarantees fantastic results.


Acne scars do need proper treatment to bring about the skin repair. Microdermabrasion does help, but very marginally. For deeper scare one of the following treatments will prove most effective.

1) Subcision: This works best for scars with a broad base. After numbing the area, a needle is pushed and turned around under the ‘pit’ where the scar tissue is maximum. This will cause a pool of blood under the scar and frees it from the old scar tissue. With time, the new collagen formation will push up the base of this scar. After total healing, another session can be carried out.

2) Fraxel: This is the new generation fractional laser that resurfaces the underlying scar tissue without breaking open the overlying skin. 4-6 sittings are required at an interval of 3-5 weeks.

3) Dermal fillers: to even out deep pits or as a last resort to other treatments as a final step, dermal fillers do the trick. Highly sophisticated hyaluronic acid ( the ground substance of your own skin) is used as the filler material and with the help of a very fine needle each ‘ pit’ is lifted up by the material injected to the surface level. The result is instantaneous with no downtime.


Excessive perspiration can definitely be a cause of embarrassment. You need to bathE at least twice daily. Dust an antifungal powder, not just in your underarms after bath, but in all body folds too. You can also use antiperspirant deodorants containing aluminium chloride, but it is not advisable to use them for too long, as it can be an irritant to the skin. Another good option is to undergo a Botox treatment for excessive perspiration in the underarm. With a few tiny pricks, botox will be injected at certain points in the axilla of maximum sweat gland concentration and you will be relieved of this problem for as long as 6-8 months, after which you can go for another session. An anaesthetic numbing gel is used so there is minimal pain and absolutely no downtime.

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