If you’ve had the chance to read our past blogs, you’ve seen our girl Casually Jules achieve incredible results with her HALO treatments at Skin Iowa, PC. What we love about Jules is her casual, approachable nature and all the style and beauty tips you can glean from a quick follow of her Instagram page. In classic Jules fashion, she’s letting you in on her most personal life moments and sharing her tips and tricks to let your inner glow shine and for those who don’t already follow her, she has some exciting news to share. . . she recently got married! While we know the wedding planning experience can be a doozy, Jules was gracious enough to give us a peek behind the curtain at possibly the most important detail of all. . . her wedding prep for her skin!
First was the skin consult. When meeting for a skin consultation, we always like to take the time to listen to our clients’ concerns to get the full picture of what they’re struggling with and what their goals are for their skin. Jules told us about her skin concerns, and we decided together that a HydraFacial™ was the best course of action for her goals. HydraFacial uses a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin, while delivering painless extractions with its spiral design. At Skin Iowa, PC, we take HydraFacials a step further with the ZO® Skin Health HydraFacial Brightalive® Booster Serum, specifically designed to brighten skin and lessen the appearance of discoloration. HydraFacials are perfect for reducing the appearance of brown spots, preventing new pigmentation formation and evening skin tone, making it the perfect treatment for brides-to-be who are looking to prepare their skin for their wedding day.
Jules graciously took us on her HydraFacial experience at Skin Iowa, PC and told us, “I suffer from extremely dry skin. Before my facial, I had a major flare up around my nose that was causing flakey and red skin in addition to just feeling overall dry in my face. Every moisturizer I tried didn’t seem to remedy it. I also noticed going into my facial my pore sizes were visible and bigger around the nose area that what I would prefer. Who wants that! I was hopeful that the HydraFacial would remedy both of these. The facial itself was extremely soothing on my skin. The serums used hydrated and prepped my face to bring out my inner glow. It was quick, painless, and relaxing- everything you could ask for in a facial besides the amazing results! Immediately after I noticed my blackheads were nearly non-existent, and the dry flakey skin around my nose was completely removed. I left with more youthful and healthy-looking skin. The next day I noticed my makeup went on better because all of my dry and dead skin had been removed! I plan to continue integrating HydraFacial for my skin maintenance year-round but especially this winter!”
How Soon Before My Big Day Should I Get a HydraFacial? Our girl Jules came in for her HydraFacial about a week before her wedding. While any post treatment redness most often clears before 24 hours, giving yourself about a weeks’ time before your special day ensures that any minor irritation your skin may have experienced has had time to clear (this is especially true if it’s your first HydraFacial) so you can show off your vibrant, brightened skin, worry-free.
How Long Between HydraFacials? HydraFacial results typically last 5-7 days so we always recommend treatments about 2 weeks apart or a month maximum to ensure you keep your investment of refreshed, hydrated, glowing skin. The investment with HydraFacials is cumulative, so the more regularly you get treatments, the healthier and more radiant your skin will look.
What Aftercare Should I Use? While Jules’ incredible results from her HydraFacial would be noticeable on their own, the real key to tap into your optimal results is to invest in medical grade skincare. When Jules first came in for her HALO treatment months back, she also started a ZO Skin Health medical grade skincare routine, so the HydraFacial was the cherry on top! For that skin routine, click here.
We know that wedding planning can leave your head spinning, but one thing we urge you not to overlook is your skin! The memories of the day will fade, but those gorgeous wedding photos showing off your youthful, flawless skin will be yours to treasure forever. Wondering what we’d recommend for your pre wedding glow? Give us a ring at (515) 223-0119, our friendly skin experts in Des Moines, IA can’t wait to hear from you!