Dr Shuba Dharmana
I think both the bride and the groom should keep their weekends free for elaborate home beauty treatments such as oil and head massages, body scrubs, masks, manicures, pedicures and facials. Ask your dermatologist about Hydrafacial which polishes the skin, or glow boosting mesotherapy injections. Finish the last of your skin treatments one month before the day — this way, there are no surprises at the last moment. Grooms can opt for antioxidant tablets to give their skin a glow. Diet wise, I’d definitely recommend super foods such as quinoa, kale and healthy fats like nuts, chia seeds. Cook and eat healthy.
Dr Chytra Anand
Founder and CEO, Kosmoderma Skin and Hair Clinics
A minimum of six weeks is required to achieve some results so I always advise that brides and grooms should start with their regimen from when they decide on the date. Treat your neck and chest with the same care you show your face. That means any products you put on your face you should apply to your neck and chest as well. It is best to get professional help as we know what is good for your skin. I would recommend the MediFacial. It smoothens overall texture, decreases the pore size and energises the complexion. Just before the day, drink plenty of water, avoid salt and try to get seven hours of sleep.
Dr Jamuna Pai
Chairperson & Founder, SkinLab
Start preparing your skin and hair at least three months prior to your wedding. But if you do not have time, there are handy tips for both brides and grooms that are must-dos.
Brides: Always apply a thick coat of sunblock everyday and use an oil-free moisturiser. Take an oil massage at home at least once a week with coconut oil. Try and drink at least 10-12 glasses of water. Eat every two hours to keep the BMR (basal metabolic rate) and on the D-day, keep on-the-go food in your bag.
Groom: Wash your face with an alpha-hydroxy acid, as it will help promote cell-turnover and will minimise razor bumps. Shaving with a razor exfoliates the skin. Before shaving, clean your face with a face wash, after shaving use a moisturiser. Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis, at least once a week.