A comprehensive beauty routine is essential for that bridal glow. With almost three decades of experience in treating Asian skin, skincare and beauty expert MTM Skincare has therapists to help analyse your skin type and condition, beauty routine and lifestyle habits, before recommending a treatment strategy to realise your ”authentic beauty” – the true beauty in you.
6 months before: Banish uneven skin tone
For optimal results, it’s best to start treatments well in advance. One to try is the Re-white Cryosys Facial Treatment. How it supposedly works: It penetrates deep into skin, and uses Cryo-Electroporation to break down melanin for uniform skin tone and translucency. Comprising a strong cooling treatment of minus 20 deg C and a heat therapy of up to 40 deg C, it is said to boost cell activity in skin, increase penetration rate, and reduce downtime.
Your daily beauty ritual is crucial too. After a consultation, the therapist will recommend your ideal facial products and treatments from a selection of over 300 custom-blended formulations.
3-5 months before: Treat stressed skin effectively
Overwhelmed by wedding prep? Lack of sleep and stress can really upset your skin – think breakouts, redness and eczema. Try delegating the work and unwind with yoga classes or a short getaway. Also check out MTM Skincare’s Pure Oxygen Injection & Mask Treatment. Suitable for sensitive skin, it promises a visibly smoother and bouncier complexion after just one session. Pure oxygen and nutrientloaded essences are delivered to the epidermis, and supposedly aid in cell repair, improve blood circulation and lighten pigmentation.
1-2 months before: Get the perfect glow
An effective skincare routine can help boost skin renewal, which takes place every 28 days or so. Gentle exfoliation is ideal. The Clear Water Facial Clarifying Treatment is designed to boost radiance and refine skin’s natural texture. It also addresses cystic and pustular acne, as well as open or closed comedones. To minimise the risk of flaking, eschew abrasive treatments and opt for one that’s hydrating or soothing. The Synergica Anti-Age Treatment’s high-tech system infuses fruit extracts and vitamins into skin via pulsed light. It’s said to alleviate stress-induced skin issues, while plumping and smoothing your complexion, and restoring elasticity.
1 week before: The final prep
Book your final appointment a week ahead so any post-facial red marks or flare-ups can settle down.
For sparkling peepers, try the new Custom-Blended Eye Mask. Two collagen pads work in tandem with the brand’s Custom-Blended Eye Expert Essence to minimise the look of wrinkles and dark circles, so you look fresh and well-rested.
1 day before: Look your best
You might be nervous or excited, but try to clock at least six to seven hours of sleep. Staying hydrated helps to prevent puffiness too, so drink up! The MTM Custom-Blended Hydrating Mask’s cocktail of cucumber, camomile and cornflower extracts is great for a moisture-boosting fix, so you’ll wake up to dewy skin. Bonus: It also helps your makeup glide on like a dream.
MTM Custom-Blended Skincare is at #01-04/05 Winsland House, tel: 6738-6006, #03-21/22 Wheelock Place, tel: 6737-1078, and 85 Serangoon Garden Way, tel: 6284-4808.