Hello beautiful brides and handsome grooms to be,
It's the Luna + Honey editor Micaela, here to chat about getting your skin in the best shape ever for your big day and keeping it that way for all the days after.
I recently spent some time at the HQ of skincare experts DMK and spoke to one of their incredible therapists about the best way to prepare your skin for your wedding day, and I also got to experience two of their signature treatments recommended for brides and grooms to be.
To begin I want to give you some insight into what DMK is all about, DMK stands for Danné Montague-King the founder and creator, who has been a pioneer in the skincare industry since the 1960s. DMK’s concept of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. Botanical-based paramedical products make up the DMK skin care program.
Preparing your skin for your wedding
My DMK therapist says the earlier you can start to prepare your skin the better. Ideally at least a year out from your wedding you should have a consultation with a DMK therapist who will tailor a treatment plan to your needs. Leaving this amount of time is optimal as it will allow the treatments and products time to show the maximum improvement and ensure your therapist has time to work on all of your skincare concerns well before the wedding, this also means in the weeks leading up to the wedding day they can do a bigger treatment that will blast your skin full of goodness and give you the ultimate wedding day glow.
DMK offer a variety of unique treatments that you won't find anywhere else, each treatment is made to target different skin problems.
I got the experience the Bihaku and Epifil Treatments.
Bihaku Skin Brightening Treatment is a brightening facial treatment designed to plump, hydrate and even-out skin tone.
My incredible DMK therapist Leanne, explained that the effects of ageing, stress and the environment influence skin to develop an uneven texture. It becomes coarser, pigmented and imperfections appear and Bihaku is designed to help regain a brighter, more even and luminous complexion.
The Epifil treatment is a part of DMK's Enzyme Therapy, however it uses their signature range of products for the ultimate skin boost. Their Enzyme Therapy itself is incredible and unlike any treatment I have experienced before. it detoxifies your skin using your lymphatic system basically kicking it into gear to push out all the toxins. One of the reasons this treatment has become such hit is because you can actually feel it working while it's on your skin. the masque once applied goes very firm and you can feel your skin pulsating beneath it - yes it feels weird at first but it's not painful at all. I was told that this is the lymphatic vessels pumping fresh blood and oxygen into the skin tissue. You get to relax for about 40 -45 minutes while the masque does its magic. The process of removing the masque is relaxing but it does take a while and the most difficult part is at this stage many people are usually busting to go to the bathroom (me included) this is again thanks to your lymphatic system, but be patient and before you know it your skin will feel and look like new.
They say that the Epifil Treatment, is DMK’s ultimate filler without the injection for toned, tight and plump skin. That is exactly how I would describe it too, my skin instantly looked and felt more hydrated, plump and it was more toned with more definition especially around my jawline and under my chin where typically my skin is not so firm. The days after my treatment my skin continued to improve and was visibly clearer and brighter and my pigmentation was less obvious, thanks to the combination of the treatments.
I will definitely continue with DMK treatments to further improve my skin, and follow the at home treatment plan they specifically prescribed for me.
On a side note so many of their at home products are amazing for travel, in particular the Herb + Mineral Moisture Spray, which is an instant hydration boost for wherever and whenever you need it,
The Beta Gel is fab for daily deep hydration but it's also a wonderful product to put on sunburn and any small wounds to help your skin heal and repair more quickly.
See the whole range and find your nearest DMK salon at http://dannemking.com.au/