Fight off dry skin for winter weddings
Summer and early autumn are usually considered the main wedding seasons, which means there are many more guides for warm, outdoor ceremonies than the colder months. Winter weddings are growing in popularity though, and the weather plays just as an important role as the heat does in the summer. Specifically, there are more challenges that occur in the winter beauty-wise for brides especially when it comes to dry skin, so here are a few tips on how to stay cool for a winter wedding.
If you’re a bride or bridesmaid prepping for the big day, it’s a good idea to start early and not just the day before. Start using a night-time moisturiser for your face - creamier solutions often work best - but the bottom line is to choose a product that won’t make you break out and will keep your skin feeling fresh.
That goes for all your cosmetics - avoid anything that will make your skin any drier than it already is. If you’re not incorporating moisturising products in your oils in baths and/or showers, now is the time to do it. Soaking your entire body in hydrating products will not only help your skin, but can also help soothe your stress before the big day.
Daily application of lotion will help as well. If you know that certain parts of your body will be prominently showcased with your dress and in pictures, exfoliate and give more attention to those parts. Of course, dry lips are something you definitely don’t want before you exchange vows and kiss your soon-to-be spouse. Ideally, pick a lipstick that is also a moisturising one, so your lips aren’t cracking through the colour. Keep some chapstick or moisturising lipstick/lip gloss handy - or have one of your bridesmaids hold it for you. That’s what they’re there for!
And remember that one thing that always helps with fighting off dry skin is hydrating with plenty of water, that way you’ll be refreshed but also keep that radiant look in the cold winter.