Skincare is one of the most important parts of bridal beauty prep. But it isn’t something that you do a week before your wedding – it’s a part of your lifestyle, and it’s something you should do all year round. However, skincare isn’t something that is fixed: you need to adapt it to fit your needs and external elements. This means that you should follow these tips during winter if you want to meet the first spring sun looking fresh.
During winter, we tend to wear heavier products to keep our skin well-nourished, but we also spend a lot of time in cities, in transport and generally in areas that very polluted. Because of this, it is important that you cleanse your face regularly with Juara rice facial cleanser before you go to bed, and also with some lukewarm water and baby soap after you wake up. You should also deep cleanse and exfoliate once or twice per week.
A serum is like a medical specialist in a bottle. It is concentrated goodness made to help with skin issues you might have. Serums are especially good for women over the age of 40, because they can be an intense moisturizer, as well as contain vital nutrients to help rejuvenate the skin. You can also look for serums that you add into your daily face cream to make it richer.
The cold air can irritate your eyes, and because of the flu season, we also often get puffy eyes and not sleep well. Luckily, there are products that you can use to counter that. Olay Eyes Illuminating eye cream is a great choice to hide dark circles and look more awake. It also contains anti-aging elements perfect for smoothing out fine lines. And if your eyes are puffy and red, then No More Baggage is the perfect solution to calm and hydrate your skin.
Some people think that during winter, sunrays are not as dangerous, but this is as far from the truth as it can get. The sun is still shining even during winter, and if there is a lot of snow, it will reflect the sun’s rays and make it even worse. It’s imperative that you use sunscreen or a primer with high SPF which will protect your skin. Sun damage prevention is imperative for an even skin tone and less fine lines as you age.
All too often, people villainize makeup, saying that it is the reason for all of our skin problems. But actually, makeup (especially good quality, natural makeup) can be like a shield for our skin against the elements. Especially in winter, when our skin can easily dry out and crack due to the cold wind, a layer of foundation can act as a barrier and protect our skin. “Choose a foundation that already has an SPF—a double-duty product such as IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+, suggests Dana Persia, makeup artist, esthetician and owner of Beautiful Brides Philly, one of Philadelphia’s top bridal beauty companies.
From reading the vows to the first kiss, a lot of attention is being given to your lips on the big day, and you want to make sure that they are in prime condition. During winter, lips can easily crack, dry out and even bleed, but this is all preventable. First, you want to use a good lip balm–like a handy EOS–and reapply it whenever you feel your lips getting dry. Secondly, you want to make sure you are getting enough moisture from the inside: drink plenty of water and reduce the salt intake to make sure your whole body is hydrated.
If you are getting married during winter, you need to stick to these tips like your life depends on them, but even if your wedding is in the spring or the summer, following them means a lot more damage control once the winter has passed. And many of these practices can be implemented in your daily routine for any season, not just winter, so no matter what season it is: start on time!
Guest Blogger, Georgia Selih is author @highstylife.com. By nature an artist, by profession a journalist. An irreparable print lover who is enjoying this hot digital affair…