There are lots of advantages to being a winter bride, here are a few.
- You’re much less likely to get hot, sweaty or flustered in your big dress
- Your makeup is more likely to last all day, therefore, less time reapplying makeup and worrying about how you look
- Plus, the added magic of winter is the perfect backdrop to the most romantic day of your life!
Here are our top tips for preparing your skin for your wintertime wedding:
Eat and drink right
Make sure your diet is rich in antioxidants, probiotics and healthy fats to ensure your skin has all the nutrients it needs. This will help skin to stay radiant and supple in the run up to your big day. Even in winter, you should be drinking eight glasses of water to ward off dehydration from dry winter air. Dehydration can lead to your skin looking dull no matter how much work you put into looking after it. Your water intake can include herbal teas or an occasional mug of green tea too, for an added antioxidant boost.
A good night’s sleep may seem impossible in the run up to your wedding, but try to make it a priority. Your skin renews as you sleep which means that if you’re sleep deprived your skin will start to suffer; think dullness, dark circles and blemishes.
Hydrate and exfoliate
In winter the two most important things you can do for your skin are to keep it hydrated and to keep it exfoliated. This will prevent dullness, dryness and flakiness, and ensure you wake up on the day with a picture-perfect complexion. Using a hydrating serum and moisturiser twice a day will help keep your skin soft and supple, whilst exfoliating regularly will keep it smooth and radiant. The best way to exfoliate your skin is through Microdermabrasion, a facial treatment that stimulates the circulation whilst gently eliminating all traces of dead skin, to leave you with a beautifully radiant, rejuvenated complexion. It’s suitable for all skin types, and you never need to worry about redness or irritation as you might with other forms of exfoliation.