Winter weddings are surreal, no doubt. But, the harsh cold winds can wreak havoc on your skin, making it overly dry, chapped, flaky and itchy. It is, therefore, important to pamper your skin with extra care and attention. You don’t want dry lines and flaky skin bringing your bridal makeup game down, do you?

If you’re a winter bride-to-be, then here are 5 skincare essentials you need to stock up on RN.

 

Skincare essential #01: Gentle face scrub

Skincare essential #01: Gentle face scrub

While exfoliation needs to be limited in the winter months, do not skimp on it completely, especially if you are a bride-to-be. It’s true that over-exfoliation can leave your skin rough and itchy, but exfoliating once or twice a week for a few weeks leading up to your wedding can actually help smoothen your skin’s surface and reveal a healthier glow.

We suggest you opt for a gentle face scrub such as the St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub. All you need to do is squeeze a small amount onto your fingertips and massage it using small circular motions over damp face.

 

Skincare essential #02: Hydrating serum

Skincare essential #02: Hydrating serum

The wedding prep and hustle can leave you with stressed, tired-looking skin. Also, running around in the heat can add to your skin woes. If you have dry skin, then it can look dull if you don’t pamper it with extra TLC.

To prevent premature signs of ageing and to reduce the appearance of fine lines, we suggest you include a hydrating serum in your winter skincare routine. The Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum can be your best bet. Infused with Moroccan argan oil, this night serum promises to leave you with nourished and radiant skin in the morning.

 

Skincare essential #03: Nourishing face cream

Skincare essential #03: Nourishing face cream

The cold winter air can leave your skin looking overly dry, cracked and flaky. And, applying makeup over dry and dehydrated skin can make it patchy in no time. Being a bride-to-be, you cannot afford to overlook these signs. Therefore, a nourishing face cream infused with the goodness of natural ingredients can work wonders in repairing fine lines and patchy areas.

The Ponds Honey & Milk Protein Face Cream is your ultimate skin saviour in the winter months. Loaded with skin nutrients and beauty oils, this face cream promises 24 hours moisturisation.

 

Skincare essential #04: Rich body lotion

Skincare essential #04: Rich body lotion

While taking good care of your facial skin, don’t forget to moisturise your body too. Swap your light moisturisers for a rich body lotion in the cold winter months. Moisturise twice a day: in the mornings and before hitting the sheets.

We suggest you get your hands on the Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma Soothe and Serene Body Lotion. Infused with natural argan oil and plant-based cleansers, the best part about this body lotion is that it is free of parabens, dyes and silicones.

 

Skincare essential #05: Lip balm

Skincare essential #05: Lip balm

Winter is your lip’s worst enemy. Your lips do not have oil glands which means it does not produce oils naturally. This leaves it intensely dry and chapped, especially in the colder months. If you are a winter bride, then taking care of your lips is essential.

You don’t want your lips to look chapped over a heavy lipstick application on your wedding day, do you? Therefore, use the Vaseline Lip Therapy Original. With the goodness of Vaseline jelly, almond oil, cocoa butter and shea butter, it provides long-lasting moisturisation.