There are pros and cons to being a winter bride — while you can wear heavy ensembles without turning into a sweat ball, your skin might not take well to all the stress involved. The cold air and low humidity levels cause your skin to become dry, thus increasing its sensitivity to external aggressors, products and stress. But fret not, we have a few tips that will help you keep winter skincare woes at bay so that your skin stays happy and healthy till the big day…
- 01. Have a dynamic daytime and nighttime routine
- 02. Invest in a good facial oil
- 03. Exfoliate intuitively
- 04. Optimise your lip care
- 05. Skip scalding hot baths
01. Have a dynamic daytime and nighttime routine
A winter bridal skincare routine should be dynamic in terms of your daytime and nighttime routine. The day products should focus on tackling dryness (caused by cold winds and harsh weather) and sun protection. The nights should focus on regenerative actions so that your skin is strong and ready to take on anything till the big day arrives. Focus on customising your skincare routine for you, instead of just following a basic one.
BB picks: Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 Sunscreen Lotion, Lakme Absolute Ideal Tone Refinishing Night Concentrate
02. Invest in a good facial oil
Adding a lightweight facial oil can help add even more hydration to your skin, which may not be possible with just a moisturiser. A quick-absorbing and ingredient-focused facial oil will also help strengthen your skin’s barrier over time and protect it from environmental aggressors. This is perfect for winter since your skin tends to lose hydration quickly and a good facial oil can help lock it in.
BB picks: Dermalogica Phyto Replenishing Oil
03. Exfoliate intuitively
Exfoliation is crucial during the winter season. Dead skin cells accumulate a lot faster in the winter months and can make your skin look dull and flaky. But that doesn’t mean you will rub on any scrub and call it a day. Be gentle with your skin and exfoliate intuitively — oat scrubs are a good alternative for chemical exfoliators, which can be a bit harsh on overly sensitive winter skin.
BB picks: St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask
04. Optimise your lip care
If you have armed yourself with just a lip balm for the winter, we are nodding our heads in disappointment. Nothing will ruin your bridal makeup look more than chapped lips peeking through matte lipsticks! Make sure you’re exfoliating your lips daily — sugar scrubs are really good at that. Follow up with an emollient like a tinted lip balm to moisturise and nourish the lips.
BB picks: Vaseline Lip Therapy Vitamin E - Original
05. Skip scalding hot baths
We know this is difficult to do given that a hot bath can be so relaxing on a cold winter day — but they can seriously dry out your skin. Switch to lukewarm water baths and use a soothing body wash with nourishing ingredients to soothe and calm angry, irritated winter skin. Make sure to follow your shower session up with proper moisturisation (all over your body and face) to lock in the moisture.
BB picks: St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Wash
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Written by Sumona Bose on Nov 29, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!