It’s a challenge to protect your face from the harsh winter conditions, but covering up dry and rough skin is even tougher. Chilly temperatures and dry indoor heating can dry out the smooth, supple complexion you’ve been perfecting in the months leading up to your wedding day.
Don’t lose hope just yet; brides-to-be and bridesmaids can achieve naturally radiant skin and maintain the glow for your special day with these helpful tips.
Hair & Skin Tips for Winter Brides
Keep Your Hair Moisturized and Healthy
Treat yourself to an overnight hair oil treatment once or twice a week for wedding locks that are super shiny and frizz-free. Spend at least 10 minutes applying the oil with a luxurious scalp massage to stimulate the blood flow to your scalp for optimal hair growth and to balance sebum production.
If you suffer from frizzy hair, a silk turban for sleeping in might be what you need. Wrapping your hair in silk helps you retain moisture as well as reduce excess static-causing friction as you sleep.
Don’t Take Hot Showers
It can be tempting to take a hot shower on a cold day; however, hot water is damaging to your hair as heat styling will strip your scalp of much-needed moisture, which can lead to a flaky appearance.
Make it a habit of washing your hair with cold or warm water to make it less frizzy and spare your skin from drying out. After shampooing your hair, your hair should use an oil-based moisturizer to lock in extra moisture and nourish for healthier hair.
Avoid Dry Skin by Protecting It
Your skin could get cracked and dried, so don’t skip the time to moisturize. A weekly intense hydration mask will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles that are exacerbated by dehydration and leave you with soft, healthy-looking skin.
Aloe vera is beneficial for your skin. It hydrates, softens, and adds the required glow to your skin. Apply aloe vera regularly to get healthier-looking skin. Remove the dead cells from your skin by proper exfoliation and give you the result you want instantly. Also, don’t miss your manicure and pedicure appointments.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear sunscreen. Wear a daily moisturizer with SPF to protect your skin against photoaging and sunburn. SPF protection is especially critical if you’ve been undergoing treatments for fade hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Enough Sleep Is Important
The process of getting married can be hectic and exhausting. As a bride-to-be, the number one thing you need is your beauty sleep, but the closer the wedding gets, the harder it can get for you to fall and stay asleep at night. If so, you’re likely suffering from a case of pre-wedding insomnia, and it will directly show on your face.
The way to ensure you will get a good night’s sleep is to minimize screen time, go easy on the caffeine, modify your bedtime routine, and engage in relaxation techniques.
The blue lights from phones, tablets, and laptops can hinder the melatonin and tell your brain to get sleepy. Avoid drinking caffeine four to five hours before your bedtime since it can add to sleep fragmentation.
Another key to falling asleep is to learn relaxation techniques, such as drinking a warm cup of herbal tea before bed and practicing breathing exercises.
Jeanne’s Hair and Makeup
Getting married in the winter has its advantages when it comes to bridal beauty. For starters, you don’t have to worry about your makeup melting or your hair frizzing up from the heat of the summer. However, you do have to worry about the cold climate wreaking havoc on your skin, and if you’re not well prepared, flaky, dry, or dull skin will show up in your wedding photos.
Every bride wants to look good on her wedding day, and skincare is a huge part of it. Although winter can be harsh on your hair and skin, these tips will help you stay hydrated, so you can achieve that natural glow you want.
Jeanne’s Hair and Makeup Studio can help you shine on your big day no matter what the weather’s like outside. Contact us to schedule your hair and make-up trial today.