No matter your skin type—or how dedicated you are to your skincare routine—winter’s brutal weather conditions can really do a number on the smooth, supple complexion you’ve worked so hard to achieve in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding. The bitter-cold air and harsh winds can swiftly steal the moisture and glow from your face, leaving skin feeling rough, irritated, and majorly dehydrated (which we all know is not a good look for your big day).
“You have to take special care of your skin during the winter months when the humidity is low and heating systems dry out the air,” says Danuta Mieloch, renowned esthetician and owner of Rescue Spa with locations in both Philadelphia and New York City. She suggests moisturizing often with products rich in hyaluronic acid and avoiding any harsh ingredients that could trigger an allergic reaction. And for brides, Mieloch says it’s especially important to “establish a good skincare regimen now, and make sure to follow through with it on a daily basis.”
No need to totally ditch your current line-up of products, though—just swap in one or two moisture-boosting formulas that’ll give your skin an extra layer of protection against winter’s chill. We singled out a few superstar serums and moisturizers, tailored made for each and every skin type; pick which one will work best for you and start slathering it on ASAP.