The winter season can be a joyous time of year, full of winter activities, time with family and friends, and lots of holiday cheer. However, cooler temperatures do have their drawbacks, especially when it comes to your beauty regimen; and dry and chaffed skin is particularly common during the winter due to lower levels of moisture in the air. Depending on where you live, it can be extremely difficult to keep your skin hydrated on a day-to-day basis.
So for brides getting married during the winter, it's even more important to keep up with a beauty routine leading up to the big day. Not only do you want to ensure you're fresh-faced for all your wedding photos, but keeping your skin hydrated is beneficial when it comes to applying long-lasting makeup.
Keep Your Lips Moisterized
"One of the biggest tips for a winter wedding is to keep your lips moisturized!" advises Deenihan. "It can be difficult in the winter months to avoid flaky, cracked lips, but [a] few steps will help you achieve a kissable pout for your big day." Deenihan's steps include drinking plenty of water leading up to your wedding and using a lip mask at night, like bareMinerals Ageless Phyto-Retinol Lip Mask.
Once you're fully prepped and ready to say "I do", be sure to apply a hydrating lip treatment under your bridal makeup. "Prep the lips with the bareMinerals Ageless Phyto-Retinol Lip Treatment when you begin your makeup and let it work its magic while you do the rest of your face," adds Deenihan. The results? Glowy, smooth, and ready-to-kiss lips.
Opt for Cream Products Over Powders
Deenihan shares that winter brides should consider switching to cream products rather than using powders. Why? Retaining moisture is paramount during the winter season, and creams help with moisture retention on the skin. "I love cream cheek colors, bronzers, and highlighters. They melt into the skin for that beautiful, natural flush with a slightly dewy finish. For the best results, always press the product into the skin, and never swipe or brush across. This will prevent any dry texture from lifting," she shares.
Use Hand Cream
We often remember to moisturize our face and other parts of our bodies, but what about our hands? "Something a lot of people forget about on their big day is their hands! You’ll be showing off your ring all night, having photos of you cutting the cake, holding hands, etc," shares Deenihan. "Prep your hands with a little hand cream and massage, making sure to work it into your cuticles and knuckles that can get extra dry." Laura Mercier's Ambre Vanillé Hand Cream and L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream are two great products to consider for your wedding and beyond.