Winter wedding? Here’s what you need to do

A winter wedding is so romantic – you can wear great outfits, you don’t have to worry about your make-up running because of the heat and humidity, your guests can be cosy and comfortable and just about everything can be oh-so-mesmerizing.

But if you are going to be a bride in winter, you will need to take special care of yourself. Winters can be tough on your hair and skin. So, take heed and follow these simple tips.

  • Under-eye skin

This is the most delicate area of the face as the skin under the eyes is thin and can wrinkle and darken easily. And in winter, your under-eye skin can get dried out easily. So, start taking care a few days before the big day. Use under-eye creams and gels, or better still, take some cotton wool, dip it in almond oil, and rub gently in one direction under the eyes. Leave on till morning and wash off.

  • Face

Just like your under-eye skin, the rest of your face too can get dry and flaky in winter. Covering up your skin with cosmetics is not enough; you need to cleanse your skin. Only if you have clear skin will your photos look good up close. Before going to bed, cleanse your skin with some rosewater and then apply your night cream or moisturizer. Try massaging your face with pure coconut oil every night for at least a week before the actual wedding day.

  • Lips

Winter can be particularly harsh on your lips. They tend to dry out and crack in the cold winter air. So, what do you do? You don’t want the lipstick to crack and peel on your wedding day, do you? Well, that’s what is likely to happen if your lips are chapped and cracked. Start taking care of your lips long before your wedding day. Exfoliate them gently and use a good quality lip balm many times a day to keep them soft and supple. Plus, wipe your lips thoroughly every time you eat so that tiny food particles do not get trapped on your lips. Bacteria grow on left-over organic matter on your lips, resulting in dark and patchy lips.

  • Hair

Wash your hair with mild shampoos and use conditioners after the shampoo. Oil your scalp once in a while and wash it off the next day. Besides, use hair masks to give your hair shine and manageability. Avoid using hair dryers and hair colours. Do not go for a bold new hairstyle. This is not the time to experiment.


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