No matter what time of year you are getting married, there is always the issue of harsh winter weather wreaking havoc on your skin. When you are planning your wedding details, don’t forget to take extra care of your skin in the colder months. You want your skin to look fresh and hydrated for your big day! Here are some tips for taking care of your winter skin.
One of the best ways to take care of your skin is to make sure your showers are not very hot. While it might feel good to step into a nice hot shower and stay in there for a long time, the hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and dry it out. As your skin becomes dried out it, then becomes irritated and could become itchy. A way to prevent this is to make sure your showers are warm but not hot and shorter in length.
Another way to prevent your skin from drying out is to make sure that your cleansers and soaps have moisturizer added to them. Regular soaps can also have a drying effect on your skin, so choosing ones with moisturizer added to them can help prevent dry skin from forming in the first place.
When you are finished bathing, you can apply moisturizer to your skin to keep your suppleness. There are many different types of moisturizers and oils that are on the market to help keep your skin hydrated. You can choose from regular skin formulas to dry skin and extra dry skin formulations. There are moisturizers that will not clog your pores or make your skin feel greasy after applying. Most everyone can find a moisturizer that will work for them.
A way to keep your skin from dying out is to protect it from the elements. This can mean wearing layers when you are out in the cold weather. You can protect your hands with gloves, your head with a knit cap, your neck with a scarf, and wear the appropriate coat. By layering your clothes, such as sweaters and thermals, you can remove some of the clothes if you become overheated as you are traveling in and out of buildings.
While you could be losing moisture from the cold air and the higher water temperatures, you can help combat this by increasing your water/liquid intake. There are general rules for water that state at least 8 glasses a day, but that will depend on your current hydration needs. Additionally, it will also depend on what else you are drinking during the day. Coffee and teas can have mild diuretic effects which could affect how much liquid your body is holding onto, but unless you are drinking these in excess, it should not affect your hydration level greatly.
By following these guidelines for your winter skin, you can ensure looking fresh and hydrated during the cold months.