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Between the fresh blooms and the warmer weather, there is perhaps nothing as beautiful as a spring wedding.
But, thanks to the harsh, dry winter weather, spring’s blushing brides—and wedding guests alike—may be looking a little more ruddy than rosy. There’s no better time than now to give your skin some love. Take advantage of the changing seasons with some new additions to your daily skin care regimen.
Prepare for the wedding season with these simple spring skin care tips for brides to be, bridesmaids, and wedding guests!
Spring Skin Care
Spring is known as the season of renewal, making it the perfect time to reassess your current skin care routine and switch things up. Perhaps there’s no better occasion to inspire you to focus on your skin than an upcoming spring wedding. Before we get into the additions to your skin care routine let’s talk about some of the skin care concerns you may be facing now that winter’s over.
Dry Skin: Winter is notorious for its bitter cold temperatures, harsh winds, and low humidity. This combination creates the perfect environment for dry skin. This spring you’ll want to focus on moisturizing your parched skin.
Chapped Lips: Those same factors that can lead to dry, tight-feeling skin can also cause chapped lips—a no-no for the beautiful spring lip colors you’ll want to rock at that wedding! We share exactly how to get kissable lips for after you say “I do!” below!
Buildup of Dead Skin Cells: Dry skin and dead skin cell buildup can often go hand-in-hand—and this buildup on the skin’s surface can cause a dull skin tone by the time winter’s over.
Now that you know what you’re dealing with, here’s what to do:
Switch to a Facial Cleansing Brush
This time of year everyone’s big on spring cleansing, so why not extend that trend to your skin? Fact is, clean skin is beautiful skin and cleansing brushes deliver a more effective cleanse than hands alone.
You’ll be able to loosen and remove more pore-clogging dirt and oil, which can help you avoid breakouts before the big day.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
After cleansing you’ll want to make sure you moisturize, especially if you’re hoping to re-hydrate dry skin. During the winter you’ll want to use heavy, emollient creams but this spring reach for lightweight, water- and gel-based hydration. A key ingredient to keep an eye out for this spring? Hyaluronic acid. This hydration powerhouse can hold up to 1000x its weight in water so it’s a great bet for dehydrated skin.
Get Kissable Lips
Whether you’re planning to say “I do” at the wedding or not, having soft, kissable lips is what everyone wants this spring. Start by using a DIY lip scrub to slough away any dead skin lingering on the surface of our pout. Post exfoliation, reach for creamy lip balms that offer long-lasting hydration.
Start Wearing BB Cream
If winter wreaked havoc on your skin you may want to consider giving it a chance to breathe a bit by switching to lightweight cosmetics leading up to the big day. If you don’t already wear BB cream, it’s time to start. BB cream can be worn as a primer or in replace of foundation all together. Many BB creams have moisturizing formulas that can even help to hydrate that parched post-winter complexion. Still others, contain broad-spectrum SPF for extra protection from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.
Take a Bath
From finding—and fitting into—the right dress, trying to look your best, and making sure all the puzzle pieces fit, whether you’re the bride to be, a bridesmaid, or a beloved wedding guest, weddings can be stressful, and that stress can unfortunately take a toll on your skin. So it’s time to relax! Along with those calls to the florist and cake tastings, pencil in some me time and draw a relaxing and calm bath. Close your eyes and forget about the dress, the menu, and everything else that may be causing those pre-wedding day jitters.
Slather on the Sunscreen
While you should have been wearing sunscreen all winter, this spring it’s definitely time to start being more diligent—especially since nothing ruins a wedding day complexion more than unwanted dark spots and discoloration.
The warmer weather means less time inside hiding from the cold and more time outdoors enjoying the sun. If you plan to spend more time in the sun, be extra cautious about your sunscreen application. Reapply a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen throughout the day and wear a hat to shade your face.
Not only do you want to prevent a sunburn, you also want to prevent any tan lines that will clash with that gorgeous gown! If you’re hoping to be bronze before the big day, test out some self-tanners now.