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It is always a pleasure to have Joyce Connor of Joyce Connor Make Up with us on Nu Bride. If you missed her last post on wedding make-up tips on Nu Bride you can read it again HERE! Joyce is a bit of a legend within the wedding industry and has a number of awards under her belt including the 2012 Wedding Industry Expert award and Theo Paphitis SBS award, so get your notepad / ipads / tablets at the ready for some tips that all of us will find helpful to looking after our skin during the winter.
Take it away Joyce!
Winter can wreak havoc for your big day. Dryness and dehydration becomes more apparent and skin can appear to be dull during winter weddings.
There are many products that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin to give it a fresh appearance for your wedding day, plumping up the skin’s surface helps with hydration.
Dry skin lacks oil and can appear duller, but regular exfoliation will remove the surface dead cells to brighten the complexion
Dehydrated skin shows signs of tightness and fine lines.
- Don’t forget to use an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) in winter as UVA rays can cause damage to the skin and premature ageing. (Nu Bride: Yes. Even when it’s cold outside!)
- During winter, skin suffers effects of the cold wind and harsh dry air of central heating and car heaters. Lips can suffer too. To prepare for your big day, a good skincare routine will help keep skin nourished and hydrated, the utmost importance to help achieve the perfect wedding day look.
- A good skincare routine will keep skin nourished and hydrated.
Here are some tried and tested products which give great results in the run up to and after your wedding day.
Jelly Aquarysta by Astalift: (top right)
Targeting the visible signs of premature ageing, dark spots, lines and dull skin. The Jelly texture absorbs easily and quickly
into the epidermis due to the patented nanotechnology innovation.
Apply morning and night to cleansed skin before moisturising
Skin Hydrating masque by Dermalogica (bottom right)
A refreshing, oil-free gel masque of calming botanicals and antioxidant vitamins that restores critical moisture to stressed skin.
Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant by Elizabeth Arden (left)
The skincare classic that soothes, restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked, dry skin.
Age Defence Hydrating Mask by Vitage (top left)
Suitable for all skin types especially dry or sun damaged skin this mask strengthens your skins helping dehydrated and barrier impaired skin to calm, soften and refresh daily defences with its deeply nourishing solution that is rich in hydrating elements.
StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub (top right)
A physical exfoliating scrub that cleanses and instantly retexturizes skin Removes surface impurities and dry skin cells to promote greater luminosity, smoothing of rough areas and improvements in skin texture and tone.
Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream by Avene (bottom left)
Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich is a hydrating moisturiser for dry to very dry dehydrated sensitive skin.
Beeswax Lip Balm Tin by Burts Bees (bottom right)
Give your lips the nourishing feeling they deserve. This natural lip balm contains coconut oil, is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids. It nourishes and softens lips and the beeswax seals in hydration.
RRP £3.69Written by Joyce Connor joyceconnormakeup.co.uk/