Every bride wants a clear and glowing complexion on her wedding day. Unfortunately, winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Freezing temperatures mixed with steaming hot showers and coarse central heating can lead to dryness and flaking. Throw in a few overindulgences at Christmas time, and you’re skin is fighting a losing battle. But all is not lost. A carefully considered winter skin routine can work wonders, you just need to focus on it a little more than you usually might.

Here are our top tips for a radiant complexion at this time of year.

Hydration

First and foremost, stay hydrated. Drinking water is every dermatologist’s number one rule for a reason. It’s the single best thing you can do for your skin, which, after all, is made up of 64% water. If you’re dehydrated, your complexion will appear dull and fatigued, and any imperfections will be emphasised. This is even more important at Christmas, when you’re likely to be drinking lots of alcohol, a known cause of dehydration. It’s okay to enjoy yourself over the festive period, but as your reaching for that Prosecco just remember to drink your water too!

Cleansing

If there’s any time of year your usual healthy diet is going to slip, it’s now. Try to counteract the effects of a less-than-ideal diet on your skin by thoroughly cleansing with Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser. This Salicylic treatment will not only remove all traces of dirt and make up, but it is also highly effective at fighting blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads.

Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser, £19.50

Toning

Yes, we know how tempting it is to skip this step- but we urge you not to! Toners will refresh and rejuvenate your face. Plus, if you use a toner that contains Glycolic acid, it will also exfoliate your skin and remove dead cells. Our all time favourite toner is Pixi Glow Tonic. If you’re not a toner-addict already, Pixi will have you converted in under a week!

Pixi Glow Tonic Toner, £18

Moisturizing

Your skin is at it’s driest during the winter, making your moisturizer all the more important at this time of year. Our top tip would be to moisturise as soon as you’ve washed your face- this will help your skin retain the water. Ren’s Emollient Rescue Cream is a great choice in the winter, as it will both relieve and protect your complexion from harsh weather.

Ren’s Emollient Rescue Cream, £22

Night Oil

Treat your skin to a little bit of luxury this winter by ending everyday with a few drops of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery oil. This incredible product not only smells amazing, but it will work to rehydrate and rejuvenate your skin over night.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil, £38

There you have it! The best way to wedding-perfect skin, even in the harsh winter months.

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