Cold Weather Skincare


As cold weather approaches many brides, it is important to keep your skin dewy and hydrated for your wedding day. We recently spoke about cold weather skincare routines with Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, and ways to keep your skin healthy and supple.

For Fall weddings, Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman pays extra attention to skin and lip hydration. In warmer months, makeup artists focus on keeping makeup in tact while in humidity, but in cooler months, makeup can flake when applied onto dehydrated skin. Special attention can be devoted to lips as well, such as scrubbing and deep moisturizing. Alina Karaman suggests this 18 hour hydration cream by Elizabeth Arden.


One of the best ways to keep skin in great condition is to follow a skincare routine that works for your skin type. Of course, this begins with removing makeup every evening and using an excellent moisturizer that concerns your dry, oily, or combination skin needs. Alina Karaman suggests that your Fall/Winter moisturizer be more hydrating than your spring/summer one. It is very important to keep skin hydrated during these colder months. For daytime makeup, BB or CC creams work very well for dry skin that needs an extra boost of hydration. These creams are lightweight and a great option for those of you who do not like thicker foundations. Alina Karaman also recommends investing in a great eye cream.

Alina Karman recommends staying away from parabens in skincare as well as all beauty products, like makeup, shampoo, and lotions. Even though using paraben-free cosmetics and skincare prodcuts can be more expensive, this allows you to avoid absorption of harsh chemicals into the skin and body. Parabens and other harsh chemicals result in longer-lasting products, but are dangerous to the skin and body in the same way that preservatives in foods are dangerous to our health.

By following a great skincare routine in advance to your wedding day, your skin will be radiant and glowing! If the bride is planning a wedding a year in advance, Alina Karaman suggests prepping the skin six months ahead of the wedding day. “But even if you have 1-2 months before the wedding you would be able to do some minimum main skin work – like deep cleaning, moisturizing, etc.”  If you are looking for some extra help, go ahead and speak with your dermatologist about a plan of procedures that could be done as well, like chemical peels and microdermabrasion sessions!

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