The days may be getting longer, but it's still winter for two more months. With cold temperatures comes uncomfortable dry skin, so it's important to offset the effects of winter weather with products that enhance your skin's natural radiance. Brides saying "I do" in the colder months will especially need to take extra care since they'll want to look and feel their best on the wedding day – despite what the temperature outside may be.
To help stock your winter beauty cabinet, we've selected some products that are great all year-round, but especially in winter. Couples escaping the cold for vacation or a honeymoon will enjoy the soap-infused buffers perfect for traveling, miniature hairstyling tools, and organic sunless tanner. Regardless of whether or not you're jetting off this season, a range of other items from primer to toner to body scrub will keep you looking great and feeling calm in the days, weeks, and months leading up to your wedding day.
Take a look at 10 beauty products – for both brides and grooms – below!
Regardless of what your skin type is, Clarins has a solution to help any beauty concern before the big day. The lightweight, oil-free primers will hydrate your skin and either boost radiance, minimize signs of fatigue, blur imperfections, minimize dark spots, diminish redness, or heighten sallow skin. “SOS Primer,” $39/each by Clarins; clarinsusa.com
It may be winter, but that doesn't mean you can't have a healthy glow! For a self tan that’s organic and won’t give you an orange appearance, try this lotion, which features natural ingredients including shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe. “Absolute Sun” tanning cream for face and body, $40 by Chocolate Sun; chocolatesun.com
Give your groom the gift of hand-crafted skincare items that will allow him to look his best on the big day. The set, which comes in a travel pouch, includes a facial scrub, shaving butter, face cleanser, and hydrating serum – and every purchase helps stop animal abuse and suffering. “Signature Set,” $142 by Gaffer&Child; gafferandchild.com
Following a stressful day of wedding planning, massage your face with a few pumps of this organic oil (including castor, coconut, almond, shea butter, grape seed, rose hip, lavender, and other varieties) to relax and get ready for a zen evening. After a few minutes, use a warm washcloth to rub the oil away, rinse your face, and dry, following with your favorite moisturizer. “Oil Cleanse,” $48 by Kindred; kindredskincareco.com
The perfect item to add to your honeymoon luggage is this travel set of styling tools, which includes a mini ionic hair dryer, hair straightener, and curling wand, as well as a heat-resistant styling glove that will ensure your locks are picture-perfect throughout your vacation. “Jet Setter Pro” travel-sized styling tools, $139 by NUME; numeusa.com
This toner, which is infused with aronia berry and rose water, will smooth skin, boost moisture content, and provide nourishment to your face. Spritz before wedding-related appointments or events to give yourself a natural glow and instant refreshment that also minimizes pores. “Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic,” $36 by FarmHouse Fresh; farmhousefreshgoods.com
Have an at-home spa day once a week while wedding planning, and enjoy a warm bath or shower to scrub away the worries of everyday life. In addition to exfoliating skin and improving blood circulation, this body scrub also features the benefits of aromatherapy. “Meditation Amongst Lotuses Aromatherapy Body Scrub” in Blue Lotus + Cinnamon Leaf, $16 by Lili Aromatherapy; liliaromatherapy.com
Give your lashes a boost with this all-day wear mascara that adds plenty of volume. It’s ideal for everyday wear, as well as for special events, such as the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or even the wedding itself – though if you think you’ll be shedding some happy tears on the big day, note that it isn’t waterproof. “Monsieur Big” mascara, $25 by Lancôme; sephora.com
Another item to add to your honeymoon luggage is this set of body wash-infused sponges that cleanse, exfoliate, and boost circulation. It’s perfect for travelers who don’t love hotel soaps and want the comfort of home in an easy-to-pack product. “Beach Grass Boxed Duo” set of body wash-infused buffers, $28 by Spongelle; spongelle.com
Winter can terrorize your skin, which can be troublesome for brides saying “I do” in the colder months or even the spring. To give yourself a healthy glow, incorporate the hydrating oil, body balm, and lotion from this all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free company into your beauty routine! “Winter Essentials Bodycare Trio,” $38 by OSEA; oseamalibu.com
For more beauty tips and advice, discover the top winter skin concerns and how to fix them, view ways to get radiant skin before your wedding, and start prepping for the big day with these healthy habits.