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Winter is a beautiful time of year to tie the knot, but it can wreak havoc on your skin. Here, six complexion essentials to combat the results of harsh weather and unforgiving elements (from dryness to red spots and blotchiness) leading up to your big day.
bareMinerals Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment helps banish dark spots (which come to the forefront when your tan fades). It contains skin-illuminating minerals for an instant pick-me-up ($55, macys.com).
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Forget a flaky, dull complexion. Colbert M.D. Intensify Facial Discs sweep away dead cells, immediately revealing softer, smoother skin that absorbs moisturizers faster than ever. We’re addicted ($58, beauty.com).
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Do Double Duty
We love the convenience and effectiveness of BB Creams year-round. But Garnier Skincare Anti-Aging BB Cream goes the extra mile, providing coverage that won’t settle into fine lines, 24-hour hydration and SPF 15 (yes, you have to protect your skin even in the winter!). Consider us fans ($12.99, cvs.com).
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Be Wary of Water
There was a reason your grandmother was a cold cream devotee. June Jacobs Intensive Hydrating Cleanser offers similar (albeit updated) benefits, including the fact that you can tissue it off without rinsing with water, which is, ironically, incredibly drying ($60, junejacobs.com).
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Banish Puffy Eyes
‘Tis the season to burn the candle at both ends. Two drops of Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye contains Butcher’s Broom, a centuries-old root extract that helps reduce water retention (the main culprit of puffiness), boost hydration and increase circulation. So you look rested, even when you’re not. ($36, kiehls.com)
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Get the Red Out
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream calms redness and irritation with sea kelp, vitamins C, E and B12 and lime extract. The weightless formula penetrates quickly and deeply (making it ideal for prepping skin for makeup) but won’t clog pores. Well worth it. ($150, cremedelamer.com).
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