We are ~finally~ having our first snow and as beautiful as it is to watch the snowflakes fall, we know winter can be a real burden to our skin. From dry skin to chapped lips, we have every cold-weather remedy you could ask for to satisfy the chilly downside of winter. Here are five of our winter must-haves for beautiful, radiant skin!
We all know the feeling of walking outside on a cold winter’s day only to be blasted with a whoosh of cold air, leaving our skin feeling dry and chapped. Have no fear because our winter body butter is here! Our specially made body butter is only available during the coldest months of the year, delivering the most moisturized formula your skin has ever experienced. Made from shea and cocoa butter and infused with jojoba, one of the best ingredients to lock in moisture, there will be no dry skin here. Put it on your body and hands, and your skin will have you feeling like you are floating on air.
Take it from us, nothing is worse than chapped lips in the wintertime. You know, lips that are cracked and raw, are even more sensitive when wearing our masks. That is why having a good lip scrub and balm comes in handy. We love our Sweet Lips Honey Lip Balm and the all-natural Raspberry Lip Scrub, separate or together as a pair. From honey and sugar crystals to raspberry powder to soften and exfoliate the lips, nothing is better than the feeling of smooth lips. Not only will your lips feel better, but there is an added beauty bonus. By scrubbing your lips, you whisk away dead skin cells, dry skin, and leave a smooth surface for beauty application, be that balm, gloss, or lipstick.
If you are not one for a thick moisturizer during winter, a luxurious body oil might be more of the product you are going for. Our Natural Body Oil is still deeply hydrating, but light enough to wear every day. With ingredients like organic sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and a blend of all-natural aromatic essential oils, not only will your skin feel incredibly soft, but you will smell delightful too! We recommend the best use of our body oil is applying directly after jumping out of the shower, that way the moisture will lock right into the skin. Tip: mix in a few drops of our Natural Body Oil to your favorite moisturizer to easily penetrate the deeper layers of your skin.
Much like our Natural Body Oil, our Luxury Face Oil is perfect for someone looking for something light, yet full of great ingredients for hydration. All-natural anti-aging rosehip oil helps target fine lines and wrinkles while nourishing and feeding the skin. In our opinion, the greatest part about this product is the fact that you can use it in so many different ways. From a base moisturizer to mixing it in with another moisturizer for double the hydration, to using it on the ends of your hair. Our Luxury Face Oil is not just a luxury for your skin, but for other parts of you as well. There is nothing worse than having a dry face in the middle of winter, but luckily our face oil comes to the rescue to save your winter skin.
Nothing beats the smell of citrus in the morning. That is why we love our Citrus Face Mist, which adds the perfect multi-use product to our lineup. Created from a blend of blood orange water and ginger water, you not only get a reenergizing burst of goodness, but that burst contains all of the purest antioxidants and vitamins your skin needs. Infused with Citrine, the stone of abundance, wealth, prosperity, and success, your skin benefits greatly. This mist can wear many hats, from spraying on the skin and body, to add an extra layer of protection, to setting makeup, energizing you in the morning, and even acting as an air freshener for your pillows and blankets, this face mist does it all. This face mist will carry you from winter through spring and summertime to fall, all without missing a spritz.
While pampering yourself to a spa day might not be the first thing on your to-do list, it may be just what you need to relax and unwind. It doesn’t matter if you live in a condo in New York or a house in Phoenix, you can indulge in a spa and wellness retreat without even leaving your home. Treat yourself to a spa day at home with these 12 tips we’ve gathered from experts.
Indulge your senses
Creating a spa day at home involves evoking the senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell. Find a room, area, or even a corner and clear it completely of visual distraction and clutter. Place a living plant to encourage oxygenation, light an aromatherapy candle or use pure essential oils in a diffuser, create a song list of calm, soothing music, and relax in a comfy chair, or on a pile of pillows/soft blankets. – Cloud 9 Spa Salon
Let your stress fade away
As you move throughout your day in your home turned office, school, or gym, you can feel the stress piling on and we’re here to help. Products made with essential oils + CBD will have you feeling like you have checked yourself into a fabulous resort spa ready to wear your plush robe day and night. Chill out with a spritz of cooling spray, get a grip on your day with a stress roller blend, and finally doze off in a sweet slumber as you apply a sleep roller to specific pulse points. Place these items on your nightstand for easy access. – Plant Juice Oils
Incorporate lavender into your day
Add an aromatherapy element to your at-home spa experience with organic, pure essential oils. Lavender oil has calming properties and eucalyptus oil is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Try adding a few drops to your bathwater, use a diffuser, or mix a few drops with water in a spray bottle to fill the whole room with a soothing aroma. – Savhera
Reach ultimate relaxation with sheet masks
To create a spa day at home, we recommend using Patchology products, which have fabulous sheet masks to fit any need – full face, eye gels, lip gels, foot and hand treatments, and more. – Ama Spa Chattanooga
Pay attention to textures
Keep in mind that much of the spa experience happens with your eyes closed, so focus on three of your other senses – touch, smell, and sound. Spas are all about texture so it’s important to use ultra-soft bamboo sheets, cozy robes, and the bristles of a dry brush. Natural materials connect us back to the earth and back to ourselves. Use a diffuser or candles to create a scent that lifts your mood and dreamy, lush music throughout your home to transcend you to a different place. – Solei Day Spa
Use candles to set the tone
Set the tone for a spa day at home by lighting a candle, sprinkle soothing bath salts, and a few drops of natural body oil into your next bath for a calming in-home self-care experience. Add a candle to each room in your home to invoke a sense of peace and ease, energy and excitement, and rest and relaxation. – Nourish and Refine
Make time for yourself
Today more than ever, people are spending more time at home and embracing DIY spa treatments. That’s why it’s so important to give people the tools to create true spa-worthy results at home so they can feel and look their best anytime. In a rush? For a morning pick me up, mix fresh seaweed powder with equal parts sea salt and olive oil. Add a few drops of invigorating peppermint or grapefruit oil. Scrub all over the body in shower for a full head to toe exfoliation. Have an hour? As you’re winding down for the evening, light an aromatic candle, draw a warm bath, and add a DIY bath bomb. Mix up your favorite face mask with water or a carrier oil and smooth over the face with a brush and hop in the tub. -Shiri Sarfati, 23 SKIN Founder and Licensed Esthetician
Add Jojoba to your routine
Creating a relaxing experience is always a beneficial indulgence, this year more than ever, and you don’t need to make it complicated to treat yourself with a spa day at home. With Jojoba extract, you can use one product to do many things: give your hair a deep conditioning oil treatment before washing, oil cleanse your face, and moisturize your face and body after a warm shower or bath. Add a drop or two of a calming essential oil to Jojoba extract for additional aromatherapy benefits. – The Jojoba Company
Clear your head and set your intentions
We recommend establishing a calm space or sacred space to clear your thoughts and cast your intention of what you want the outcome to be of your experience. Lighting candles, using crystals, relaxing music, and aromatherapy are all great ways to decompress and create a spa day at home. You can pair an essential oil foot bath or detoxifying bath with a hydrating enzyme masque or recovering eye gel. – Body Massage Wellness Spa
Find inner peace
Scent evokes powerful memories, and by using essential oils you can create a relaxing scent that transports you to your favorite day at the spa. Once you discover the essential oil blend that helps you achieve that inner peace, diffuse it in your home to create a spa-like atmosphere. If you don’t have a diffuser, make a spritzer combining essential oils with water and spray it on your bath towels. – Essential 3
Use relaxing scents
Right about now, we could all use a break from the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic and turn our home into the ultimate sanctuary of tranquility. You can create a spa day at home with a few simple tweaks like incorporating spa-like scents in your home and creating a daily wellness ritual by filling a room with a lovely, calming aroma. Essential oils such as lavender, ylang-ylang, and eucalyptus are great. Scents are personal so what’s most important is that you use a scent that you love and feels relaxing to you. Essential oils can be used in diffusers or mixed with water and sprayed as an air freshener. – MEVEI
Schedule a Zoom facial
We encourage investing in good, organic skincare products that allow you to create a self-care ritual from home. During COVID, research and find spas that are offering Zoom facials with an esthetician guide to do with friends near and far. To create a spa day at home, have hot towels, a candle, and zen music playing to create the spa vibe and finish with a minute or two of meditation. – JLounge
1. Facial Massage while Cleansing
Gently stroke upwards on your neck to your jawline. It is important to not skip the neck area, think of it as an extension of your face.
With two of your fingers, make small circular motions on your chin, then the sides of your mouth.
Wipe back and forth across your upper lip
Massage large circles around your cheeks, eye area, and temples
Scrub the sides of your nostrils and upward on your nose until you reach your forehead
Massage your forehead with zigzag motions, from the center out. Don’t forget to reach all the way up your hairline.
Circle around your eyes one more time. Hold at your temples, take a deep breath, and release.
Rinse and pat dry.