There are so many great things about the winter season. Not only is it the time when we get to have Thanksgiving and Christmas, but with cold weather also comes snow, mittens and scarves and of course, hot cocoa and warm apple cider. As a matter of fact, there are so many wonderful things about winter that sometimes we forget to take care of some of the essential things: like caring for our skin.
If you’re someone who happens to be prone to dry winter skin (and honestly, most of us are during the winter months) and you’d like to know about some of the great beauty spa treatments that you can do in order to keep your skin soft and supple, we have five tips that can help you to achieve that goal below:
A moisturizing wrap. Something that can have your skin feeling smooth as silk from head to toe all winter long is a moisturizing body wrap. What this consists of is having a professional at spa or salon coat your body with a combination of Shea butter and other deeply-penetrating lotions or creams. Then they wrap your body for about 30 minutes, after which you can follow it up with a warm shower.
A “salon style” exfoliation. Although you can exfoliate your skin at home with the help of some coffee grounds or raw sugar, it can be a great pampering experience to get it professionally done. The reason why exfoliating is a good thing for combating the effects of winter weather is because it helps to remove the dirt and debris that may have accumulated on the surface layers of your skin while also helping to clear up and tighten your pores.
A Paraffin wax mani/pedi. Just because you might be wearing gloves and boots most of the time, that doesn’t mean that you should go without caring for your hands and feet. Something that you can do to keep them both feeling great is to schedule a Paraffin wax mani/pedi. It only costs a few more dollars than a standard manicure and pedicure and trust us when we say that you’ll feel the difference immediately following the treatment.
A homemade toner. If you were to ask Bella Sante Boston Spa about something that you can do at home to help keep your skin smooth and moisturized, one thing that they would probably advise is that you apply a toner to your skin. If you’re on a tight budget and you would prefer to make your own at home, a vegetable toner is highly effective. All you need to do is puree one cup of chopped up cucumber, lettuce and tomato and then add four teaspoons of lemon juice. Then put all of the ingredients into a strainer and apply the liquid to your skin with a cotton ball and rinse.
A homemade lip balm. You definitely want your lips to stay soft during the winter season. Thankfully, there are all kinds of websites that have recipes for making your own lip balm. For a list of them, go to your favorite search engine and put “homemade lip balm (or lip gloss) recipes” in the search field. You’ll be amazed by how easy they are to make and how great they will be to your lips through the rain, sleet and snow.