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Spa Treatments for Cold Weather

Spa Treatments for Cold Weather

If you are someone that likes to pamper yourself, you shouldn’t stop in the winter.In fact, winter is the best time for facials. The following will make you feel rejuvenated all winter long.

Face and Body Scrubs

The first great way to pamper yourself with an at-home spa experience is with scrubs. These are wonderful for your skin, since they exfoliate away dead skin cells and leave behind a refreshed, smooth finish. Not only should you use scrubs on your face and neck, but on your body as well. They are great to smoothing out rough, dry areas and getting rid of dry skin that clogs your pores. You can make your own scrubs with just a few ingredients, including salt or sugar, some oils like coconut or argan oil, and scents from essential oils.
Try some of my at home products to help dry, winter skin.

Face Masks

Face masks are another way to pamper yourself at home. If you want to have a spa night with your girlfriends or your kids, you can either get face masks from your local store, or make them yourself. Sheet masks are often easier to get from the store, and there are many to choose from with more natural ingredients. You can also make your own masks with simple natural ingredients you have in your kitchen.
I also have wonderful professional masks that aid all types of weather beaten skin. Ingredients like algae, hyaluronic acid and green tea soothe winter worn complexions.

At-Home Facials

Who doesn’t love a good facial? If you like going to a spa or salon, definitely still do that this winter! Your skin can benefit from gentle facials, but be careful with any varieties that dry your skin. For cold weather, you want to stick to the gentle, moisturizing facials. At home, this often uses a lot of kitchen ingredients and oils that provide moisture. This include masks and simple skin facials using ingredients like apple cider vinegar, sea salt, avocado, aloe vera gel, argan oil, and coconut oil.

If you want to go to a spa and get skin treatments during the winter season, which I highly recommend, make sure you use an experienced esthetician like myself, who knows skin types and how to change treatments according to the season. If you have a skin disorder that already is affected from dryness, like rosacea, you want to be gentle with any exfoliation and choose non abrasive products. Try a mild fruit or oxygen enzyme facial with LED or microcurrent that may reduce inflammation. A nice green tea algae mask can calm the most irritated skin. Book a facial, I’m happy to help!

Get Ready For Winter

Get Ready For Winter

Get ready for winter by improving your beauty naturally from the inside out, with nothing more than water! I struggle to get my daily water intake. We improve our beauty naturally in the winter with added moisture and hydration for our skin and hair, but what if we do this on the inside as well?
All we need to do is drink more water and eat foods with a high water content. Here are some different ways to do that.
Grab a Water Bottle You Love
The first way we can drink more water is by getting a water bottle we truly love. This really does make a difference. I find myself wanting to keep filling it up and being more encouraged to bring it everywhere I go. Shop around and look for something that isn’t just practical, but pretty.

Consider Adding Water Flavoring

If you are someone that doesn’t drink a lot of water because of how it tastes, why not add flavoring to it? There are a lot of ways to do this without adding in a bunch of sugar to your water. This includes:
Using liquid water flavorings found in the water section of your grocery store.
Adding lemon or lime slices directly to the water.
Making infused water with veggies, fruits, and herbs.
I love cucumber water. It’s refreshing and the added flavor makes a difference.

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Try Herbal Tea

Winter is the perfect time for the warm comfort of tea. Herbal tea is mostly water, with a little tea added in, so you can still count it as part of your daily water amount.
I love the Chinese tea called Pur’erh. It’s aged in the ground giving it natural probiotics. I originally found it at a tea shop in San Fransisco. It’s earthy taste and low caffeine content make it easy to drink any time of the day. It’s good for digestion and a great way to get more water.