Some great tips to keep your skin,nails and hair in tip top shape during the Winter months:
By Naomi Gurney
As the dark nights start to creep in and you start to feel the coldness under your toes, it’s time to treat yourself to some Winter warmers. Not only is it good for your skin but also the mind. During the winter months your vitamin D decreases, hence having a sluggish appearance and feeling fatigued.
Not only are you having to battle the environmental elements but indoor elements such as gas / electric fan heaters can cause dehydration and dryness.
Paraffin wax treatments – paraffin is a soft wax with a low melting point that is cool enough to safely blanket the skin. By adding this to your manicure or pedicure treatment, it is pure luxury and your hands and feet come out hydrated and feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom.
Pedicures – you may think that pedicures are only good in summer but you’re wrong. By having regular pedicures during the winter months they act as great stress relievers. Stress levels are often higher due to the lack of vitamin D that we get from the sun.
Facials – hydrating facials are a must at winter. Exfoliation helps to remove those rough dry patches and a moisturising mask will enhance a healthy fresh glow. Look out for sauna facials that contain self-heating ingredients that heat up on damp skin.
Hot stone massage – does exactly what it says on the tin. Heated stones are used by the therapists and wow what a feeling it is. It’s great if you have a lot of tension as it relaxes the muscles quicker than conventional Swedish styled massage. Just be careful and make sure your therapist is properly trained, you can in cure minor burns if done incorrectly.
Steam rooms – are fantastic during winter months as we breathe in a lot of dry air. The steam rooms warm, moist air will clear out your system, release toxins and hydrate your dry skin.
Not forgetting your hair. Every day we damage our hair with products, straightening irons and hair dryers. Salon visits can be quite expensive so home made products are a lot more affordable. Hot oil mixtures are great at removing frizz and put moisture back into the hair shaft giving it a healthy vibrant shine. Virgin coconut oil is a must for getting rid of frizz.
Don’t let Winter get you down, if you can’t afford in salon treats do it yourself at home, with everyday ingredients in your kitchen cupboards. Salt, sugar, almond and coconut oil are some of the best products you can use for scrubs, hair masks and intensive moisturisers.
If you’re feeling blue, grab yourself a hot chocolate with extra cream and marshmallows that’s my perfect winter warmer x