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Embracing Winter: Your Guide to Nurturing Your Skin

Updated: Feb 10

Winter's chill often brings cozy moments by the fire, but it can also leave our skin feeling dry, cracked, and in need of extra care. From your feet to your hands and even to those waxing concerns, the winter season demands special attention. While there are numerous ways to combat the winter blues, let's delve into three key areas: feet, hands, and waxing, and explore the benefits of spa professionals in rejuvenating your winter skin.

Woman outside exposing skin to the Winter elements

Feet: Shielding the Foundation

Winter's harshness doesn't spare our feet. The combination of cold air outside and heated interiors can lead to dryness and cracked heels. To keep your feet soft and supple:

a woman in a bathroom moisturizing her feet

  • Moisturize Daily: Apply a thick moisturizer or foot cream after showering or before bed to lock in moisture.

  • Exfoliate Gently: Use a mild exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and promote smoother feet.

  • Keep Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to maintain hydration from within.

Spa Professional Tip: Treat yourself to a luxurious pedicure. Spa professionals can provide deep exfoliation, moisturizing masks, and massages tailored to rejuvenate tired winter feet.

Hands: Defending Against Dryness

Constant exposure to cold air and frequent handwashing can leave your hands feeling parched and chapped. Protect them with these tips: 

woman caring for her dry hands with moisturizer

  • Use Gloves: Wear gloves when going outside to shield your hands from harsh winds.

  • Hydrate Frequently: Apply hand cream after washing hands to keep them moisturized.

  • Avoid Hot Water: Use lukewarm water when washing hands as hot water can strip natural oils.

Spa Professional Tip: A paraffin wax treatment at a spa can deeply moisturize and nourish your hands. The warm wax helps in absorption, leaving your hands soft and revitalized.

Waxing Woes: Tackling Hair Removal in Winter

Maintaining smooth skin can be challenging in the winter due to dryness and sensitivity. However, proper care can make the process smoother: 

woman on sofa in cozy sweater and shorts relaxing with a cup of coffee

  • Prep Carefully: Moisturize the skin to reduce sensitivity and grow hair length to a grain of rice prior to waxing.

  • Post-Wax Soothing: Apply aloe vera gel or a calming lotion after waxing to soothe the skin.

  • Regular Exfoliation: Gently exfoliate the skin between waxing sessions to prevent ingrown hairs.

Spa Professional Tip: Seeking professional waxing services during winter ensures proper techniques are used to minimize discomfort and skin irritation. Trained estheticians can choose the right wax and calming products suitable for winter skin. 

Did you know from an effectiveness point of view, you'll reap the rewards from your winter waxes during summer? And you'll get better, long-lasting results from your waxing sessions if you start putting in the hard work now. Why? It all about the hair growth cycle. The first phase (when your hair is actively growing) is the best time to wax because the full depth of the follicle is removed and you will see a reduction in hair regrowth!

Benefits of Spa Professionals for Winter Skin Care:

  • Expertise and Customization: Spa professionals possess the knowledge to tailor treatments specifically for winter skin concerns.

  • Quality Products: They use high-quality products and techniques suitable for the season.

  • Relaxation and Pampering: Beyond the skincare benefits, spa treatments offer a relaxing experience, reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being.

Taking care of your skin during winter requires a blend of regular maintenance and specialized treatments. While at-home care is crucial, a visit to a spa professional can provide that extra boost of pampering and expertise your skin deserves in the colder months.

By embracing these tips and indulging in some spa pampering you can keep your skin healthy, radiant, and ready to face the winter with confidence. So, this winter, treat your skin with the care it deserves!


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