A change in the seasons can bring on many transitions for your skin and body. Even a low mood can be a result of a diminishing sunlight and less fresh air, so it’s important to take advantage of opportunities to stay healthy. Taking care of your skin is vital more so in the winter months. Dry skin is not only uncomfortable, but can prevent your skin to heal and replenish it’s cells naturally. Your skin is a living, breathing organism; it needs to be taken care of with consistent refreshment, and maintain moisture.
A salt glow can bring forward refreshed, glowing, and revitalized skin. A salt glow can be performed at home, but it’s a wonderful service available at most spas and body treatment salons. The exfoliation process sloughs off dull and dry skin, revealing your fresh and renewed layer. A salt glow is also the perfect way to embrace the changing seasons, as it generates heat and natural moisture for some increased benefits. I have also been using this AMAZING night routine for my skin, it has really helped and improved my skins texture!
During the colder months, your natural circulation and metabolism can slow down significantly to accommodate for the changes in temperature. As a result, it’s beneficial to stick with a consistent exercise regiment, as well as staying well hydrated. With the growing desire for most of us to cozy up by a fireplace or other heat source for hours at a time, skin can dry up very quickly and easily. It’s important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, as well as moisturize with a healing and skin-strengthening body butter on a regular basis. Shea butter is an excellent source for some vital skin nutrients, and Vitamin E additions will help your skin’s elasticity.
A regular salt glow, even as little as once per month, will reveal a fresh layer of skin instantly. A standard salt glow is composed of:
2 cups fine sea salt
4 cups grapeseed or almond oil
25 drops essential oil of choice
For this at-home version, simply place the salt and oils into a jar, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Using a small towel, loofah, or body mitt, massage the mixture into the skin and work upwards in a circular motion. This is a great way to wind down for the evening with a mini-massage (use lavender essential oil) or awaken your body early in the morning with a vigorous scrub (use orange or peppermint essential oil). After rinsing the salt, finish with a cool shower, and use a deep moisturizer to soften and smooth your skin even further.
Salt glows bring out the best of your skin no matter how harsh the weather may be. It’s especially important to increase your circulation as much as possible during the winter months, and a salt glow massage or vigorous scrubbing can really help keep you looking and feeling great naturally!