Beauty, Health, Nails, Skin Care

Winter is a magical time of year—who doesn’t want to snuggle up on the couch in some cozy pyjamas with some hot cocoa and Netflix? Unfortunately, winter also tends to wreak havoc on your skin. What can we do about excessive dryness?

General Tips
The first step towards healthy skin is hydration, and that means drinking enough water each day. How much is right for you? That is dependent on your body, but the recommendation of eight 8-oz glasses of water per day is a good start! Being dehydrated not only causes dry skin, but it also depletes energy levels and limits the body’s ability to function internally.

Wearing appropriate clothing for the cold can also help combat dryness. If the winter wind is leaving you dry and cracking, make sure you layer up with gloves, scarves, and thick socks outside, and try wearing slippers or socks in your home. Heated homes are generally dry in the winter, and bare feet can easily dry out.

Hands and Feet
Everyone has experienfarm_house_logoced that moment where you step outside into the cold and every ounce of hand lotion you used earlier is just completely rendered useless, or when you head to bed and your heels snag on the sheets. Dryness can cause painful cracking on knuckles, heels, and around nails, and those cracks can take weeks to heal!

Of course, the first step toward hydration in hands and feet is a manicure and pedicure. Soaking the feet helps loosen dry skin on the heels and other pressure points, which makes removal much easier. A gentle exfoliation with a scrub leaves skin smoother, and finishing with a shea butter balm massage locks in the moisture barrier you need to keep your skin hydrated. You can follow this up with at-home care as well! Farmhouse Fresh carries shea butter lotions and balms, scrubs, and oils in a variety of delectable scents that are sure to keep your skin soft and your wallet happy. All of Farmhouse Fresh products are cruelty-free, and many are gluten-free and vegan as well!L-farmhouse-organics

 

 

Face
Facial moisturizers are a one-size-fits-all kind of product, right? Wrong. It is essential to choose a facial care regimen that works for your skin type.EMINENCE STONE CROP WHIP
Every person’s face is different, and there is a massive range of products out there that may or may not be right for you! Luckily, Eminence Organics skin care products can address a variety of issues without being overwhelming. Is your face extra dry? Try the Stonecrop Whip Moisturizer for lightweight yet effective hydration. Are you worried about wrinkles? Try the Monoi Night Cream for a boost of moisture while your skin regenerates at night. Do you have sensitive skin that reacts to changes in your environment or new products? The Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer may be right for you! The best way to choose a new face product, however, is to speak with an esthetician. Our esthetics team is trained to help work with your skin to balance out the issues you may be experiencing. Our range of facial services can pinpoint the troubles you may be having, and we can recommend the best products to keep your face happy and healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

A winter wonderland does not need to mean torture for your skin. Treat yourself to some essential self-care this winter and see what a difference the right services and products can do for you! Your skin will thank you.

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Fall Foot Care

Autumn is here and temperatures are beginning to fall. As sandals and flip-flops get stored away to make room for boots and moccasins, it’s easy to think of pedicures as a thing of the summertime. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth!

 

Cold Weather Means Dry Skin

The cooler temperatures of fall and winter bring with them dry air that quickly results in dry skin- and feet are no exception! Neglecting your feet can result in a build up of dead skin cells and cracked heels that can take months to repair. Pedicures are one of the best ways to have your feet feeling smooth and supple in no time. Our Signature Pedicure, with its warm paraffin dip for your feet, is our favorite option for dry skin. Don’t have time for the full Signature service? Try a Classic Pedicure with our new Honey Heel Glaze add-on. Both options are available for manicures as well!

Say “No” Ingrown Toenails

You are doing so much more than just relaxing at a pedicure; you are helping to prevent future issues for your feet! Pedicures help keep the nails at a healthy length. Nails that are too long or improperly cut can result in lifting of the nail plate and painful ingrown nails.

Do Something for YOU

You may be thinking, “No one sees my feet in the wintertime anyway.” Maybe not, but you do! Nothing cures the wintertime blues better than seeing a fun, bright color or some nail art on your toes. Now’s the best time to try that color you’ve been looking at or finally experience some nail art that might be out of your comfort zone when everyone sees your toes. You deserve it!

Stay Cozy

Spending time at the spa is a great way to escape the cold during the fall and winter months. Relax with a Warm Stone Pedicure! Our nail technicians use warm stones to enhance your pedicure experience with a light massage. Our more luxurious nail services, such as the Signature Pedicure and Manicure include a warm neck wrap and signature drink options, such as hot cocoa and cider, which are sure to warm you up from the inside out.

Most importantly, pedicures and manicures aren’t just about looking good-they’re about feeling good, something that is for every season. Call our Front Desk staff today to schedule your nail services today!

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