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Posted on December 29, 2021
With the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend more time on yourself this winter.
Give yourself the gift of TLC with the following self-care ideas for the winter.
Freezing on your sofa? Nothing feels nicer than a warm, steamy bath to melt into on a cold evening. Set up your scene. Light lots of candles, and use relaxing aroma-infused bath flakes for an extra treat. Bath times are ideal in the evening to wind down for a blissful night of sleep. Using magnesium bath flakes can support this even further, by topically boosting your levels to promote sleep, reduce restlessness and much more.
For the ultimate at-home spa treat, plan a massage hour with your partner (or yourself!). Effortlessly dissolve the stress of the day, the tension in your muscles, and the worries in your mind with a relaxing massage. For an even more indulgent experience, complement your massage with luxurious essential-oil-infused massage oil.
Make your own DIY face mask recipes with the help of some nourishing natural ingredients. Share it with your daughter, friends, or partner for a nourishing spa day-in. Aloe vera gel is the perfect base for your face mask creations - which provides a multitude of nutrients to nourish, protect and rejuvenate any skin type. Aloe vera gel makes for the ideal skincare ingredient to have in your cupboard this winter - and face masks are just one of the applications you can use it in!
Cold, damp weather can wreak havoc to the health of your hair. Save your hair this winter and give it some extra care by using rich oils to bring back soft and supple into each strand. A weekly deep oil hair mask will do wonders for your hair - supporting growth, moisture and overall condition. Using carrier oils, such as sweet almond oil or coconut oil can be a great base for infusing your hair with moisture. For growth and strength, add in 1 tbsp of castor oil for its wonderful benefits. Simply mix your favorite oils, massage into your hair, and wrap with cling film or a shower cap for as long as you can before washing off with a gentle shampoo.
Dry, cracked feet are common in cold weather. Protect and moisturize your feet this winter with a gentle and soothing foot soak. Magnesium bath flakes are easily dissolvable in warm water - providing your feet with a lovely treat. Soak all the tiredness away from your overworked feet. Kick back, relax, and enjoy.
Sleep is essential to support your energy and immunity levels this winter. Optimize your sleep environment for deep blissful sleep every night. Ensure your room is at a comfortable temperature, you are able to block out sound and light, and are sleeping on comfortable bedding. To further support your sleep, using magnesium as an aid can help regulate your circadian rhythm. Magnesium is an essential mineral, required for over 300 enzymatic reactions. Massage magnesium oil onto your skin before bed to topically introduce it into your system, or use magnesium bath flakes for a wind-down bath. Opt for a spray infused with relaxing lavender to bring you into a deep sleep with ease.
Your skin is the first protective defense barrier - make sure you keep the shield strong this winter. Feed your skin with all the right nutrients this winter to keep it soft, crack-free, and enviably smooth. Calm redness and irritated skin with the soothing and healing benefits of vitamin E and cocoa butter. Make sure you moisturize your skin after every shower or bath to reintroduce hydration into your skin - particularly on days when the weather is harsh and dry.
Nature is the best self-care remedy there is. Simply taking a walk or spending time outdoors can relax the mind, body, and soul. Aim to spend at least half an hour a day outdoors - wrapping up warm where needs be to ensure you are nice and cozy on your walk. Make sure you apply a high SPF sunscreen - even on cloudy days - to protect your skin from damaging rays.