Do you ever get the feeling that we often take parts of ourselves for granted?
That might be a bit heavy to start our week, and apologies for hitting you with that right off the bat, but if you think about it, we spend a lot of time taking care of certain areas and some areas may get neglected.
Ok, let’s try an example. Most of us take good care of our hair and our faces, right? These are the parts of us that get shown to the world every single day. For better or for worse, we spend a good deal of time ensuring our hair looks nice, that our faces are clean and moisturized, and, if we are so inclined, with the addition of a little – or a lot – of makeup. We also look at shaping our brows (again, not everyone, but it’s an area that often gets attention) and we like to make sure our lips aren’t chapped and cracked – especially in the wintertime. And it’s in the winter that we can take the rest of our skin for granted…because guess what? No one is seeing it, it’s too cold!
Aha! Lightbulb moment.
If you’re someone who jumps in the shower daily, then hops right out, dries off and immediately gets dressed – likely because clothes are WARM and your place might be chilly first thing – then this is a post you might want to stop and take to heart. Or at least to skin.
We often don’t notice how dry our skin can get in the winter, because so much of it is covered up for 99% of the day. Between sweaters and tights, warm scarves and thick socks, we just don’t see a lot of ourselves. And then, in the spring, once the layers start to come off, the big reveal can be a little shocking. All that dry skin! Cracks in our heels! Yikes, what to do?!?
So think of today’s post as your mid-winter reminder to get a little lotion on the rest of the body while the temperatures are freezing. You’ll thank yourself – and us! – in the spring.
And if you’re moisturizing, you might as well moisturize with the best of the best, and give Aveda’s Beautifying collection a try!
If you haven’t yet experienced Beautifying, let us introduce you! The Beautifying collection includes the Creme Cleansing Oil, Body Moisturizer, Composition oil, and a Beautifying Radiance Polish body scrub. These are some of the most gorgeous products and are just the thing for the harsh winter weather.
Start in the shower with the Creme Cleansing Oil which moisturizes as it cleans, and follow with the Body Moisturizer to lock in that moisture. Use the Beautifying Composition Oil on particularly dry areas like elbows, knees, heels…or add it to the bath for an all-over moisture boost. Use Radiance Polish regularly to exfoliate dry, rough skin which will allow the lotion or oil work best.
And of course, it’s Aveda, so you know the aroma is going to be amazing and do wonders for your well-being as well as your skin! The uplifting aroma includes notes of rosemary, lavender, bergamot, and other pure flower and plant essences. Next time you’re at Willow, be sure to experience this wonderful aroma for yourself.
If this whole routine seems like a lot for your morning, consider an evening, before bed moisturizing ritual. That way you have more time, and the products have the whole night to work their magic, and you can fall asleep knowing you’ve done well by your skin!
Have a great week, everyone. Carve out a little time to take care of you this week, and we will see you back here on Friday.