We’ve been through ‘Beast from the East’ and now what some are calling ‘Pest from the West’ is making getting outside a rather unpleasant experience, and thus forcing a mandatory snow weekend.
If cabin fever has set in and you’re looking for something, anything, to do we suggest you indulge in a at-home snow day spa sesh.
The reasons do do so are triple fold. One, the harsh weather has played havoc with your skin up to now and it’s in need of some TLC.
Two, now that you’re inside indoor central heating is also stripping the skin of moisture and essential nutrients.
Three, its not very often you have a Friday off and the excuse to wear now makeup and pamper you skin, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite skin and body treats that will keep your skin silky smooth and soft during the snow!
IMAGE Skincare I MASK Biomolecular Hydrating Recovery Sheet Mask (€11.50)
No at home spa sesh is complete without a sheet mask and this beauty from IMAGE Skincare really packs a punch and requires minimum effort so is perfect for anyone working from home!
The I MASK Biomolecular Hydrating recovery mask contains an advanced concentration of ultra-hydrating ingredients to rescue dull, dry skin.
Skin soaks up the biomolecular complex, which deeply nourishes and provides anti-aging benefits to fight signs of dryness, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and instantly give the skin a plump, firm appearance.
Urban Veda Soothing Facial Oil (€39.99)
Staying indoors with the heat on full blast can make your skin feel dry, tight and dehydrated. Urban Veda Soothing Facial Oil is a calming composition to harmonise aggravated skin, diminishing the appearance of redness, and delivering an abundance of hydration.
With calming sandalwood, this facial oil contains a blend of healing avocado, balancing Ayurvedic shatavari and anti-ageing omega-rich organic sea buckthorn to hydrate and nourish sensitive skin.
The scent of this facial oil alone will make you feel like you’re in a spa from the comfort of your own home.
Yon-Ka Masque No1 (€47.50)
Yon-Ka skincare has got you covered with some winter skincare essentials to keep your skin in check.
Yon-Ka Masque No1 is an intense hydration mask. This gel-cream mask with delicate floral aromas provides immediate, time-released, deep hydration: +54% after 1 hour and +96% after 8 hours.
It helps the skin to combat free-radicals, aging and irritating agents.
Yon-Ka Masque No1 is suitable for sensitive or easily irritated skin, whether dry or oily. Intensely replenished, the skin immediately appears smoother, softer, and fuller.
Human and Kind Shower Mousse (€8.45)
Just because we have our winter woolies on from head to toe does not mean our body isn’t in need of some TLC too!
Pamper your skin with skin softening puffs of fluffy foam. This light and delicately fragranced mousse, surrounds you in lashings of lather, leaving your body feeling cleansed and beautifully soft.
Available in Strawberry, Vanilla, Coconut, Tropical and Grapefruit, there is sure to be something for everyone.
NeoStrata Lifting Serum (€79.95)
The Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum is the latest addition to the NeoStrata range.
Formulated with a proprietary triple antiaging complex to help volumize and sculpt skin, filling the look of deep wrinkles and improving the appearance of skin laxity. One serum, triple the solutions.
With the cold weather the LMW (Low Molecular Weight) Hyaluronic Acid is perfect as it penetrates the skin’s surface to attract moisture, providing hydration to visibly improve skin’s texture
CND Solar Oil (€4.95)
Last but not least you can’t forget those cuticles which are especially prone to drying out during cold weather.
This award-winning cuticle oil is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E. Repeated use drives nutrients in deeper, creating stronger, healthier nails and hydrated cuticles so make sure to massage it all over your nails and cuticles every morning and evening!