Combating Winter Skin

I’ve heard winter described as both a wonderland and the most wonderful time of the year.  While I’m sure there are many who would agree, I think my skin would rather seek refuge from winter’s deep freeze and the dryness that comes with it.  To avoid unsightly winter skin, The Spa at Honor’s Haven Resort recommends combining simple home remedies and indulgent spa treatments, for baby soft skin regardless of the season.

Stay Hydrated
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told that I need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.  Seeing as how our bodies are quite literally 70% water, it’s easy to appreciate the importance of staying hydrated to maintain skin health.

Moisturize at the Right Time
While moisturizing before bed might help to relax you, your skin is missing out.  The best time to moisturize is right after you shower (usually within 3 minutes of getting out) when your pores are open and ready to absorb every ounce.

Pump up the Humidity
Wood stoves and furnaces rob the air of moisture, drying out our skin.  Investing in either a whole house humidifier or even several small ones, placed strategically throughout your house, can provide enough moisture to ease dry, itchy skin.  Looking for a less expensive alternative – boil water on the stove!

Smear on the Sunscreen
You heard me right – sunscreen.   Anyone who ventures outdoors during the winter months, especially in the Catskills, should arm themselves with a broad spectrum sunscreen to avoid damaging their skin from both UV rays and winter glare.

Vitamin C
While we’ve all grown up thinking that vitamin C was the key ingredient to staving off colds and other winter maladies, it is actually more vital in maintaining the health, firmness, and strength of our skin.
European Facial with Stimulating Treatment
It’s time for your skin to relax and enjoy a day at the spa. The Signature European Facial, offered at Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa exfoliates, detoxifies, and clarifies the skin through a process of steaming and deep pore cleansing; correcting hydration as well as free radical and environmental damage

Mud Wraps
Aside from walking away completely uplifted and energized, a mud wrap offers skin the benefit of hydration and detoxification.