As the nights draw in, the temperatures drop and the log burners are lit, it’s our favourite time of the year. But the festive season is a time where we need to take that extra bit of time to help our skin stay hydrated and glowing through this cold winter weather!
So light up your Elemis joyful glow candle and read some of our spa managers top tips on getting your skin winter ready!
Laura, Spa Manager at Macdonald Crutherland House & Spa
With the temperature dropping drastically, we all should take that extra bit of time to take care of our skin.
One of our favourite products is the Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil. The oil transforms into a milky solution to lift dirt and leaves your skin feeling vibrant. Apply on top of makeup and gently massage into your skin, you can keep this on for 5 minutes to dissolve your make up then remove with a hot cloth to keep you cosy this winter.
The Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath is an all round amazing product, this is extremely nourishing and hydrating for your body, you can also put this in your hair as a hair treatment when you relax in the bath then apply as your moisturiser once you are out of the bath. Apply 2-3 capfuls into your nice hot bath and sit back and relax this winter with your Elemis Life Elixir Candles burning.
Don't forget to care for your lips this winter. The instantly hydrating Elemis Ultra-Conditioning Lip Balm with a Biolipid Complex and Mango Butter Oil leave your lips feeling smooth and moisturised. Apply this to your lips daily and as often as you feel is required to keep the chapped lips away this festive season.
Sam, Spa Manager at Macdonald Alveston Manor
At this time of year it is important to switch up your skincare routine, here are my 3 simple steps to get your radiant winter skin.
The powerful Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is the ideal cleanser of choice this time of year. Infused with nourishing elderberry, starflower and optimega oils, making it perfect for preparing your skin against the harsh winter weather.
This is a pre or post party essential. The Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Pads will be your winter saviour. The clinically proven eye masks are formulated to instantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are also great for soothing those tired eyes!
You have to make the Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Oil your go to this season. Packed with English rose extract and rosehip seed oil, this will intensely nourish your skin and help calm those rosy cheeks. A great boost to the skin before moisturising!
This beautiful routine is sure to keep your skin looking and feeling its best this winter!
Amy, Spa Manager at Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa
Winter weather is not great for the skin. Add in all the parties and over indulging and it really becomes a time for a bit of self care.
My go to facial routine for winter is packed with moisturising and radiance boosting products ready to give me the nourishment and glow I need for the festive season. Below are a few of my favourites.
To start everything off I use the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm in Rose. This product deeply cleanses and nourishes the skin, it is perfect for the colder months. You can use this as a normal cleanser every day or for a more luxurious feel, massage into dry skin and leave on for 10 minutes as a treatment. It comes with a facial cloth for removal. This leaves the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated with a glowing appearance.
A great weekly product to use is the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel. This exfoliator is a little different to other exfoliators as it doesn’t have any beads or abrasive elements in. It is made up of papaya and pineapple, fruits high in enzymes so a more gentle way of removing dead skin. Use it like you would a face mask once a week for 10 minutes. This product is great for winter when the skin can become more sensitive and a gritted exfoliator can be too stimulating. It smells great and will leave the skin looking radiant and fresh.
My final go to product for the festive season is the Elemis Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial. This overnight treatment mask helps fight the appearance of tiredness and gives thirsty skin a boost of hydration. It has an invisible veil effect which prevents overnight water loss in the skin so perfect to use in the lead up to a festive party night or special occasion. Apply a thin layer to the skin before bed and sleep with it on then rinse off in the morning. My skin always feels so soft and plumped after using this and the best bit about this mask is that it doesn’t leave any marks on my pillow!
Keeping the skin on your face and body hydrated in the winter months is just as important as it is in the summer. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin. Plus there is nothing nicer than a cosy wintery night in with your favourite products, a good film (and maybe even a glass of mulled wine!)