The end of the year is almost here and that means the holidays are upon us! In the spirit of being thankful, we wanted to express our gratitude for some of our favorite products during the winter holiday season. After taking time to reflect on this year, it’s the little things and small moments that we’re most thankful for.
With the weather changing from cold to freezing, your skin will need a little extra TLC this winter. Using a heavier moisturizer might be ideal to protect your skin from the harsh effects of cold winds and temperatures. Look for hydrating and nourishing ingredients like ceramides, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, squalene and jojoba oil. Farmstead Apothecary Strawberry Gardenia Face Cream With Jojoba Oil is a great option because of the powerful ingredient blend with the addition of jojoba oil. This powerful ingredient helps with anti-aging, acne, hydrates skin and reduces oil production where needed.
For skin that is severely dry or irritated, the additional use of a healing ointment like Theraplex Barrier Balm will help. Its uncomplicated formula provides superior skin barrier protection without irritation to sensitive or eczema skin. We are thankful for powerful skin savers that will keep our skin hydrated and nourished during the colder months.
Sometimes the holidays and the end of year can be extremely stressful and hectic. Coordinating activities, dealing with disappointment of canceled plans and safety precautions and last-minute details are to be expected these next few weeks. While focusing on buying gifts for loved one's, it’s important to remember to also take some time for yourself this holiday season. A nice warm Epsom salt bath with some music and candles is the perfect start. Try the Sky Organics Epsom Salt, which is powered by Magnesium Sulfate that helps soothe tired skin, promotes stress relief and reduce soreness and pain.
Another way to de-stress is through aromatherapy. Different scents can help promote various aspects of mood and wellness. Lavender is always a great choice for encouraging calmness and stress relief. Peppermint helps to refresh and focus the mind and it can also soothe headaches. (Not to mention it's a classic holiday scent!) And then theres Eucalyptus - it features an invigorating fresh scent that awakens the senses and revitalizes the mind and body. If you’ve never tried aromatherapy, take some time to experiment. We are thankful for these stress relievers and the privilege to take time for ourselves and prioritize self-care with our down time this holiday.
Taste of comfort
There’s nothing like a cozy night in with a good book and a cup of your favorite coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Drinking tea has benefits that go far beyond refreshment. For example, green tea is known for its antioxidants that may have health benefits like improved brain function and lowering the risk of heart disease. We like the OFFBLAK Glow | It's All Peachy Raspberry & Peach Green Tea which can be served hot or chilled. It’s packed with antioxidants which can help lower the risk of certain diseases and cancers. Looking for something sweeter? Consider adding a drop of honey to your tea. Honey also contains helpful nutrients and antioxidants. Opt for Buckwheat honey as it has the highest quantity of antioxidants compared to other honeys!
If tea isn’t your favorite, how about some coffee?! This popular brew also has numerous health benefits. Coffee’s best-known asset is (obviously) caffeine and its ability to make you feel less tired and increase energy levels. Like tea, coffee can help lower your risk of certain diseases and contains essential nutrients like vitamin B2 and B5. For many, the taste of coffee or tea is comforting and calming, and this holiday season, that’s something we’re thankful for.
The Splashe Team wishes you, your friends and families a very Happy Thanksgiving!