Oh winter, you bring us so much joy. From Christmas markets (purely for the mulled wine) to mince pies and endless parties – not forgetting the fact that we can endlessly indulge in Wham! for a solid month without judgement. Winning. However, you also impose upon us single figure temperatures, dark days and copious amounts of central heating, which all in all, wreaks havoc on our bank accounts, trusted beauty regimes and mental health. To put it bluntly, winter is effort. But all is not lost – here’s five ways to beat the winter blues (go get ‘em tiger!)
Soak it off
Let’s start off with an exceptional all-rounder. Epsom salts a.k.a magnesium salts not only relieve stress, but also get to work on skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Soaking in magnesium salts not only helps you relax, but also decreases inflammation, rejuvenates tired, achey muscles, whilst restoring your skin’s barrier function and leaving your skin super soft. Magnesium is also key for skeletal strength and our ability to detox – what’s not to love? It’s a simple and affordable step to instantly improve your wellbeing. The Magnesium Flakes by BetterYou are take Epsom Salts to the next level.
This one’s a quick fix, and one that your whole household with thank you for. Invest in a good quality, mood-boosting aromatherapy candle that you can take anywhere. For us, there’s only one in the running. ‘Happiness’ by NEOM will literally light up any winter evening. It doesn’t matter whether you’re cooking up a feast, firmly under the duvet or glued to the latest episode of Blue Planet, the fragrance of neroli, mimosa & lemon will fill the room, helping you to feel more balanced and positive. We’ll take the large 3 wick please.
Selfcare day, everyday
Now, ‘winter-proofing’ your body doesn’t sound as though we’re tackling the winter blues. But we all know a little self-care goes a long way. Ensuring that your skin is hydrated, smooth and ready to party is a given confidence boost and means you’ve got one less thing to worry about! And we’ve done all the hard work for you, here’s a review of our top body oils this winter.
Party it up
Nothing quite beats the winter blues than a good old party. Preferably with sequins, velvet and embellishment. Think along the lines of, Topshop’s Christmas campaign + girlfriends + prosecco. And what makes the biggest difference? Flawless skin. If you embody radiance itself, the winter blues just seem to melt away. The secret to sub-zero perfection lies within your skincare regime. You may associate exfoliating with warmer times, but actually sloughing away those dead skin cells once a week is the key to a brighter complexion.
Choose a nourishing scrub that leaves skin feeling hydrated rather than stripped of moisture, such as Prime Time, from our sister brand BYBI Beauty. Prime Time takes a two step approach, combining abrasive and non-abrasive ingredients. Jojoba beads gently scrub away grime without irritating the skin and fruit acids eat away at dead skin, improving skin’s texture. For the full-low down on the ultimate winter skincare routine, walk this way.
Last but not least, a proper-winter blues buster is seriously old school and it’s called working up a sweat! Exercise like pilates or yoga are great for both the mind & body, easy on the joints and can be done from the comfort of your own home (thank you YouTube). You don’t need anything but yourself and a clear carpet. Plus, it’ll help you get ahead of your New Year’s Resolutions. Namaste.
– Hannah Bennett