Our skin and the winter
After an almost surreal October with temperatures so mild that I could still treat myself to dips in the sea, it seems the cold has suddenly made an appearance and I can already feel my skin reacting to it.
So, apart from returning to my cold-press juices first thing in the morning which help me to boost my immune system and keep possible colds at bay, I also want to make sure my skin is getting everything it needs. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is starting to see and feel the typical symptoms of winter: chapped lips, red patches of skin on the face, dry hands…
I’m not sure if you know that for a few months now I have been accompanied by a team of professionals who look after our health through wellbeing programmes; my friends at En La Gloria. The team recently told me that at this time of year our skin needs special attention because the brusque temperature changes can aggravate it, as well as also causing flaccid skin and dark rings under our eyes.
They recommend us to make the most of this time of year when the sun is less intense and our skin is less exposed to it to perform those treatments that are not recommended in the summer period. It is an ideal time to visit a dermatologist and to look after, for example, marks and spots on the skin and apply a specific treatment (prescribed by your doctor) to make them disappear. I plan on doing it before the end of the year.
I have the immense fortune to be an ambassador of this team and to be able to experience their beauty programmes first-hand. I will complement the abovementioned treatment with another one they also recommended to me, which is an anti-ageing medicine to revert the external aggravation caused by the cold. It is a deep moisturising treatment with vitamins which seeks to restore moisture to the skin and restructure the tissues improving the skin’s laxness, thickness and elasticity.
Another of the treatments that has caught my eye is the facial massage that returns tone and firmness to the skin. It is an ideal wind-down treatment which gives the skin a radiant glow, like that holiday glow we all love so much.
The great thing about my friends in En La Gloria is that they collaborate with the most renowned centres, hotels, spas, clinics and professionals in our country. They will tailor a programme to your needs, both in terms of treatments and location, bringing health and wellbeing tourism closer to you not only through big trips but with small breaks like the one I am going to experience for the first time: I am very proud to take part in a full wellbeing programme with them, where we will share yoga classes, healthy cookery workshops, spas and conferences on neuro-leadership. It will be a weekend immersion in wellbeing from 15th to 18th November in the marvellous Hermitage Hotel in Andorra.
To enjoy moments of wellbeing and skin care also at home, here is a suggestion for a homemade spa: if you have an oil diffuser, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to create a calm atmosphere while applying the classic yogurt and honey mask.
· 2 tablespoons of yogurt.
· 1 tablespoon of honey.
· 1 tablespoon of dried lavender
Mix all the ingredients, let it act on the skin for at least 10 minutes and water with warm water. I usually finish this ritual with a final rinse of cold water.
If you are interested in discovering more wellbeing tourism proposals, please go to www.tellevamoslagloria.com.