The Holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year but stress, indoor heating and the colder winter temperatures can really wreak havoc on our skin, hair, hands and feet! As we approach the final week of the holiday rush, here are some Terranova tips to make sure we take care of ourselves as we take care of everyone on our holiday gift list:
Achy Feet – No part of our body takes as much abuse as our feet, particularly after scouring the malls for the perfect gifts and the hottest sales! For a refreshing and stimulating treat for the feet, fill one basin with cold water and another with water as hot as you can tolerate. Sit in a comfortable chair, and place your feet in the cold water. After 5 minutes, switch to the hot water. Repeat. This “hydromassage” alternately dilates and constricts blood vessels in your feet, boosting circulation. 1 When done, massage Terranova’s Rain Remedy Cream onto feet and put on your favorite pair of spa socks to help keep feet refreshed and soothed as you prop your legs up and enjoy a cup of hot tea.
- Terranova’s Petal Soft Hand & Body Lotion provides soothing hydration to dry winter skin
Holiday Hands – Folding and taping… and taping and folding…can really take it’s toll on your hands and give you a mean case of paper cuts! Give this home massage technique a try: with your arm extended and your wrist at 90 degrees, pull your fingers toward your body, then push wrist downward, fingers toward your body. With arms still extended, pull each finger again. Finish by making circles with your wrists, three times clockwise, then counterclockwise.2 Follow up with your favorite Terranova Petal Soft Hand & Body Lotion to help keep hands hydrated and sooth those those paper cuts.
Stressed Hair – The heater, the blow dryer, and the arctic breeze can all take it toll on our tresses. Suddenly, the “bad hair day” can turn into the “bad hair season”! Here’s a tip to help with split ends: Instead of rubbing your hair after you get wash it, wrap up your damaged hair in a cotton towel, and let the cotton absorb the moisture for a few minutes.3 This helps protect against further split ends. Follow up with a generous amount of Terranova’s Shea Blossom Remedy Cream for soft shine and light-weight frizz-control (thanks to added protiens, vitamin B5 pathenol, argan, and marula oils).
- Dull Skin – The holiday season may be merry and bright, but your skin may be singing a different tune. It’s a proven fact that when skin is smooth, it reflects light. Therefore, we recommend exfoliating your skin with a gentle, moisturizing exfoliant like Terranova’s Tiare Lei Buffing Body Wash with Coffee and Bamboo and then follow it up with a ultra-rich moisturizer like Terranova’s Pikake Shea & Cocoa Body Butter, infused with mica, for a naturally radiant glow!
Terranova wishes you peace on earth and beautiful skin, hair, hands, and feet…Happy Holidays!