The Six Best Beauty Treatments For Winter

hot stone massage

by Femita

Hot stone massage

A hot stone massage is a massage where smooth, round, heated rocks are used to massage your body from head to toe. It’s very relaxing and good for you as blood circulation improves and stiff muscles and connective tissue become supple again. If you would like to do this at home, get yourself a hot stone massage kit.

Thermo-active masks

Essentially these are masks with a warming effect that open up and unclog pores by enhancing subcutaneous  blood circulation. They are perfect to remove excess sebum and smoothen normal to greasy skin. Our favorite one should be from NUXE.

Warm compress

For making a hot compress you simply need to drench a cotton cloth in warm to hot water, optionally enriched with essential oils. Next wring it out and place the damp cloth on your body. To hold the heat, cover your compress with towels or plastic wrap. Warm compresses dilate blood vessels and improve circulation, which is great for painful joints and muscles.

Salt scrub

Actually it’s very easy to make your own salt scrub at home. Just fill a cup with coarse sea salt and add a bit of water until you get a thick, sticky scrub. Take a bit of the paste and rub it into your skin in circular motions. Rinse your body with hot water, rub yourself dry with a towel and jump into bed. You will notice your skin glowing from the extra boost you gave to your blood circulation.

Bikram yoga

Simply stated, Bikram Yoga is a form of hot yoga where 26 traditional postures are performed in a room heated up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). The heat makes your body more flexible, lowers the risk of injury and has detoxification benefits.

Tiger balm

A massage with a warming muscle rub like tiger balm will soothe and relax those tense, sore muscles. Tiger balm can be bought at almost any drugstore but is easily made at home. Mix equal amounts of clove oil, menthol, cinnamon oil, peppermint oil and camphor and you’re done.

Alyssa

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Darlene December 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

Bikram yoga looks like fun, but what about all the sweating. Imagine the smell in that room haha!

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