How to winterize your holistic skin care routine

Our lovely and incredibly talented Neva Osterloh, LMT and Licensed Esthetician knows exactly how to help your skin glow from the inside out this winter. Check out her guidance to see and feel the difference!

Winter is traditionally a time of creating space for yourself to journey inward. To hibernate with the purpose of deep healing, rest and nourishment. In the modern world we've become disconnected from the rhythms of nature and what it encourages us to provide for ourselves. Overindulgence, stress, and a fast pace of life through the winter holidays can deplete us if we aren't careful to bring balance and stillness into our days.

Both stress on the internal body and neglecting to tend to ourselves can have presentations in our skin. Whether we experience issues with the skin of our bodies, faces, or both, we need to focus on self-care more often to prevent compromised immune systems during the colder months. (Luckily, Portland, Oregon is the land of opportunity for reconnecting to nature and it's rhythms, as well as encouraging a wide range of self-care practices.) Below are a few that Portland Healing Space recommends.

  • Spend some time in the forest 
  • Soak in a bath or hot spring
  • Visit Portland Healing Space for a holistic skin care treatment
  • Apply warm oil blends to your body after bathing
  • Join the Self Care Book Club at PHS this Thursday, December 14th at 7:30pm
  • Incorporate calming or immune-boosting herbs via tinctures or warm teas.

Adding EvanHealy products to your daily routine will also help reveal your complexion's true radiance! I recommend these three products this season (click the images to see the full lineup):

 

Evan Healy Douglas Fir HydroSoul

"Douglas Fir is truly unique and utterly enchanting. It encourages deep breathing, clears and centers the mind, and nourishes the spirit"
- Evan Healy

It's easy to see why this seasonal offering is so close to Evan's heart. Both bright and grounding, the woodsy aroma of this skin care water is what I wait for all year long. Forest aromatherapy is transforming, and this ancient tree's magic is heightened when you can feel the mist of the Pacific Northwest mornings on your skin through the hydrosol application. Combine with a few drops of of Evan's nutrient-rich treatment serums and you'll have a recipe for skin nourishment to last all winter long.

Evan Healy Sweet Blossom Hydrating Body Oil or Body Lotion

Providing extra care for our parched Winter faces can often lead us to neglect our bodies. The harsh cold outside and artificial indoor heat effects your body just as much, although we tend to notice it less. Evan Healy's rich Sweet Blossom Hydrating Body Oil is like liquid gold hydration for your skin, regardless of the season. A replenishing blend of cold pressed, certified organic oils of apricot kernal, jojoba, sesame and sunflower combine with sensual and relaxing essential oils to quench and soothe dry, dehydrated skin. I recommend leaving your bottle in the shower so that it warms as you bathe and brings even more comfort with application! 

The Sweet Blossom Moisturizing Body Lotion is blended with the same aromatherapeutic and skin softening essential oils of Petitgrain, Neroli, Ylang Ylang (great for releasing tension in the body) and Frakincense. This lotion counterpart includes nourishing and calming Sea Buckthorn oil (rich in omegas and vitamins A, E, K). Either treatment gives you supple skin and a meditative moment of body care that will stay with you long after application. This is a great holiday gift idea for yourself or a loved one in need of restorative downtime.

Evan Healy Skin Kits

This is a big time of year for travel. But it's also a busy time with a need for increased comforts and self-care. Evan Healy's helpful offering - Face Care Kits- have your skin's every need covered, no matter where your travels will take you.

BlueRoseBlemish, and Ayurvedic complete regimen collections have approximately two weeks worth of your favorite organic, herbal, ethically-sourced and sustainably harvested Evan Healy products provided in TSA-approved sizes. A cleanser, hydrosol, facial serum, gentle mask or scrub exfoliant, and moisturizer are included so that you can feel thoroughly nourished and right at home. Purchase for yourself or give the gift of a complete pampering experience to anyone on your holiday list. (We like including one or two of the travel-sized products in our family member's stockings, but don't tell!)