01983 405 848

Utopia Spa Blog, Sandown, Isle of Wight

November Spa Blog Utopia Spa, Isle of WightNovember has arrived and it’s brought the winter weather with it…

Spa Blog By Annabel

So, we’ve decided to compile some tips to prepare your skin for the coming months and prevent your skin suffering whilst the icicles thrive!

1) Water, water everywhere!!

Whilst we avoid the puddles and the snow drifts, ensuring you maintain or increase your water intake in the winter is crucial for not only your skin’s health, but your general health too! The Recommended Daily Intake is between 2-3 litres, (varying for men and women) to maintain the body’s vital functions.

2) Up the outer layers!

Not only does the cold require us to layer on more clothing but we should do the same for our skin too! Once you’ve moisturised your inside, don’t forget about the outside. By opting for a richer more intense version of your usual moisturiser, you are guaranteeing your skin the moisture boost it needs when the cold harsh whether depletes it.

3) Cool it and quicker!

Long hot showers despite warming you up, tend to leave your skin parched and vulnerable. Too warm water can break down the skin’s natural lipid barrier which protects it against the environment and over washing can also strip it of its natural oils.. Plus, quicker showers will save the pennies in time for Christmas!

4) You are what you eat!

Nourish yourself from inside to prepare your immune system and defend yourself from winter. Foods like oily fish, walnuts, hemp, flax or pumpkin seeds and nuts are packed with essential fatty acids which help lubricate the skin cells preventing dryness. Avocado contains oleic acid also which is involved in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing facial redness and irritation.

5) Finally… invest in some mitts!

The ultimate protection to protect those vital extremities; gloves, socks and scarves can’t be beaten when it comes to warmth and they won’t dry your skin out like central heating!!

Top Tip - Why not try one of our Decleor Discovery Facials to find out what nutrient rich products are best suited to your skin type this Winter…..

fathers-and-festivalsFathers & Festivals  Spa Blog By Annabel   June brings us the beginning of the Festival Season, certifying the start of the summer months with hopes of plenty of warmth and sunshine. For those who would rather steer clear of the musical madness, we are offering a more peaceful retreat to relax in. Our outside hot tub is currently undergoing maintenance and should be fresh and ready...
may-the-masseuse-be-with-youMay the masseuse be with you… Spa Blog By Annabel The race is on to get back into those summer clothes and with the weather and the temperature on the rise we’re keener than ever to be getting outside! Get limbered up by having your muscles worked upon and eased by one of our therapists.   If like us, the dismal weather of earlier months has kept you inside and hard at work, why...
step-in-to-springStep In to Spring Spa Blog By Annabel   With the sun timidly emerging from the bleak winter skies, we cannot wait to don our flip-flops and head to the beach and hills to appreciate the warmth of summer. However, after being tucked away and wrapped up for winter, our hibernating bodies may need some prep work before baring themselves in the coming months. Our feet, having been swathed in...
m-is-for-mothers-this-march    Mothers Day Spa Blog by Annabel Always falling on the fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday is a day to fully appreciate those that brought us into the world, our Mothers. Let them put their feet up and be pampered for at least one day of the year! At Utopia Spa, we’ve decided to put together a few packages with Mothers in mind. With a choice of time alone for her with our...
love-is-in-the-airTreat your loved one this Valentines! Utopia Spa Blog By Annabel With Valentine’s Day on the blossoming horizon, love is in the air and at Utopia Spa. Let the monotony of everyday life take a seat and let the romantic in you out towards your cherished husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends and even friends and family. Show them just how much they mean to you! More Amour? Did you know...