Cozy up with these tried and true mind, body, and skin care tips.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Mark your calendars: The celebration of winter solstice — a.k.a., the season kicked off by the shortest day of the year — is December 21st. Observing the solstice is all about welcoming winter and recognizing the essential gifts of daylight itself, as cultures all over the world celebrate solstice-related rituals of their own.
Wherever you are, we invite you to take a sec to mark “rebirth” — of the sun, the seasonal calendar, or just your sense of calm — in ways that feel right for you. Here are three ways to elevate your self care ritual this winter solstice season.
Let The Light In
The wintry hibernation that comes with this seasonal shift is the perfect opportunity to ground ourselves in stillness. Set the mood with our Sage + Oat Milk Votive Candle Set by using their glow as focal points throughout your space. As you surround yourself in the healing, comforting scent of sage and oat, release tension, cultivate calm, and come back to center with a relaxing meditation. (Soulcare tip: add a charcoal face mask, like our Harmony Mask, to your ritual to further nurture your glow, inside and out).
Restore Your Inner Radiance
Shorter days and longer nights can leave us craving illumination — and the cooler weather can dull and dry our radiant skin. While we can’t control the hours of natural light these days, we can restore the luster to our skin using the Mind-Clearing Body Polish. This gentle combination of physical and chemical exfoliation reveals softer skin and keeps you moisturized all winter long. (Soulcare tip: maintain your brilliance with a revitalizing rub down using the Energizing Dry Body Brush to exfoliate dead skin cells and watch those winter blues melt away).
Give Thanks to Yourself
Honor your body with a skin-nourishing massage using the Sacred Body Oil. This lightweight, hydrating body oil calms and nourishes dry skin. With ancient ingredients like marula oil, you’ll be embracing tradition while giving your skin some much-deserved TLC. (Soulcare tip: kickstart your full-body gratitude ritual with the Body + Soul Starter Set. Use the Renewing Body + Hand Wash to cleanse, while the Nourishing Body Cream is here to replenish dry skin.)
What are your favorite winter season traditions? Share in the comments!