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Winter Wellness Tips from The Coniston Spa

As the weather gets colder, frosty mornings become more frequent and the heating gets turned up, the winter months can begin to hinder our overall wellness. The temptation to stay indoors, keep warm and cosy and possibly overindulge is overwhelming. But this can leave you feeling lethargic, affect your skin tone and, in some cases, more susceptible to those nasty winter bugs.

With this in mind, we’ve put together some of our top tips to help you maintain your winter wellness:

Amend your skincare routine

Having the heating on all the time is great for feeling cosy and keeping warm but it can play havoc on your skin. We would recommend amending your skincare to battle dry, dehydrated skin. We have a number of must-have skincare products available at the Spa to combat your winter skin. Firstly, cleanse your skin with The Cure All-In-One Cleanser from Natura Bisse for £54. This restorative cleansing cream is gentle and delicate on your skin while leaving perfectly clean, hydrated, luminous and supple. Making time for face masks is a great way to battle the winter weather. Try the Resurrection Collagen Serum Infused Sheet Mask from Natural Spa Factory for only £9.95. The mask plumps and hydrates the skin, while protecting against the cold weather. If you struggling with a poor complexion, a good face oil might be the missing step in your winter skincare routine. Our favourite for this time of year is the Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Nourishing Face Oil, available at the Spa for just £49. Nourish your dehydrated skin with this delicate oil blended with vital nutrients.

Don’t let a busy diary be your excuse

We know that exercise can be the last thing on your mind when coming into the festive period; the diary gets busier and any free time we do have feels best spent getting cosy on the sofa with a Christmas film on. But exercise is the best way to boost your physical and mental wellbeing and by getting some gentle exercise every day you’ll boost your energy levels and your mood. Getting to the gym can be difficult around Christmas, but we have a great workout you can do at home. Click here to find out more. Planning light exercise into your social calendar is also easy to do; invite friends on a crisp, winter walk and enjoy the benefits of fresh air and exercise. Don’t forget that our Fitness Team are here to help you feel your best over and we have a great introductory offer on personal training sessions if you haven’t been to us before – just £60 for 3 sessions!

Make some time for you

Christmas can be the busiest time of year for most people; seeing family and friends, juggling the diary and the bank balance! In some cases it can leave you feeling a little stressed and worn out, which can result in a less active and less efficient immune system. To keep you fighting fit and keep those winter bugs at bay, it’s important to make some time for yourself without turning inward or isolating yourself. Our December Spa Days can provide the perfect escape, without breaking the bank. Our Starlight Twilight package is ideal for those with a busy diary, who need a few hours on an evening to recharge the batteries. For just £65 per person, enjoy seasonal canapes with a glass of mulled wine, access to our thermal experience and a 30 minute Coniston Signature treatment. And if you really feel like treating yourself, we’ll give you 30% off any additional treatments that you add to your Spa experience. Available Monday – Thursday throughout December from 5pm onwards.

If you would like to find out more about The Coniston Spa, our products, treatments or personal training sessions, please call the Spa reception team on 01756 748 080.