Scarf? Check. Gloves? Check. Hat ... (you can see where we're going with this). Every winter, you equip your wardrobe with all the essentials for combatting cold climates, so why should your beauty routine be any different?
From body scrubs to hot stones, these heat-generating (and high performing) picks will work to keep you warm all season long. Use them solo or with your partner for a steam-clean session to remember.
1. Bliss Hot Salt Scrub, $38
This beloved formula produces heat on contact, (seriously!) stimulating senses with rosemary and eucalyptus, while hydrating the skin with algae extract and glycerin. Not only is the gender-neutral scent couple-shower friendly, but this scrub washes off clean (not leaving behind that oily residue as seen with many other scrubs).
2. Emily & Tony Aromatherapy Massage Candle, $38
This jack-of-all-trades creation serves as a candle, massage oil and moisturizer in one. Looking to have a little (ahem, 50 hours worth) of fun with your partner? Burn the candle until liquified, then pour gently into your hands or onto your partner's body and massage the warm oil (it's toxin-free, so feel free to color outside the lines) to release stress and create a sensory experience. (Complete with beeswax and soybean and coconut oils, this also makes a great moisturizer for ditching dry patches.)
3. Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser, $28
After a day out in the cold, there's a good chance your face could use a little detox. This warming gel from Boscia targets pore-clogging bacteria, oil and makeup for a deep clean, leaving skin brighter (and ready for battle).
4. Arnica Massage Oil, $22.50
While organic sunflower seed extracts and olive oil get to work on restoring moisture, lavender and rosemary oils serve to calm your mind. Sealed with a warming layer of wild-crafted arnica flower extract, this heat-seeker is as sensory as it is soothing.
5. Crabtree & Evelyn La Source 60-Second Fix for Feet, $42
Unfortunately, we've all seen what cold climates can do to one's sole. Before you let cracked, rough skin bring your spirits down, nurse feet back to footsie standards in a mere minute with this peppermint-infused cleanser and exfoliator set, formulated with seaweed extract, natural emollient oils and rice bran flower.
6. Medium Stones, $25.99 for Set of 8
Saving the hottest for last, the smooth stones in this set can be heated to relax and stimulate damaged muscles and tissue, as well as to create general feelings of relaxation. Use them to pinpoint specific problem areas, or incorporate them into your couples massage for serious stimulation.