Cold Weather Self-Care Tips & Treatments to Get You Through the Winter

Posted by: Cole's Salon

“Winter is coming!” proclaimed Game of Thrones, and it’s a warning Minnesotans know all too well. We’ve already gotten a brief (thankfully) sneak peek of the cold with an unexpected October snowfall, so you’ve probably got your winter self-care routine in mind already—not to mention how you’re going to remain stress-free as the temperature drops.

Taking care of yourself should be a priority as you likely continue to juggle many roles: parent, teacher, chef, star employee … the list goes on. If you don’t care for you, how can you care for anybody else? That’s where we come in! Baby, it’s (going to be) cold outside, so get ready for winter self-care with our favorite at-home and in-salon treatments and tips. 

Hit the refresh button on your style.

There’s nothing like a fresh cut and color at the start of a new season. Who do you want to be this winter? Maybe you’re yearning to go icy platinum, or considering a big chop. Now’s the time! You could even consider a Brazilian blowout treatment to cut down on frizz (hat hair included) and smooth out your natural hair texture. The sky’s the limit, but we recommend saying goodbye to those pesky roots and dried-out split ends before winter’s dry chill takes hold. 

Warm it up.

It’s a freezing cold day, and you’ve had a rough week. You know what you need? A hot stone massage! Those warm stones and aromatic essential oils will help reduce tension and stress while providing warm, comforting relief. Don’t you feel better already? Book a 45-minute treatment for a quick fix or a 75-minute for a real “treat yourself” moment. 

Pamper yourself from your head to your toes.

Just because your feet are shoved in snow boots doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to look beautiful! Our Signature pedicure is just the thing for a winter pick-me-up, what with the deep exfoliation, hot towel wraps and massage. Try a bright and cheery holiday red shade or opt for white to match the fresh snowflakes. 

Mask up.

No matter your skincare concerns, there’s an Eminence Organics mask for you, and there’s no better time than to indulge in a weekly masking ritual. Whether you’re feeling irritated or acne-prone from wearing your face mask while out and about or are concerned about winter dryness, we can help you find the perfect at-home solution. Pour a glass of wine, change into your comfiest pajamas, apply your mask and close the bathroom door for a dose of much-deserved quiet time. 

Nourish your inner self.

You know the drill: the temperature drops, and all you want to eat is hotdish, pasta, wild rice soup and lots of wine. Comfort food is key when it’s cold, but it’s not always the best for your body and skin. We love Hush & Hush supplements for this reason; they help deliver the vitamins, minerals and feel-good herbs your body wants to make you feel your best, even when your diet is the opposite of healthy. 

Get out there.

You can’t fight the winter, so take a page from the Norwegians and embrace it. Bundle up in layers and keep up your walks with friends and family. Have an outdoor bonfire with the neighbors. Bring coffee or cocoa over to a loved one’s house and sit outside together to enjoy it. It’s going to be extra important to prioritize safe social connection with the people you treasure most this season, so pull your warmest parka out of storage, buy a few packs of Hot Hands and smile through the chill! 

We think it’ll warm your heart.

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