This article originally appeared in Montage Magazine, Winter 2016.
Our skin takes a beating in the winter months, whether from holiday travel or spending days on the slopes with wind whipping chapped faces. As fall changes to winter and cooler temperatures pervade, protecting sensitive skin becomes undeniably important.
“Winter is clearly a time when harsh outdoor conditions and the dryness of indoor heat stresses and dehydrates the skin,” says Janet Denyer, director of spa operations at Montage Hotels & Resorts. Fortunately, she has some solutions for this challenging season. “For the ultimate in dry skin rejuvenation, I recommend the 120-minutes L. Raphael Dead Sea Healing Body Polish, available exclusively in the western United States at Spa Montage Beverly Hills. It is delightfully relaxing and will leave your skin with the ultimate glow,” Denyer says.
For those who might be hitting the slopes in northern Utah, Denyer recommends the oxygen treatments for the face at Spa Montage Deer Valley, which replenish dehydrated skin. The ultimate oxygen facial uses a blend of vitamins, antioxidants, peptides and humctants to allow for exceptional hydration, improved firmness and reduction of fine lines.
Meanwhile, outdoor adventure at Montage Palmetto Bluff is a must, but Denyer suggests rejuvenating the skin afterward with the 90-minute ginger renewal treatment featuring a full body exfoliation, hot oil scalp massage, warm stone back, neck and shoulder massage and splendid foot treatment.