Create Your Own Spa at Home This Winter

There’s nothing like the feeling of being pampered. And when it happens within the confines of your own home, it feels even more luxurious. This winter, create your own spa experience with these tips from Terese Linke, global spa training and education director of Amala natural and organic skincare. This routine will leave you feeling revitalized, rejuvenated and maybe even more zen about all that snow outside.


Full-body exfoliation is key to sloughing off dry winter skin cells and prepping it to absorb as much moisture as possible. In the shower, rinse your body with warm water and apply a gentle body scrub using circular movements. Pay special attention to very dry areas like feet, elbows, knees and hands.

Caudalie scrub

Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub, $38 (USD) at Sephora

Oil Up

A natural body oil is often easier to use in winter months since heavy body creams tend to get stuck on clothing. After showering, pat skin dry and apply two to three pumps of a body oil to a soft, damp cloth and rub it all over your body.

 Amala oil 2

Amala Detoxifying Body Oil, $58 (USD) at Amala

Need a Hand?

Our hands are often the biggest victims of winter’s cold, especially since we wash them so often. A luxurious and nourishing hand cream is key. Make it a real spa experience by applying hand cream to your hands and then slipping on a pair of soft cotton gloves to really let the moisture soak in.

Consonant Skincare hand cream

Consonant Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream, $20 at Consonant

Face the Facts

Oh, your poor, beautiful face — the harsh winter conditions can be so mean to it! Reclaim your natural, hydrated glow by first exfoliating with a gentle scrub and following up with a hydrating serum applied to the face and neck. Finally, smooth on a thin layer of an overnight mask and wake up to a healthy, hydrated you.

La Prairie sleep mask

La Prairie Skin Cavira Luxe Sleep Mask, $365 at Holt Renfrew