It’s winter in Minnesota. How do you keep your skin from getting so dehydrated that it freakin’ hurts?! Are you allergic to all Chapsticks except Peppermint so you order it by the case? Do you swear by coconut oil for your skin, hair, and stir-fry? I have a masseuse friend who keeps me rubbed and soaked in lotion but in between massages (a gal can only afford that luxury so often) I cover my dry and thirsty skin with coconut oil easily found at The Wedge Co-op. And yes, you can also use it in the kitchen for making things to munch!
If you need to soothe your face, head to pH OREM Skincare for a facial and pickup some skin-soothing products. Check them out this Thursday evening for a special event. Also, for fabulous massage and a good bit of skin-soaking goodness, go to Spot Spa! They have an event on Saturday and will have staff on hand to answer skincare questions. There’s nothing like a bit of pampering to help you fight the winter blues. We Minnesota residents have to find some way to enjoy (read: survive) winter, right?
One of my favorite lip-saving balms is made by local company Prairie Apothecary () and even comes in a root beer flavor that is guaranteed to encourage smooching. They even make a dog soap that is named after my dog Ninja! Your pet’s skin, however fluff-covered, can also get dry and unhappy in the winter. Be sure they aren’t neglected (and not too frequently bathed) in the many months of cold. Also on my list to try is the Elixery’s lipstick, which is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The colors are rumored to be amazingly vivid so keep your lips beautiful and moisturized by checking them out!
These local companies can help keep your skin from getting thirsty and keep your lips smoochable. And if you’re dealing with too many family gathering or stuffy work holiday parties and need a social lubricant, just check out of my favorite places to get a cocktail: Marvel Bar, Bradstreet Crafthouse, or La Belle Vie. Otherwise, pickup a bottle of Minnesota’s own Prairie Organic Vodka to create you own holiday creations. Not into that? Maybe some soynog or ricenog from one of the local coops with a touch of rum added would be preferable, or just drink gin, because it tastes like Christmas. (Yuck, drinking Christmas is just not something I’m into).
Stay safe and lubricated this holiday season!