There are many beautiful aspects of fall: rustling amber leaves, steaming hot mugs of cider, and refreshing cool morning air. But with the good comes the bad, ie dry skin. For years, I’ve struggled with everything from dry cuticles, chapped lips and gasp… unsightly flakes on my scalp.
A few weeks ago I attended the Dialogue on Wellness Soultions at the MoMA hosted by Norma Kamali, one of my all-time favorite designers. After a screening of an episode from her new hulu channel, panelists, including Twyla Tharp, Horst Rechelbacher, Joe Cross, and Dr. Colbert, stirred conversation on health and wellness. The discussion inspired us to look within ourselves and find ways to incorporate healthy ingredients, lifestyle choices, exercise, breathing and meditation into our daily lives.
Tucked in our gift bags were samples from Norma Kamali’s Olive Wellness Collection. At first I was hesitant. I’ve always known Norma Kamali for her innovative designs such as the parachute collection, her swimsuits and seriously hip bangs… but bath products? However, for several weeks I’ve been using the olive calcium liniment, olive oil soap and the lavender massage oil. They are hands down the solution that has ended my quest for combating dry skin in the fall. Quality ingredients, moderately priced and easy to incorporate into the daily regime.
In a recent interview in the Huffington Post by freelance writer and yoga teacher Tess Ghilaga, Norma Kamali gives insider tips for gorgeous skin “After showering, place a healthy dose of Kamali’s Olive Calcium Liniment on a wash cloth and scrub all over your body. Then, push your cuticles back with the damp cloth/Olive Calcium Liniment mixture.” Just in time for holiday gifting or a pampering treat to yourself, purchase online or at her Wellness Cafe in midtown.