As much as we love strolling around New York City during the holiday season, the frigid temperatures and gusting winds can wreck complete havoc on our skin! And let’s face it, it’s hard to look (and feel) sexy with leather-like hands and flaky cheeks. Instead of slathering on layer upon layer of thick moisturizer, which can cause breakouts, swing by Manhattan’s Oasis Day Spa for a soothing skin treatment specifically designed to combat intense winter weather.
Cinnamon Sugar Scrub (30 minutes – $80)
Skip the bulky sweater at your next holiday soiree and bare your arms with pride! The 30-minute stimulating full body scrub combines exfoliating raw sugar and warm cinnamon oil to banish dry skin, increase circulation, and leave you feeling oh-so hydrated and invigorated. Not only will you walk away super smooth and utterly relaxed, but you’ll also have a sun-kissed glow (in December nonetheless!) thanks to cinnamon’s uncanny ability to bring blood and nutrients to the skin’s surface.
Peppermint Stick Hand & Foot Scrub (30 minutes – $70)
Between perusing through racks for the perfect holiday gift and nights of dancing in spiked stilettos our hands and feet could also use a bit of TLC this time of year. Well, kick off your boots and peel off your gloves because the Peppermint Stick Hand & Foot Scrub targets the parts of our body we put through the ringer everyday, yet often overlook. Nourishing Keyano salts buff and polish moisture-starved skin, while cooling peppermint body butter hydrates and protects with revitalizing aloe, nourishing avocado, soothing grape seed oils, and rich shea butter. It’s the perfect quick treatment to enjoy after a long day of traipsing around the city.
The Ultimate Winter Escape (60 minutes – $145, 90 minutes – $190)
Hydrate dry skin and soothe sore muscles simultaneously with a relaxing spa treatment that combines luxurious lava stones with Kneipp’s intensely hydrating evening primrose body oil. Let the everyday stresses of the city melt away as smooth basalt stones are strategically placed along your back and shoulders, relaxing your muscles and eliminating tension. Need a little more attention in a specific area? The spa offers deep tissue work for only $10 extra.
Eminence Arctic Berry & Peptide Facial and Peel (60 Minutes – $145)
Cookies and cakes may taste delicious, but all the sugar can cause breakouts and blotchiness. Not haute! To keep your face nourished and glowing straight into the new year, indulge in a revitalizing facial that fuses the exfoliating properties of Arctic berries with the gentle qualities that the Eminence skincare line is known for. The hour-long treatment includes a refining and brightening three-step peel that uses six different acids to smooth skin’s texture, reduce hyperpigmentation, and even reduce the appearance of fine lines.