The wonderland that is winter, those three-ish months that put a healthy blush in our cheeks, can wreak havoc on our skin. The recipe is easy to see: bitter cold plus winter's ultra-dry air equals flaky, irritable skin.
Happily, by drinking lots of water and tea and swathing yourself in nature's best moisturizing products, you can combat winter skin while protecting that healthy glow.
Based in Minnesota, which has the dubious distinction of being the nation's deep freezer, Thymes has a full slate of skin-conditioning options to take on specific trouble spots. Our emollient-rich body care products lavish your skin with nature's proven moisturizers while leaving it touched with a fragrance that's light, fresh and warms you toes to nose.
Try these easy tips to care for and protect your winter skin:
Soak in it/Soak it in:
Added to nice, hot bath water, bath oil makes your skin silky soft. But you don't have to wait for a Sunday soak. By lightly rubbing bath oil directly on your skin, your body gets a deep, moisturizing treat. Thymes Lotus Santal Bath Oil features ultra-popular argan oil for intense moisturization. And Thymes Jade Matcha Bath Oil contains luxurious camellia oil, from tea leaves, for beautifully moisturized skin.
Just add salt.
Bath salts are a time-honored way to soften skin. Made with Epsom salt, the star ingredient in Thymes bath salts, this shy bath-cabinet staple earns its reputation as a superlative soother. The soothing waters it creates make a skin-supportive spa experience in any bathtub. That's because, when absorbed through the skin, Epsom salt helps draw toxins from the body, reduce swelling, relax muscles and exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Thymes Lavender Bath Salts do all the above, while also calming the mind with its fragrance of velvety lavender, warm rosewood, fresh clary sage and flirty violet leaf.
Whip it good.
Just like whip cream on rhubarb pie, whipped body cream is a winter must for dry, chapped skin. After a shower or bath, or right before bed, swathe it over skin. Packed with nourishing ingredients and light as air, Thymes body cream is nature's most luxe moisturizer. Our latest, Mirabelle Plum Body Cream, features soft, velvety shea butter, along with humectant glycerin and vitamin E, to caress your skin and maintain moisture.
Raise your hand—and knees?
Hand cream tends to be the most concentrated moisturizers available. That's because hands take such a winter wallop. Even under cozy mittens and gloves, they're busy scraping ice, hauling groceries, driving to work, waiting for the bus. Treat them right—and share the love. Your knees, elbows and feet—especially toes and heels—will thank you for it. Thymes hand creams have an ultra-rich emollient blend of ultra-hydrating shea butter, glycerin, Provitamin B5, soothing aloe vera, safflower oil and antioxidant vitamin E.
Exfoliation is key!
Like hot chocolate and marshmallows, body scrub and lotion go hand-in-hand in winter. To ease flaking skin, exfoliate often with a gentle, nourishing scrub. Follow up with a lavish sweep of your favorite Thymes lotion to seal in moisture. Aqua Coralline Body Scrub is a light foaming exfoliator with eco-friendly, fish-friendly, non-toxic jojoba beads and silica to polish your skin. Smooth on lotion to reveal a luminous glow.
Bonus Tips: Thymes Inside Intel
We asked our in-house experts—Minnesota natives and transplants, both—for tried-and-true tips on caring for winter skin.
Stop the static, part 1.
After applying hand cream or lotion, lightly swipe your hand over your hair to tame static and curb flyaways.
– Janelle, Thymes Digital Marketing Guru
Stop the static, part 2.
After applying hand cream or lotion, rub hands over tights to reduce static cling.
– Natalie, Thymes Marketing Assistant
Extend your bath salts beyond tub time. Put a packet in your drawers as a scented sachet.
– Lesli, Thymes Receptionist
A close shave.
Try bath oil while shaving for extra silky smoothness and a closer shave.
– Brittany, Thymes Web Production Artist
Grandma knows best.
When your hands and feet are ultra, itchy dry, moisturize before bed, then top them with a pair of mittens or socks. Overnight, they'll become softer and more supple.
– Diane, Thymes writer
Looking for your Thymes Essentials Cuticle cream everywhere. When and where can I get some I need about ten jars to stock up
I've been using Thymes products for about ten years and have yet to find anything equal to them anywhere. I've also just found a store close to me that carries it. I'm so happy I won't have to go so far to purchase my favorite skin care products. Thankyou so much for developing such a fine product.