Hydration, Immunity, and Rest


With the holidays behind us we flow into the heart of winter. This time of year, we nourish the health of our skin by focusing on a resilient, flexible, and smooth complexion so that we can look and feel our best now and age gracefully.

We are composed of nearly 80% water and when this element is out of balance some symptoms include dry, brittle skin and rigid movement. Hydration, immunity, and rest are the essential components of protecting the health of the skin and one’s overall well-being.

Outside in

Your January restorative facial will nurture warmth, preserve and balance hydration, and include immune boosting Vitamin C and essential oils.

Topical Vitamin C-Quench Anti-Oxidant Serum

This serum combines botanical stem cell extracts to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while hydrating, strengthening and protecting the skin from aging UV rays and other environmental pollutants.

Hyaluronic Acid Topical Serum

This serum provides instant and long lasting deeper hydration and fine line reduction. It simultaneously increases skins ability to produce its own hyaluronic acid.


Inside out

Boost immunity and hydration with food and breath to optimize skin health and beauty.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C maintains levels of glutathione, the immune systems primary antioxidant. Boost your immunity naturally with fruits and vegetables. Sources of Vitamin C aren’t limited to the popular citrus fruits such as lemon, limes, oranges, and kiwis. In fact, peppers are a terrific source, with the red bell pepper as the star! Included in the bunch are asparagus, berries, broccoli, melons, cauliflower, kale, spinach, and tomatoes. Midwest locals include: apples, cabbage and potatoes. Oral Vitamin C supplement has many benefits and few or no risks. (about 1 gram per day, ask your doctor.)

Essential Oils (EO’s)

Breathing in selected aromatic botanical molecules will stimulate your immune system. EO’s such as eucalyptus, pine, spruce, silver fir, and juniper support lung and sinus function. EO’s can easily be incorporated into your daily life. Place drops of EO in carrier coconut oil, in the bath, a diffusor or direct palm inhalation.



Take your cues from nature. This time of year, nature provides us an excellent model for self-preservation. Hibernating animals, quiet, and longer periods of darkness speak volumes. Conserve your energy. When you are able, retire early and rise late. Rest.

Remember to wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Sun rays reflected by the snow are powerful. Continue to cover your face and hands with a scarf and gloves when outdoors.

Avoid hot baths and long showers, skin can become red and dry.


Hydration, immunity, and rest restore and protect the health of the skin and your whole well-being. The way we care for ourselves this month directly impacts our well-being as we look to spring and into the future.



Shannon Downey