67A welcome relief for winter skin!Defeat dullness!For fabulously fast results in combating dull skin, try using a treatment mask once a week to give it an instant radiance. Regular exfoliation is also a must for keeping skin looking fresh and revitalised over winter, and we recommend exfoliating 2 - 3 times a week if your skin is dry but only once a week if your skin is more oil-prone. Ditch dryness!Serums are a seriously hot topic in skincare right now, and their potent levels of actives help them work deep into the epidermis to provide immediate results. To make the most of these potent power-players and give dry skin the cold shoulder this winter, try applying them beneath your moisturiser to help 'lock in' all the goodness and prevent loss of moisture 24 hours a day.FACE the cold!If you purchase one product to enhance your skincare routine this winter, our advice is to make it a Face Treatment Oil. Suffused with precious essential oils, it will not only deeply hydrate, but also help breathe optimal vitality into winter-weary skin. Richly luxurious yet light, Face Treatment Oils should ideally be used at night when your skin has time to regenerate - leaving you looking radiant next morning and ready to face the winter with confidence! A question of good skincare!Q. Why does skin get flaky and dry in winter months? Central heating literally leeches the moisture from the air, leading to dry skin, chapping and sensitivity. When the relative humidity of our environment drops below 60% our skin will start to lose moisture and become dehydrated - particularly prevalent in winter! Tip - Combat dry environments with a bowl of water left by each radiator and leaving windows open a fraction to allow moist air into the room.Q. Why do redness and rosy cheeks seem to get worse in cold weather and what can I do about it?The movement from warm indoor environments to cold outdoor winds causes the blood capillaries to dilate and contract, ultimately leading to permanently dilated capillaries, increased redness and sensitivity. Tip - Turn down the heating a few degrees and treat skin with a raspberry-based intensive booster to help strengthen capillary walls and prevent redness.When winter arrives, the cold, wet weather always demands a change of wardrobe, meaning it's out with the skimpy dresses and in with the woolly jumpers! But did you know that the same should also apply to your skincare routine, as what worked through the warm summer days must be adapted to take on the harsh winter nights?Throughout winter, the combination of cold weather and hot central heating can leave skin dull, dry and in need of extra care to keep it looking and feeling its best. With this in mind, we've compiled a few handy hints and tips to make sure your skin keeps on shining this winter, even if the sun doesn't!Leisure Breaks winter 2011/2012
Healthworks SPA67A bit of R&R? SPA very much!Reasons to relax!There are so many reasons to treat yourself to a pampering package at VILLAGE hotels that we can't list them all, but here are just a few to get your imagination whirring and your body begging for the special treatment...Revitalisation Break - You Work Too Hard!The stress of the working day can take its toll on your skin, and pampering yourself is a great way of keeping your face looking fresh and your mind feeling free from hassle. So why not try our salt and oil scrub - the ideal remedy for the overworked woman!A Cracking GiftThe perfect present for someone special or that hard-to-buy-for relative has to be a trip to Healthworks. Maybe you could treat them to a relaxing back massage or a detoxifying algae wrap to sooth their skin and help make their holiday feel truly special.Valentine's DayTreat your loved one to an extra special gift they won't forget in a hurry by booking a mini-break in one of our luxury spas, complete with B&B and a 3-course meal for as little as £69!Try Something NewHave you ever tried hot stones, or how about mud envelopment? These are just two of our exciting range of new treatments, guaranteed to give you, your family and your friends an experience to treasure forever!You're Expecting a New ArrivalIf you're expecting a child, or if you've recently given birth, make sure you check out our incredible pre and post-natal treatments, specially designed to keep you relaxed and refreshed during what can be a pretty stressful period.To book a spa break or beauty package at any of our top Healthworks locations, visit village-hotels.co.uk/experience-more/healthworksEveryone deserves a break from the stresses and strains of modern life - and that's why everyone should treat themselves to a luxury spa break or beauty treatment at VILLAGE hotels every once in a while!Sunday SanctuaryFrom £72.00B&B, 3 course meal with a choice of 2 treatments:- Radiant Facial- Relaxing Back Massage- Express Manicure- Express PedicureThe WorksFrom £92.00B&B, 3 course meal with a choice of 2 treatments:- Radiant Facial - Relaxing Back Massage - Express Manicure - Express PedicureIndulgeFrom £112.00B&B, 3 course meal. Choose one 30 minute treatment from: Full Body Polish, ESPA Radiant Facial or ESPA Firming Eye Treatment. Then choose one 1 hour treatment from: ESPA Aromatherapy Massage, ESPA Bespoke Facial or Luxury Manicure or Pedicure.The Works2 Night Package from £102.00*B&B, 3 course meal with a choice of 2 treatments:- Radiant Facial - Relaxing Back Massage - Express Manicure - Express PedicureFriday FeelingFrom £69.00B&B, 3 course meal with a choice of 1 treatment:- Radiant Facial- Relaxing Back Massage- Express Manicure- Express Pedicure *Rate applicable for arrivals up to March 31st 2012. All bookings must be made by January 31st 2012.MY TREATS VILLAGE PAMPER BreaksEach 'My Treats' package is based on a minimum of 2 people and features overnight accommodation at a VILLAGE hotel, a full breakfast and a 3 course dinner at participating Verve or Buca di Beppo restaurants. The package also includes full use of leisure facilities. To book, please call 0844 980 8020 and quote promo code 'HWB'.