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How to Care for Winter Skin and Hair

December 18, 2014 12:24 pm

From dry, static-filled hair to rough, cracking hands, the chill of winter sure takes its toll on your body. Here are a few soothing tips to help you care for sensitive skin and hair this winter season.

  1. Avoid the hot shower. Although a steaming hot shower can feel great after a long day of work, hot water actually strips your skin of its natural moisture and causes it to become even drier in the winter.
  2. Trade in your lotions for replenishing oils. Moisturizers and lotions are both good ways to add moisture back to dry skin, but nothing works better than rich grapeseed or argan oils. Apply these nourishing oils immediately after a bath or shower to help them absorb better.
  3. Care for your feet at home. By using a pumice stone on your feet once a week and applying a rich cream every night, you can prevent rough, calloused winter feet before they happen.
  4. Moisturize the scalp to prevent dandruff. One of the most obvious (and embarrassing) signs of stressed out winter skin is dandruff on the scalp. Prevent it by switching to an anti-dandruff shampoo, using only lukewarm water in the shower, and moisturizing the scalp with a vitamin-rich oil.
  5. Minimize shampooing. If your hair feels dry and brittle during the winter, try shampooing only every other day.

19 Tips for Healthier Skin and Hair This Winter [Greatist]
10 winter skin and hair care tips you can’t do without! [The Health Site]
Winter-Proofing Your Skin, Hair, and Eyes [Real Simple]


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Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2014 12:32 pm

We wish you and your loved ones all a very happy and safe holiday season.

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Must-See Museums in Boston, Massachusetts

December 15, 2014 12:23 pm

Boston is home to a number of great museums where you can explore the art and creations of generations past to see how the city evolved. Here are two of the city's most interesting destinations:

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is world renowned for a comprehensive collection of the arts. The museum's collection includes more than 450,000 items, spanning an extremely wide range of styles and periods. Peruse post-Impressionistic paintings, engage in Egyptian artifacts, and stroll through a Japanese garden. This world-encompassing epicenter of education is sure to inspire people of all ages. Take advantage of the daily programs and workshops the museum provides, and be sure to check the calendar for upcoming special events before planning a visit.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is home to a remarkable collection of worldly art, and the building was even designed to be a work of art itself. Established in 1903 by Isabella Stewart, today the museum continues to carry on her legacy of curating unique collections. Take a walk through Fenway Court, the outdoor garden that supposedly inspired Boston's dedication to landscape architecture, and enjoy the music and special events hosted regularly throughout different venues within the facility.


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