Put the Brakes on the Winter Blues with the Perfect Day of Pampering - Fairmont Store Canada
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Put the Brakes on the Winter Blues with the Perfect Day of Pampering

When the days are short, and the nights long, lethargy can take center stage.  Winter is the time of the year when languishing, rather than flourishing, can seem like the norm. Take a break from the drudgery with the perfect day of pampering, a sure-fire antidote to the winter blues.


Pour a Cuppa Mood Lifting Tea

Traditionally known to induce mental clarity, boost brain function, physical performance and reduce anxiety, green tea is ideal for its brain and mood-boosting benefits.  Made from the spring harvest's coveted leaves, the Kyushu Japan Sencha from Lot 35 provides a spirited, energetic lift and feeling of renewal with a dose of antioxidants.  Or give yourself a boost with a robust and energizing tea featuring yerba mate notes with refreshing lemon and spearmint - the Mojo Boost  tea by Lot 35 might just be the alcohol-free pick-up you need.


Illuminate your Skin

Miss that summer glow?  Cold, dry air can take a toll on your complexion, leaving it itchy, dry, and irritated. Combat the effects of dry skin and give your skin some love with a boost of hydration.  Start by lowering the temperature of thermostats and showers. A good rule of thumb is if the water causes your skin to turn red, it’s too hot and will dry your skin. Next, nourish your skin with gentle ingredients and cleansing processes.  Anda, Swedish for breath, is a line from Kerstin Florian featuring certified organic botanical nutrients and fatty acids.  The hydrating  Vitalessence Serum-Oil balances skin and shields it from environmental stressors, giving it a luminescent glow.


Get Outside - Motion Inspires Emotion

That magical feeling of endorphins you get from vigorous movement like swimming, running, or that gym session is energizing. Still, even the smallest amount of exercise can give you the boost needed to shift your mindset, coping abilities, and self-esteem.  During the dark winter months, when sunlight is in short supply, a stroll in nature can be just the right amount of nature-based therapy we need.  Make some time to head out for that all-important outdoor movement session to give yourself that hit of vitamin D,  an essential component of physical and mental health. 


Retreat to the Bath

When you start to feel overwhelmed or have a case of the blues, sometimes the best thing you can do is remove all the stimuli, shut out the distractions and retreat to the bath…if only for a short time. Treat yourself to a Le Labo Bath Experience.  Le Labo blends science with natural ingredients, including botanical extracts, vitamins, and proteins to cleanse, moisturize, nourish, and condition. Run a hot bath and pour in a sachet of the Rose 31 Bath Salts to relax your muscles and unwind and set a calming tone that detoxifies both mind and body.  Then treat your skin to a massage with the Rose 31 oil before wrapping yourself in a cocoon of comfort with our Fairmont Gold Robe for the ultimate in pampering.


Take a Break from “Doomscrolling”

Continually scrolling through negative news can wreak havoc on your mindset and mental health. Setting aside your phone and finding a way to cultivate peaceful moments in the morning or late evening you a break from the barrage of negativity and shift the tone of your day. Try setting screen time limits or replacing the doomscrolling with a positive activity that brings you joy, such as reading a good book, taking a walk in fresh air, meditating,  or even taking time for a few minutes of stretching or yoga. 


Create a Bedroom Sanctuary

Sleep deprivation can be a neverending vicious cycle and is one of the most significant contributors to mood, leaving you more irritable, short-tempered, and vulnerable to stress when you don’t get the hours you need.  Set the stage for a great night's sleep by clearing out the clutter, turning down the thermostat, and channeling a resort-like feel with Fairmont linens.  The sumptuous 300 thread count and 100% cotton sateen sheets and pillowcases are the ideal way to drift off to sleep, and will have you dreaming of your next vacation in no time.




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