September 27, 2016

Hot! Combating Those Pesky Winter Blues

We are convinced that taking a cue from bears and birds — hibernating or flying south for the winter — are tempting but impractical options for dealing with the cold, dark days of winter. So in lieu of that first class ticket to Barbados for the duration of the winter months, we have some recommendations that can help rid you of your winter blues.

 Boost Your Immune System and Mood Naturally with Herbs

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St. John’s Wort is known to support a positive mood balance and can be taken as a daily supplement during the winter months.

Try Yogi Tea’s St. John's Wort Blues Away for only $2.99 at your local grocer or try Kira St. Johns Wort Tablets for only $7.90 through Amazon.com.

Thieves® Oil was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend by Young Living is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health. You can purchase this very popular and effective oil through Young Living for only $41.78

Elderberry is known to prevent and treat upper respiratory infections and fever. Use elderberry extract, tea, or herbal supplement capsules to reduce flue symptoms within the first few days of flu onset. It is said to reduce recovery time.

Find Nature’s Way Sambucol Syrup at GNC for only $14.99.

 Pamper yourself with Skin Treatments

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Winter can leave your skin dry, peeling, and generally quite upset! A good exfoliation routine can battle dry skin issues and make you feel pampered and polished. We like Sabon’s Body Scrub in Patchouli Lavender Vanilla to eliminate dry skin and bring even the most damaged skin back to life.

Get it for $30 at Sabon and www.sabonnyc.com

This product is a natural cream with a muslin cloth for cleansing, polishing, and smoothing the skin and removing makeup. You will experience purified skin deeply through a natural blend of revitalizing and aromatic essential oils for an all round Fab Pore™ complexion.

Find this cleanser for $20.00 at Sephora and www.sephora.com

Tired of dry cracked winter feet? Baby Foot’s gel-filled booties contain 17 different natural extracts that penetrate the dead skin cells, making it easier for you to rid yourself of those pesky dead skin cells under your feet.

Find it for $25.00 at www.beautysage.com
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Brighten Your Day with Light and Excercise

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A SAD light for can be a great way to combat the negative effects the winter season can have on your mood. Designed for those of us who suffer for Seasonal Affective Disorder, or even just a touch of the winter blues, these fantastic light boxes have been clinically proven to brighten your mood during the darkest days of the year.

We recommend the NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp, which was specifically designed for elevating your mood. It includes 10,000-lux light therapy and negative ion therapy to help balance your body clock. And since ion therapy has been clinically proven to provide an antidepressant effect within just a few days of use, you can feel refreshed and rested rather than sluggish and on the verge of hibernation.

Find this light box at NatureBright.com for just $99.99.

Getting natural light helps elevate your mood, so make sure to increase the positive effects of your workout routine. In addition to producing endorphins that help fight your winter blues, exercising outdoors in natural light is attributed can fight your hibernation urges.

A helpful product to have on hand: Lumene’s Sensitive Touch Gentle Cleansing Wipes are great for a quick clean up before a work out to remove make-up after a work out to cool down and clean-up.

Find them at Ulta.com for only $6.99!

Getting natural light helps elevate your mood, so make sure to increase the positive effects of your workout routine. In addition to producing endorphins that help fight your winter blues, exercising outdoors in natural light is attributed can fight your hibernation urges.

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Melanie Meadows

Associate Editor for The Fabulous Report. Freelance Grantwriter.

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