Halloween — a time for dressing up, candy consumption and the time-honored tradition of trick-or-treating. We here at Alaska Glacial Mud have a different take on the ritual — why not pamper yourself? Here, we’re sharing our top beauty tricks and treats to ensure your guests don’t get spooked away.
Nothing can have you looking tired and worn-out like puffy eyes. While there is no replacement for ample sleep, drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol, eating nutrient-rich foods (like Copper River salmon) and moisturizing, you can try a mineral face mask. Swap your Halloween mask for our Glacial Facial mineral mask to help hydrate and heel. For another quick fix, reach for lukewarm tea bags, which can help depuff with their antioxidant-rich ingredients. Or try a cool cucumber slice, which will draw moisture to the skin's surface and hydrate.
Turn your bathroom into an at-home spa. Run a warm bath (not hot, as that can dry out skin) and add a few drops of moisturizing oils to the water. Opt for those with relaxing aroma-therapeutic properties like lavender. Dim the lights, add some carefully placed lit candles, and soak for 20 minutes before bed.
No matter how careful we are with our skincare regimen, breakouts occasionally happen. If you need the blemish to disappear overnight, reach for your exfoliating mask, which can be used as a spot treatment while you sleep. If exfoliating masks are too harsh for your skin, opt for some natural oils like tea tree, which will help eliminate bacteria and reduce inflammation.
Give your feet a break and help them shed their scaly skins. Start by soaking in a tub of water mixed with lemon juice. The acid will help break down rough patches on your soles. Then slather on a homemade lotion made of shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. Top your toes with some warm socks to lock in the moisture. Leave on for 30 minutes for maximum results.
Skip the egging of houses or binging on chocolate in favor of these healthy and natural beauty tricks and treats this Spa-lloween.
Lauren Padawer is a beauty expert and the founder of Alaska Glacial Mud Co., a line of spa-quality skincare created using mineral-rich mud found on the banks of the Copper River in Alaska. The idea for Alaska Glacial Mud Co. was born in the summer of 2001 during an extraordinary journey down the Copper River on a raft. Since that journey and every time a local resident mentioned that "somebody should bottle this stuff," Padawer realized she was the right woman in the right place at the right time. While the playful spa quality of the Copper River mud may have inspired Alaska Glacial Mud Co., it was the river and its inhabitants that gave voice to the importance of sustainability and activism in our company philosophy. In addition to being purveyors of the finest Alaska glacial mineral mud, we are also advocates for the Copper River Watershed through local philanthropy.