Everything you need to know on facing winters scaly skin issues!


What happens to our skin in winter?

Winter SkinThese cold winter months can give your skin a lovely, rosy flush, but they can also take a toll on your skin. Cool temperatures, winds, and dry air remove the natural oils from the surface of the skin. This makes our skin dry, prone to irritation, redness and excess dead skin cells. The skin can become itchy and painful, and skin conditions may act up regardless if it be body or face.  Fortunately, there are many steps that you can take to prevent dryness and irritation, protecting the health and appearance of your skin, as well as your own comfort. These steps can start in your own home and continue in the luxury and heavenly spaces of your favourite spa.

Ideally, you want to add to your skincare routine as the season changes and swap your summer products for richer, more nourishing winter alternatives. Exfoliation and nourishment are of vital importance during this time. 

As you stumble through the winter months we  have some great ideas on how you may make this time more beneficial for your skincare either with home remedies or with treating yourself to a luxurious spa day out for you and your love ones.


 Home remedies 


Avocado & Honey Face mask


  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons honey

How to Apply

  1. Mash the avocado and add the honey to it.
  2. Apply the mixture on your face and neck.
  3. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with water.


Avocado and honey are both humectants and help cure problems during winter. Avocado contains healthy fats, vitamins E and C, and carotenoids. They protect the skin from free radical damage and keep it hydrated. Apart from their moisturizing properties, the antioxidants in honey keep the skin looking young and fresh. 


Coconut Oil Face Remedy


  • Virgin coconut oil

How To Apply

  1. Lightly warm up the oil and apply on the face and neck.
  2. Massage for a few minutes in gentle circular motions.
  3. Leave the oil on overnight.

You can add some sugar to the oil and use it as a scrub to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week.

How Often You Should Do This

Use coconut oil every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

This remedy works best for dry and dull skin. Coconut oil locks the moisture in the skin and also nourishes it with essential fatty acids. Its phenolic compounds contribute to its antioxidant activity and give you glowing skin (3).


Olive Oil Body Remedy

Olive oil contains many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that are good for your skin. It can soothe and condition dry skin all over your body.

  • Dab a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil under your regular moisturizer.
  • About a half an hour before taking a shower, rub some olive oil on your hands, legs and other areas with dry skin and massage lightly. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
  • Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, four tablespoons of fine brown sugar, and one tablespoon of honey. Rub this homemade scrub on your dry skin using light, circular motions for a few minutes. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.


Spa Treatments at SODC

Spa treatments

Visit our heavenly spaces for a more luxurious treat and unwind and relax at the same time. 

Middle Eastern Rasul Chamber

This is the ultimate skin treat for the body!

Based on the traditional Turkish bath, this self-exfoliating and cleansing ritual uses pure natural earth mud to cleanse and detoxify the body and combines herb-infused steam to open pores and draw out impurities. To complete the ceremony, a tropical rain shower will wash away the mud providing an all over cleansing, detoxifying and rejuvenating experience. 


Luxurious Candle Massage

This full body massage incorporates a candle with a twist. When lit, the massage candle melts into a warm sumptuous massage oil. This warm oil of natural butters can then be poured over the skin for a luxurious massage treatment to melt away tension and delicately nourish the skin. Take the candle home to extend the spa journey.

Try this after your Middle Eastern Rasul Chamber and kiss your winter scales goodbye!


Guinot Hydradermie Jeunesse

Give your skin its moisture back!

A three-phased pampering facial that utilises ionisation to convey the active ingredients to the heart of the skin. The high-frequency charges boost the skin’s cells by increasing their oxygen supply and the application of a tightening serum along the facial contours and décoletté areas, leaving the skin’s complexion glowing.


THALGO Polynesia Spa Journey

Immerse your senses in a journey to the Polynesian Island.

 The experience begins at the Vanilla Island of Taha’a; with an exotic full body exfoliation using Bora Bora sand, marine sea salt and coconut shells. Envelop the muscles in a rhythmical and traditional Mahana massage with oils that will entice your senses in coconut, vanilla and Tiare, the emblematic flowers from the islands of Polynesia. Complete this journey with a final stop in Raiatea-the Sacred Island-where you will be adorned with our golden Sacred Oil leaving your skin ultimate glow.


SODC Winter Skin