Soften Up Your Legs this Winter

With the holidays long behind us, but the weather still not really what we would consider ideal, sometimes it feels as though winter will never end, and even though it’s still a little chilly and chances are you’re wearing pants or tights anyways, there are things you can do to help you have softer and smoother legs for the spring. 

For starters, why do our legs get so dry and scaly in the winter?  You would think that because you’re covered up all the time that your skin would be holding in moisture and getting a little break, but our legs actually dry out more during winter months.  This is because of the constantly changing temperatures our bodies are encountering when we move from inside to outside, in and out of the shower, and to and from central heating.  

While there’s not too much you can do about the changing temperature, (aside from waiting out the cold weather in one, heat-controlled room, essentially like a bear in hibernation), there are a few things you can do to help soften your dry skin and make it much smoother. 

Here’s three easy tricks to try in order to have softer, less irritable legs during this final stretch of cold weather leading us into spring.  

1. Stay Hydrated

You obviously can’t keep your skin hydrated without keeping yourself hydrated, that’s just science.  On average, you should be drinking about two liters of water a day, which is easier to do if you have a cute water bottle.  We recommend treating yourself (make hydrating fun) and getting yourself a new water bottle you like.  Then, sport that thing around everywhere.  Staying hydrated will not only help with the dry and itchy skin on your legs, and all over your body, but drinking water also burns calories, so it’s a win, win.

2. Wear Soft, Natural Materials

Our skin is easily irritated by synthetic fibres and material blends, especially in these colder months when we are constantly covered up.  While it might be hard to swap out our everyday wear with all natural and comfortable materials, there are some areas of your life that should be purged of synthetic fibres before spring.

Harsh fabrics love the hide in our bedding and pajamas unfortunately.  This is probably because we don’t check the material blend of our bedding as often as we just “feel it” and are drawn to the overall look of it in our homes.  Since you are spending 6-8 hours a night in your bed and pajamas though, making sure that at least those blends are all natural materials will give your skin some much-needed rest after taking on the day.

3. Moisturize!

Real cutting edge stuff here, but yes, if you do moisturize regularly, your skin will be less dry and itchy.  Let the key word here be “regularly.”  Most people only moisturize after getting out of the shower, or once their skin already feels dry, and while, yes, this is helpful it is not as helpful as getting in the habit of moisturizing every day. 

Not only will moisturizing everyday penetrate your skin to treat the dryness itself, but also natural oils protect your skin by acting as a barrier between it and the elements or temperature.

By being aware and incorporating these three simple steps into our everyday routine, we can combat dry and itchy skin in these final winter weeks.  And, if our skin is feeling softer and more comfortable, then chances are we will too! 


5 Valentines Day Gifts To Get Yourself

Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly, and while it’s nice to spoil your loved ones around you, this might be the year you focus on ‘me, myself, and I’. All we have to say to you is: treat yo’ self, and here are five ways to do it.

Massage: Ahhh, a day at the spa. Take some time to allow your body to relax this Valentine’s Day with your favorite kind of massage. Don’t be afraid to book the longer session, you deserve it.

Unique exercise class: Looking for a new way to beat this winter tiredness? Show your body some love and treat yourself to that yoga or spin class you’ve been wanting to try. Bring a friend along and the two of you will be feeling more energized in no time.

An Exciting Experience: Break away from the general ‘ooey-gooey’ feel of Valentine’s Day and treat yourself to a gift that gets your blood pumping. We’re thinking something along the lines Whatever it is, gift yourself the experience of a lifetime that sets the bar high for future Valentine’s Day presents.

Nice Pair of Shoes: Admit it, you’ve had your eye on these for a while now, waiting for the right occasion to make your move. Well, that occasion is now. It’s Valentine’s Day and your feet deserve some love, too.

Lavilin Foot Care Line: Speaking of your feet deserving some love, how nice does a foot spa sound right about now? Our Foot Repair Emulsion and Foot Moisturizing Gel are the perfect duo to get your feet looking and feeling like they haven’t been stuck in snow boots for the last few months.

Our gift to you: As our way of saying ‘we love you’ this Valentine’s Day, use the code CUPID30 at checkout for 30% off your entire order. Valid 2.10.17 - 2.14.17.

Three Tips To Get Younger Looking and Feeling Skin

No matter how old you are or how well you treat your skin, there’s one thing women everywhere constantly strive for when it comes to beauty regiments: we all want our skin to look younger.

We try skin creams, detoxes, and diets, but when that doesn't work, we revert to botox, face lifts, or skin tightening lasers to achieve the results we can’t seem to get on our own.

But what many women lose sight of in the never-ending journey toward younger-looking skin, is this: what is the point in having skin that looks younger, if the things that you do to achieve the look makes your skin feel older?

Instead of lasers, scalpels, or toxic masking makeups and creams that may make your skin look younger in the short term, here is the tried-and-true threefold method toward making your skin look—and more importantly, feel—younger in the long term.


So one of the most effective ways to make your skin look and feel younger is simple: keep it protected. The number one culprit your skin needs protecting from is, you guess it, the sun.

The sun’s UV rays are what cause photo-aging, which means premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Photo-aging causes wrinkles, age spots, and even makes your skin lose its elasticity. Make sure to protect your skin with SPF lotions and keep your skin covered from direct sunlight when the UV rays are at their strongest.

2) Activate

These days, most women see the path to younger looking skin as an expensive one. They think that the only way to get younger looking skin is to pay for immersive skin care therapy, or in some cases, surgery or other procedures.

But what if we told you that one of the best ways to keep your skin looking, and feeling, young is absolutely free?

Exercise makes your heart pump faster, circulating more blood throughout your body, and that increased circulation carries oxygen and nutrients to skin cells from your head to your toes.

Plus, exercise makes you sweat, and sweating is the best way possible to dispel toxins not only inside of your body, but also on your skin.

So, remember to get good exercise as often as you can. You’ll not only feel better, your skin will look better, too.

 3) Replenish/Repair

 Although protecting and activating your skin through exercise are incredible ways to protect your skin and prevent skin damage, they’re simply not enough to bring skin back to its former exuberant luster.

For that, we do need products.

Contrary to many skin care regiments, revitalizing your skin isn't about how many products you use, it’s about using the right ones. Think quality over quantity.

When it comes to choosing skin care products, make sure the ones you choose not only hydrate, but also nourish your skin and elasticize your skins very structure.

The last thing you want to do is to use a product that makes your skin look younger for a day, only to have it feel older for a month. Look for natural ingredients, such as jojoba seed oil, and other organic ingredients like the ones found in Lavilin products.

Lavilin’s skin care products offer a revolutionary technology that incorporates 25% active organic oils to produce phenomenal results.

Their products are suitable for all skin types, rich in minerals and vitamins, protect cell membranes, and of course, combat skin aging.