It’s that time of year - no, not the holidays. It’s the time where your skin is going to be taking a beating from mother nature. In Kansas, that’s code for the wind is going to start wreaking havoc on your skin. Because of this, we want to go over some of the items you may need to be changing so that this weather doesn't wreak havoc on your skin!
#1. Facial Cleansers
When cleansing your skin you may find yourself feeling tight. This mainly happens because our humidity drops in winter so you're probably going to be wanting a cleanser that's more hydrating and moisturizing. Here's where I recommend a milky cleanser! I love our Tuel skincare line because we can customize to your needs for your surface cleanse I'm going to suggest that my oily people switch to the combination cleanser, combination to the dry cleanser and dry to anti-aging. Each taking a step to providing a soothing and moisturizing surface cleanse in the morning.
Our Green Tea Milk Wash by FarmHouse Fresh is moisturizing with vitamin C & E, anti-inflammatory and prevents moisture loss. Color Up Theraputics also offers a Hydrating Cleanser that is mild, protective and moisturizing.
#2. Toners and Essential Oils
Toners are great because they can provide hydration and calming of the skin, which is really nice to freshen up with throughout the day or set your makeup. FHF offers a Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic or cool off with CUT Mist Hydrating Tonic.
Essential Oils are definitely and game changer to combat winter skin and nourish it! This is the little boost that your skincare needs! Tuel offers Botanical Boosters that are unique antioxidant-based power blends loaded with pure plant extracts that provide vitamins and nutrients to improve tone, texture and overall appearance. (Fun fact: this is one of the items that sold me on this line!) CUT has a Treatment Oil full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that provides long lasting moisture and heals the skin.
You may be feeling like it hurts when you use your manual exfoliants because of all the granules so now is the perfect time to switch to a chemical exfoliant! It'll be gentler on your skin and winter is actually the perfect time to switch to this because less daytime. This is also the perfect time to start getting chemical peels!
Tuel offers Power Peel which is 10% glycolic acid and assists with cell turnover and soothes and protects with aloe. An Exfoliating Enzyme Masque from CUT will hydrate and exfoliate while providing relief from itchy dry skin.
#4. Hydrating and Environmental Serums
Serums are what we need to hydrate and protect our skin. A hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid will help to draw water in and make your skin feel nice and plump and support collagen and elastin where wrinkles form. We suggest stocking up on our Tuel Hydrate Super Serum Moisture Gel or if you prefer a more matte look try Absorb Mattifying Serum. CUT Skin Firming Serum will not only reduce the appearance of fine lines, increase muscle tone, and firmness but it also helps to retain skin moisture and up-regulate collagen production.
You should also be protecting your skin from environmental stresses. Now for me this a year round thing but I cannot express how important it is during the harsh winter months and to all you sun worshipers out there during the summer. Tuel C Power Antioxidant C Serum protects, lightens, brightens and keeps inflammation down. FHF offers Wine Down Serum and Chocolate Fig that are packed full of recovery vitamins and antioxidants that protect and heal the skin from free radicals.
#5. Night Creams
Now night creams are similar to what I was talking about with cleansers. You may need to switch to a thicker night cream for the winter to get extra hydration and moisture. We have an amazing array of night creams from all our brands and are sure to be able to get you the right one. I'm also going to suggest using a half of a pea sized amount of your night cream during the day under your moisturizer/SPF to insure extra moisture to last throughout the day.
This is also a great time to start on a moisturizer with retinol. This will help to soothe out deep wrinkles, firm, improve redness, itching and skin color, and provide hydration. FHF offers a Three Milk Moisturizer and Night Cream that's sure to assist in a youthful glow all winter.
#6. Eye Creams
First off if you're 25 or older you need to be using an eye cream. The skin around the eyes is thinner than the rest of your face and needs so extra love especially when it's dry and cold out. We offer 5 fantastic eye creams that are sure to soothe, protect and moisturize your delicate eye area.
#7. Lip Balms, Lipsticks & Lip Glosses
Who doesn't suffer from dry cracked lips in the winter? I swear I'm constantly putting on lip balm to give my parched lips some moisture. Here at BB we have a great collection for your lips! CUT offers mint lip balm that encourages natural lip hydration and soothes dry, chapped, irritated lips. FHF Coconut Beach Lip Balm restores chapped lips shea butter and jojoba oil to promote healing and hydration.
Advanced Mineral Makeup provides lipsticks and glosses that promote deep, long lasting hydration. Their lipsticks contain antioxidants to improve skin's elasticity and natural oils and butters to boost the recovery of dry lips. Their lip glosses are packed full of nourishing ingredients such as lavender and sweet almond oil to moisturize lips. Both lipsticks and lip glosses come in 5 beautiful shades that are sure to suit your look.
#8. Body Care
Nobody likes looking or touching alligator skin. To increase the effectiveness of your lotions we're recommending Tuel Triple Splash Hydrating 3 in 1 Body Tonic. This is just like our Hydrate Serum but for your body. This tonic is sure to hydrate, tone, firm and strengthen skin. Spray on skin after your shower and follow up with your lotion for overall healthy skin.
And we all LOVE shea butter!! We have quite a few shea butter creams to choose from from FHF. The supple butters and vitamin E-packed jojoba and soybean oils calm even the severest dry skin. We also have shea butter scrubs to gently cleanse and exfoliate your body without leaving it feeling tight, dry or stripped of its natural oils.
I'm really going to enjoy relaxing and calming my skin down with CUT Body Lotion and Bath Bombs. Both provide an overall calming and relaxing effect, decreases inflammation, and soothes and heals itchy, inflamed skin.
During the winter months some of you may want to switch from a powder to a liquid foundation for a more hydrated and dewy look. AMM's Liquid Mineral Foundation is full of antioxidants, vitamins A & E, rosemary and aloe to heal skin. Not only does it offer lightweight coverage that is also anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Or if you prefer to keep using your powder I have a trick for you! Scrap off the powder needed and place in your hand along with your daytime moisturizer/SPF and mix together and apply to skin!
#10. Hands and Feet
I absolutely cannot stand it when my hands and feet feel dry or cracked. It's so painful and gross! They need special care guys. We offer lots of hand lotions by FHF that are perfect for hands AND feet. Made with the same ingredients as their shea lotions just thicker and perfect for travel!
Honey Heel Glaze Serum is an ultra-hydrating serum for feet. It holds in moisture and promotes healthy feet. Just spread on clean feet, put on socks, and in the morning wake up to transformed feet! This pairs beautifully with our Sunflower Honey Butter which is perfect for dry heels or any body part that's needing some extra hydration and moisture.
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