You may not think about it, but your skin interacts with the environment everyday! This includes weather situations, pollution, climate change, environmental toxins and even man-made environments like heating and air-conditioning. So when the season's change and the air becomes colder and drier, your skin takes notice!
When winter sets in, the lack of moisture in the air first affects your Stratum Corneum- or skin barrier. It becomes fragile and more likely to be compromised. This happens because your skin naturally pulls water molecules from the air around you, and because the harsh air of winter is drier, there's less water to pull. This coupled with the increasing presence of pollution and free radicals can cause premature aging!
But, worry not, because we have an arsenal of recommendations to combat Jack Frost's nipping breath!
START WITH A GOOD, HYDRATING CLEANSE
First step- cleanse! And for a facial cleanser during the winter, you're looking for gentle and nourishing. The last thing you want is to strip away your natural oils and your last line of defense against Jack Frost's cold breath. Made with coconut milk and green tea extract to sooth irritation, Farmhouse Fresh's Green Tea Milk Wash is one of our personal faves!
It also contains sodium hyaluronate, a skin identical ingredient that actually helps your skin retain moisture throughout the season!
PROTECT WITH A VITAMIN-INFUSING TONER
After cleansing, it's important to infuse and protect your skin! Illumination Juice is perfect underneath a moisturizer and includes vitamins E, A, B & C! This serum works around the clock with brightening peptides to give you a radiant look.
DON'T SKIP THE MOISTURIZER!
This is possibly THE most important step in your winter skin care routine! There's tons of options, but moisturizing your beautiful skin is not a step to be skipped. FHF's Three Milk Ageless Moisturizer is a fan fave- made with coconut milk, milk thistle (an antioxidant aimed at reducing redness and irritation) and milk vetch to purify the skin.
CHANNEL YOUR ZORRO AND MASK IT UP!
We all need a night in with holiday movies and peppermint bark! While you're at it, treat yourself and your skin to a Pajama Paste yogurt mask! Made with ingredients you know: active yogurt, cooling benotinite and wild honey and oats that soothes, softens and refines the look of your skin and pores. Who says presents have to be under the tree?
PREVENTATIVE SKIN SERVICES
Along with these amazing shop items, we offer a multitude of age preventative and enhancing services for your convenience!
An exfoliating skin service to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, redness and irritation as well as vellus hair.
A lip plumping service using hyaluronic acid to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and aid in retaining skin moisture.
Get a natural or glam look with our premium synthetic lashes. Available in classic, hybrid, volume and mega volume.
Written by Yours Truly,
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Elayne James Salon & Hair Color Studio