It’s been pretty cold all across the United States this past week, and many of us don’t have the option of staying in the house until it passes. Remember to bundle up if you need to go out, and be sure to protect your face—even if you don’t need to go out.
Winter’s Harsh Reality
Winter cold not only robs the air of moisture, but it also robs our skin of moisture. Humidity levels decrease drastically with the advent of colder air.
Many of us suffer from dry skin, especially in the winter months.
Sometimes, after months of high humidity during the summer days, I long for these drier days. I’m more of a winter person, anyway, so I love our winter weather right now. But my face and skin need some extra help. I’m sure you do, too, and that’s why we created Face Balm.
Once you give this a try, you are going to love it!
Blossom’s Barn Face Balm
We pack our Face Balm full of skin-goodness—and that helps you combat dryness and fine lines. Let’s take a look at the different ingredients.
Hempseed oil is a beautiful green-colored, cold-pressed oil, from the seed of the hemp plant. It does NOT contain any THC. It is made from the seed and not the leaves or other plant parts that are used for CBD oil. Blossom’s Barn will not being going into the business of CBD oil, so you won’t find it in any of our products. Hempseed oil is full of Omega 6 and 3. It is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores and it may even help with regulating oil production. Sometimes, dry skin can cause over production of oil and cause acne. Hempseed oil helps to moisturize, therefore it slows down oil production and balances the skin to help with fine lines. What’s not to love about that?
Murumuru Butter comes from the seed of the reddish-orange fruit of the Astrocaryum murumuru tree. This tree is located in Brazil, in the Amazon forest. and It’s a sustainable product—something we take very seriously. It contains wonderfully rich essential fatty acids, Vitamin A, and a high content of Lauric Acid. All these are very helpful for nourishing dry, damaged skin, while improving elasticity.
Shea butter comes from the nut of the karite shea tree that is indigenous to Africa. This is another butter that contains rich fatty acids, Vitamins A and E, and has been used for centuries as a moisturizer and to maintain the skin’s elasticity and suppleness.
Meadowfoam seed oil is native to California and Oregon. It’s wonderful to include an ingredient that is sourced right here, in America! It’s profile is very similar to our natural sebum and is almost waxy. The emollient properties of Meadowfoam oil causes it to form a protective barrier on our skin, which keeps moisture locked in. It is also rich in Vitamins E and C!
Jojoba Oil (pronounced Ho-Ho-ba) is sourced in northern Mexico and the arid, desert sections of southern California and Arizona. It is a liquid wax distilled from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It makes a great oil for facial products, especially if you are prone to acne. Similar to our own sebum, it helps to break down blackheads. Remember in chemistry, where we learn that like breaks down like? Jojoba oil does this same thing. It is a light-weight, non-greasy oil that is a wonderful addition to our Face Balm.
Guava is considered one of those super fruits. It contains high amounts of Vitamins A and C — four times more Vitamin C than an orange! Because of this, guava helps with oxidative stresses of the skin, which contribute to damage and aging. Vitamin A is wonderful to help with those fine lines and wrinkles.
Protect Your Face This Winter
All of these ingredients, along with an essential oil blend, are combined to create our popular Face Balm. Pair this with our Face Toner and you have a powerhouse of face nutrition! As with most of our products, a little dab goes a long way.
I love to apply our Face Balm before heading outside in these frigid temperatures to go for a run. It protects my face from the cold temperatures and leaves it feeling amazing afterwards. Apply it at night, before you go to bed, for an all-night restorative treatment.
Our Face Balm is fast absorbing and keeps your face feeling moisturized all day. Just dab a little where you need it most. I often use it all over my face, but mainly under my eyes, between the brows and forehead, and around the mouth — all the places that are prone to fine lines. When I go out for a run, I will apply it all over my face for that added protection.
Because our Face Balm is anhydrous (without water) it is prone to melting in high temperatures. Please keep our beautiful product out of extreme heat. However, while it will melt, it will also solidify again — but lose it’s pretty texture — and still be usable, just as it was before. We highly recommend not keeping it in your purse, leaving it in a hot car, or exposing it to any other very warm situation.
Stock up now, before summer comes!
You can click here to purchase your very own Face Balm. You won’t regret it!
Have You Tried It?
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