Every winter we get tons of requests asking how to battle dry skin. With our heaters blasting and the drier climate, our faces really takes a beating. We pile on the night cream, wake up in the middle of the night only to touch our skin and gasp because all of the moisturizer is gone! We wonder where it went… was half absorbed and the other half evaporated from the heater?? Don’t give up just yet. There is a way to “seal” your night cream and create a moisture barrier so it lasts all night; you just need to lock it in with a face balm. I have acne-prone skin so was a little hesitant to try face balms a few years ago but was so desperate to find something for the dry patches each winter that I took the plunge when a client actually recommended them to me… and was happily surprised when I didn’t break out and the dry patch on my chin healed. Here’s how:
- Apply your night cream all over your face and neck as you usually do. Rub it all the way in and don’t forget your neck, please!
- Rub a quarter-sized amount of face balm in between your fingers to warm it up.
- Gently pat the balm on top to create a moisture barrier and seal in your night cream.
- Touch your face when you wake up and notice it’s still moisturized and happy!