The dry, cold winter seasons can wreck havoc on the delicate skin. Here are some ways to keep you and your clients skin hydrated in the winter months.
Stay Hydrated. The first step to smooth glowing skin is from within. Dehydration inhibits proper organ function and we all know the epidermis is the largest organ in the body. Don’t like the taste or lack of taste in water? Try adding Lemon, Lime or other fruits to make it more appealing.
Avoid Hot Showers. We are not suggesting cutting out showers altogether, but perhaps change the temperature to a warm or if you are in a already warmer climate to a cool temperature.
Lather on the Cream. The best time to apply you favorite lotion or cream is directly after your shower when the skin is still damp. Look for products that contain hydrating properties such as Aloe Vera, Honey, Arnica, Jojoba and Glycerin. Avoid anything that contains perfumes or artificial colors.
Put on Sunscreen. Adding sunscreen is a vital part of your daily skin care regime and not only continues to protect you from the harmful and damaging effects of the sun, but it also helps protect your skin from fringed wind and the colder air.
Exfoliate. Sluffing off the dead, dry skin is key to keeping the skin looking and feeling soft and healthy. Choose a mild exfoliant that will not irate the skin. Keep in mind the smaller the granule the more it intense the exfoliation.
EAT DARK CHOCOLATE. No, I’m not kidding. Dark chocolate contains nutrients that help improve circulation and dark chocolate contains antioxidants that help repair cell damage.
If you have eyelash extensions you have had the lecture on keeping them clean right. You may have tried the whole baby shampoo and water mixture but then had that sticky, watery feeling all over your eye area, I know I did. Foster(10) has developed a eyelash extension cleaner that not only helps keep your lashes clean and beautiful, the ingredients have also been shown to help strengthen the natural lash. That’s right, stronger lashes mean less fall out of the extension and possibly fewer or less fills. SHH… you may not want your eyelash specialist know about this.
So what is in this magic bottle?
Aloe: If you can’t tell we love this stuff and put it in everything we can. Also Aloe has 6 natural antiseptics. Some preliminary evidence shows that aloe can even slow the aging of skin. If you are curious about other benefits of this wondrous plant then check out our previous blog about our massage cream.
Pomegranate: Yep, its tasty and trendy and amazing for you, that’s why we couldn’t leave it out. Pomegranate is rich in anthocyanin and hydrousable tannins which have anti tumor properties. Here are a few more reasons we put it in our eyelash extension cleanser
* cell regeneration
* anti-aging properties
*helps create youthful skin
*strengthens hair. Eyelashes are hair remember
Green Tea: Loaded with free radical fighting elements, green tea extract has the ability to protect against skin cancer. Green Tea also reduces inflammation and can help destroy any lingering toxins or bacteria that may be hiding in your pores.
Cucumber: We have all done it. Put cucumber slices over our tired eyes, we do it because it works. Foster(10) eyelash extension cleaner has it because it works and has for centuries. In addition to the time honored tradition Cucumber extract also improves complexion, tightens pores, rejuvenates skin and helps reduce hair fall out. Oh and it smells nice.
Chamomile: This anti-anxiety tea also helps reduce inflammation in the skin, said to be anti-cancer, have anti-aging properties, have anti allergic properties so its great even for the most sensitive of skins and is great for the most fragile of skin.
Foster(10) has been developed for massage and body workers by massage therapists and estheticians. Foster(10) massage cream has broken the mold on your traditional massage cream, by replacing water with Aloe Vera juice. Our skin is a organ and we must take care of it as we would our heart or lungs.
Lets look at the benefits of Aloe Vera Juice
– Aloe Vera promotes hydration of the skin
– Aloe Vera gives your body the building blocks to replenish old cells and helps regeneration
– Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial
– Fights against Inflammation
– Boost Vitamin and mineral intake
– Has anti-aging properties
– Reduces acne and blemishes
Really this list can go on and on and on like a Dr. Seuss book, but you get the drift. In addition to this we added some other really delicious elements, like Argan Oil ( you know that stuff that your hair stylist keeps nagging you to put in your hair, yep great for the skin too.), Arnica Extract, Shea Butter, Green tea Extract and plenty of other things to have your epidermis do a happy dance. We also don’t use the stuff that makes shutter. Our lotions are free of Parabens, Dyes and Perfumes. We also don’t use any tree nut oils.
Okay, so seriously what’s up with that name? Foster(10)?
Well apparently all of our creativity has been used up in our formulas. Foster(10) donates 10% of our annual profits to foster care charities. That’s it, no secret reason or inside joke. We do however have a bear on some of our products. Why? We nick named our daughter bear, so we put a bear on our stuff; I guess that inside joke is out of the bag. If you would like to try a one ounce sample of our unscented massage cream just shoot us an email and we will rush to the post office to get it to you! I don’t have a picture of that size so here is one of the 8 OZ.