After a long winter and during the harsh early days of spring, your face is likely to show it. Whether you indulge in outdoor sports, walking the dog or even just scraping frost off your car, the residual effects on your complexion can be rapid and dramatically undesirable.
I know someone who’s done a lot of long-haul motorcycle rides over the years. He looks a lot older than he should, all weather-beaten. Another example: just yesterday, I saw this couple in the grocery store who must live near me, as I’ve seen them in different places on multiple occasions. They’re quite noticeable for being so “perfect” in a town that prides itself in not that. Whereas I had bedhead and was sporting a Bocephus t-shirt, his hair looks like a network anchor screen test, his jeans are just so and he has expensive, unique colored leather shoes. She’s always wearing this silky suede and fur vest, exactingly highlighted tresses and like, size 000 little white pants. They’re more conspicuous by always speaking loudly in French. But I figured out last night that she must keep that 000 by outdoor jogging: she’s starting to really pull away from him in the aging department, with extremely dehydrated and ravaged skin. Hmm! As for myself, with even short jaunts with my puppy and to the car, cold wind tends to blister my face.
What can you do to help that won’t further irritate your skin or make it unhelpfully greasy? Fortunately, there’s Drunk Elephant’s F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
This is a new — but outstanding — entry to the super-popular night mask category. True to Drunk Elephant’s commitment to clean and efficacious products, it has niacinamide (a Vitamin B derivative), sodium PCA, plant squalane, five forms of ceramides, omega fatty acids and powerful antioxidants. It pumps out a medium-rich lotion consistency that absorbs immediately into your skin. So, you won’t wreck your sheets or come off like an extra in the beauty parlor scene from the 1939 version of The Women. Nobody will know you have it on.
It strengthens the skin’s acid mantle — exactly what the wind strips off — as well as helping with uneven tone and texture. Yet, it isn’t irritating or gritty.
Like with other Drunk Elephant products, F-Balm has been formulated to mix with other products in the line. They package it with a travel size of T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum for extra exfoliating or you can pair it with Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil for more intense moisturizing.