Fresh Year...Fresh Face!
Don’t worry, this isn’t another one of those New Year’s Resolutions blogs! If you are anything like me, you indulged a little bit over the holidays and your skin might need a little reset! Not only are grandma’s Christmas cookies not great for your skin but often times travelling can leave you dehydrated causing your skin to be more prone to breakouts.
The good news is that it only takes about 2 minutes of your day and 3 easy steps to get you skin back on track and feeling fresh!
Step 1: Cleansing Oil
If you take nothing else away from this blog, please throw away your soap based facial cleansers. They are stripping your skin of healthy oils and can actually be making you more prone to breakouts. If you suffer from oily skin, those soap based cleansers are likely stripping your skin of oils that are necessary for skin-balance, and as a result are causing your skin to over produce oil! Which is making your skin even MORE oily! Although it likely feels extremely counterintuitive, cleansing your face with oil will help your skin balance out it’s natural oil production, landing you with clear and happy skin!
Our Cleansing Oils come in 3 different formulations? One for Normal/Combination skin, one for Dry Skin and one for Oily skin. If you aren’t sure which formula to start with or if your skin fluctuates between types, then I recommend starting with the Normal/Combo skin and reassessing after 30 days to see how your skin has adjusted.
If you’re a first-time oil-cleanser, be sure to check out our How To Oil Cleanse page to make sure you are using our products properly to get the maximum benefit! I can’t tell you how many times I have chatted with customers who tell me that it leaves their skin oily, only coming to find out that they have been skipping the use of a hot towel! That’s the magic step y’all, don’t skip the compress!
Pro Tip: You might have seasonal skin. If you live in a dry climate or have harsh winters, you can use the Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin in the Winter and the Cleansing Oil for Normal/Combo Skin in the summer.
Step 2: Toner
Now that you have cleansed your face, it’s time to tone it up! The magical ingredient in our Toner is Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. From internal benefits to topical benefits, it’s no wonder ACV is so hot right now!
Our toner helps to balance the pH of your skin and provides very gentle exfoliation by breaking up the bonds in the dead skin. This allows your pores to stay open so you can feed them some serious nutrients by way of our Myrrhauclous Face Cream! Using an Apple Cider Vinegar based Toner has also been known to help lighten sun spots and acne scars.
Just spray 6-8 sprays onto a cotton ball and then wipe your entire face. That’s it! I love looking at the cotton ball after using FATCO Toner and seeing the dirt it has removed from my face. It’s oddly satisfying!
Pro Tip: If you are prone to breakouts in other areas, like your shoulders or back, you can use our toner to help with spot treatments!
Step 3: Myrrhaculous Face Cream
Finally, it’s time for my favorite step of all! Slather on that Myrrhaculous Face Cream to nourish your skin. The most magical ingredient of all has got to be the grass-fed Tallow in our Myrrhaculous Face Cream. It is rich in vitamins A, D, E & K which are all great for overall skin health. Unlike many other moisturizers, it is easily absorbed into your skin and goes to work healing more than just the surface. I like to put it on in the evening right before bed so that it can work all night to heal and nourish my skin!
Let’s not forget to chat about the ingredient that put the Myrrhacle in Myrrhaculous Face Cream...Myrrh Essential Oil. Myrrh Essential Oil helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and also helps promote elasticity.
Pro Tip: A little goes a long way! Start with a small amount on your finger and you can always go back for more if you need a little extra moisture.
The clear skin you have always dreamed of is really as easy as 1...2...3! I recommend starting with the Facial Skincare Set that includes an adorable FATCO bag made by Freeset (read their story HERE). If you already have a FATCO bag, check out our new Facial Skincare Basics Bundles. As always, if you have any questions you can email us, slide into our DM’s on Instagram, or message us on Facebook!