This January my skin decided that it hated me. It was red, inflamed, bumpy, peeling, and all around not the skin that I work very hard to keep looking fresh. Plus, because I don’t know how to keep my fingers away from my face long enough to let things heal, I made it all that much worse. The problem, I found out, was the humidity level in my house, it was dangerously dry (well below the recommended 40 percent), causing my skin to stage a rebellion to proclaim its thirst. Thankfully, while waiting for a brand new humidifier to be delivered I found a skin care product so wondrous it banished the bumps, reduced the redness, and healed my horrendous handiwork! Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the cream your skin needs this winter: Tammy Fender’s Intensive Repair Balm.
Using 100 percent botanical formulas, Tammy Fender products are created to enrich, purify, and protect your skin by delivering nourishing and visible results. Tammy created the collection with holistic medicine in mind, so each product not only leaves you looking radiant on the outside, it leaves you feeling balanced on this inside, and the best-selling Intensive Repair Balm ($130) is no exception!
The cream uses the helichrysum flower, of the sunflower family, for its medicinal and psychological healing qualities. In addition to the helichrysum flower the balm contains chamomile, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and marshmellow. These ingredients work together to promote circulation to speed up the cell regeneration process which in turn, heals skin fast, making it an excellent post-operative option or for anyone who is trying to heal acne scars. In addition to healing the skin, the miracle balm tightens and firms fine lines, brightens and lightens skin discoloration and dark circles, and calms redness and inflammation. Emotionally the scents and ingredients used work to support and comfort your mind and renew your soul – which is why I adore it during my nightly skin care routine. It can be used morning and night but personally I only use it at night or on days when I’m not planning to wear makeup. The thick balm doesn’t leave a sticky residue as you may suspect but rather is absorbed quickly by your skin leaving it plump and hydrated. However, it’s not the best base for a face of foundation but after two weeks chances are makeup will be the last thing you’ll want to put on your fresh and flawless face!