Our Best Winter Weather & Travel Tips for Glowing Skin

Looking your brightest during the Holidays can be a challenge, especially when you are hosting a crowd or traveling. Get our best tips for keeping the Glow going whether staying home or traveling thru the Holidays and beyond.


Though you may want to simply drop into bed after a busy day of shopping or travel don’t skip the Cleanser. From coat collars and scarves that touch your face to itching your nose while baking, at this time of year skin is exposed to more impurities than any other time.

Whisk away impurities and remove make-up at night and start with a fresh palette in the morning with Brown Barn Botanicals all natural Willow & Iris Gentle Purifying Cleanser. This low-foam Cleanser is designed to address environmental pollution, such as touching your face after handling money or being exposed to city smog, while botanical infused organic Olive Oil works to soothe and hydrate.

If you wear make-up regularly or just need a cleansing boost opt to add our new Botanic Pre Cleanse Elixir. Botanic Pre Cleanse Elixir safely dissolves excess sebum (oil), make-up, and product build-up. Pre Cleansing prepares skin for Brown Barn Botanical’s Willow & Iris Cleanser by loosening debris, paving the way for Brown Barn Botanicals Willow & Iris Cleanser to penetrate more deeply for a more thorough cleanse. A more thorough cleanse means all your wonderful oils and cremes can sink in more deeply to be more effective.

TIP: Boost Your Glow:

Give your Glow a boost by layering 7 Day Glow BOOST Resurfacing Treatment over Cleanser. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse off. This is a great pick-me-up after a long flight or busy shopping day.


Layer your Moisturizer:

Add Face Oil to your routine morning and night for added protection. Face Oil will sink in deeply to provide natural emollient properties and help to protect the outer layers of skin against drying elements.

Apply a few drops of Face Oil when you’ll be spending time out-of-doors for added protection against chafing winds and cold. Face Oils also bring important added nourishment to your skin.

Brown Barn has a wide range of face oils and serums to choose from.

Tip: Boost Your Glow

Boost your Glow with a final layer of moisture when applying make up by cocktailing moisturizer with make-up foundation. In the palm of your hand, add 2 drops Face Oil with 2 pumps Primrose & Oak Daily Defense Moisturizer to a your favorite foundation. Mix and apply with fingertips. You skin will stay hydrated and glowing!

Set your make-up with a finishing mist of Botanic Elixir liquid moisturizing mist to lock in and attract moisture to skin. Follow up with a refreshing spritz as needed throughout the day.

Holiday Travel is extremely drying. Keep your skin hydrated and happy all day long with Botanic Elixir Liquid Moisturizing Mist. This super formulated moisturizing mist can be spritzed over make-up, making it a carry-on essential. Added natural Hyaluronic Acid will draw and retain water to skin cells for advanced hydration.

When flying I love to carry along my Botanic Elixir to spritz on just before entering the plane and as a mid-flight pick-me-up as cabin air can be so drying.


Spritzing throughout the day is not just for travelers. Keep Moisturizing Mist or Toner on-hand in your office desk and at home for mid-day application every day all year long but especially once heating is turned on. A cooling mist can provide a great psychological boost as well. If you wear make-up opt for Botanic Elixir as it works to set make-up and does not smudge make-up.

Eye Care:

Your eyes are the most exposed area of your body during the winter. While you can cover every other body part, even with sun glasses, eyes are still exposed. At Brown Barn, we live in northern Wisconsin, where wind chills can hit 40 degrees or more below zero. Tender eye areas really take a beating in this type of Winter weather.

Jasmine Rose Radiant Eye Oil is a deeply nourishing, protective and reparative eye treatment to soothe, nourish, and reduce dark circles and puffiness. It also feels amazing going on thanks to its amethyst rollerball.


Remember – when using Brown Barn products less is more. Just a tiny amount is all that is needed! Resist the urge to slather it one (even though you’ll want to because it feels so good).

Lip Care:

Lip Oil sinks in to nourish and protect. While wax based lip balms coat the outer lip, lip oil goes to work at a deeper level. 


Travel Tips:

Brown Barn Skincare is packaged in 2 oz or less sized containers that comply with most carry-on regulations. Always check your airline carry-on rules prior to travel as they do change from time to time. Transfer to a smaller container if required.

Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile there are a few items we keep within reach when traveling:

Self-care is essential to feeling your best – and when you feel your best you give your best. 

Christine Untiedt, Founder, Brown Barn Botanicals


Notice: These statements and blog content have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information in our articles are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice. The content of these blogs and associated products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using products or following blog advice.



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