Are you feeling the harsh effects of winter weather on your skin? Now, more than ever, having a consistent skincare routine that focuses on hydration is key to a healthy and youthful glow. Not only does adding much-needed moisture prevent fine lines, blemishes, and discoloration, but it also helps to heal dry, cracked skin. And this is where CBD works its plant magic. The compounds in CBD work with the body's own cell receptors to help reduce pain and combined with the plant's anti-inflammatory properties, it's a true powerhouse that will have you glowing (from head to toe) in no time! 

Gentle Exfoliant

We don’t want to state the obvious, but making sure to properly and gently exfoliate your skin is important. Not only does exfoliating your face and body help to slough off dead skin cells, it also improves circulation and blood flow. We recommend swapping your daily face wash with a gentle exfoliant 1-2 times per week. We're loving Electric Daisy Exfoliant that's loaded with CBD, vitamin C and rosehip oil to pack an extra hydrating punch. And don't forget to take care of the rest of your body with HempMeds Revitalizing Body Wash.

Hydrating Mist

We started testing out hydrating mists in the summertime to achieve a more sun-kissed, dewy look for our skin. Fast forward to the cold winter months, and Seabedee’s Aloe & Rose Hydrating Mist has actually become a staple in our skincare routine to help keep facial skin hydrated throughout the day. Lightly spray it on your clean face and neck, and let it soak into your skin before applying other products. Re-apply throughout the day if your face feels dry for a quick dose of moisture.

Nourishing Oil

Instead of using a lightweight moisturizer, sometimes winter weather requires a little more heavy lifting with a high intensity face oil or serum. We swear by Blunt Skincare’s Moonrock Full-Spectrum Renewal Face Oil, which boasts an antioxidant-packed formula with avocado and pomegranate oils, repairs skin and provides a nourishing glow. Another on-the-go favorite is Halsa Skincare’s So Sensitive CBD Face Oil Roller. Boasting clean and soothing ingredients like organic apricot kernel oil and organic marula seed oil, the roller applicator makes it easy to apply and small enough to toss into your bag.

Body Hydration

And last but not least, when we talk about moisturizing, we can't forget about the rest of your body. Considering our skin is the largest organ, we're always testing CBD-infused lotions and body butters to make sure they deliver deep hydration and are noticeably effective on problem skin and even pain. We're big fans of Lux Beauty Club's 400mg Beauty Butter with tucuma nut and aloe for whole body hydration. Vertly's Relief Lotion is a top contender for its intoxicating scent with notes of peppermint and lavender, as well as the way it hydrates, replenishes, and soothes your skin with aloe, full-spectrum hemp, and arnica. And as always, moisturizing is important but applying a daily sunscreen is key in helping to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Implementing a daily skin care regimen is the ultimate form of self-care, and, one that will help you fight free radicals and restore your skin's youthful appearance. So get glowing!

January 27, 2021 — Meredith Schneider