If you’re lucky enough to dodge the common skin issues most of us face in the winter months, I envy you. However, if you’re like me and have struggled with dry, tight, inflamed, and even flakey skin, keep reading.
3 CBD Skincare Tips To Keep Your Skin Nourished and Glowing
My winter skincare routine has changed over the years, especially since I’ve moved from climate to climate. I grew up on the east coast and lived in NYC for many years, moved to inland Los Angeles, and now live right by the beach.
With all that change, I’ve had to adapt my routine. As a makeup artist, I’ve noticed that changing up skincare routines based on seasons or moving to a new area isn't something my clients always think about. Whether you’re moving or the weather is just getting colder or dryer where you live, your skincare routine might need a makeover.
Here are a few steps in my current winter routine to help you jazz up yours.
1. Moisturize right when you get out of the shower
When your skin is exposed to the steam from your shower, your pores open and stay open for a few minutes after you get out. This is when your skin can best accept products like serums and moisturizers.
Right after lightly patting my face dry, I use 3-4 pumps of Kush Queen’s Defynt CBD Skin Serum all over my face and neck. The combination of hyaluronic acid, CBD, and other vitamins help me retain moisture and keep my redness in check daily. I wait about a minute for the serum to sink into my skin and follow up with a cream moisturizer that is a bit thicker texture than what I might use in the summer months.
2. Use a CBD mask 1-2x a week
My favorite mask in the winter months is a homemade one. I always stay stocked with Kush Queen’s bäre CBD tincture to ingest but you can also use it in combination with a few other natural ingredients for a moisture-rich face mask!
Start by mashing half of the ripe avocado in a bowl, add about 5-10 drops of bare CBD Tincture, and drop in a teaspoon of Manuka honey. Mix this up and layer it on your face for a good 15 minutes. It may not look pretty but your skin will be thanking you afterward.
CBD can help calm your dry irritated skin and it’s no secret that avocado’s fatty acids will provide some heavy-duty moisture. The combo of CBD and Manuka honey's antibacterial and antimicrobial properties deliver 2x the plant-based benefits to help acne and flaking skin heal faster.
3. Don’t forget about your body skincare!
My face isn’t the only part of my body that suffers from dry skin in the winter months. I try to keep the rest of my skin moisturized (especially my arms and legs) so I don’t turn into a scaly snake.
While I’m in the shower, I use Kush Queen’s Renew CBD Sugar Scrub to exfoliate my body. I love this scrub because not only does it smell heavenly, the combination of CBD and Jojoba oil polishes my skin and keeps it moisturized, unlike some other scrubs that can dry you out. Along with the sugar base, dead skin is removed and your skin will feel fresher than ever when you get out of the shower.
I follow this up by using my Kush Queen x Alice & Olivia CBD Body Lotion all over to lock in that moisture. Again, like your face, the lotion is more effective if you use it when your pores are open fresh out of the shower!
I hope some of these tips help keep your skin in tip-top condition during the winter months. It’s important to listen to your skin; if something that has worked in the past isn’t any longer, it may be time to switch it up. Remember CBD is your skincare friend.
Follow our lead and make this holiday season the most chill you’ve ever experienced. The Ultimate Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide will navigate you through gifts for just about anyone in your life!
It’s the most wonderful time of year when we eat, drink, shop, and spread joy. And at the same time, we also run ourselves ragged with events, to-do lists and trying to make the most of the holiday season. On top of that,it’s flu season, its sugar season, and not only is it the most wonderful, but also one of the busiest times of the year.
The KQ team is here to make gifting easy and meaningful with our first annual Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide!
Why should you gift CBD, anyway?
Gifting CBD is a truly powerful experience for both the giver and receiver. Giving the gift of CBD to a friend or loved one is more than giving them a cool product, it’s a wellness experience. CBD has the power to transform someone’s daily routine into less pain, better sleep or better skin. From daily self-care to a better night’s rest, The Ultimate Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide has it all.
We put together a list of Kush Queen CBD wellness and beauty products to make your holiday shopping easy as pie. It’s not just the holidays and the start to a new year, it’s the birth of a new decade.
First Things First, Let’s Take Care of Y-O-U
There’s nothing selfish about self-care. Be your own Santa and treat yourself to a little something under the tree—we co-sign!
If you are seriously splurging this holiday season, these two CBD products won’t break the bank and will help you recover from this crazy time of year.
If you want to splurge on yourself this year the 2019 Limited EditionChampagne Collectionis a perfect gift from You, to You.
Ourlimited edition holidayset includes a 100mg CBD Champagne bath bomb, a 150mg Champagne bubble bath, and a 1000mg CBD Champagne tincture. If you are looking to create a moment this holiday season, the Champagne collection is it.
Trust us – Moms want to try CBD this Holiday Season
Sometimes we forget that moms are just like us! All they want is to get sleep better, ease stress and improve their skin—CBD can help Mom.
Your mom will be talking to about your gift year-round when you give herDefynt Skin Serum.The antiserum is packed with vitamins, hyaluronic acid, 250mg of transdermal CBD, and a host of ingredients that will leave her skin glowing.
It seems like ALL moms need more sleep and we’ve got something for every level of sleep deprivation. For those mamas who just need help getting a better night’s rest, the25mg SleepCBD Bath Bomb is perfect for her. For a mom who suffers from insomnia or just can’t sleep through the night, gift the200mgSleep CBD Bath Bomb to give her a dreamy night of shut-eye. And for the Goldilocks moms who needs all the rest she can get to make her family run like clockwork, give her the100mg Sleep CBD Bath Bombso she can drift off as soon as her head hits the pillow.
If your dad’s an old pro with the cannabis plant, you’ll want to grab him our200mg Relieve CBD Bath Bomb. He will not believe the pain-relieving power of 200mg of CBD and essential oils in a full-body soak. You’ll make a pro-bath taker out of Pops with this gift.
If he’s new to the CBD game, gift him ourMelt 2oz 100mg CBD Relief Lotion. Tell him to put it where it hurts or ask mom to rub it on his shoulders after a busy week. He’ll feel the power of the nanotechnology CBD and essential oils and become a CBD evangelist in no time.
If you’re looking to gift your dad with daily wellness, we suggest Gummies RX350mg CBD gummies. The delicious taste comes from our small batch handmade approach to CBD gummies. The dose will hit him just the right way so that he feels better, but not high.
Show your know-it-all brother the high tech side of CBD.Soaked CBD shower gelhas transdermal nanotechnology that allows the CBD to absorb directly into your bloodstream. Your brother will not only be impressed with the technology, but he’ll also love the way CBD elevates his daily shower. The citrus notes and CBD will boost his mood to the point that he won’t even seem like your brother anymore!
Everyone loves a CBD gummy, especially the small-batch handmade gummies from Kush Queen. Your brother will be hooked on Kush Queen CBD from these750mg GummiesRXgummies. From athletes to stressed out banker bros, CBD gummies offer an easy delivery method for daily consumption.
Its cuffing season, so we know you need to grab a gift for your BAE. They will love our CBD water-based lubricant with 30mg nano CBD. Nano CBD is broken down to a particle size so small it can absorb through your skin and into your bloodstream. It’ll increase blood flow to the area and you’ll never use a lubricant without CBD again!
The Love Collectionis the perfect gift set for your BAE if you’ve got a little more money to spend. At $69.69 (we couldn’t help ourselves) it includes 2, Love 25mg CBD bath bombs and 1 water-based CBD lubricant. They’ll be so blissed out that they won’t even realize this gift is a gift for you, too!
Education Moment– Drive home the point to them that all grands should be dropping oral CBD every day to help fight every day issues and feed their endocannabinoid system. For under $50 you can gift your grand and educate them on the CBD molecule and their endocannabinoid system. You’ll become their trusted guide to CBD healing, which will spread throughout their sewing circles and bridge clubs!
Ourblack magic bath bombis like giving your BFF a deep tissue massage for $12.99! ThisCBD Bath Bombis the perfect bath to gift your BFF because it’s sexy black, dosed with 25mg CBD, packed with organic essential oils, and won’t stain their tub. They’ll love you 4EVA for giving them a product that provides a full-body topical experience without the price tag of a spa visit!
Give your glam BFF the gift of CBD beauty,Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer, winner ofRefinery 29’s Beauty InnovatorAward for best primer. They’ll love you for giving them our pore blurring, skin softening primer that’ll work for their skin while providing and solid foundation for their make-up.
If you’re shopping for your BFF who deals with pain, they’ll love theRelief Collection, The perfect combo for that BFF in pain, The Relief Collection includes 3 Relieve 25mg CBD Bath Bombs and 1 2oz 100mg CBD Melt Relief Lotion. From monthly periods to those with severe pain, this power combo is packed with CBD and essential oils that make it the ultimate CBD gift set.
Your fur baby has an endocannabinoid system too. Stuff their stocking with treats that will help maximize their wellness with CBD. These products are pawfect pet CBD products to gift your furry loved ones.
Coat a treato withBäre500mg CBD tincture or drop it onto their food daily for a hypoallergenic dose of CBD pawfect for your pooch or kitten.
Shop Small, Shop Smart with the Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide
We hope the Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide has made it easier for you to shop for the ones you love.
When you gift Kush Queen CBD you’re not just gifting CBD, you’re supporting a women-founded small business with handmade products. You’re gifting your family and friends products made by our family and friends. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving.
As a still relatively young millennial, I have some thoughts on the state of womanhood. For as much progress as we’ve made in being seen as independent and free-thinking humans; like letting our arm hair grow out and not smiling in every damn photo, there still seem to be more products than ever promising us that by using it we’ll somehow feel freer. Unfortunately, I hadn’t had much luck in finding that ideal product, until now. And I’ll tell you early on, that that product isKush Queen’s Defynt CBD Skin Serum.
Made with 100mg CBD, this serum is like applying a 60-minute meditation session directly to your face. Talk about a #lifehack, am I right! But let me back up a little bit and explain why you need this serum in your life.
I recently turned the big 3-0. If I’m being honest I was terrified. I had so many assumptions about what being thirty would mean. Wasn’t I supposed to have it all together by thirty? The perfect guy, the perfect job, a house with multiple rooms, a cute dog and an Instagram worthy proposal on the way? Well, I do have a great boyfriend, but the rest are just ideas that have gotten as far as my Pinterest boards. I spent the last month of being twenty-nine stressing out! I was always concerned about where I thought I should be and then upset with myself for not checking my privilege and getting down in the first place. Oh, it was a vicious cycle.
As I’m sure you know stress plays a very big part in how our skin reacts. I don’t say this to be annoying, but I’ve always had pretty good skin. Thank my long-ago African ancestors for that, but during that time my stress was causing some irritation on my skin. I was so dry my lips began to crack, I had the darkest under-eye circles, and generally looked consistently exhausted.
I knew I needed to make a change. I needed to treat my skin better. That’s when I decided to try out theDefynt Anti-Serum. Now, I’m not a product junky by nature, I still use the same Origins face wash that I first discovered in high school. Hey, if it isn’t broke why fix it right? So needless to say I was a bit skeptical that this new product would do much for me now.
I got up the next morning ready to try out the serum. I washed my face (using my Origins thank you very much), toned with Dr. Thayers witch hazel and applied a dime-sized amount of theDefynt Serumto my face. Within a few moments, I could instantly see my puffy eyes calm down. It was like my face opened up and smiled after months of neglect.
What I didn’t expect was how calming the CBD skin serum made me feel. I woke up with a slight headache and after applying the serum my headache cleared up and I felt like I could actually get my day started on a positive note. I made sure to apply a light moisturizing sunscreen after the serum to lock in all the goodness.
I’ve been using theDefynt Anti-Serumfor a month now and not only has the overall puffiness of my skin gone down, but I’m less grumpy in the morning. Added bonus according to my boyfriend!
So hey, maybe I don’t have it all figured out. But now that I’m safely and deeply into my 30th year of life, I’ve realized that adulthood is what you make it. There are no rules, there are no standards. I live my life to make me happy, and that now includes taking good care of my skin.
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