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!
What you’ll need:
- 1 Ripe Avocado
- Bäre CBD tincture (any mg dose)
- Manuka Honey
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 is a natural anti-inflammatory that will 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.
Stay glowing, queens!