What are your 2020 skin care goals? Every woman, no matter her age, has at least one thing she’d like to improve about her skin. And goals may change from year to year, depending on what your skin—which often feels like it has a mind of its own—is doing. Whether your focus is combatting fine lines and dry skin or redness and age spots, the following guide discusses how you can meet your 2020 skin care goals with CBD and more this year. We’ll help you choose the right skin care products, ingredients and best practices for your skin. Cheers to a happy beauty year!
Skin Care Goal: Make Dry Skin Go Away
Do you deal with dry skin all the time, though it seems like you’re applying layers upon layers of moisturizer? We feel you. It’s annoying to be dealing with flaky skin all the time. Your face feels tight, your makeup doesn’t sit right, and it can give your skin a lackluster appearance instead of the bright, glowy look you want.
First, it’s always a good idea to speak with your dermatologist for any kind of chronic condition including dry skin.
Next, you might need to look closer at your beauty routine. For one thing, long and hot showers aren’t the best for your skin and can dry you out. Try showering with warm water and limiting the time to maximum 10 minutes.
Also check out the ingredient label of your face cleanser. Avoid ingredients like fragrance, alcohol and antibacterial detergents that can cause dry skin. Instead, choose a gentle cleanser with great moisturizing ingredients (even if you have dry skin with acne since flakes can clog pores).
Now it’s time to get savvy about your moisturizers. Apply one right after bathing to seal in the moisture. Look for ingredients like ceramide and aloe vera, which help to prevent the evaporation of water from the surface of your skin. Cannabidiol (CBD), which works with the endocannabinoid system that helps regulate various bodily systems including skin, can also help support the overall balance of your skin.
Skin Care Goal: Halt the Onset of Fine Lines
Before taking a look at your skin care regimen to combat the creeping in of fine lines, take a look at your lifestyle habits. Swearing off sunbathing (at least without SPF 50 and a hat!), partying too much and an unhealthy diet without adequate water consumption are the first steps to maintaining a youthful appearance. Beyond that, it’s all about what you put on your skin.
To keep your complexion looking its best, start protecting and repairing your visage with the right products and ingredients. Make sure you’re using a daily sunscreen with at least SPF 30 over your moisturizer. This protects your skin from being exposed to more UVA rays that cause wrinkles and worse.
Another important step is exfoliating regularly with a manual exfoliator (like a scrub) or a product that has exfoliating ingredients such as glycolic acid or a retinoid (vitamin A).
Antioxidants and quality moisturizing ingredients are just as important to incorporate into your skin care routine. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, rosemary flower extract and those found in CBD, can help prevent free-radical damage and protect your skin from the elements. Quality hydrators add back lost moisture in the skin, offering a plumping effect for supple, firmer looking and feeling skin. Choose moisturizer products that contain ingredients like ceramide, hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
Skin Care Goal: Soften the Look of Age Spots
Dark spots on the skin usually come from photo aging, which is the effects of the sun on the skin. There are several ways to lighten the look of age spots, otherwise known as sun spots. When looking for the method that is right for your skin, first speak with your dermatologist to determine the best treatment to meet your requirements. It’s very important to rule out that any spots you see appearing aren’t cancerous, and that can only be determined by a doctor.
From there, your dermatologist may recommend topical lightening creams—these come in both prescription strength and over-the-counter products. Typically, the regular use of these products, which can include ingredients like hydroquinone or natural licorice root extract, over a certain amount of time will show results. It’s really important to continue to use sunscreen even if age spots fade, as spots can easily reappear again.
When it comes to age spots, and addressing other anti-aging skin care concerns in general, don’t put all of the effort into your face. Think about your entire body. Sure, your face perhaps is the most important for your overall appearance and has the most sensitive skin, but be sure to take care of the rest of you, too. Often whatever you are applying to your face, you can also apply to your neck, chest and hands. Plus, there are products specifically formulated for the skin all over your body.
Skin Care Goal: Reduce Skin Redness
Redness is a mischievous skin care woe that can surprise you when you least expect it. One day, you didn’t have red skin; the next day, your skin starts flushing. Somehow this condition seems to gets worse as we get older and our skin becomes more sensitive. Redness can be annoying and even embarrassing at times, but know this: it is preventable and treatable.
To reduce redness, it’s important to know what not to do:
First, don’t over-exfoliate or overuse an exfoliating product that incorporates an ingredient like retinol.
Second, just as we recommended for dry skin above, avoid super hot and long showers, which can exacerbate redness by dilating the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in your skin.
Next, avoid skin care ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, sulfates and alcohol, which are known to cause irritation. Instead, look for products with ingredients like azelaic acid, niacinimide or CBD. We personally love CBD for its naturally soothing effects on the skin.
Don’t see your woe or goal on this list? Want to know more about how to achieve your 2020 skin care goals with CBD?
Let us know by shooting us a note! Our experts would love to help answer your skin care questions. We’re excited to see how the research behind CBD oil’s topical benefits continues to grow, and anticipate it becoming a mainstay of skin care routines moving forward.
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