Rejuvenate your skin naturally! Wellness is all about feeling good, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to look good too! Unfortunately, trying to achieve these goals can cause more problems than victories for those who are self-conscious about their skin. Expensive face creams can be filled with artificial ingredients that may do anything from causing an allergic reaction to disrupting your hormones! Don’t even get us going about the extremes some will go to with surgeries and injections.
Instead of going broke or breaking out thanks to the latest miracle cream, try the all-natural route. There are many ways to rehydrate your skin, rejuvenate your cells, and glow from the inside out. Learn to rejuvenate your skin with these cost-effective and natural tips.
1. Cut Down on the Hot Showers
You don’t need to walk around feeling dirty, but you probably don’t need to be in the shower for as long as you are either. The average shower takes 8.2 minutes. That’s a whole five minutes longer than that American Idol audition you’re practicing for and leaves you time to wash up adequately.
Not only do long showers waste water, but they can also be bad for your skin. This statement is especially true if you are taking long, hot showers. It might seem like an oxymoron, but too long of a hot bath can lead to drying your skin out. That’s because this excessively hot water removes oil from your skin.
Your body relies on oil to help repair superficial wounds and keep the skin moisturized. Removing this oil will leave your skin itchy and flaky. The best bet for your skin is to take a short, lukewarm shower.
2. Drink Enough Water
While you shouldn’t drown your skin in water, your insides need a lot of it. Dehydration does more than just cause you to feel loopy on a sunny day. It can also dry your skin out.
Think about a dried raisin, flower or pepper. When they run out of moisture, they prune up. That’s why you need to make sure your insides are adequately lubricated.
Water is the basis of all life — this fact also applies to skin cells. Without water, the body has difficulty producing new skin cells. So, drink up, especially after a hot shower. While you rehydrate after a shower, be sure to follow this next tip!
3. Moisturize After a Shower
While a super-hot shower may cause damage to your skin, a lukewarm one will provide some benefits. For one, the steam will open up your pores. Directly after your shower is the time when you can really lock in hydration by applying a moisturizer.
Your skin will be thirsty from being in the shower and slathering on moisturizer will feel rather refreshing. Just be careful of what you are rubbing into your skin.
Since the pores are open, you are inviting the useful minerals in your lotions and creams into your body. Remember that this means artificial or potentially harmful additives also get a free pass. Try to use moisturizers that contain all-natural and organic ingredients.
4. Tailor Your Skincare to Time of Day
The person you are at night isn’t the same as who you are in the morning. Nighttime you trades in the coffee for the chamomile and prefers ice cream over a Pop-Tart. So, why wouldn’t you change up your skincare for different times as well?
During the daytime hours, we’re exposed to more toxins, germs and bacteria. These foreign bodies can do a number on our skin. That’s why our largest organ needs a little extra backup when the sun is out.
Those of us who like to start the day with a warm shower will love the hydrating experience that comes from Joy Organics’ CBD Cream. Not only does this formula contain phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract, but it is also enriched with sweet almond oil, shea butter and essential oils. These will add antioxidants to your skincare routine, further supporting your system during the hustle and bustle of the day. It’s also beneficial to use a face-friendly sunscreen during the daytime.
5. Exfoliate, but Don’t Over-Exfoliate
Sometimes forest rangers need to set a controlled fire in order to generate the growth of more vegetation. Something similar can be said for our skin cells — that’s why we need to exfoliate.
Using a gently abrasive scrub, pumice stone or washcloth can go a long way in reinvigorating your outer glow. Exfoliating helps remove old cells, making room for new cells. Plus, it also assists in eliminating any excess oil that’s causing your face to appear extra shiny.
While we sometimes want to scrub all of our insecurities away, don’t go too crazy. Over-exfoliation can be just as bad for your skin as not exfoliating at all. Constantly scrubbing your face doesn’t allow your skin the chance to produce new cells. Ultimately, it will leave the barrier weak and cause the skin to be prone to opportunistic growths that may impede on your skin health.
6. Fix Your Gut Health
If you’re not feeling your best on the inside, how could you look your best on the outside? As “The Father of Medicine” Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut.” So, if you have inflammation going on in your gut, a common side effect may be poor skin health. This connection is known as the gut-skin axis.
While inflammation grows, harmful bacteria get stronger, including some that are involved in common skin conditions. The first step to fixing your gut health is the cheapest, but hardest. Change your diet.
Harmful bacteria love to feast on refined sugars and artificial ingredients. That’s why rejuvenating your skin depends on swapping out burgers and pasta for whole foods and lean proteins.
Once you’ve starved out the harmful bacteria, try a high-quality probiotic supplement. This allows helpful bacteria to colonize so they can assist the system in fighting off future inflammation and skin problems.
7. Make an All-Natural Mask
If you are concerned about additives in your cosmetics, take control of the situation. There are many DIY masks out there you can concoct with the food items in your fridge. What you need to start off is a thick base that’s rich in fats.
With fats in the mix, the nutrients in all the other ingredients will be absorbed. As the mask sits on your face, those nutrients will get drawn out by your body heat and permeate through the pores.
Some of the best bases for an all-natural mask include:
- Mashed avocado
- Jojoba oil
- Coconut oil
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Sweet almond oil
Put the thicker “carrier oil” into a bowl and then add in an exfoliant such as:
- Organic coffee grounds
- Pink Himalayan sea salt
Lastly, you might want to add some essential oils. Not only do these volatile compounds smell amazing, but they may support the rejuvenation of your skin. Plus, some of these aromas may cause you to feel energized, calm or focused. Here are some essential oil combos to add in for all times of the day:
- Calming effect — Lavender, Roman chamomile, ylang-ylang, jasmine, sweet basil
- Cognitive function — Peppermint, sage, rosemary, basil, lemon
- Mood boost — Lemon, rose, frankincense, sandalwood, spearmint
- Antioxidant strength — Clove, geranium, oregano, clary sage, tea tree
The best part about DIY face masks is mixing and matching. Just be sure to read the labels of essential oils very carefully — some may cause an adverse reaction to the skin. This negative experience is also due to the fact that essential oils are so highly concentrated. Make sure they are well mixed with the base to avoid any damage to your skin.
8. CBD for Skin
There are many potential benefits to CBD, including maintaining skin health. CBD is such an excellent addition to any beauty regimen because the skin has its own endocannabinoid system. This unique relationship between CBD and skincare is why Joy Organics has formulated some of the best CBD beauty products on the market.
Rejuvenate your skin naturally with the aid of CBD by using a:
You should be careful when using new cosmetic products. Skin is the first thing others see and any sensitivity or outbreak can be quite a bummer. That’s why it’s crucial to use brands that formulate their products with only the highest quality ingredients.
Currently, CBD products aren’t well regulated. That’s enough to scare anyone who is thinking of using CBD for their skin. However, you can rest easy — all of our products are made with premium broad spectrum hemp extract.
Every batch of product, including our skincare products, that leaves our warehouse is tested for purity. All of our third-party lab results are available on our website for your perusal. So, not only will you look good using CBD, but you can feel good about it too!
You don’t have to rely on the next big, pricey cream or lotion to rejuvenate your skin. If you start incorporating these simple and inexpensive tips into your daily life, your skin will thank you. If you have any questions about CBD for the skin or our skincare products, feel free to contact us.
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Todd Smith is Joy Organics Chief Partnerships Officer and Co-founder. Before Joy Organics, he worked in the wellness and nutritional industry for over three decades and helped generate over 1 billion dollars in supplement sales. He has applied that knowledge and experience to empower over 1000 businesses through Joy Organics’ partnership programs. Todd is also the author of a book, podcast, and blog titled Little Things Matter.