05 Aug CBD and skin | Protecting your skin this summer
Now that we’re officially enjoying sunshine season, it’s the perfect time to upgrade your beauty collection with our CBD skincare routine at Naturecan Beauty.
Keep reading for our new Premium CBD Skincare collection, along with trusted tips for healthier skin this season, why CBD and skin is perfect for summer and the importance of ‘self-care Sundays’ for your physical and mental health.
Wondering why CBD and skin is a match made in heaven? CBD has the ability to soothe the skin and is rich in antioxidants, which help fight away free radicals in the skin caused by UV exposure, other environmental irritants and the natural ageing process. As it is an oil, it also has moisturisation properties to tackle dry skin and helping maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance.
To learn more about CBD skincare, click here for all the information you need on why CBD is good for your skin.
7 Tips for healthier skin
1. Protection From the Sun
Did you know that SPF, especially on the face, should be worn throughout the year? Yes, even in winter when UV rays are still prevalent.
Although sunbathing is an enjoyable experience, sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, sunburn, sun or age spots and other more serious conditions such as skin cancer.
You should use a sunscreen or moisturiser with SPF 15 or higher on a daily basis, as well as wearing sun protective clothing when necessary.
Adding CBD into your skin care routine can help fight away to the oxidative stressors in the skin caused by UV damage. CBD helps soothe and moisturise the skin.
Experts recommend that you get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Sleeping helps your body to repair itself from damage and recover from inflammation.
Moreover, a lack of sleep can potentially cause your skin to lose elasticity and wrinkle.
The skin produces most of its collagen while we sleep. collagen is the molecule that keeps our skin looking plump and smooth.
For more information on how CBD may help sleep, click here to read our article.
3. A wash of hydration
People often underestimate the power of drinking water, the benefits it can have for your skin alone are incredible.
By drinking plenty of water every day (up to 2 litres per day – 6-8 glasses), you can help keep your skin tight and with a healthy-looking glow.
Dehydrated skin decreases cellular turnover and leaves you with a dull complexion. Staying hydrated can also help reduce wrinkles, scars and signs of ageing.
Another great quality of drinking water is that it will naturally flush the toxins out of your body. This will help you maintain good overall health and, in turn, good skin health.
Water can cleanse your skin from within, helping ensure your pores are less clogged, this will decrease the likelihood of acne and post-acne scarring.
4. If you drink alcohol, enjoy sensibily
Excessive alcohol intake can have negative long-term effects on your skin. When you consume alcohol, a by-product called acetaldehyde, which is toxic, is released into your body. This leads to your skin being extremely dehydrated, which may cause premature wrinkles.
Alcohol can also make the skin breakout; these acne spots can cause permanent scarring if popped and picked at. Most people don’t know that post-alcohol acne may turn into problematic cystic acne. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you always drink enough water alongside.
5. Eating good foods
While it is unclear which foods contribute to acne, an unhealthy diet has often correlated with poor skin.
It may be reassuring to know that no foods should be completely avoided. Prevention is the most effective way to work against skin aging. So eating a balanced, nutritional diet, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals is key. Vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E and minerals Zinc and Selenium are all important for optimal skin health and functionality.
The good news is that a varied diet provides all these nutrients, if you don’t get enough of these then you could recognise noticeable skin problems. Also getting enough of the right fats is also important. Omega-3 fatty acids come from a range of proteins including low-fat dairy, nuts, pulses, fish and lean meats.
Food and drink will always be the best way to give your skin and body the nutrients it needs. If you are following a varied and balanced diet there is no need for supplementation. However, you should speak with a healthcare professional if you are worried that your food is not giving you enough nutrients. Why not try our Multivitamin, Vitamin C or collagen supplements.
6. Managing Stress
High stress levels can lead to acne breakouts or other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Taking time to achieve a healthier state of mind and managing your stress levels can improve the quality and physical appearance of your skin.
7. Choosing the right products
Choosing the right products can have a huge impact on your skin. You want to find gentle products that are made with natural ingredients, that won’t upset the PH in your skin.
Why should you use our Premium CBD skincare?
Nutri-glow CBD Facial Oil with Marula: Ingredients explained
Our Nutri-glow CBD Facial Oil contains a wealth of fatty acids that strengthens the skins barrier and forms a protective layer.
Marula seed oil
Marula seed oil is the go to product for sensitive skin, keeping your skin hydrated all day long.
Neroli orange essential oil
Penetrating skin at a cellular level, Neroli orange essential oil is known to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks due to the vitamin C,D,E and K levels.
Helping to reduce surface texture, Frankincense oil leaves you with healthy-looking ‘glow from within’ skin.
CBD Night Cream with Retinol: Ingredients explained
If your skin is feeling the impact of stress, our CBD Night Cream with Retinol contains bergamot oil is for you! Keeping your skin stress-free, bergamot oil fights oxidative stressors, due to its amazing antioxidant properties.
Want flawless-looking skin? Retinyl palmitate can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an improved skin texture.
Tea tree oil
If you wake up with dry, itchy and dull skin, Tea tree oil may be the product for you. Soothing and nourishing dry skin for overnight healing.
Supporting healthy skin, our lavender oil relaxes and intensely nourishes skin due to its astonishing soothing properties
Hydra Burst CBD Face Cream with Q10: Ingredients explained
Pot Marigold flower extract
Need a pick-me-up? Our Hydra Burst CBD Face Cream Pot Marigold flower extract is rich in natural antioxidants, creating a toning effect across the skin.
Ylang-ylang is the perfect product for oily skin types, as it helps to balance excess oil in the skin.
Looking for smooth and youthful-looking skin? Coenzyme is perfect for you. Keeping your skin stress-free, Coenzyme fights away any oxidative stressors for an anti-ageing effect.
Daily CBD skincare routine: 5 Step Guide
A daily skin care routine can be a godsend, but when you’re just starting out it can be quite daunting to think about. Following a skincare routine can improve skin health and cleanliness.
Here’s our everyday skincare routine:
1. Cleanse – rinse your face with warm water, then use your cleanser to remove any excess dirt, oils, makeup etc. and finally splash your face with cold water thoroughly to close your pores.
2. Tone – apply your toner to a cotton pad and gently wipe all over the face, this is to restore the PH balance and remove remaining dead skin cells. Shop Naturecan Rose Water toner here.
3. Moisturise – gently rub your moisturiser all around your face in an upward motion. Moisturising helps with skin cell replenishment, hydration and reducing blemishes. The rosewater toner is best followed by the rosewater moisturiser, available here, but you can add a couple of drops of CBD oil into any moisturiser for a similar effect.
4. Sunscreen – you can either choose a moisturiser with SPF built in or add your own sunscreen in next.
5. Lip Balm – finish with lip balm, lip balm helps to keep the lips hydrated and heal dry areas. Naturecan Lip Balm is teamed with soothing shea butter and nourishing coconut oil, leaving lips feeling soft and smooth.
This routine should be performed once or twice a day, preferably in the morning and before bed.
Why you need ‘self-care Sundays’ this summer
Sundays are the perfect day to take a step back, reset and relax – what better way to do that than with a bit of Sunday self-care?
Here’s your Sunday essentials tick list –
- Everything from your daily skincare routine
- Your favourite candle
- Some CBD oil
- Naturecan CBD clay mask
Start your morning with your daily skincare routine, it’s all about making it an everyday habit after all. This should be followed by a nice breakfast in your pjs, and some CBD drops added into your morning hot drink (this works whether you’re a mocha, matcha or mango fruit tea kind of person).To fully relax, try spending your day doing things that put you at ease, whether that’s reading a book, painting, going for a walk, or binging the newest Netflix craze, you know yourself best.
As it gets later in the day, you should treat your skin to a clay mask. This facial detox is rich in vital vitamins and minerals and perfect for sensitive, oily or combination skin on a busy schedule. The perfect way to gently remove daily impurities to give your face its glow back, with added hemp seed absorbing excess oil to support your skin’s natural balance. You might want to add in a hair mask to help moisturise and nourish your hair.
We’ve found that a great luxury for Sunday self-care is a long, warm, relaxing bath. Light your favourite candle, add some calming bath salts and a few drops of CBD to the water, the perfect way to wind down. Be sure to exfoliate the skin and wash away any negative thoughts and feelings. After your bath, slip into your comfiest pyjamas and give yourself a little nail care. Whether that’s a full mani-pedi or a simple cuticle, your hands will thank you for it later.
Don’t worry if you’ve got a busy Sunday, just find a day in the week that works best for you and switch off from the world.
Takeaway: CBD and skin
Now we know you’ve probably got a busy schedule, and skincare might not always be at the top of your priority list, but there are so many benefits to taking pride in your skin. Not only will you look great, but you will feel great too. Taking pride in your skin will improve your life in so many other areas. You deserve to have healthy skin and a happy mind and Naturecan products are here to help you along the way.