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We may start out with excellent intentions on the first of January each year, but despite our best efforts, sometimes we let things fall to the wayside. It happens to all of us. Life gets crazy, schedules get busy, work is demanding, our families need us, and somehow, along the way, we let little parts of ourselves go. Whether it’s neglecting our diet and exercise routines, skipping our yoga or meditation practice, or simply forsaking our skincare, we’re all guilty of letting things slide that can really have some adverse effects on us.
Take, for instance, skincare. We all want skin that looks and feels healthy and happy. But what happens when we spend too many late nights staring at a computer screen, exposing our skin to environmental hazards, sleeping too little, and using the wrong products on our skin? The effects of our poor skincare routines (or lack of a routine altogether) begin to show on our faces. Fine lines and wrinkles appear, skin begins to lose elasticity, and we see an uneven, lackluster skin tone. An improper skincare routine can even cause our skin to feel uncomfortable. Unhealthy skin is irritated, red, itchy, or even overly oily.
What is the solution? Committing and starting a proper skincare routine. There’s no better way to renew and restore your skin to its natural, healthy appearance and do something good for yourself at the same time.
At QULCBD, we’re skincare experts. Our luxury skincare products are natural and full of plant botanicals to help repair, restore, renew, and regenerate you and your skin through the use of highly powerful ingredients working synergistically together to bring you maximum results. We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the most useful information you need to decide on a skincare routine that works for you.
It’s time to think about you, and give yourself some much needed TLC. Adopting a ritual of proper, healthy skincare can benefit not only your skin, but help you feel more confident and comfortable in the skin you’re in. Consider proper skincare high atop your list of self-care. If you’ve let your skincare routine go, it’s okay. We can help you get it back on track with products that will deliver quantifiable results and keep you motivated to practice your skincare routine.
Let’s look at some basics of skincare first. We’ll find out what products are essential to a great skincare routine, what products you can add in, and what you can leave out. We’ll also talk about which ingredients are great for all skin types and should be included in your products’ ingredient list. Last, we’ll determine what you actually need to do (and how often) to develop a skincare routine that works for you and your schedule. We want to make sure that the skincare routine you decide on serves you without costing you time, money, and effort that you simply don’t have.
The last thing you want to do when beginning a new skincare routine is overwhelm yourself with an army of products and procedures that take so much time and effort you end up bailing on using them. Don’t set yourself up for failure. It is entirely possible to begin a skincare routine that is both effective and sustainable.
In fact, a bare-bones skincare routine simply needs to include cleansing and moisturizing. These two simple acts done both morning and night can create the foundation for healthier, more rejuvenated skin.
As you begin to become comfortable with a basic skincare routine that includes simply cleansing and moisturizing, you can begin to add other products and other rituals into your regimen, too!
Cleansing. A great way to enhance your skin cleansing is to ensure you are using a high-quality, exfoliating cleanser that contains ingredients that will help your skin. In short, you want to ensure you aren’t just using a bar of body soap to wash your face. An exfoliating cleanser can not only remove dirt, oil, and makeup from the surface of your skin, it can remove the top layer of dead skin cells, which can sometimes block additional product from absorbing into your skin and working properly. Additionally, an exfoliating cleanser will improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin, removing the dull, dead skin to reveal newer skin that is fresh and radiant.
Moisturizing. If you’re keeping it super basic and only want to use one moisturizer in your skincare routine, make sure it packs in as many healing and restorative ingredients as possible. A CBD oil moisturizer can help balance out skin’s moisture level by helping oily skin produce less oil, and helping dry skin produce more. CBD oil is really great for both skin types, and can even help combination skin
Once you’ve mastered the basics of cleansing and moisturizing, you can really renew yourself and your skin by adding in just a few high-quality products that will make a huge impact on your skin. These are the products that will hone in on specific skin issues and concerns, and bring about major changes in the way your skin feels and looks. Here’s a great four step skincare system for improving the overall health and wellness of your skin, combating the signs of aging, and keeping skin properly hydrated and moisturized.
Exfoliating cleanser. We already discussed the benefits of an exfoliating cleanser. If your cleanser also includes full spectrum CBD oil, you’ll get the benefit of oil cleansing, which can be especially beneficial for people with oily and combination skin types.
Anti-aging moisturizer. No matter how old you are, you deserve to start using anti-aging skincare products now. You’ll want to make sure your moisturizer includes CBD oil, which is full of antioxidants that help your skin fight off environmental stressors which can cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
Another great ingredient in an anti-aging moisturizer is a high-quality probiotic. Probiotics help your skin maintain its healthy level of bacteria, which can help your skin function better on a cellular level.
Facial serum. This is the quintessential “heavy hitter” of the skincare routine lineup. A virtual skin nutrient bomb, a facial serum is applied after your moisturizer and contains a highly concentrated blend of ingredients that is specifically designed to penetrate skin and deliver deep-reaching nourishment.
Some great ingredients to look for in a facial serum are high quality oils like CBD, and tamanu, a probiotic, and a blend of plant botanicals. Using a facial serum after you moisturize can seal in the ingredients in your moisturizer and help your skin retain the moisture and ingredients in your skin products better. This can help you get more out of your moisturizer, which is a double win!
Nighttime repairative moisturizer. Your skin does its best repairing and restoring at night. It’s important you go to sleep with the proper ingredients on your skin so that your skin has what it needs to repair and renew overnight.
Nighttime moisturizers should be full of great ingredients that your skin can use to help make new skin cells and work on repairing sun damage. Retinol (a type of vitamin A) is an essential ingredient for nighttime moisturizing. Nothing helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles better. Retinol is actually able to help your skin produce more collagen, too; collagen will help bring back the plump, youthful-looking skin you remember!
There are definitely things you should skip when considering a skincare routine. These are more or less a list of things you want to avoid if you’re trying to take better care of your skin and renew your skincare routine.
Skip the harsh cleansers. This is so essential. Harsh, chemical laden cleansers that strip skin of all moisture have no place in a quality skin care routine. Because most people think of cleansers as only something you use to remove dirt and makeup, they don’t focus enough on making sure their cleanser is filled with proper ingredients and won’t harm their skin, either.
Moisturizers with parabens. Parabens are chemical preservatives popularly used in cosmetics like moisturizers. Parabens aren’t good for your skin and can intensify the harmful effects of sun damage your skin experiences. There’s even a link to skin cancer and paraben use, so it’s best to avoid these in your products.
It’s easy to start a great skincare routine, even if you find yourself starting from scratch. It doesn’t have to be incredibly involved or product-laden to be effective; it only needs to be a series of quality products that produce results and are easy for you to use on a daily basis. You can start your skincare routine slowly and simply, by just cleansing and moisturizing. Then, as you feel comfortable, you can add products that address specific skin concerns and supply your skin with even more healthy ingredients it needs to rejuvenate and renew. Good luck!
Directions for how to use QUL Wellness Tinctures: Shake well before using. Using provided dropper, take desired amount daily. Repeat as needed at home or on the run as a powerful hemp extract facial oil.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.