Winter brings cold weather and dry, itchy skin. CBD topicals are great for nourishing winter skin supplying soothing relief, reducing irritation, swelling and redness, and providing moisturizing properties. Several factors like lower humidity, harsh winds, and even hot showers can contribute to skin irritation. Dry environments and low humidity caused by cold air and indoor heating systems can lead to moisture loss in skin. Cold, windy weather can also strip the skin’s protective oils leaving it exposed and prone to dryness and irritation. And when the weather is cold, it’s nice to take a long hot shower or bath. While this may be tempting, it can also wash away protective oils and nutrients on the skin leading to dryness and itching. Alleviate winter itch by using a humidifier, protecting, and covering skin while outdoors, and moisturizing regularly.
Moisturizing regularly with rich, emollient topical products is one of the best ways to care for your skin in the winter. An emollient is a substance that softens and soothes the skin, helping to reduce dryness, roughness, and flakiness. They help maintain skin hydration and prevent moisture loss by forming a protective barrier on the skin’s surface. Natural plant oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil are emollients and found in our CBD Body Butters and Comfort Creams.
Some other nourishing ingredients found in our CBD topicals include aloe vera, Vitamin E, Peptides, and glycerin. Aloe vera soothes and hydrates skin with anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E nourishes, protects against free radicals, and supports skin healing. Peptides boost collagen production promoting skin firmness and elasticity, and glycerin attracts and retains moisture to keep skin hydrated. All these ingredients provide essential nutrients and hydration to the skin, helping to battle against the harsh effects of winter.
Take care of your skin this winter. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and use a humidifier to supply moisture to the air inside. Decrease your time in the bath or shower and use lukewarm water. And most importantly moisturize regularly with emollient lotions and creams containing plenty of natural ingredients. Keep your skin looking and feeling it’s best throughout the colder months!