While you may wake with skin that looks fresh and hydrated, appearances can be deceiving. During the time you’ve spent sleeping, discarded skin cells, sweat, oil, and bacteria build up on the surface. This accumulation of debris can clog your pores, alter your skin’s delicate pH balance, and dull your complexion. That’s why your skin needs a little attention before it’s ready to start the day.
Your AM skincare routine does not have to be time-consuming. All your skin truly needs in the morning is a simple three-step process, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Using a gentle cleanser each morning removes dead skin cells, lingering bacteria, and any skincare products left on the surface from the night before. A quick sweep of a gentle facial toner restores your skin’s natural pH balance while finishing up with a moisturizer helps keep your skin smooth, flake-free, and hydrated throughout the day.
Applying a body moisturizer immediately after your bath or shower completes your morning skincare routine. The time you spend caring for your skin each morning can have a significant impact on your skin’s overall health and appearance years from now. Skin that’s well-cared-for is better able to withstand the impact of environmental pollutants, free-radical damage, and premature aging.
The skincare products you select to prepare your skin for everything it will encounter during the day can only work as well as the list of ingredients used to create them. If the cleansers, toners, and moisturizers in your morning skincare routine contain a lot of chemicals, synthetic compounds, or artificial fragrances, your current skincare products could be compromising your skin’s natural ability to renew.1
While just about any natural skincare product will help reduce your exposure, consumers looking for natural skincare products with the potential to address a wide range of concerns are investing in skincare products infused with hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol).
CBD is a cannabinoid, a plant element shown to interacts with numerous receptors throughout your body, the receptors of your endocannabinoid system (ECS). Research suggests that supporting ECS function with CBD could help restore balance to a wide range of processes that has the potential to affect the health and appearance of your skin.2
All BOTA™ CBD Skincare products are made with safe, natural botanicals. Current research shows that your skin can absorb about 60 percent of the ingredients used in personal care products. While that percentage may not initially sound any alarms, most of the ingredients used in conventional skincare products have never been evaluated for consumer safety. Of the roughly 10 percent that have been tested, many are known to harm the environment and cause skin imbalances.3
That’s why all BOTA™ skincare products are made with safe, natural plant oils and extracts, botanicals selected for their therapeutic properties, and pleasing aromas.4 But not just any botanicals will do. Each product in our CBD skincare line is formulated with the highest quality botanicals selected for their verifiable skin benefits.
Within our list of natural ingredients, you’ll find plant oils that deliver a wide range of essential nutrients while protecting your skin from moisture loss. You’ll also find plant extracts shown to brighten a dull complexion, nourish skin’s natural barrier, and boost hydration levels.5, 6
Starting your day with natural skincare products could have a significant impact on the health and appearance of your skin. Using plant-based skincare with the therapeutic potential of CBD could deliver results you may have never thought possible. Each step in the process builds on the benefits of the step before.
Your morning skincare routine begins by nurturing and protecting your skin after bathing or showering. For best results, apply our Nourishing All-Day Body Lotion while your skin is still slightly damp to seal in moisture. Using a body moisturizer every morning will help your skin stay smooth, soft, and comfortable throughout the day.
While you may save time by washing your face as you shower, you may want to resist that temptation. Body care products can be too harsh for delicate facial skin. That’s why your morning skincare routine should include your favorite facial cleanser. Dryer skin types tend to benefit from a cream-based cleanser while foaming cleansers are most often recommended for combination, normal, and oily skin.
Environmental pollutants, cosmetics, sun exposure, and even your morning cleanser can disrupt your skin’s delicate pH balance. Once that balance is restored, your skin is better equipped to absorb the active ingredients in the rest of your skincare products. BOTA™ Balancing Micellar Cleansing Toner is formulated with CBD, rosewater, and other botanicals selected for their ability to hydrate and refresh your skin.7
Formulated for rapid absorption, serums deliver a concentrated serving of vitamins, antioxidants, and other active ingredients to the area below the surface of your skin. While they are not an essential step in your morning skincare routine, many people simply refuse to face the day without them. Serums should be applied while your skin is still damp from your toner with the lightest serum applied first. That means using your BOTA™ Balancing Daily Eye Serum before applying Your BOTA™ Age-Defying Hyaluronic Acid Serum to boost hydration levels.8
While serums infuse your skin with moisture, they are not intended to be used in place of a facial moisturizer. To complete your morning skincare routine, apply your Hydrating Daily Face Cream while your face is still damp from your toner or serum. Moisturizing before your skin has time to dry enhances the product’s protective properties.
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- Molecules. (2019 March) Cannabinoid Signaling in the Skin: Therapeutic Potential of the “C(ut)annabinoid” System.
- The Minimalist Vegan. M Ofei. (2019 June 30) 10 Nasty Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare (and Why).
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- Organic Facts. J Staughton. (2020 February 03) 12 Amazing Benefits of Honeysuckle.
- Sustainable Jungle. (2019) 35 Natural Skin Care Ingredients: The Most Common and Effective.
- Healthline. K Cherney. (2019 March 19) About Skin pH and Why It Matters.
- Healthline. E Julson. (2018 April 21) 7 Surprising Benefit of Hyaluronic Acid.