By day, your skin is hard at work, protecting itself from the effects of sun exposure, pollution, and free radical damage. While you sleep, processes shift from protective to restorative as hormonal changes accelerate your skin’s natural ability to renew.1 If you aren’t taking time to prepare your skin for sleep, you’re not doing all you can for the health and appearance of your skin.
At a minimum, your skin needs a second round of cleansing to remove dirt, makeup, and impurities, toning to restore pH balance, and a moisturizer to help keep your complexion smooth, supple, and resilient. While it’s fine to use your regular moisturizer twice each day, skincare products specifically formulated for nightly use most often contain active ingredients to help repair skin damage while encouraging collagen production and skin cell turnover.2
Nighttime may also be the best time for your skin to absorb the active ingredients in your facial serums. If you have a few minutes to spare, you may also want to consider adding a soothing clay mask to your routine once or twice each week. The time you spend relaxing with a clay mask helps remove dead skin cells, clear your pores, and help your skin absorb the active ingredients in your serums and moisturizers.
The full-spectrum CBD (cannabidiol) in BOTA™ skincare products is extracted from the stalks, stems, and flowers of non-GMO industrial hemp plants. When applied topically, the CBD in our hemp extract penetrates the surface of your skin. While CBD is not a treatment or cure for any known skin condition, many skin issues are believed to be caused by imbalances within an essential regulatory system, your endocannabinoid system. CBD works directly with your endocannabinoid system to balance essential functions and restore homeostasis.3,4
While reading the list of ingredients on some of your favorite skincare products, you’ve likely encountered a long list of unfamiliar chemicals and compounds. Although it’s natural to assume that the ingredients used in skincare products are safe for daily use, it’s important to know that most have never been evaluated for consumer safety. Of the relatively small number of product ingredients that have actually been studied, far too many are shown to cause irritation, interfere with moisture retention, and inhibits your skin’s natural ability to renew.5
That means the skincare products you might currently be using could be causing more skin issues than you may be trying to solve. If you’re not achieving the results you were hoping for, maybe it’s time to make the switch to natural, plant-based skincare.
All BOTA™ skincare products are made with natural botanicals, plant oils and extracts selected for their verifiable skin benefits. Used successfully for centuries for a wide range of skin concerns, today we have a much better understanding of how plant extracts support healthy skin function.6 In addition to the hemp extract in our skincare line, you’ll also find an impressive list of plant oils and extracts hand-selected for their ability to nourish, protect, revitalize, and renew your skin.
Ending your day with natural skincare products could have a considerable impact on your skin’s ability to rejuvenate and repair. Combining natural botanicals with CBD could deliver benefits you might never have thought possible. You might even find yourself using fewer products to achieve superior results.
Wash Your Face with a Gentle Cleanser
Before turning in for the night, it’s important to wash away accumulated dirt and oil with a cleanser formulated for your skin type. On the days you’ve been wearing makeup, cleansing is a two-step process. First, remove your makeup with a skin-friendly oil or natural makeup remover, then use your favorite cleanser to ensure your skin is thoroughly clean.
Swipe Your Face with a Balancing Toner
Sun exposure, environmental pollutants, cosmetics, and cleansers can alter your skin’s natural pH balance. Restoring that balance with a gentle toner helps your skin absorb the benefits of your skincare products. The CBD, rosewater, and other botanicals in BOTA™ Balancing Micellar Cleansing Toner helps hydrate and refresh your skin.7,8
Boost Hydration with a Facial Serum
Formulated to absorb quickly, facial serums deliver a concentrated serving of active botanicals to your skin’s surface. For best results, serums should be applied while your skin is still damp from your toner with the lightest serum applied first. That means your BOTA™ Balancing Daily Eye Serum is applied before your BOTA™ Age-Defying Hyaluronic Acid Serum. While this step is optional, serums can have a significant impact on skin elasticity and firmness.9
Protect Your Skin with a Moisturizer
While you sleep, your skin is more receptive to the active ingredients in skincare products. That makes nighttime the best time to use a moisturizer formulated to help your skin recover. For best results, apply your BOTA™ De-Stressing Nightly Face Cream while your skin is still damp from your serum or toner to help seal in moisture.
Apply a Body Moisturizer
Once you’ve done everything you can to prepare your complexion for nightly renewal, it’s time to focus your attention to the rest of your body. Your nightly skincare routine should also include a second application of your favorite BOTA™ Body Moisturizer to help your skin retain precious moisture while you sleep.
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2. Sleep.org. National Sleep Foundation. (2020) Is it Bad to Go to Bed Without Washing Your Face?
3. Molecules. (2019 March) Cannabinoid Signaling in the Skin: Therapeutic Potential of the “C(ut) annabinoid” System.
4. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. M Caterina. (2014 November 19) TRP Channel Cannabinoid Receptors in Skin Sensation, Homeostasis, and Inflammation.
5. Treehugger. (2014 June 23) Everything You Need to Know About Natural Skin Care.
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7. Healthline. K Cherney. (2019 March 19) About Skin pH and Why It Matters.
8. NDTV Food Network. A Ahuja. (2018 August 20) 10 Rosewater Benefits from Antioxidants to Anti-Aging.
9. Healthline. E Julson. (2018 April 21) 7 Surprising Benefit of Hyaluronic Acid.