Caring for your skin is a lifelong process. While genetics play a significant role in your skin type, many aspects of skin health and overall appearance are within your control. If you’ve done more than your fair share of experimenting with various skincare products, you’ve likely found some that worked well, at least for a while, and others that caused more skin issues than they promised to solve. Eventually, you settled into a routine.
But the skincare products you were using last year or even last month may no longer be addressing your most pressing skin concerns. As old skin cells shed and new cells make their way to the surface, subtle changes in the processes that regulate oil production, collagen synthesis, and skin cell turnover can affect skin tone, texture, and appearance.1 If you’ve been using the same skincare products for several years, your skincare routine may not be as effective as it could be. Knowing how skin changes with each passing decade, and how to adapt to those changes, will help keep your skin healthy, vibrant, and resilient at every age.
Natural Solutions for Natural Skin Changes
If you’ve been investigating current skincare trends, you may get the impression that your skin needs to be scrubbed, polished, peeled, and plumped into submission. Contrary to popular belief, your skin does not require an elaborate, aggressive, skincare routine. What your skin does need is a healthy lifestyle, protection from damaging UV radiation, and gentle skincare products that won’t clog your pores or damage your skin’s natural protective barrier.2
If the skincare products you’re currently using are made with harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, or synthetic preservatives, the very products you are using to care for your complexion could be disrupting your skin’s natural ability to renew. If you’re less than happy with the results of your current skincare routine, maybe it’s time to change your approach. Consider using plant-based skincare products infused with the therapeutic potential of CBD.
Keeping Skin Clear in Your Twenties
During your twenties, your skin is plump and firm. Collagen production is high, and light reflects off the smooth surface giving your skin a healthy glow. Even though your teen years are behind you, excess oil production, clogged pores, and blemishes may still be high on your list of skin concerns. The cleansers and harsh astringents you started using in your teens can make matters worse, causing excessive dryness, flaking, and irritation.
If your skin is looking dry, dull, or lifeless in your twenties, maybe it’s time to give your skin what it needs to function at its best, a simple three-step process that helps keep your skin clear, balanced, and hydrated. After removing dirt, oil, and makeup with a gentle cleanser, skip the harsh astringent. While your skin is still damp, restore your skin’s natural protective barrier with a gentle hydrating toner. Follow immediately after toning with a light moisturizer. To help absorb excess oil and clear your pores, consider using a soothing clay mask once or twice each week.
Addressing Skin Changes in Your Thirties
At some point during your late twenties or early thirties, you may notice that your skin is not as luminous as it was only a short time ago. As oil production slows, your skin might start to look dry and flaky. Your pores may become more noticeable, and makeup may not go on as smoothly as it once did. You may also notice the first tell-tale signs of skin aging, forehead lines, laugh lines, or the first few crinkles around your eyes, signs that your skin is not producing as much collagen as it did before.
While numerous sources recommend using harsh scrubs and chemical exfoliants to boost skin cell turnover and improve moisture retention, over-exfoliation can cause skin irritation. To nurture, protect, and improve the appearance of your skin during your thirties, consider adding a nurturing facial serum to your skincare routine. Apply your serum after toning but before moisturizing.
Thinner and lighter than a moisturizer, BOTA™ Age-Defying Hyaluronic Acid Serum delivers essential skin nutrients while enhancing your skin’s ability to retain essential moisture. With continued use, hyaluronic acid is shown to have a considerable impact on skin firmness and elasticity.3
Nurturing and Protecting Skin in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond
As collagen synthesis, oil production, and skin cell turnover continues to decrease in your forties, your skin might feel considerably drier than it did in your thirties. At some point in your late forties to mid-fifties, hormonal changes eventually cause fat loss below the surface of your skin. With fat, muscle, and collagen loss, pouches and loose skin may form along your lower jaw as your skin continues to lose elasticity. You may also be troubled by changes in skin pigmentation as fine lines etch further into your skin.
But this is no time to get discouraged. Aging gracefully means taking the best care of what you have and living confidently in your own skin. A few simple changes to your skincare routine will help keep your skin youthful and resilient. If your skin feels dry or tight after cleansing, it might be time to switch from a foaming face wash to a gentle cream cleanser. After cleansing, toning, and applying your hyaluronic acid serum in the evening, treat your skin to an ultra-hydrating night cream and nourishing Age-Defying Eye Cream.
While you sleep, your skin is more receptive to the active ingredients in your skincare products. BOTA™ De-Stressing Nightly Face Cream is formulated with cocoa butter, lavender, and other botanicals selected for their potential to nourish your skin’s natural barrier and boost hydration levels.
Keeping Your Skin Healthy and Resilient at Every Age with BOTA™ Skincare
Once you understand age-related skin changes, it’s much easier to see how your skin might benefit from adapting your skincare routine. Since so many of the chemicals and compounds used in conventional skincare products can inhibit your skin’s natural renewing properties, consider nurturing and revitalizing your skin with plant-based skincare formulated with active botanicals. Current research shows that natural skincare products can work just as effectively as their synthetic counterparts, and often provide superior results.4, 5
All BOTA™ skincare products are infused with hemp-derived CBD and an assortment of natural botanicals selected for their verifiable skin benefits.6
CBD-infused plant-based skincare products can have a significant impact on the health and appearance of your skin at any age. At BOTA™ Hemp, we’ve combined the therapeutic potential of hemp-derived CBD with plant oils and extracts selected for their calming, hydrating, and renewing properties. All BOTA™ skincare products are third-party tested, and US Hemp Authority™ certified.
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- US Dermatology Partners. (2018 November 13) How Skin Care Changes as You Age.
- Healthline. E Julson. (2018 April 21) 7 Surprising Benefit of Hyaluronic Acid.
- Research Gate. M Emerald et al. (2016 April) Perspective of Natural Products in Skin Care.
- Mademoiselle Organic (2019 December 14) Dirty Secrets About the Environmental Impacts of the Cosmetic and Skincare Industries.
- Phytecs.com (2020) Introduction to the Skin’s Endocannabinoid System.
- 7. Molecules. (2019 March) Cannabinoid Signaling in the Skin: Therapeutic Potential of the “C(ut)annabinoid” System.
- Medical News Today. (2019 March 12) CBD for Acne: Does it Work?