How To Use Natural Skincare to Look Your Best at Every Age
Let’s face it, none of us like aging. Gaining wisdom and confidence through the decades is great, but seeing the effects of age on our skin isn’t something anyone looks forward to. But it’s never too late to improve your skin health by making natural skincare part of your daily routine.
First, two natural skincare practices that are fundamental at every age:
- Drinking water. Drinking an adequate amount of water every day is important for hydration, of course, but it also aids digestion, circulation and helps rid your body and skin of toxins.
- Sunscreen. Apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 is critical to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays that can burn your skin and cause signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sunspots. It also helps protect against skin cancer. Enough said?
Now, here’s how to get the benefits of natural skincare in every decade.
In your teens and 20s, the primary skincare concern is acne.
These years typically involve some of life’s more awkward phases, along with hormones and stress that aren’t kind to your skin. It’s an excellent time to build good clean skincare routines, starting with a gentle, alcohol-free cleanser twice a day. You want to clean without stripping away moisture and target the bacteria that cause clogged pores and breakouts. For additional cleansing, add a weekly facial masque. Hälsa Botanicals Breathe CBD Arctic Kelp Facial Masque features a blend of algae, aloe, squalane, lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile - plus 250mg hemp CBD oil - to fight blemishes and remove toxins while leaving skin clean, refreshed and nourished.
In your 30s, watch out for early wrinkles.
Though your skin may still be looking firm, you’re probably seeing small lines and wrinkles beginning to form. Now is the time to get serious about antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and retinoids. Try adding a hydrating facial serum to seal in moisture, such as Hälsa Botanicals Glow CBD Luminous Facial Serum.
And because sun damage and daily stress can impact more than your face, consider Hälsa Botanicals Calm CBD Body Oil with a powerful blend of nourishing plant oils. Organic sesame oil provides a base of antioxidants, avocado oil is rich in Omega 7 and carrot oil provides a dose of beta carotene and it’s all supercharged with the antioxidant benefits of 1000 mg of hemp CBD oil.
In your 40s, focus on firmness and elasticity.
One of the facts of aging is that our bodies produce less collagen, resulting in less thick, less firm skin. You’ll probably notice dark circles, puffiness or fine lines around your eyes. Thinner skin under the eyes also really shows when you’re tired or dehydrated. It’s time to add luxury skincare products that help stimulate collagen production and promote skin firmness and elasticity, such as a dedicated eye cream. Hälsa Botanicals Smile CBD Refresh Eye Creme includes natural skincare ingredients to soothe that delicate skin area, including shea butter, quinoa seed, aloe and honeysuckle, plus 250mg hemp CBD.
If you’ve not already incorporated a hyaluronic facial serum or cream into your routine, this is a reminder to do so. The added hydration is critical to bringing moisture to the surface of your skin, making it appear plumper. It will boost collagen production and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out skin tone and texture.
In your 50s, it’s about fighting dryness and dullness.
This is typically the decade where hormonal shifts cause noticeable changes in your skin, including loss of precious lipids that give your skin a nice cushioned feel. Now is the time to bring on the moisture to rebuild volume and fight dullness with clean beauty products. Try an extra rich nightly moisturizer, such as Hälsa Botanicals Dream CBD Enchanted Night Creme. With shea butter and squalane to bring on the moisture and essential fatty acids, it also provides hyaluronic acid to retain moisture and boost collagen production, Co Q10 to fight wrinkles and frankincense to tone and tighten, plus the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of hemp CBD.
In your 60s and 70s, think moisture and elasticity.
At this time, lack of skin elasticity is a fact of life and is typically visible in both face and neck. You’ll want to double down on clean beauty ingredients that support hydration, collagen production and cell turnover. Consider using a retinol-based serum to support collagen production and a hyaluronic acid serum for hydration and skin repair. They don’t mix well, but you can use one in the morning before moisturizing and the other as part of your evening routine under your night cream. Check the ingredients in your moisturizer to be sure you’re getting the advantage of powerhouse ingredients such as Vitamin C, shea butter, CoQ10, squalane, frankincense and CBD. Some people use a night cream as their daytime moisturizer for extra care.
For spot treatment of dry patches or sunspots, try Hälsa Botanicals So Sensitive Facial Oil. In a purse-sized roller bottle, it’s a blend of four organic plant oils - apricot kernel, rosehip, sunflower seed and marula seed - plus 100mg hemp CBD. It’s also gentle enough to use on the face overall for an extra dose of hydration and nourishment.
While it’s never too soon to start taking care of your skin, it’s also never too late to help address signs of aging. And don’t forget to watch for potential changes in your skin that may be signs of skin cancer, such as dark spots. Add a yearly visit to the dermatologist to watch for any potential problems - and the opportunity to show off how well you’ve been attending to your skin!