For all of the changing season’s highs (longer days, warming weather, flowers blooming) there are a few less pleasant side effects when it comes to its impact on your skin. But since it’s almost time to say au revoir to winter—rejuvenating and remedying your dry, itchy skin can now begin in earnest.
Cold, dry air and hot showers combined with an increase in hand-washing means you’ve likely slathered on what feels like every cream, balm, and lotion out there. But there’s one solution you may not have tried yet: essential oils.
Essential oils get absorbed into the skin via the hair follicle and contain antioxidants that protect plants from bacteria and, when extracted and formulated appropriately, can have skin-loving benefits for us too! Here are our top recommendations for natural botanicals that will awaken your skin from its winter hibernation as well as deliver lasting hydration to thirsty, drier-than-usual skin:
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil is packed with skin-nourishing phenols, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, and E, as well as both linoleic and linolenic acids. It also helps to strengthen your skin’s barrier from those last bits of cold winter weather. It’s also the reason why we included it in our CBD Brightening Skincare range and is perfect for those more delicate skin areas.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil’s is the perfect way to ease the winter sting with its high level of linoleic acid—making it an effective skin rejuvenator. It also promotes a clear, rejuvenated complexion with enhanced radiance while addressing roughness, redness and dryness. Our Drift & Dream CBD Body Oil is carefully formulated with Evening Primrose Oil—perfect for applying right after you get out of a warm shower or bath.
Not only does it help facilitate feelings of relaxation and calm, calm the body and mind, but chamomile is also a gentle essential oil that promotes soft, healthy skin. Our Calm & Centered CBD Cream contains the relaxing aroma of Chamomile—and provides a deeply moisturizing experience for your skin.
Wherever you decide to buy your essential oils from, make sure you look for certified, pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils free of nasties and that tick these five quality assurance boxes before you commit. Not all essential oils are created equal, but when they are they can make a world of difference to your skin health, inside and out.