Why Skincare is Important: 5 Reasons You Need to Prioritize Holistic Skincare
Why? because we know that looking after your skin is, well, more than just skin deep. It’s a crucial way to keep your whole health in check.
In this post, we’ll dive into holistic skincare, share 5 reasons why skincare is important, and help you care for your skin with our sustainable CBD products.
Holistic Skincare: More Than Just Skin Deep
Let’s start with a small challenge: in 30 seconds, list all the skincare products you can think of and why you might use them. Most of them were for your face, right? And the reasons were to do with your appearance?
You see, for most people, the word comes with a narrow image of cleanse, tone, moisturize (and maybe exfoliate) to gain a clear complexion. While that might be true, it’s important to view caring for the skin as not just about the face, but the whole body, inside and out.
Beyond the surface, the skin is a crucial indicator of our health, a key part of our immune system, and the first line of defense against potential pathogens. It’s our largest organ AND the most exposed part of our body.
Put simply, it needs a lot of TLC.
What Does Your Skin Say About Your Health?
Not only is the skin crucial for keeping you healthy, but it’s also a whistle-blower when something isn’t quite right.
If your skin is looking dry and dull, it could be an indicator that you’re dehydrated or lacking in sleep. Random spots can crop up with stress. If you’re struggling with acne, it might be linked to a hormonal problem. Itchiness can be related to allergies, and a change in skin tone can indicate illness. You can find a guide online to figure out what might be causing your skin concern.
If you notice a drastic change in your skin, particularly if it occurs with other symptoms, it’s worth discussing it with a medical professional. When your skin is saying something, listen, there could be an underlying cause!
What Is Holistic Skincare?
Holistic skincare is an approach to caring for the skin that takes your whole body and lifestyle into account.
This could mean using a natural shower soap to rinse off the daily grime or using a CBD Relief Salve to treat dry and itchy patches of skin. It can also mean making changes in your diet, implementing practices that reduce your stress levels, and creating a bedtime routine.
Overall, holistic skincare considers both what you can do to improve your skin and how improving your skin can help with your overall health.
Now, let’s look at why it’s so important…
5 Reasons Why Skincare Is Important
- To boost your immunity
Our immune systems are made up of many components, including:
- T-cells, which directly kill foreign invaders in the body and send signals to the immune system to snap into action.
- B-cells, which create antibodies that neutralize any invaders in the body.
- Lymph nodes and gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), which trap viruses and bacteria so that T-cells can attack them.
- The spleen, which filters the blood.
Now, this is where the skincare comes in: your skin has 20 billion T-cells, many more than are present in the blood. By caring for your skin, you’re keeping your immune system in check.
- To maintain your skin microbiome
Your skin has a collection of bacteria that lives on its surface rent-free. Now before you reach for a cleanser and try to scrub them all off, let's look at why they’re so important.
Much like your gut microbiome, these beneficial bacteria impact your entire body. They heal wounds, control inflammation, fight infections, and help your immune system work. In terms of holistic skincare, then, it’s important to find the balance between washing off impurities and maintaining a healthy skin microbiome.
- To protect yourself from the sun
If there’s any skincare item you should save in a fire, it’s your trusty tube of SPF. Studies show that SPF protects your skin from sun damage and premature aging, and even reduces your chance of skin cancer by 50%.
Try to use at least SPF 30 and reapply throughout the day. It’s really not worth skipping it.
Eco-tip: Be sure to choose an SPF product that is reef-safe!
- To wash off toxins
No matter where you live, in the modern world no one is a stranger to pollution. Combine that with harsh weather, dusty rooms, and stuffy commutes, and your skin has a lot coming at it. Over time, these environmental factors contribute to inflammation and premature aging.
That’s why it’s essential to wash your face, body, and (especially in recent years) hands regularly. By rinsing off the toxins, you stop them from permeating your skin and causing havoc on your body.
- To improve your mental health
No approach to health can be considered holistic if it doesn’t take the mind into account, and holistic skincare is no exception.
What’s going on in your brain, and on your skin, is more connected than you might think. Studies show that those who feel self-conscious about the way they look are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. On the other hand, a survey found that 76% of women felt good when their skin looked good.
And it’s not just about confidence in the way you look; taking care of your skin is a means of showing up for yourself every day, even when you’re feeling low. By carving out this time to look after yourself, you’re building a routine that has been found to improve mental health.
CBD For Skincare
You know we can’t help hyping up CBD around here, and when it comes to holistic skincare, it’s with good reason!
CBD is rich in antioxidants, which are known to be beneficial when applied to the skin. This means topical CBD products are an effective way to prevent dryness and free-radical damage (which causes premature aging!).
The real magic of CBD skincare, though, is in its anti-inflammatory properties. This means topical CBD products also help reduce red and puffy skin, and the symptoms of skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. There’s even research to suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can treat acne by interacting with the sebaceous glands and inhibiting oil production.
Safe to say CBD can help you tick off a lot of the 5 reasons above! Unsure where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help…
Jimbo & Jules’ Skincare Solutions
For your body: Soothe Like Honey Massage Oil
Infused with powerful botanicals and Full Spectrum Hemp, this all-natural oil deeply moisturizes the skin and relaxes the mind.
For hard-working hands: Relief Salves
Our Relief salves not only calm inflammation and soothe sore muscles but restore dry skin. The creamy formula comes in two essential oil blends: Bee Buzzin’, to uplift and energize, and Bee Easy, to balance and ground.
For your smile: Zero Waste Lip Balm (CBD-free but still full of nourishing and natural ingredients!)
Soothe, hydrate, and moisturize your smile with a choice of Lavender, Peppermint, or Orange aromas.
Skincare influences a lot more than just your complexion, it’s an essential part of any wellness routine and we're here to help you keep glowing.