A polar vortex recently swept across the country plummeting temperatures and moods all over. While many dream of a snowy winter wonderland, it’s not always the easiest season for everyone. The winter months bring frigid temps, less daylight, and stress associated with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Technically, the first day of Winter was just a week ago and that means we’ve still got several months until Spring.
While we can’t change the weather or the amount of sunlight we get, we can put a priority on our own wellness. Taking steps to help our mental well-being, as well as our physical well-being, is critical.
Your Mood + CBD
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called seasonal depression, is a mood condition that is triggered by cold-weather changes like shorter daylight hours and colder temperatures. The severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe and affect people differently. Typically, most of these symptoms will begin to lift in the summertime. Symptoms can include moodiness, lack of energy, insomnia, increased anxiety, appetite changes, and more.
Treatment for the winter blues can include talk therapy, exercise, phototherapy, or medication. Additionally, there’s evidence that suggests CBD may be helpful in addressing the symptoms of SAD due to its potential ability to positively impact mood, promote good sleep, and alleviate anxiety and stress.
How does this work? Every human being has an endocannabinoid system. Found in that system are two different types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 + CB2.
CB1: Found in major organs like the brain, liver, kidneys, and lungs.
CB2: Found throughout various parts of the immune system.
When these receptors are activated by CBD they can create reactions with other cells in your body that may cause positive effects promoting relief + harmony in bodily systems, organs, and mind.
CBD has been thought to reduce cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone. People with insomnia may experience high levels of cortisol at night. CBD is a natural regulator for the sleep-wake cycle and taking CBD before bed may reduce how often you wake up at night by helping your body reach a state of balance.
Say Goodbye To Chapped + Dry Skin
And helloooo kissable lips + baby-soft skin. You can’t stop the harsh, chilly winds, but you can preemptively set your skin up for success (and hydration). Inside our skin’s wintertime survival kit is our Lip Crush Lip Balm and our Overnight It sleeping mask.
We count on Lip Crush to be our dry-skin Swiss army knife. Not only do we love Lip Crush for nourishing, plumping, and moisturizing our lips, but it can also be used on those super stubborn dry skin patches.
Overnight It is our sleeping mask that contains ingredients like lactic acid, peptides, phytoplankton, rice bran extract, and green microalgae. This special blend of ingredients allows Overnight It to work hard all night at restoring, repairing, nourishing, + plumping the skin. While this is our nighttime skincare staple, using it as a daytime moisturizer during the winter months is our biggest life hack for protecting our skin.
Motivation When You Need a Vacation
So, we can all agree that the sun going down before the average American household sits down to eat dinner is not the vibe, right? Staying motivated is hard enough as it is. Add cold weather + a lack of Vitamin D to that mix and consider zombie mode activated!
Let us introduce you to our newest wellness wonder: functional mushrooms. We’ve been depending on our Goal Getter and All Access functional mushroom capsules to help us power through the days. These capsules combine a blend of Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake, and King Trumpet mushrooms to offer you potential brain-boosting benefits like more energy, focus, and drive. Take a deep dive into these powerhouse mushrooms here:
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