Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re keenly aware of the CBD craze that’s taken the planet by storm in the last few years …
That said, there’s much gravitas informing the hype because the cannabis compound has been shown to have MANY positive therapeutic effects on the human body. It can be incorporated in a variety of different ways, including assuming a starring role in the world of skincare, inspiring a plethora of celebs to sing its praises in a range of topicals and other beauty products.
Just what are the benefits of CBD-infused skin care products celebs can’t get enough of?
While there are myriad benefits, the potent antioxidant properties of CBD routinely top the list, working wonders to fight off free radicals and other annoying AF signs of aging.
Its anti-inflammatory properties also reduce redness and swelling from inflammatory conditions like acne or rosacea, bless their aggressive little hearts!
CBD reacts with our endocannabinoid systems in order to regulate cell growth and sebum production, as well as maintain our skin’s natural moisture barrier. Studies show that CBD oil can even help with conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. In many cases, people have been able to replace all of their topicals by using CBD skin care products.
CBD skin care products are also believed to be beneficial for anti-aging purposes because of its many antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that help reduce wrinkles and maintain skin firmness. There are multiple CBD oil companies which provide CBD for consumers without even needing a medical card. Some of the most common products include CBD oil, lotion, vape juice, infused soap and more.
It’s worth noting that skin health and maintenance aside, CBD skin care products can also be used to help speed up the healing process of wounds, rashes and other forms of irritation. What’s more, CBD skin care products can be made at home with the use of either broad-spectrum products or even isolates with the highest potency available on the market.
Ok, enough intro chatter, let’s look at three examples of CBD products leading the way on all-natural skin care, as well as how they work to safely and effectively treat common skin conditions.
CBD-Infused Soaps for Gentle, Beneficial Exfoliation and Relieving Aches & Pains
CBD soap typically contains other complementary ingredients that are beneficial to your skin, such as shea butter and hemp seed oil. Shea butter is good for your skin because it has vitamin A and E, which helps to reduce wrinkles and replenish moisture in the skin. Hemp seed oil works well for rosacea, dermatitis and insect bites. Hemp seed oil also contains omega fatty acids that help
For its part, CBD increases the production of collagen, which leads to better skin elasticity and a reduction of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Its high antioxidant content helps with cell health, and can aid your natural immune system by relieving muscle tension.
CBD-Infused Ointments & Creams for Healing and Reducing Inflammation or Irritation
CBD’s benefits for the skin can be attributed to its anti-inflammatory properties, as it inhibits the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes. CBD has been shown to not only reduce redness and swelling, but also help with healing as it speeds up the production of new cells.
CBD can also be used topically to provide relief from pain caused by inflammation. This isn’t limited to wounds, burns, insect bites and so on; it can also provide relief from physiological conditions characterized by inflammation as well, such as gout or tendonitis. CBD applied topically is absorbed more easily and lasts longer on the skin than orally ingested CBD products.
CBD-Infused Facial Cleansers for Acne and Clogged Pores
CBD assists with the regulation of oil (sebum) production on skin, paired with an anti-comedogenic effect, which means it prevents the clogging of pores. This inhibits the development of pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. People who suffer from acne or inflamed skin conditions will benefit from using CBD-based skin care products, which control breakouts while still maintaining healthy moisture levels.
CBD also helps to reduce the symptoms associated with a variety of skin disorders, such as itchiness and pain caused by psoriasis or sunburns. Overall, a CBD-infused facial cleanser product can make an excellent add-on to a healthy skin care regimen, particularly for individuals with high stress lifestyles and age groups prone to acne.
So yeah, CBD is one to put on the beauty radar, a must for Social Gals and Gents the world over ….