CBD has become quite popular over the last few years for its healing potential. Nowadays, we can see this ingredient added to almost anything - from candles to alcohol, from sweets to soft drinks.
The cosmetic industry also hopped on the CBD bandwagon, but with good reason: CBD is simply good for the human body!
As more and more cosmetic companies include CBD in their products, it’s important to know why CBD is good for the skin, what benefits it brings, and how CBD can treat certain skin conditions.
Let’s start with CBD - in its purest form!
As you probably already know, CBD or cannabidiol is a naturally occurring ingredient in cannabis plants - hemp or marijuana. Together with THC, CBD is the second compound in cannabis plants, but it’s nothing like its psychoactive cousin.
Although found in the same plant, CBD and THC are not only different, but studies have shown that CBD may even counteract a few of THC’s effects! Furthermore, CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to improve health, whereas THC gives you that ‘high’ feeling.
Industrially, CBD is extracted as a powder and combined with hemp, olive, or coconut oil. Each one of these oils improves the effectiveness of CBD and allows CBD-infused products to be mass manufactured as well.
Cosmetic brands incorporate CBD oil into their skincare products to aid several types of ailments of the skin: Check out our ‘Organic Anti-Age Elixir’
CBD For Acne
Acne is not reserved for teenagers only - people of any age and gender can have them in different periods of their life. Some acne can be a result of lack of care or clogged pores, but others may be a result of a more serious health issue, like hormonal disbalance.
Incorporating CBD products such as our CBD aftershave in your skincare routine won’t make all of your skin-related problems go away, but it can definitely help damaged skin.
Well, CBD oil has anti-inflammatory attributes that can reduce the production of sebum, one of the many reasons for acne appearance. As an antioxidant, CBD also plays a key role in fighting hyper-inflammation, so if you’re having trouble fighting acne scars or spots, CBD might be the solution!
CBD And Sensitive Skin
People with sensitive skin are usually more prone to experiencing the side effects of any product. With CBD, that rarely happens because of its soothing effect.
Patients with skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis are advised to use CBD as a treatment. It can help them normalize their skin condition and also soothe the damaged area.
As always, we advise anyone who has sensitive skin to do a patch test before using CBD so you don’t experience any additional problems.
CBD And Dermatitis
Dermatitis is a skin condition that usually occurs in children at the age of 6 or younger.
It can cause large, itchy rashes to appear on the skin and unless they are treated immediately, they can get far worse. Oftentimes, doctors prescribe corticosteroids to treat dermatitis, but they can cause major side effects.
CBD, on the other hand, has anti-inflammatory properties and it can help treat the issue more effectively.
CBD And Anti-Aging
The first signs of ageing show where we least want them to - our faces. Unfortunately, no one is immune to wrinkles, and if you have dry skin, they can appear sooner than you expect!
If you decide to include CBD anti-ageing products in your skincare routine, you won’t regret it: CBD can have a major antioxidizing effect on the skin, significantly diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, pale looking skin, or skin dullness.
CBD And Sun Protection
The most effective way to protect your skin from harmful UV rays is to use sunscreen.
If you have more sensitive skin and you’re going out in the sun, apply it multiple times during the day.
However, if you want to enhance the effect of the sunscreen, be sure to add a few drops of CBD oil to it. Not only that will soothe your skin, but with its inflammatory properties, will reduce the chances of developing sunspots or scars!
How To Choose A Quality CBD Oil?
There are countless cosmetic brands that offer top-notch CBD products, but not all of them are as effective as they appear to be. Here’s what to look for if you decide to try CBD:
- Look for the term ‘cannabidiol’ in the ingredient list;
- Detailed percentage of the CBD content - the higher the better;
- Solid CBD package, not one that allows sunlight on the oil.
It’s important to protect yourself from the self-proclaimed experts on extracting CBD and to make sure you’re using the right CBD products.
Although there’s still a lot to be done until the positive effect of CBD is completely approved, a lot of it is undeniable. As always, before you decide to include CBD in your routine, make sure to consult with a medical professional - their knowledge is not to be excluded!
Although a lot of the claims around CBD and sexual health are primarily anecdotal, thousands of CBD users across the globe swear by CBD products to enhance and support their sex life. As always, please speak to your doctor before taking any CBD product if you are currently taking any prescribed medications.