5 Ways CBD Can Improve Your Skincare Regimen
by Ivy Boyd
You may already be enjoying CBD’s calming mental benefits, unwinding after a stressful day at work by sipping a CBD tea as you read this. Maybe your arthritis or carpal tunnel pain is a distant memory thanks to a CBD topical you apply daily. CBD may already be a key part of your post-workout routine, soothing sore muscles and helping you to recover quickly.
There’s no doubt that CBD is helping people every day with a myriad of health conditions. But what about our appearance? After all, when you look good, you feel good.
Since CBD can be absorbed transdermally, CBD skin care is another great way to incorporate its benefits into your daily routine. CBD is found in many skin care products including serums, oils, moisturizers, scrubs, and masks.
Fights Acne & Clears Breakouts
Many common skin issues can be attributed to inflammation, the body’s response to irritation. Acne is one of the most common and frustrating forms of inflammation. If you’re experiencing persistent breakouts, CBD may help thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. CBD not only suppresses and heals existing breakouts but also prevents future ones from making an appearance.
Reduces Excessive Oils
A little glow is great, but if you’re feeling like it’s more of an oil slick on your face by noon, CBD might be your best friend. CBD can help balance overproduction of oil in your skin, giving it a more balanced look and feel. Just think of how many oil blotting sheets you’ll save!
Hydrates the Skin
Rich in omega fatty acids, with or without CBD, hemp oil alone is a real all-star at hydration. If you have oily or combination skin, you might feel a little cautious about using a CBD oil for your skin. However, our skin is lipophilic, meaning it likes oils and readily accepts them. Your skin will know what to do with it and produce less of its own oils as a result. Sounds like a good arrangement to us!
- Combats Anti-Aging
CBD can be your first line of defense in the anti-aging process. By fighting against free radicals that cause cell damage, CBD’s antioxidants help skin stand up to things like pollution, pesticides, and radiation. Free radicals cause aging, and antioxidants stop that cell damage in its tracks. Staying forever young can be as easy as using a CBD cream.
Since CBD is such a powerful anti-inflammatory, it can help to alleviate a myriad of skin complaints. For sufferers of eczema, rosacea, psoriasis or just sensitive skin that is easily irritated, CBD might be the redness reducer you’re looking for. It soothes and calms, leaving your skin more even-toned and happy. By incorporating a CBD product into your skincare routine, you might be able to skip that green color corrector in your morning makeup routine. Less makeup = more sleep. Who’s with me?
CBD Skincare Starters
If you’re ready to start incorporating CBD into your skincare routine, it’s easy. Try applying a CBD serum before your usual moisturizer. If you’re feeling dry, consider finishing your existing routine by patting on a CBD oil or subbing one in instead of your moisturizer.
Ivy Boyd is a full-time working makeup artist and creator of the beauty blog, Wake Up For Midwest. Honesty and humor are two things you’ll always find on her blog, and sincere joy and enthusiasm for doing makeup if you happen to find yourself in her chair.