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3 Best Reasons to Start Using CBD Skin-Care Products in 2020

3 Best Reasons to Start Using CBD Skin-Care Products in 2020
If you have noticed that CBD seems to be everywhere in the wellness and self-care space, you’re not alone. CBD, or cannabidiol, has amassed quite a following over the past couple of years for the calming effects it can have on both the body and mind. While many of us reach for CBD to help alleviate anxiety and stress (especially during tumultuous world events like the COVID-19 crisis), to dismiss CBD’s benefits to the body—and in particular our skin—would be doing this compound great disservice. In fact, there are myriad reasons to start using broad spectrum CBD skin care products as part of a holistic wellness and self-care practice.

1. CBD has anti-inflammatory benefits for skin

Revered for its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD when ingested can help combat the stress responses of the body. When we are stressed, our bodies release the hormone cortisol; under normal circumstances, cortisol acts as the body’s own anti-inflammatory reaction, reducing swelling within the tissues of the body. However, when our bodies are under prolonged stress and anxiety, cortisol can actually have the opposite effect: Instead of acting as an anti-inflammatory, increased cortisol levels in the blood can actually cause inflammation. This systemic inflammation can manifest in serious health concerns, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, ulcers and other GI disease and even cancer.

Often, such inflammation of the body exhibits as upset of the skin: acne, psoriasis, eczema and other skin concerns. When applied topically as with CBD skin care products, CBD may help combat inflammatory skin conditions, just as it may help reduce the internal effects of stress on the body. Broad spectrum CBD face products—like MASK CBD Skincare—contains cannabidiol and every other compound of the plant except for THC, which has been removed after the initial extraction. This ensures skin receives all of the powerful benefits of CBD each time it’s applied.

2. CBD can be used without side effects of steroids

In our fast-paced Western society, sensitive skin or skin problems often drive us to the dermatologist’s office, asking for a prescription for a topical steroid. And while these steroid creams and balms can work wonders on irritated skin, they also require care with how they’re applied and how long it’s safe to use them.

The appeal of broad spectrum CBD infused skin care and beauty products is that they can safely be used daily to combat the inflammation that causes acne, psoriasis or eczema, which may lead to reduced redness, clearer looking and more calm, comfortable skin.

3. CBD is full of age-fighting antioxidants

While CBD skin care products work to treat problem skin, leaving it looking more calm and clear, other natural ingredients—like those in the MASK CBD skin care line—work in harmony with CBD to help nurture, balance and moisturize skin, leaving it looking healthy and radiant. Hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural humectant present in MASK formulas, draws moisture to the skin. Because it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, HA helps keep skin looking plump and dewy—alleviating the look of fine lines and wrinkles that can make skin look dull, dehydrated and even older.

Like its cousin hempseed oil, CBD oil also boasts high levels of antioxidants which work to combat the signs of premature aging: dullness, fine lines and wrinkles. Found in everything now from lip balms, body lotion and face cream, broad spectrum CBD oil is the beauty industry’s answer to skin that is seeking balance, health, comfort and luminosity. However you enjoy CBD, you may be surprised at how calm it makes you—and your skin—feel…and look.