How CBD Can Help Relieve Dry Winter Skin
Cold air outside, warm air inside: Winter can be a challenge for even the most balanced skin, creating dry, irritated, inflamed skin that can be frustrating to overcome.
But you don’t have to suffer from dry skin this season, thanks to organic skincare made with full-spectrum CBD. Discover how CBD can help relieve dry winter skin–and get ready to fall in love with this powerfully effective ingredient.
Take the pain out of dry, irritated skin
Dry, irritated skin can crop up out of nowhere during the winter, leaving us scratching our elbows and knees or slathering on ointments to try and overcome dry patches on our face. Dry skin can become painful, especially when it comes into contact with fabric we wear to keep us warm: scarves, hats, sweaters.
Enter CBD, or cannabidiol, an active ingredient derived from the hemp plant that works within the body’s endocannabinoid system to help bring the body back to stasis, or balance.
The endocannabinoid system governs some of the body’s most critical responses, including sleep, appetite, metabolism, pain receptors, inflammatory response, and stress and anxiety. When CBD is introduced to the body, via ingestion or topically, it helps to balance these systems, soothing the symptoms associated with these imbalances –and that includes the pain of dry, irritated skin.
Introducing clean skincare that contains full spectrum CBD, like MASK Skincare, may help to relieve dry winter skin. Full spectrum CBD means that you’ll experience the “entourage effect” of CBD and the additional cannabinoid compounds that naturally exist alongside it, such as CBN, terpenes, and flavonoids.
These compounds add powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, bolstering the impact of CBD on skin, and on the body overall.
Soothe inflamed, red skin
Whether you’re experiencing short-term, weather-related inflamed skin or winter conditions have exacerbated an existing skin condition like eczema, using organic skincare made with plant-based ingredients and full spectrum CBD may help to soothe inflamed, red winter skin.
According to cedars-sinai.org, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon Dr. Nima Gharavi says that while more studies are needed, “CBD may play a role in hydrating the skin and have anti-inflammatory effects, so using a product that contains CBD might help with treating dry skin or certain inflammatory skin disorders.”
Incorporating a CBD sheet mask into your clean skincare routine is a highly effective and relaxing way to deliver soothing CBD deep into skin while also nourishing it with gentle ingredients that help to target its additional needs.
In addition to sheet masks, MASK Skincare Nourishing Under Eye Patches may help treat eczema or dry areas around the eyes–an important development, as this area is notoriously challenging to treat because most topical steroid creams aren’t made for use around the eye area.
Boost the skin barrier with antioxidants
CBD isn’t just for soothing skin irritation, however–though we do love it for doing that! The wonders of CBD also include powerful antioxidants. According to the National Institutes of Health, “CBD is non-psychoactive but exerts a number of beneficial pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.”
Antioxidants help to protect skin from free radicals, which can prematurely damage and age skin. Dry skin leaves skin vulnerable to free radicals, so when paired with the moisturizing ingredients of MASK Skincare, the antioxidants in full spectrum CBD can go to work to protect skin on multiple fronts.
To give skin an antioxidant infusion, add a non-toxic beauty must-have like MASK Skincare CBD skin serums. These water-based serums sink below the surface of the skin to nourish and moisturize it at the source–and they work seamlessly with existing clean beauty routines.
Winter skin doesn’t have to be dry and irritated, thanks to the power of CBD! With a few easy-to-use topical CBD products like those from MASK Skincare, your skin can reclaim its calm and glow with the look of health, all season.