The Amazing Benefits of a CBD Facial
As our skin transitions into summer, we’re craving the benefits of a CBD facial: A gentle yet highly effective way to ease our skin from one season to the next and prep it for longer, brighter days and more humid nights.
If you haven’t yet discovered how treatments centered around CBD can benefit your skin, keep reading. We’re diving into some of the amazing benefits of a CBD facial, and how they may work wonders for all skin types.
Combats over-production of oil
If you’ve been noticing your skin is feeling a little more oily as the weather gets hotter and more humid, you’re not alone. Often, our skin needs to acclimate to the conditions around us, and the combination of our skin’s oil production as it adjusts and increased sweating in humid weather can make skin look and feel more oily than usual.
Enter CBD–or cannabidiol–one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant that works within our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help regulate critical systems and bring our body to a state of homeostasis, or balance. One of the ways CBD works with our skin to achieve balance is to regulate skin’s overproduction of sebum, the combination of oil, lipids, and waxes that helps to protect our skin’s barrier function. When our skin produces too much sebum, it can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
CBD can help regulate sebum production by targeting sebum-producing sebocytes, leading to less oily–and therefore, less breakout-prone–skin. A CBD facial may benefit skin by kick-starting the slow down of oil production, and supporting skin throughout the summer with a water-based CBD skin serum like MASK CBD Skincare Spotless can continue the noticeable results.
Calms inflammation and redness
CBD is renowned for its ability to help calm inflammation throughout the body, and the skin is no exception. A CBD facial can help to bring down redness and irritation, both signs of inflammation within the skin.
When applied topically, CBD skincare can help to combat recurring skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, and it may also help with rosacea. Those with sensitive skin may benefit from a CBD facial because of CBD’s ability to soothe and calm inflammation; it can even help relieve atopic dermatitis. As always, it’s best to notify your aesthetician about your skin concerns and conditions prior to treatment, but overall, CBD is well tolerated by even those with sensitive, inflamed, or red skin.
Helps to prevent acne
As we’ve mentioned, CBD skincare can be incredibly beneficial to oily skin. Together with its ability to also fight inflammation and redness, CBD may be highly effective in helping to calm skin and to prevent breakouts, or help speed along recovery from a recent breakout.
When skin experiences acne breakouts, it can appear red and angry and be painful to the touch. A CBD facial may help take down that redness, leaving skin looking calmer overall. What’s more, CBD is often effective at reducing pain within the body and topically on the skin–a relief for anyone who has ever suffered from the pain and sensitivity breakouts can bring.
Delivers powerful antioxidants
Another benefit of a CBD facial? A major boost of antioxidants, which help protect skin from damaging free radicals that can prematurely age skin. Continuing to use CBD skincare after your facial–like daily use of the serums and weekly CBD sheet masks from MASK–can help to improve skin tone and texture over time.
Delivers moisture for a radiant glow
A CBD facial can deliver much-needed moisture without weighing skin down–perfect for dry, sensitive, combination, and oily skin types. And if you’ve spent too much time out in the sun this summer, a CBD facial can not only help hydrate your parched skin, it may help to relieve the pain, redness, and inflammation associated with sunburn. A CBD facial will leave your skin looking plump and hydrated, and glowing with radiance–just what you want for that effortless summer beauty look!
Eases anxiety and stress
As the CBD sinks into skin during the facial and begins to interact with the ECS, it may help to further ease anxiety and stress. So not only are you benefitting from the relaxation of the actual facial technique, but the effects from the CBD may last long after you leave your treatment.