When it comes to full spectrum CBD skin care, we know firsthand just how effective it can be. From calming skin to leaving it looking luminous, we’re true believers in the power of CBD on our skin.
If you’ve been considering adding CBD to your beauty regimen but aren’t sure why you should, read on. Here’s why you need at least one CBD skin care product in your daily routine.
A CBD refresher
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant (a cousin to the marijuana plant). CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it will not cause a feeling of being “high” like the THC cannabinoid found in marijuana.
By working within the body’s own endoncannabinoid system—a complex network that helps to govern critical responses such as stress, anxiety, metabolism, sleep, fertility, and more—CBD helps to bring the body to a state of homeostasis, or balance.
CBD skin care delivers antioxidant protection
Fine lines, wrinkles, age spots: We attribute all of them to getting older. And while it’s true that our skin loses elasticity and collagen as a normal part of the aging process, these visible signs of aging are often exacerbated by our everyday environments.
Found in common, everyday places like air pollution and pesticides, cigarette smoke and sugar, free radicals are invisible molecules with an uneven number of electrons that that makes them unstable. When we are overexposed to them, our bodies undergo oxidative stress.
Prolonged oxidative stress can cause skin to prematurely age, ramping up the loss of precious collagen and elasticity that cause skin to appear plump and youthful. The result? Fine lines, wrinkles, and skin that is dry and may be more sensitive.
Antioxidants work to stabilize free radicals (by donating an electron, believe it or not) and break them down so they can’t harm skin. They also work to help repair cellular damage and can help protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Luckily, full spectrum CBD, like that found in MASK CBD Skincare, is naturally rich in antioxidants.
“Using CBD in your daily skincare regime is a highly effective way to enjoy the benefits of topical antioxidants to ward off the free radicals that can prematurely age skin,” says Sarah Mirsini, founder of MASK CBD Skincare. “Adding a few drops of MASK CBD skin serum before you moisturize delivers a powerful boost that penetrates deeply into the skin, where it really targets skin’s needs.”
If your skin is irritated, red, or just plain sensitive, it’s most likely exhibiting signs of inflammation—and you may want to consider reaching for CBD.
Just as CBD works internally to help reduce inflammation throughout the body, using CBD topically in skincare can help target inflamed skin from the outside in. Tina Alster, M.D., clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, tells dermatologytimes.com,
“Anti-inflammatory properties associated with CBD are beneficial in treating such dermatologic conditions as acne, psoriasis and eczema due to reduction of dryness, irritation and redness. CBD-containing creams, oils, gels and serums not only moisturize and soothe the skin but are also showing encouraging results in relieving pain caused by certain skin disorders.”
A dose of much-needed moisture
“Hemp-derived CBD has been shown to have moisturizing properties,” notes MASK founder Mirsini. “When you pair full-spectrum CBD with other natural and organic ingredients like aloe and hyaluronic acid, you get a powerful dose of moisture to alleviate dryness, which can be responsible for fine lines, dullness, breakouts and skin sensitivity.”
Mirsini suggests using MASK CBD skin serums every day, and boosting the positive impacts of CBD with a MASK CBD sheet mask once or twice a week.
CBD is an acne soother
CBD has been shown to help regulate oil production in skin, and to calm pain and inflammation. Together, these positive effects have a cumulative impact on acne, making it ideal for both those suffering from chronic acne or the occasional breakout.
When paired with healing, plant-based ingredients like helichrysum, tea tree, and clary sage, CBD can be a powerhouse ingredient in your acne-soothing skincare regimen.
Lastly, CBD works to boost skin’s radiance—and who doesn’t want glowy, healthy-looking skin?
“MASK customers report a noticeable difference in their radiance after using CBD skincare,” Mirsini reports. “With CBD’s high antioxidant content, its ability to moisturize skin and the soothing effects it has, it’s no wonder that CBD has helped our customers achieve that coveted glow.”
Still, Mirsini cautions against buying CBD wherever you may find it. “Full spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids that work together to form the ‘entourage effect,’ meaning they work better together to benefit skin and body,” she explains.
“You want to make sure that the CBD in your products has been tested to truly be full spectrum, and that it’s free of harmful pesticides or other questionable ingredients. Always buy CBD that has undergone rigorous third-party testing, and view the certificate that proves this is true.”