Why Your Skincare Routine Should Contain at Least One CBD Product
We’re one month into 2023, and for many of us, resolving to practice more self-care hasn’t exactly materialized into doing the things that would actually constitute taking care of ourselves.
Maybe it was eating healthier, maybe it was washing your face at night. Whatever you promised yourself, if you’re looking for a way to practice self-care with as little effort as possible, we feel you–and we suggest that you consider adding at least one CBD product to your clean skincare routine.
Because when you use CBD skincare, your skin can reap at least four different and noticeable benefits, practically effortlessly. It’s the ideal self-care solution! Read on for our favorite reasons why your skincare routine should contain at least one CBD product. Trust us, you’ll want to try this.
CBD calms and soothes skin
By now, you may have heard that ingesting CBD can be beneficial for those who are feeling stressed and anxious.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that works within the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help regulate critical systemic functions, among them the body’s response to stress.
The chief job of the ECS is to help the body retain a state of balance, or homeostasis. It’s thought that CBD works within the ECS to help calm stress and anxiety, thereby helping the body regain a state of balance and calm.
But it’s not just CBD that’s ingested that can be beneficial to stress. When skin is stressed, using CBD skincare may have similar effects on inflammation, irritation, and redness. Just as CBD helps the ECS regain and maintain homeostasis, so does CBD skincare do for the skin.
According to 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.”
If your skin is inflamed and irritated, whether due to the winter weather or other factors, CBD skincare may be exactly what you want to add to your clean beauty routine to help calm and soothe skin back into a more peaceful and comfortable state.
CBD contains antioxidants that help prevent premature aging
No matter what your age, protecting your skin from free radicals that can prematurely age and damage skin is an important goal in your clean skincare regimen. CBD contains powerful antioxidants that do just that, so using CBD skincare can help protect you from the environmental factors that show up on your skin.
Free radicals are found all throughout our modern environments, from damaging UVA/UVB rays of the sun to fried food, pesticides, cigarette smoke, air pollutants, and more.
While we can’t avoid them completely, using plant-based skincare that contains a variety of natural ingredients, each of which contain antioxidants, can help your skin continue to function at its best and prevent premature aging due to free radical damage.
CBD helps to balance skin
Whether your skin is oily or dry, or maybe just a little unpredictable due to hormone fluctuations or change in the weather, using at least one CBD skincare item in your clean beauty routine may make a noticeable difference in helping to balance it.
According to Forbes.com, “CBD might also be effective in fighting acne as it helps reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Additionally, studies indicate that cannabidiol may be effective in treating eczema and psoriasis as well.”
When the sebum production of the skin is brought back to balance by the use of CBD skincare, it feels neither chronically oily, nor chronically dry. Instead, skin maintains its balance, leaving it feeling comfortable and looking healthy. And with its powerful Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, CBD helps skin look more radiant, as well.
CBD may help to alleviate acne
Now that we know that CBD skincare may help mitigate inflammation and help correct the overproduction of sebum, it’s no surprise to learn that using CBD in your non toxic skincare routine may also help to alleviate acne.
When sebum isn’t building up on skin, pores are less likely to clog with the oil, dirt, and bacteria that can lead to acne. And, because topical CBD can also reduce inflammation, it can work from the outside in to address redness, tenderness, and breakouts associated with acne.
If your clean beauty routine is missing CBD, why not make this the time to add it to your skincare routine? Consider it the easiest (and possibly most rewarding!) self-care resolution you’ll want to keep, every day of the year.