Is CBD Skincare A Real Thing?
What are the benefits of CBD oil directly on the skin?
Now that hemp is being farmed in almost every state and CBD is showing up in nearly every product, it only makes sense that it would become a luxury wellness and beauty ingredient in the the skincare industry. We’ve gotten together some research for you and we’ll go over some of the clinical benefits, but we also threw in some general skincare tips.
CBD is most known for its anti-inflammatory effects as well as a pain reliever. When it comes to skincare, there are some serious benefits to having ant-inflammatory products in your routine. Things like acne, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions thrive on inflammation. If you’re reducing inflammation, you’re combating the problem at the source. CBD has been tested and researched for its effects on these exact things.
Cannabis pills were written about in the late 1800’s by Dr. Henry Granger Piffard one of the founders of American Dermatology and the Journal of Cutaneous and Venereal Diseases, which is now called JAMA Dermatology. He said: “a pill of cannabis indica at bedtime has at my hands sometimes afforded relief to the intolerable itching of eczema.”
So, what do we know about CBD and skincare?
We put up some interesting CBD skincare facts:
- The national eczema foundation has had a genuine interest in cannabis for skin care, check it out here
- 5 of the major cannabinoids (cannabis compounds found in the hemp plant) which are CBD, CBC, CBG, THC and CBN were shown to have anti-microbial effects against staph and have anti-itch properties.
- Hempseed oil is a natural emollient to smooth rough cells on the skin’s surface and offers moisturizing benefits
- CBD may reduce oil production and reduce acne when placed directly onto your skin according to this study
General skin care includes a range of good habits, however. If you’re looking to take good care of your skin, you can’t just rely on a single thing like CBD and assume that you’ll have ageless, perfect skin forever. Good water intake, healthy diet, stress management and proper sleep are all crucial to maintaining healthy skin.
Keep scrolling for top tips that dermatologists recommend for healthy skin
get luxurious skin while you sleep
Most dermatologists agree that the skin repairs itself overnight, so things like retinol and thick moisturizer are best used in the evening. And, just as a bonus, routines at night like warm showers/baths and skincare are natural cues in a rhythm that promote good sleep!
vitamin c is your friend
Like CBD, Vitamin C is also a potent anti-inflammatory and neutralizes free radicals. This means that it can aid in the natural regeneration process, and help repair damaged skin cells.
incorporate hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is naturally occuring in the body and is great for fine lines and reducing the effects of aging in your skin. An all-natural and vegan skin care brand: Sisters Peace put together the perfect explanation here about how hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring and essential for healthy skin.
- Giving your skin the nutrients to look plumper, smoother, and more radiant & softening the appearance of pores
- Proven anti-aging properties & helps eliminate hyper-pigmentation
- A low molecular weight designed to penetrate into skin
protect your skin with spf
Any dermatologist will tell you that sunscreen is the most-important skin-care step because it protects from free radical damage that can cause skin cancer and early signs of aging. Hot tip: If it leaves a bit of a white residue, try adding a few drops of a liquid luminizer, bronzer, or even face tint to avoid that whole ghostly look. We prefer eco-friendly brands! Reef safe sunscreen means that all ingredients in the product are not toxic to corals or other marine wildlife in the coral ecosystem. Label wording such as Oxybenzone-Free or Octinoxate-Free don’t mean the sunscreen is reef-safe because nano-size particles of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide can also damage corals. The only reef safe sunscreens are those containing non-nano zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and natural inactive ingredients.
thinnest to thickest
The rule of thumb is oils can penetrate moisturizers, but not vice versa. However, if you’re using a heavier moisturizer (like a night cream) then you should put that on after your oil as opposed to before.
let it sink in
Your skin is designed to keep things out not let them in. It takes time for substances left on the surface of the skin to penetrate and work properly. The thicker the texture, the longer it takes to sink in, so take your time when applying each layer and let the skin care product penetrate while thinking beautiful, relaxing thoughts.
be gentle when drying off
Moisturizers are most effective when there is a little bit of water on the skin. These products will help lock in moisture for a longer period of time and keep your skin from drying out and becoming ashy.
The Bottom Line On CBD Skincare
Having a good regimen of skin care needs to be comprehensive. You shouldn’t be relying on CBD as a miracle worker for you skin, but it has potential benefits for reducing oil, combating inflammation and hydrating the skin with hempseed oil.
What’s in your skincare regimen? Let us know in the comment section and share this article if you found it helpful!