CBD has become very popular in skincare over the past few years; you can find it in moisturizers, cleansers, and facial serums. You may have first heard about it in the wellness industry. CBD is short for Cannabidiol which is from the cannabis plant. We produce endogenous cannabinoids in our bodies. CB skincare, when applied, works on the skin’s surface.

In the past, CBD was often used to treat insomnia, anxiety, and digestive issues. It might seem new, but the first recorded use of cannabis in skin care dates back to ancient China, according to Nina Julia in an article titled ” What is the History of CBD” on March 1st, 2022. To check out the article click the link What is the history of CBD?

Only recently has it been available in skincare retail, as laws have changed to make it possible. Antioxidants like vitamins C, E, and A help protect the skin from free radical damage that ages the skin. CBD is a powerful antioxidant; that is why it has become so popular in skincare. Antioxidants slow down the aging process and help to revitalize the skin.

If you are confused about hemp seed oils, the distinction is that hemp seed oil contains a low percentage of CBD, along with vitamins like A, D, and E, and CBD oil is more concentrated and gives you all the antioxidants as well!

Both CBD and THC come from the same plant, but THC is the one that is responsible for the high feeling.

CBD works well with many skin types, including sensitive, aging, compromised, acne-prone, and oily skin. It also works for skin with rosacea.

A few key ways it works for each skin type are:

Sensitive: calms and soothes the skin, reduces inflammation, and minimizes redness.

Acne-prone: regulates oil production and calms inflammation formed due to acne. I can see where this would be particularly helpful if someone is prone to picking the skin. It is common to have redness and swell from acne, and if the lotion calms the skin, you may be less inclined to touch your face, preventing more bacteria from forming on the skin.

Rosacea: calms the skin and helps to tone down redness. There is also a microbial component to CBD, which may be beneficial.

Anti-Aging: loaded with antioxidants for repairing damaged skin and neutralizing free radicals from environmental damage.

Compromised skin barrier from overuse of strong products: helps to repair the skin barrier to allow it to heal and may help with itching.

While studies show promising results with using CBD in skincare, there hasn’t been enough data to prove it because it hasn’t been legal to test for that long.

It’s always important to talk to your doctor about any skin issues you might have. Getting their opinion on CBD products for your skin would be beneficial.

I always recommend doing a patch test on the skin before starting a new product with active ingredients. Everyone has unique skin, and what may work for you might now work for a friend with a similar skin type.


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