Has winter left your skin feeling dry, irritated, and itchy? Are you looking for way to refresh your beauty regimen?
CBD may be the missing ingredient in your beauty routine!
What is CBD?
If you aren’t already familiar with CBD, it is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant (which you may know as marijuana). Unlike the chemical compound, THC, which is known to cause the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana use, CBD possesses absolutely no ability to get you ‘high.’ This has made it an appealing choice for people looking for relief from a variety of medical issues such as pain, inflammation, anxiety and insomnia.
But did you know that CBD topicals have quickly become one of the most popular uses of Cannabidiol? CBD is now becoming recognized for its ability to not only provide relief through ingestion, but by targeting localized skin problems, pain, and inflammation by penetration deep into the skin.
Full spectrum CBD oil is rich in phyto-cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, amino acids and vitamins. CBD is also a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Due to these properties, CBD infused topicals are very effective in relieving and eliminating many skin problems such as acne and eczema.
How does it work?
When applied directly to the skin, CBD oils, lotions, and balms get absorbed and interact with the naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. However, since the chances of CBD reaching the bloodstream is low, the topical must be applied directly to the area in need of relief.
CBD is a powerful ingredient in topical because of its ability to prevent dryness and support the healing process of wounds and scars. Since CBD strengthens the skin’s defense system, it’s a wonderful solution for anyone looking to relieve or eliminate various skin ailments.
What are the benefits?
CBD has been shown to work quickly and effectively, offering immediate relief from a variety of conditions ranging from aches and pains to acne and eczema. Check out these amazing benefits of CBD topicals:
CBD has been shown to work as an effective acne treatment.
Acne is partially caused by inflammation and a build-up of sebum. A 2014 study published by the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD can help to lower the production of sebum with its anti-inflammatory effects. If you’re suffering from acne and haven’t tried a CBD topical, it’s definitely an option to consider. Just make sure you get all the facts from your doctor or dermatologist beforehand!
Signs of aging
As more research is being conducted, we’re finding more unique and versatile uses of CBD. Due to its powerful antioxidant properties, CBD is also being celebrated for its anti-aging effects. Antioxidants have been proven to help slow down the aging process by reducing free radical damage to skin cells and increasing oil production which usually slows down as we age.
Joint and muscle pain
Recent studies suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) could play a vital role in the treatment of muscle pain and inflammation. CBD has especially been recognized for its ability to relieve arthritis-related symptoms. Cannabinoids, such as CBD, attach themselves to specialized receptors in a person’s brain and immune system. When CBD enters a person’s body, it attaches to CB2 receptors, which are found in the immune system. This allows them to regulate the body’s response to pain and inflammation.
A 2016 study found that the topical application of CBD-infused products assisted in relieving pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Similarly, a 2017 study found that CBD could be used as a safe and useful treatment for joint pain related to osteoarthritis.
Making your own CBD Topical
Making your own cannabis-infused topical lotions and salves is not as difficult as you might think. If you’ve ever made cannabis-infused butter or oil, the recipe is remarkably similar and can be used in a variety of ways. Check out our recipe here to make your own CBD lotion and make your skin glow!