Friends With Benefits: Skincare & CBD

Look Good / Skincare

Is this just a trend or an amazing discovery?

CBD has been a beauty buzzword for quite some time now. This comes as no surprise since it encompasses much of our current obsessions – natural beauty and stress-relief. When a single ingredient crates this much rumble you know it’s worth exploring further. What is it? Is it safe? Is it worth incorporating into your skincare routine?

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol – a natural compound found in cannabis plants. These plants contain two primary active ingredients: THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive ingredient while CBD isn’t. In other words, CBD is safe and won’t make you feel high. What it can do is pump you up with antioxidants and alleviate anxiety and inflammation. It is used as an epilepsy treatment and it’s linked to pain relief. We extract CBD from the parts of the plant that are full of cannabinoids like flowers and leaves.

Hemp oil vs CBD oil

Not all cannabis-infused skincare contains CBD. Some skincare and beauty products contain hemp oil instead. Unlike CBD which comes from the leaves and the flowers, hemp oil comes from the seeds and contains no cannabinoids. To clarify, hemp seed oil comes with its own array of benefits – it’s an amazing moisturizer with rich fatty acids. But if you’re looking to try out CBD for some of its potent properties – make sure you’re buying products that contain CBD oil and not just hemp oil.

CBD skin benefits

This cannabidiol comes with a plethora of astounding benefits. It’s highly anti-inflammatory – it reduces irritation and redness, even combats breakouts. Moreover, this acne fighter soothes psoriasis and slows down aging signs. CBD owes its healing abilities to its potent antioxidant properties. Who doesn’t want protection against free radicals while providing hydration, nourishment and stress-relief?

How to use it with your skincare

Incorporating CBD into your skincare is a great idea. Maybe you’re looking for extra protection against free radicals and oxidative stress. Try to combine a few drops of CBD oil into your sunscreen and pack on the protection. Want to boost your hydration? Mix the oil with your moisturizer! Extra sensitive skin? Try applying CBD oil topically with a cream or a serum when your skin gets irritated.

Also, you can use CBD to benefit the skin on your entire body. Firstly, draw a nice warm bath. Secondly, stir a couple of drops of CBD oil into your bath. Finally, lay back and relax. Soothing and hydration are guaranteed!

How do you incorporate antioxidants into your routine? What do you use to fight stress and breakouts? Have you ever tried CBD-infused skincare or other beauty products? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comment section! We wish you a stress-free and antioxidant-filled day!


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2 responses to “Friends With Benefits: Skincare & CBD”

  1. Zoe Campos says:

    It’s interesting to know that skincare products with CBD can reduce redness and irritation on our skin. I’ve been dealing with some red spots I have in my face for a while now and this might be a good idea to get rid of them once and for all. I’ll also try consulting a dermatologist and see if applying it to my face won’t make me suffer from any side effects.

    • carly says:

      I hope it helps you Zoe and of course its always good to consult your dermatologist. Good luck 🙂

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