What is CBD Skincare
You’d be hard-pressed to not see CBD being advertised or to hear your friends discussing the many benefits of this multifaceted hemp oil extract these days. Maybe your bestie puts a few tincture droplets in her morning cup of coffee when she’s feeling super stressed, or perhaps you know someone who infuses CBD into their pup’s doggy treats. Most likely, you’ve heard at least something about the benefits of CBD as a pain reliever, anxiety and depression reducer, and much more.
Today we’ll be discussing CBD skincare and why we think it’s definitely worth it… That is when you buy the right, high-quality products.
What is CBD anyway?
Let’s start with a brief and easily understood definition of what exactly CBD is. CBD, more formally known as Cannabidiol, is a natural chemical found in cannabis plants. Yes, marijuana plants. But, no, CBD does not get you ‘high.’ CBD is the second of the two active ingredients of cannabis. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the one that might be responsible for making you eat an entire carton of Ben and Jerry’s (but here’s nothing wrong with that)!
On the other hand, CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis and, according to an article by Forbes, has been proven to have many incredible health benefits, like anxiety and chronic pain relief, reducing inflammation, and assisting with insomnia and epilepsy.
CBD: Good For Your Skin?
Well, yes. As it turns out, CBD’s benefits extend far beyond addressing nervous system issues. Cannabidiol is actually known for its healing properties in treating various skin problems such as dryness, free radical damage, acne, and inflammation. According to Forbes, there is also evidence that CBD can help treat eczema and psoriasis.
The reason CBD has started to be used to treat patients with acne is that it helps to reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Sebum is an oily substance produced by your body that’s responsible for contributing to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. Overproduction of sebum might be a cause of facial acne.
As in all cases of CBD research, CBD skincare is still in its early stages and there’s a limited amount of information on the far-reaching benefits of CBD skincare products. As more people begin to use CBD skincare, more research will help us determine how CBD skincare can be used to treat various skin issues.
CBD’s main feature as an anti-inflammatory agent makes CBD a no-brainer when it comes to anti-aging treatment. Think of CBD as rejuvenating skincare, capable of visibly minimizing fine lines that are a result of aging and sun exposure. Although you can find great medical-grade alternatives, CBD is a more natural way to address skin concerns.
What different types of CBD skincare products should I be on the lookout for?
CBD skincare products can come in several different forms. You may be someone who benefits from a weekly CBD face mask designed to refresh and rejuvenate your skin in just one single use! These masks are capable of using CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties to calm your skin in a matter of minutes.
Another popular CBD skincare product to be on the lookout for is a CBD muscle balm or salve. Used most typically as a topical pain reliever, you’re also encouraged to apply these products to anywhere on your body that feels dry, including lips and hands.
Some people prefer to incorporate several tincture drops of their favorite CBD oil into their daily moisturizing lotion. Since topical CBD doesn’t enter the bloodstream, you can be liberal with the amount you use on your skin each day.
A high-quality CBD serum is another option to include in your CBD skincare product arsenal. High-quality CBD serum helps fight free-radical damage and can even reverse sun damage. Apply this beneficial serum to your beautiful face twice a day and watch as you reap the mighty rewards of enhanced and glowing skin.
How do I choose the right CBD skincare products?
All CBD skincare is not created equal. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD as it doesn’t contain any other compounds found in hemp. When searching for the CBD skincare products that are right for you, make sure you do your research and find a company that prioritizes CBD isolate.
There are plenty of companies who use subpar ingredients in their products, claiming to be one thing when they are actually something else entirely. Buying from these companies is risky as the extra ingredients they put in their products to compensate for the lack of pure CBD may have the opposite of the desired effect.
As always, do your research and shop for your CBD skincare with caution. Make sure you’re purchasing from a company that uses CBD isolate to create its products. Find a company that prioritizes using premium medicinal-grade hemp that’s organically grown. The company you buy from should be all about transparency— from the origin of the hemp they use to what else they use to make the products you’ll be putting on your skin.
Jasmine Khachatrian, Founder and President of Kanavia Organics. Jasmine is a California-licensed Physician Assistant, and has 25 years of experience in providing healthcare in Los Angeles County.