If you’ve been looking for new skincare products, you might’ve come across products containing CBD.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the outer layer that covers the entirety of our bodies, including our muscles, bones, and vital organs. Skin is water-resistant, which protects us from losing too much moisture, thus regulating and insulating the body’s core temperature. Skin also acts as an agent to absorb and store vital nutrients. CBD skin care products are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids that promote skin health. They contain vitamins A & D for skin repair, C & E for protection of the skin’s collagen and elasticity and B-Complex to keep skin, hair and nails healthy.
CBD has been found to help relieve common skin conditions such as inflammation, itching and burning, bug bites, infections, and scrapes and wounds. When our skin comes across potential pathogens, it becomes inflamed to protect the body against those irritants. Inflamed skin gains the most significant CBD benefits since studies suggest that CBD has an antiinflammatory affect on the skin. This may help with skin conditions such as acne and eczema. For these conditions, topical CBD oil provides a significant amount of moisture to the affected site to heal broken and cracked skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol relieve the flaking and burning of patchy skin, reducing redness and dryness almost immediately. Infections on your skin can cause flare-ups, the antioxidant components of CBD oil can also alleviate the infection that worsens the conditions. For bug bites and itchy skin, CBD oil benefits of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties start to work at the site by calming your body’s immune response.
Bath Bombs and salts are quickly becoming a favorite skin care product of CBD users. A unique combination of baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, and natural, organic coloring produce the fizziness brought on by bath bombs. Bath bombs usually contain additives such as essential oils that double as aromatherapy agents, and nourishers that work directly on the skin. In the case of CBD bath bombs, CBD is one of the additives placed in the product. Bathing in CBD allows absorption through opened pores as a result of the heat of the bath.
Lotions, balms, rubs and creams are typically used for more localized areas such as sore muscles, arthritis, acne or chapped lips. If you have shoulder pain, for example, rubbing cream containing CBD on that shoulder may relieve the pain. The CBD in the cream combines with the endocannabinoids CB1 and CB2 receptors found in your skin. Endocannabinoids are natural signals sent by your body. They detect and regulate hunger, memory, mood, and pain. CBD cream for pain helps elevate your natural levels of the CB receptors that relieve pain. Whichever skin care product you decide you use, it is recommended that you test it for a reaction on a small area of your inner arm first.