CBD for Skin? Benefits of Adding CBD to Your Skin Care Regimen
So you’ve been hearing a lot about CBD and seeing it listed as an ingredient in all kinds of personal care items, from body lotions to soaps and essential oils. But can you use CBD oil on your skin? And if so, does it live up to the claims? We think so. In fact, we love how CBD can improve the overall health and quality of the skin for people with all skin types and conditions. Yes, even oily and acneic skin. We’ll get to that in a minute. First, let’s talk about what CBD is and why you should pay attention to this trending plant-based skin care ingredient.
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. It’s a natural ingredient, which is just one of the many reasons we love using it in our plant-based formulas. CBD from plants is one of many types of phytocannabinoids but the human body also produces its own type of cannabinoids called endocannabinoids which support the body’s nervous system. CBD oils first began gaining notoriety in wellness for helping ease anxiety, tension, aches and pains, but CBD offers a host of other benefits when applied topically. For topical uses, CBD is often produced as an oil that can be directly applied to the skin or used as just one ingredient in a more complex formula. CBD oils for the skin are easily absorbed and have a light, earthy smell. CBD oils can be found in pure oil form or as blends with other beneficial skin and sensory ingredients.
Why should you use CBD?
CBD is an easy-to-use oil that comes with no negative side effects. CBD is known for calming the skin and helping mitigate side effects from other potentially irritating ingredients, professional treatments and relieving irritation in harsh climates. All skin types and conditions will benefit from routine use of CBD oil. And because our bodies already produce a type of cannabinoid, CBD naturally works well with the body’s systems.
Benefits of incorporating CBD in your skin care routine are:
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved skin hydration
- Protection against environmental damage
- Soothed skin irritations
- Controlled oil production
To deliver effective, visible results, ClarityRx’s line of CBD products all contain two forms of CBD:
- Cannabidiol, cannabis sativa seed oil which is rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E and protein, and deeply hydrates the skin.
- Cannabis sativa flower/leaf/stem extract CBD which is a pure CBD concentrate extracted from the flowers, leaves, stems and stalks of matured cannabis plants. This ingredient provides enhanced delivery of pure CBD for increased absorption and impressive soothing benefits.
How does CBD work with the skin?
For oily and acne-prone skin
It may sound counterintuitive, but CBD oil applied to the skin can help oily and breakout-prone skin. Acneic skin is typically caused by the overproduction of sebum, inflammation and bacteria in the pores. CBD is able to help balance the skin’s sebum production which will reduce the occurrence of breakouts. Additionally, its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the severity and frequency of breakouts by helping fight acne-causing bacteria from building up in the pores and soothing inflammation. For active breakouts, CBD oil can calm irritation, swelling and minimize redness.
Use: Return to Calm™ CBD Moisturizer to restore balance to the skin’s water and oil levels. This light but corrective moisturizer creates an ideal environment for healthy skin. Niacinamide as a supportive ingredient helps reduce skin redness and discoloration and is a great ingredient for those with breakout-prone skin.
For dry, itchy and flaky skin
There are many reasons why the skin would be in need of extra support for dry skin. You could be one of many people with dry skin, an underproduction of oil that makes it hard to keep the skin moisturized. Or, you could be experiencing dehydrated skin, which has slightly different root causes and implications for treating than dry skin does. Dry, flaky skin can also be a temporary issue from living in cold climates, which is why most people have to use more hydrating products during the winter months. Some people will also experience itching and flaking for dry skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Either way, CBD is a great supportive ingredient regardless of the cause of your dry skin. CBD oil replenishes moisture and incredibly healing and soothing to cracking skin. As a bonus, it’s soothing properties can also improve signs of itching that sometimes come with seasonal dry skin. It’s ability to alleviate inflammation also helps those with dry skin conditions that flare up seasonally or during periods of stress.
Use: Return to Calm™ CBD Mask to deeply soothe dry, irritated and reddened skin. Because dry skin usually comes with impaired barrier function, this formula promotes healing and restores the skin’s barrier for long-term relief. Use weekly to maximize the effectiveness of this formula.
For aging skin and environmental protection
Everyone wants to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, but can CBD oil help fend off the signs of aging? Believe it or not, yes. Hydrating and soothing ingredients are always beneficial to minimize the appearance of aging because they help plump fine lines to be less visible on the skin. But CBD’s true power in defending against the signs of aging is in its ability to protect against free radical damage that leads to premature aging, dark spots and laxity. CBD is a natural antioxidant that protects the skin from damage caused by everyday exposure to the sun, pollution and other types of UV light, like blue light. Antioxidants are an essential ingredient to use each morning, alongside a broad spectrum SPF, to protect from inevitable exposure to the environment.
Use: Return to Calm™ CBD Facial Cleanser to life away impurities, infuse the skin with ultra-soothing ingredients and get a boost of other antioxidants that protect the skin. The addition of chamomile helps support skin soothing. Skin will feel soft, calm and refreshed after use.
CBD oil is an easy ingredient to add to a regimen because it is relatively free from side effects. Try it in different formulas and find the right format for your skin type and skin concern. With regular use, you should see noticeable improvement in the quality of your skin with more balanced hydration and oil production, fewer signs of aging and a reduction in skin irritation.