The Benefits of Using CBD Lotion or Serum in Your Skincare Product
As medical and recreational marijuana have become more widely accepted – and legalized, in a growing number of states – a wide variety of products based on the components of the marijuana plant have become available. While THC (the primary chemical responsible for the “high” so commonly associated with marijuana) is still illegal in many places, CBD is not. CBD – the abbreviated name for cannabidiol – can be found today in everything from lotions to dog treats, and each product boasts a host of benefits.
Skincare products are not exempt from touting the benefits born from this chemical compound. Keep reading to learn just what your lotion or face cream has to gain from the addition of CBD.
What is CBD and What Does It Do?
A compound derived from the marijuana plant, cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is the non-psychoactive cousin of tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. Many of the effects most commonly associated with marijuana use – the elevated mood, the increase in appetite, the mental fogginess – are the result of consuming THC specifically.
While CBD does play a role in that process, it does not create those effects on its own; instead, CBD is more closely associated with some of the more medicinal effects of marijuana – the relief from anxiety, the reduction in pain, the mitigation of seizures caused by epilepsy. Though the clinical evidence of some of these benefits are still in their infancy as far as trial data goes, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to support many of these claims.
However, CBD’s more medicinal nature comes with some potential drawbacks as well. It has been known to interact with conventional medications, for instance, and its quality can vary significantly because it is not regulated. Still, the glowing reputation CBD has acquired is arguably well-earned, and it is worth asking if it would be an advantageous addition to a sheet mask or hand lotion.
How CBD Oil Can Improve Your Skin
Although the term “oil” has many negative connotations in the skincare and beauty product industries, many kinds of oils are actually very good for your skin. Oils are necessary for your skin to properly protect itself, and having too little oil – say, from harsh scrubbing and over cleansing– can cause breakouts as your skin overcompensates for the imbalance. It can therefore be very beneficial to incorporate an oil infused product into your daily skincare routine.
The different kinds of oils available on the market today can vary widely in terms of nutrient and mineral content; avocado oil, for instance, is high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, while rose hip seed oil has more omega-6 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. Choosing the right ingredient for your unique product is essential.
CBD is rich in Vitamin E, A, D, essential fatty acids and boasts anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that make it useful in many situations. The topical application of CBD has also been shown to help with acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
It is also worth noting that, because each person has their own skin type, a certain ingredient may work better or worse for you than for your friends. Before rubbing a new kind of product into your entire face, try doing a spot test with the product first. Apply it to a small patch of skin and let it absorb, then watch for any reaction. If there isn’t one, go ahead and try a full-scale application.
Types of Products That Use CBD
Though it is still a fairly new addition to the skincare repertoire, CBD has already found its way into many types of targeted products available online or in stores. Below are a few examples of the types of products that benefit from having CBD as a major ingredient:
One of the most versatile weapons in a person’s skincare arsenal, lotion can be applied almost anywhere on the body. This is an especially useful quality in a CBD-infused lotion, as it allows the CBD to visibly calm and smooth skin anywhere it’s needed.
Face creams come in several varieties and are generally used at night, rather than during the daytime. Working a CBD-infused face cream into your skin before bedtime can allow it to fight the signs of aging while you sleep.
Serums are distinct from lotions and creams in that they don’t include heaver components like petrolatum or mineral oil, which allows them to work quickly. This rapid absorption helps CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties take effect that much faster.
These are only a few of the many applications CBD can have. Already, major brands have begun offering products like these, creating space and encouraging acceptance for products containing CBD. As these skincare options gain greater popularity, so too will CBD.
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