Getting Started to CBD skincare

CBD skincare
CBD skincare

Getting Started to CBD skincare

Although a recent innovation of the cosmetics industry, CBD skincare essentials are skyrocketing in popularity. There are now tons of CBD-based creams, lotions, sunscreens, face packs, anti-aging creams, and other skin and beauty products on the market. You don’t have to go to a cannabis dispensary to procure them; hemp-derived CBD skincare products are also available in any cosmetics shop or departmental store. The industry is booming, and the global CBD skincare market is expected to reach $3.48 Billion by 2026.

With the fast-growing presence of cannabidiol in the skincare market, more and more people are becoming interested in making it a part of their skincare and beauty routine. However, as with any other new product, people don’t always know where to begin. If you are a newcomer to this world of CBD skincare, this post will help you to get started. Here’s how to get started with CBD skincare.

Cannabidiol and CBD skincare

First, you need to have a clear idea about what CBD is and how it benefits the skin. Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in both marijuana and industrial hemp. It has an extensive range of therapeutic benefits including strong pain-relieving, stress-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. All of these qualities make cannabidiol an excellent ingredient in skincare products. While we are still discovering the full range of CBD’s effects on skin, scientific studies have already shown some of the amazing benefits the non-intoxicating cannabinoids can have on compromised or damaged skins. Here are some of the skin issues which can be effectively treated by CBD skincare essentials.

 Inflammation

 Inflammation is the root of a range of skin conditions. Now, CBD has been proven to be an amazing anti-inflammatory agent. A study published in the Nature Reviews Immunology in 2005 concluded that applying transdermal CBD can reduce inflammation under or over the skin.

Itching

There are scientific studies to show that CBD can be effective in reducing itching, including treatment-resistant varieties and chronic conditions like pruritus.

Scarring

CBD’s anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-proliferative properties, can be useful in healing some types of scars on skin.

Ageing

Besides being a strong anti-inflammatory agent, CBD has great antioxidant properties that neutralize free radical damage. This makes it an effective anti-aging treatment that can help reduce wrinkles, dullness, and ruddy skin tones. A 2019 study published in La Clinica Teraputica found that applying CBD topical helps to gain back some of the skin elasticity that is lost with age.

Painful and itching skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.

Multiple studies have found out that the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of cannabidiol can come in handy to treat chronic skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and a lot of other skin problems that causes long-lasting pain and/or itching.

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skins are affected by a variety of environmental stressors. CBD has strong stress-relieving and soothing effects which can be very useful in alleviating issues of sensitive and reactive skins.

Dry skin

CBD is also a great moisturizer and nourishing agent which can be extremely valuable in reducing the dryness of the skin and improving the skin barrier. 

How to choose a CBD skincare product

There are numerous CBD-infused skincare products in the market. How to choose the right product for your unique skin type and condition? Here are a few tips.

Know what you are looking for

There are now several varieties of CBD skincare products for specific uses. You can find topicals, sunscreens, lotions, lip butters, day or night formulas, separate formulas for the face and body. Remember, while creams have an oil or fat foundation, lotions are usually water-based. The water-based CBD skincare products are absorbed into the skin faster. But the oil-based ones can reach the deeper levels of the skin. You need to know which one can be useful for your specific skin issues and choose accordingly.

 Check product quality

A 2017 study published in JAMA, reports that at least 26% of CBD skincare products in the market contain less cannabidiol than advertised. This makes checking the product quality essential before you buy it. As Gunhee Park, CEO of the CBD skincare brand Populum, says, ‘Consumers must be especially vigilant when choosing skincare products. Just like things you put into your body, it’s important to know the ingredients you’re putting on your skin.’ experts recommend that you should only buy those products which are approved through third-party lab testing.

 Check the full list of product ingredients

Before you buy a CBD-based skincare product, don’t forget to check all its ingredients. CBD-infused skincare products usually contain many other chemical compounds besides cannabidiol. Make sure you are not allergic to any of those ingredients.

 Full-spectrum/Broad-spectrum/Isolate

There are three types of CBD extracts used in skincare products. Each of them come with their unique qualities; so you must know what type of CBD your skincare essential contains.

Full-spectrum CBD contains all terpenes, vitamins, minerals flavonoids, and cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%),. Broad-spectrum CBD, on the other hand, comes without THC, but contains all terpenes and nutrients from the original plant material. Isolate is pure CBD which has no other chemical compounds from the original plant.

Many experts suggest that full-spectrum CBD has greater entourage effects which can be extremely beneficial for skin care and other therapies.

We have one more tip to share with you new CBD skincare aficionados. It doesn’t matter how effective your CBD-based skincare product is. It is not a miracle cure that will start showing results immediately after the first application. Like any other skincare essential, you have to make it a part of your daily skincare routine and use it consistently. Only then will you enjoy the amazing benefits of cannabidiol. Use third-party lab certified quality CBD skincare products regularly to keep your skin healthy and glowing.    

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