In today’s age, there is a booming beauty industry that one interesting ingredient has tapped into: cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
There’s a number of reasons for that, too. Not only is CBD undergoing study by some of the nation’s top professionals for its health benefits, it’s nutrients have shown to be everything your skin never knew it needed until now.
It’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties can fight a number of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. “For many with skin struggles and a lifetime of experimenting with different products, CBD-infused skincare can be a new solution.
We would encourage anyone trying something new to speak to a professional they trust.” says Marc Lewis, editor at Remedy Review.
So, you’re probably wondering: what is CBD oil? Dr Alexis Granite, a dermatologist at the Cadogan Clinic, explains that CBD is “a non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, sourced from the flowers of the cannabis plants, which has anti-inflammatory properties.” So it has nothing to do with getting a high, but everything to do with healthy benefits that can even alleviate your anxiety.
CBD is packed with essential nutrients that aren’t naturally produced by the human body, so we seek them out in different foods. “It’s also a rich source of fatty acids and other nutrients that benefit your skin,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist based in New York City. “Studies have shown it can improve reduced barrier function, improve hydration, minimize moisture loss, and decrease inflammation.”
With so many CBD beauty products out on the market, there’s no doubt you’ll have some luck by giving one a try. We’ve made it easy by gathering five simple ways to incorporate this handy ingredient into your beauty routine that will leave you with glowing, happy skin. “For 5,000 years, cannabis has been helping everyone,” says Cindy Capobianco, CFO of Lord Jones, who offer CBD-infused body lotion. “Before 1937, when it was prohibited, there was a cannabis elixir on every shelf. It reduces inflammation and pain in a way I’ve never seen anything work.”
Consider inserting a CBD-based facial oil, like Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil (which includes “hemp seed extract for a healthy glow along with other skin-loving ingredients like argan oil and vitamin E”), into your three-step beauty routine. After cleansing and moisturizing, apply a layer of oil to reap it’s antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. The key here is to be consistent, as it goes with any routine, for best results.
So CBD not only benefits your skin, but it’s essential fatty acids benefit your hair, too. Cibaderm CBD shampoo has been recommended by High Times as it “perfectly blends essential oils with CBD to moisturize and cleanse your scalp and hair. Best of all, unlike many shampoos, Ciberderm Shampoo doesn’t contain any parabens or sulfates.”
If you’re looking to address dry hands in the wintertime, consider keeping a CBD-based lotion like Pure CBD Hand and Body Massage Lotion in your bag. The CBD oils help hydrate and moisturize your skin in ways it might lack in the colder months. Adam Friedman, MD, a dermatologist in Washington D.C. notes that “the ingredients ability to regulate cell growth, reduce inflammation, and stimulate important fats in the skin and sebaceous glands could help inform treatments for other skin issues, such as dry skin [psoriasis, and eczema].”
It’s always important to treat your skin after time at the gym, as all the sweat you release can clog your pores. Consider a good moisturizer, like the Lord Jones Pure CBD Pain & Wellness Formula Body Lotion, post-shower. Not only will the CBD moisturize your skin, but it helps to soothe sore muscles, too. In fact, it’s known to relieve chronic pain amongst cancer patients. CBD is used widely as an emergency pain relief oil, making it a good choice when you’re feeling the aches.
CBD has found its way into even the most every day of beauty products, with good reason. Eyelashes are important to hydrate in order to keep them at their fullest. The hemp-derived CBD in MILK Makeup’s Kush mascara not only provides your lashes some much-needed conditioning, but their formula provides “a creamy texture that allows for smoother application on lashes and an easier, tug-free removal, as well as an additional conditioning benefit.”
Author’s Bio: Vanessa Bermudez is a contributing writer for Remedy Review and is based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the co-founder and editor of Modern Girls, a collaborative digital space featured in Girl Gaze Project and Teen Vogue.