Cannabidiol (CBD) is renowned for its excellent health benefits, including offsetting anxiety and depression, relieving post-traumatic stress disorder and promoting better sleep. As well as its diverse range of overall health benefits, the active ingredient extracted from the hemp plant's flowers is becoming a must-have in many bathroom cabinets. The curative effects CBD has on the skin are potent and match the most tried and tested skin care products, leaving many to add CBD to their daily skincare routine.
Juana Martini, Co-Founder of premium and clean beauty brand Juana Skin, uncovers five reasons why CBD should be a key ingredient in regular skincare.
1. Everything is re-balanced
Hectic lifestyles, lack of sleep, diet, pollution, sun overexposure, dust and so many more factors can stress us and ultimately our skin. To put our skin back in balance, we need more than regular skincare. And CBD has a proven, natural wellness compound with the power to restore the natural order of things through a unique and powerful interaction with our skin cells.
2. Works as an anti-inflammatory
Inflammation causes all manner of problems, not just for our skin but for our overall health, too. Although inflammation has a clear biological purpose to heal injuries and attack viruses, too much of it will have a harmful effect, with damaging consequences for our skin. Some of the skin issues caused by chronic inflammation include cell damage, rashes and redness, while long-term inflammation will lead to older, more tired skin. One of the best-known properties of CBD oil is its anti-inflammatory effect.
3. It’s sensitive-skin friendly
CBD can be a calming presence for all skin types and concerns. Plus, it is one of the few ingredients that is well-tolerated and even welcomed by skin that is prone to rosacea, eczema and other sensitivities. As well as anti-inflammatory properties that allow it to calm the skin, CBD helps nourish it and allows it to retain moisture.
4. Identifiable problem areas are targeted
One of the advantages of CBD skincare products like topical creams, balms and lotions is that they can be applied directly to certain problem spots on your skin, particularly areas of severe concern like rashes and dry patches. Evidence shows that CBD applied directly to the skin brings benefits localised to that zone, helping to concentrate the powers of CBD in one spot. Although it’s still a good idea to take CBD for its all-around benefits, applied to the skin it can still bring overall benefits to the body, too. The active components in CBD are absorbed by the skin and pass through the body, although to a lesser extent than sublingual ingestion.
5. The de-stressing element
Farm fresh CBD-based skincare products don’t only help to hydrate, regenerate, nourish and protect, but have incredible de-stressing benefits too. That’s important when countless stress factors ultimately take a toll on your skin and make everything feel out of balance.