If your skin looks and feels lacklustre, you may be searching for possible ways to restore your healthy glow. One product you may have encountered is CBD cream, and the big question is whether it is actually good for your skin.
What is it?
CBD cream makes use of extracts from the cannabis plant which have been used in medicine for thousands of years. These cannabis extracts are very different from the drug that causes the high associated with marijuana. CBD works its medicinal magic without producing a high, and CBD cream is emerging as one of the new ‘secret weapons’ of the beauty world.
CBD cream generally combines the CBD extract with other cannabinoids and phytonutrients. You will also find a range of other essential oils and minerals, including:
- Aloe vera
- Almond oil
- Vitamin E
- Mango butter
The result is a delicate scent and a very lightweight texture. CBD cream has a thick consistency, making it ideal for targeted topical use, but it also works superbly across larger surface areas of the skin. There are also CBD lip and eye balms, as well as soaps. The cream penetrates cannabinoids through the pores of your skin to nourish and hydrate, and can even potentially help relieve muscle tension when applied topically. It’s a great natural alternative to taking medications and using creams laden with chemicals.
How does CBD cream help your skin?
There are numerous benefits to your skin associated with applying CBD cream. Here are just some of the ways it can help:
- Hydration – the healthy fatty acids in CBD oil can produce moisture for the skin without clogging up pores. This can be helpful for conditions like eczema.
- Reducing inflammation – CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that can work wonders for puffiness or swelling. Rosacea is a problem for millions of men and women, and CBD cream may help reduce flare-ups on the face.
- Energising – when you’ve missed out on sleep, CBD cream under the eyes may help reduce the appearance of fatigue by stimulating skin cells for a soft, smooth appearance.
- Antioxidants – the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of CBD can help soothe irritated, itchy skin. This can help with issues like psoriasis.
Proponents of CBD cream include Morgan Freeman, Mike Tyson and Whoppi Goldberg, and many beauty experts can’t get enough of CBD cream and its skincare benefits. There is research that demonstrates its pain relief benefits, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities, and its potential to hydrate and energise your skin. If you’re looking to reinvent your skincare routine, CBD cream may be the way to go; just make sure you consult your GP before starting any new skincare programme.