It’s no secret, CBD is being used in a huge range of products these days, from tablets and face creams to bath oils and candles. But should you be adding it to your skincare routine? If you’ve been on the fence about using CBD for a while now, then this blog should clear things up a little for you. Depending on the product you choose, you may need a medical card to buy it, so make sure you check with your doctor before diving in.
Whether you have skincare concerns or are just looking to boost your routine, CBD has benefits to offer everyone. Here are some reasons why:
CBD is packed full of anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to calm and soothe the skin. Even if you don’t have any noticeable inflammation, CBD can help your skin to feel more comfortable throughout the day. But if you do have reactive skin or a complexion that often looks red even after waking up, CBD may be a good tool to have in your skincare arsenal.
There are also lots of people with eczema and psoriasis who use CBD topically, but it’s always best to check with your doctor before you give it a go.
If you have very oily skin and suffer from clogged pores, CBD may help your complexion to regulate the amount of sebum it produces. This could even improve the appearance of acne and make breakouts less likely to occur in the future. Make sure that the lotion or cream you choose is paired with other ingredients that are suitable for oily skin for best results.
Unlike some skincare ingredients, CBD is typically well-tolerated by all skin types. Most of the time people who have reactions to products with CBD in them are responding to other ingredients in the cream or lotion. The CBD itself is very gentle and usually suitable for people who have skin conditions and sensitivity.
Are some CBD creams better than others?
Like with anything on the market, some products are going to be of a higher quality than others. But if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it can be tough to pick out the good stuff. Signs that you’ve found a genuinely good cream or lotion include finding words like ‘broad-spectrum CBD’, ‘hemp extract’, or ‘cannabidiol’ on the label.
There are lots of products out there that contain hemp or cannabis, but that doesn’t mean they also contain CBD. These products aren’t necessarily bad, but they won’t be doing exactly what you expect them to.
Is CBD worth it?
There’s no harm in trying CBD and many people find that it really does work for them. If you’ve already tried lots of products and are finding nothing works for your skin, CBD could just do the trick, especially if your doctor gives you the all-clear. While everyone’s journey is different, CBD isn’t likely to do any harm, so give it a go today.
Have you ever used a skincare product that has been infused with CBD? If so, let us know what you think about it in the comments below!
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