CBD oil can really help with the health of your skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Here are some easy ways to add CBD to your skincare routine.
When it comes to beauty and skincare, CBD has officially stolen the spotlight. New products are popping up every day — everything from toners and serums to masks and moisturizers. While it might seem like a lot of hype, CBD is much different than other miracle products that promise to make you beautiful, change your life, and buy you a new car. CBD doesn’t just improve the appearance of your skin, it biologically promotes overall health with the chemistry to back it up.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is an anti-inflammatory agent, and a more powerful antioxidant than vitamins C and E. When we ingest CBD or use it topically, our body’s endocannabinoid system is activated. This system is responsible for many of the hormones that regulate stress, reproduction, and our immune system. CBD bridges body and mind by giving us both physical and mental benefits, especially when it comes to our skin.
Evidence shows that CBD, taken orally or topically, can reduce inflammation, regulate oil production, and restore moisture to the skin.
But with so many options out there, where do you even begin?
It can be as easy as making your morning coffee. By adding CBD oil to your wake-up ritual, your body will quickly begin to process the vitamins and antioxidants that get to work on your skin throughout the day.
Simply add your recommended dose to your coffee or tea and stir. You can also try adding CBD oil to smoothies, which do a better job of blending and distributing the oil evenly. Prefer to keep it simple? Just drop the oil directly below your tongue and swallow — your skin will thank you later.
For topical skincare treatment, moisturizers are a great place to start. Rather than dumping a bottle of oil into a bottle of lotion and hoping for the best, just mix your daily dose of each in the palm of your hand. Use a few drops of CBD oil for every dime-sized amount of lotion, and apply directly to your skin.
CBD oil can also be used directly on your skin to help reduce inflammation and pain caused by skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema.
The thought of putting oil directly on your face might seem horrifying, but because it helps regulate oil production and soothe inflammation, CBD oil dabbed directly on problem areas can be an effective spot treatment for inflammation and zits.
It can also be used directly on the skin to reduce puffy skin. So, for those mornings when you feel like an elephant sat on your face in the middle of the night, dab a few drops of oil on the sensitive skin under your eyes to help reduce puffiness.
As you start to experiment with the effects of CBD on your skin, remember that sticking to a daily routine (applying 2-3 times per day) is important to really see results and judge your skin’s progress.
There might be an overwhelming amount of options out there right now, but there are plenty of ways to start using CBD in your skincare routine with just a bottle of oil and a little creativity.
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