Everything You Need To Know About CBD Skincare
CBD + SKINCARE
From serums to moisturizers to cleansers it seems like CBD is the "it” ingredient in an abundance of beauty products right now—and for very good reason. Whether you're looking to fight blemishes, reduce redness, balance oiliness, or soothe skin, this super ingredient might be able to help. If you're curious about hopping on this CBD beauty trend and finding out what all the buzz is about, then here are a few things you'll want to know about skincare's newest darling. Let's break down CBD skincare--what it is, how it works in skincare formulations, and how to find a CBD skincare formula that works for you.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is really just a very potent antioxidant that can reduce inflammation, neutralize free radical damage and regulate oil production. Because it is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, it can easily interact with our internal cannabinoid receptors. Our bodies have receptors in our skin which send signals about compromised skin conditions such as pain, itching, inflammation, redness, dry skin, etc. CBD can intercept some of these signals in our internal ECS (endocannabinoid system) and bring our skin back into a state of balance.
There are hundreds of chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. The ones you are most familiar with are probably these two, TCH AND CBD, which are very different. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychotropic compound responsible for marijuana's psychological effects or "high." Cannabidiol (CBD), however, is a naturally occurring, non psychotropic cannabinoid that has been known to induce several physiological and pharmacological calming and soothing effects for a myriad of issues, including skincare.
WHAT CAN CBD DO FOR YOUR SKIN?
Here are three of the biggest benefits of CBD for the skin.1. TREAT ACNE
According to recent studies, CBD reduces lipid production from the sebaceous glands. Overproduction of sebum produces oily skin which can clog pores and produce breakouts. CBD’s oil-controlling benefits could be a game changer for acne-prone skin. Additionally, clinical studies have found that CBD contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe skin and reduce the appearance and redness of any current breakouts, or compromised skin near the affected areas as well.2. CALM ECZEMA, PSORIASIS OR ROSACEA
Researchers are discovering that one of CBD's benefits is the ability to soothe many chronic skin conditions and flare-ups ( eczema, psoriasis, rosacea) by interacting with the hormones and signals that are causing the flare-ups, while also delivering powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing effects to the skin topically.3. RENEW, HYDRATE AND BALANCE SKIN, NATURALLY
CBD is a natural antioxidant, protecting our skin by neutralizing free radical damage and delivering added moisture and hydration. Because our bodies naturally interact with CBD and the internal receptors in our skin, the effect is beautiful balanced skin. When we use ingredients that are easily recognized by the body the skin is able to absorb them easier, making them wonderfully efficient and effective. It also reduces the risk for irritations and adverse side effects with synthetic ingredients.
What Skin Types is CBD Best For?
CBD works well to calm and nourish all skin types--even the most sensitive skin, due its powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. As with any skincare product or regimen, always read the label prior to ensure that there are no ingredients in a product which you may have an adverse reaction to.
What To Look For In Your CBD Skincare
Our Veg Out Organics skincare line utilizes "full-spectrum" or "full flower hemp extract" CBD and CBG, merely meaning that the whole plant is used when producing the extract. The full flower extract (full spectrum) contains hundreds of cannabinoids and other terpenes to create a full spectrum approach to delivering balanced glowing skin, also known as the "entourage effect."
If you're ready to give CBD (and CBG) skincare products a try, here is a fantastic four of my Veg Out Organics favorites below--vegan, cruelty-free and organic-all with CBD or CBG (another super powerful phytocannabinoid) to start incorporating into your skincare routine today. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!