CBD products have all kinds of benefits for overall wellbeing, from treating anxiety to getting a better nights sleep. One great property of CBD is that it can be great for your skin! Whether you’re struggling to treat acne or are looking for a soothing face mask for sensitive skin, CBD skincare could be just what your skin routine needs. Here’s everything you need to know about CBD for skincare.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, an abbreviation of cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound in cannabis. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), also occurs naturally in cannabis, but unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.
THC is what gets you “high” and is a controlled substance in the UK, whereas CBD is legal. CBD products may not contain more than 0.2% THC to be considered a legal substance, and this tiny amount of THC in CBD products means there will be no psychoactive effects and won’t be addictive, making it safe, natural and legal.
WHY IS CBD GOOD FOR SKIN?
The first thing that you need to know is that CBD skincare is a clean, natural alternative to chemical-packed skincare which often causes more harm than good. It has lots of fantastic properties which make it suitable for all different skin types.
Firstly, CBD tackles ‘oxidative stress’ caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms which can do damage to your cells, and by extension, your skin. By tackling these free radicals, CBD is great keeping your skin looking youthful and hydrated.
It’s also packed full of fatty acids like omega 3 and 6, which also keep your skin looking radiant and refreshed.
CBD also has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties which can help with acne and other problem skin like eczema and psoriasis. Thanks to these anti-inflammatory properties, it can also help soothe sensitive skin and reduce redness if you get the right product.
In other words, whether you’re dealing with acne, dry skin, sensitive skin or are looking for some natural anti-ageing skincare, CBD can help!
WHAT KIND OF CBD SKINCARE IS OUT THERE?
In short, just about anything you could ask for. CBD is incredibly versatile, which means you can get it as a balm, lotion, moisturiser, oil, face mask or just about anything else you can think of. Have a look at Pharma CBD’s range of CBD skincare to find the right option for you. From a soothing lavender sleeping mask to hemp body butter, there’s something for all tastes and skin types.
However, to get the desired effects you’re after, you need to know what you’re buying. Keep an eye on the ingredients and make sure you’re getting the right thing, a.k.a. CBD which has been tested at every stage of production. Find out more about the importance of lab testing and The Pharma CBD’s certification process.
If you’ve never tried CBD skincare before but are interested in giving it a try, take a look at our top CBD products on the market right now for all kinds of different uses, and browse our skincare range by your specific needs to find the perfect addition to your skincare regime.