Elmore Mountain Therapeutics’ Guide to CBD Skincare
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CBD Skincare Guide: Everything You Need to Know
From CBD sunscreen to CBD-infused acne cream, cannabidiol is showing up in all kinds of skincare products, but with good reason. This valuable cannabinoid is showing some pretty fascinating value as a skin care agent. Here is a closer look at why CBD and skincare go hand-in-hand and how to get the most from CBD for your skincare regimen.
Why CBD Is a No-Brainer for Skincare Products
CBD has a lot of qualities that have proven to be desirable in skincare products. Primarily, the cannabinoid seems to offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which are valuable when it comes to skincare. Another desirable trait is cannabidiol is plant-derived, which means the ingredient is more attractive among modern-day consumers who prefer natural therapeutic products without chemicals.
The diverse-yet-mild cannabinoid also pairs well with other skincare agents, such as:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Vitamins and minerals
In some cases, CBD complements other ingredients to offer heightened benefits. For example, the cannabinoid may be paired with something like grape seed oil, which is an antioxidant itself and is great for those who prefer using non-comedogenic oils.
One of the bigger questions is can CBD be absorbed through the skin? The answer to that question is yes. In fact, CBD absorbs into the skin so well that topical CBD products for certain ailments are highly sought-after products.
The Potential Benefits of CBD for Skin
Most of what we have witnessed with CBD benefits for the skin is anecdotal evidence. However, several scientific studies have shown the cannabinoid to show some efficacy against specific skin ailments due to its many therapeutic properties.
CBD may improve the quality of the skin after a scar has formed. A CBD-infused ointment was shown to improve skin hydration and elasticity among patients who suffered from outcome scars due to things like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
CBD seems to stabilize hormone levels that may play a role in sebum production. In turn, CBD-based products may help reduce levels of oiliness, which may help deter certain forms of acne or breakouts.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties may help to soothe certain skin irritations caused by things like rosacea or eczema. Likewise, the cannabinoid may soothe the skin after exposure to the sun or during a breakout.
A number of factors can be involved in acne occurrences, such as hormone levels and higher levels of bacteria on the skin. In addition to CBD potentially helping to curb oil production, the cannabinoid may also help with acne due to its antibacterial properties.
The skin ages in part due to exposure to free radicals within and outside of the body. CBD may neutralize some forms of free radical damage on a skin-cell level due to its antioxidant properties. Therefore, some researchers speculate the cannabinoid may strengthen the skin and counteract some signs of aging.
A Look at the Types of Skincare Products with CBD
CBD Face Serum
CBD face serums come in an array of options. Some serums are blended with other valuable ingredients, such as our Spa Collection CBD Face Serum which contains vitamin E and organic jojoba and apricot oils. Serums are designed to be applied to the face in drops or small amounts, and they can be used several times a day to soothe or moisturize the skin. In general, CBD face serums are used for overall skin wellness, but may also be used to target specific problem areas as well.
CBD Body Scrubs
CBD body scrubs have grown to be exceptionally popular. Essentially, these products combine an exfoliating agent and CBD oil with other skin-nourishing ingredients. For example, our CBD Salt Scrub contains 50mg of full-spectrum CBD oil, Atlantic sea salt, and dried rose petals among other skin-nourishing ingredients. These scrubs help to slough away dead skin cells while delivering all the goodies your skin craves.
CBD Body Oil
CBD body oil is formulated for use on the skin on most parts of your body. These products are especially beneficial for people who have more widespread skin conditions, such as psoriasis that may show up on arms or legs. You can also find CBD as anti-itch products in a body oil form, and using these body oils as sunscreen may also provide benefits by protecting the skin from damage. At Elmore Mountain, we have two popular CBD body oils, including our Rose Glow CBD Body Oil and Unscented CBD Body Oil.
Find Your New Favorite Skincare Product with CBD
With CBD gaining traction as a highly valuable skincare agent, more people are prepared to make this hemp constituent part of their everyday routines. If you are ready to try CBD for your own skin, be sure to take a look at our lineup of CBD skincare products at Elmore Mountain Therapeutics. Each of our products is created with full-spectrum CBD as the prime ingredient but is also formulated with only the best ingredients to nourish your skin.