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Your Ultimate Guide to CBD Skincare

Unless you have been living under a rock, chances are, you have at least heard of CBD. CBD has recently garnered a lot of attention and is showing up in almost everything — from dog treats, cooking oils, anxiety meds, and ice cream to hair, makeup, and skincare products. So, you might be wondering, ‘what on earth is CBD, and how can it improve your skincare routine?

Here’s our guide to CBD for skin care:

What is CBD?

Hailing from the cannabis plant (marijuana and its plant sister, hemp), CBD is natural and has been around for centuries. While the cannabis plant comprises over 500 compounds, you’ll mostly hear about two main chemicals: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). However, these two ingredients are very different.

How does CBD benefit your skin?

CBD has recently found its way into a prominent position on our shelves — even though it has represented a valued ingredient in communities and cultures around the world for centuries.

Consequently, no one could have anticipated the speed with which we have integrated this compound into our routines, which is why scholars are still working to keep up with our own curiosity and verify most of the claims made in favor of CBD.

Here’s how CBD benefits your skin:

Helps relieve inflammation on and beneath the skin

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Those supposed anti-inflammatory properties are ideal for sensitive skin and are thought to benefit the whole body — not just what is on the surface. Thus, people with subdermal pain can find natural relief via the unique interaction between cannabidiol and the body.

Helps soothe dull/reactive skin

CBD is also thought to be effective at calming and normalizing the effects of dullness, reactivity, redness, and that ‘ruddy’ skin tone most of us struggle against on a daily basis.

Helps balance oil production

CBD decreases oil production (sebum) and balances the skin. Thus, it’s useful for those with a greasier complexion and those prone to acne.

The most enticing attributes of topical CBD are its analgesic (pain-killing) and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD can treat eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin, which is why the ingredient is popping up in a range of serums, face creams, and body lotions.

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