10 Ways to Add CBD to Your Skincare Routine
What we put on our body is as important as what we put in our body. With the rampant amount of harsh chemicals in beauty products, many are making organic, non-toxic products a priority. After all, skin is the largest organ and it absorbs what’s put onto it. You can feel at ease using Skyline Isolations all-natural CBD products with plant-based ingredients.
How CBD Works Wonders
The Science Behind CBD and Skin
When applying a topical, the cannabidiol (CBD) binds to a network of natural cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (including skin). There is an abundant distribution of cannabinoid receptors within the upper layers of skin (1). The CBD stays in the same area where it's applied without entering the bloodstream. This provides localized relief.
One of the most powerful properties of CBD is its strong anti-inflammatory capabilities (2). It reduces swelling, redness, irritation, puffiness, and soreness. CBD can help to treat many inflammation-related skin conditions such as psoriasis and arthritis.
CBD moisturizes, nourishes, heals, and protects skin.
Nourishing the Natural Beauty of Skin
CBD boosts cell regeneration and healthy cell turnover. This promotes a healthy-looking complexion that repairs itself. The fatty acids naturally found in CBD contribute to smooth, youthful skin.
CBD has vitamins A, C, and E.
Vitamin A keeps skin tissue staying firm.
Vitamin C stimulates collagen production which helps maintains the elasticity of skin. Studies on collagen show promise that it helps to slow down the aging process and prevents wrinkles (3).
Vitamin E is hydrating and anti-aging as it neutralizes the damage from free radicals.
CBD also helps to reduce the production of sebum aka pore-clogging oil (4).
CBD can enhance your skincare routine and the only “high” will be the elation at how your skin glows.
Safe for all skin types (even sensitive), CBD protects against external factors like pollutants, UV rays, smoke, and harsh weather. These types of environmental conditions can age skin at a faster pace. Vitamin E provides UV defense and again, blocks free radicals (5).
10 Ways to Add CBD to Your Skincare Routine
1. Body Lotion
Slather all over! Our botanical salves are readily absorbed and make a luxurious body lotion.
Skyline Isolations salves are all-natural with CBD from Oregon-grown hemp, jojoba oil, shea butter, and essential oils. Available in citrus, earthy, floral, or unscented.
2. Post Workout
Make it a habit to apply CBD salve after your fitness regime.
An intense workout can lead to pain or even injury. There’s no need to suffer in soreness, CBD can soothe aching muscles and joints. Its anti-inflammatory properties help repair the microtears in muscle so you recover faster and retain the muscle you’ve built.
3. Moisturizing Dry Skin
Hydrate parched skin with CBD. It is naturally moisturizing (6) without clogging pores and actually increases the skin's water retention capacity for plumper skin and fewer fine lines.
4. Skin Conditions
Living with a skin condition can be a difficult daily struggle. CBD can provide real relief from the chronic itch and irritation.
When applied to the skin, CBD can soothe a variety of skin conditions including: eczema, psoriasis, rashes, sunburn, and other inflammatory issues (7). This applies to scalp health too as it helps the scalp maintain balance with blood circulation.
There is continuous research on dermatology and cannabis. We know the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a role in epidermal physiology and can be therapeutic for skin diseases (8).
5. Hand Cream
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of CBD (9) make it a fantastic hand cream for everyday use.
Our skin is our first line of defense against germs. Since we constantly touch and use our hands, they come in contact with a lot of bacteria. Hands also get dry and rough quicker. It’s crucial to keep them hydrated and protected.
6. Pain Relief
CBD can soothe bodily pain and tension without the negative side effects of pharmaceutical medication. It’s been proven to reduce inflammation and pain when applied topically (10).
Use our salve to relieve general aches and pains, arthritis, cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and more.
7. CBD Bath Time
Add some drops of CBD oil to your next bath and soak up all the goodness. We recommend combining with epsom salts for relaxation.
CBD bath time can aid in sore muscles, insomnia, inflammation, or anxiety.
8. Add CBD to a Face Mask
Make your face mask even more restorative by mixing in some CBD oil. Some DIY options, approved by dermatologists (11), include:
Raw, ground oatmeal + honey
Mashed avocado + honey
Green tea + rose water
Yogurt + honey
Avoid lemon, lime, turmeric, cinnamon, and other spices which can irritate the face.
9. Cuticles and Nails
Apply CBD oil or salve directly to strengthen cuticles and revive cracked nails with ultra moisturizing power. The same antifungal properties make CBD the best option for dried toenails and fingernails.
10. Consume CBD for Skin
Ingesting CBD in tincture form will keep you glowing, inside out. Your body gains the same skincare benefits as topicals in addition to overall health benefits.
Ready to incorporate CBD into your self-care and skincare routine?
We offer our products in discreet packaging and a variety of convenient sizes so you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.
AUTHOR: Charlotte Wilson