5 Reasons Why You Should Add CBD To Your Skincare Routine

5 Reasons Why You Should Add CBD To Your Skincare Routine

Cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD, has journeyed through different industrial sectors over the years. As an established non-psychoactive compound derived from cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana, CBD is best known for giving its user a sense of calm without a subsequent high. CBD can be inhaled, injected and even consumed orally and topically; thus, facilitating its easy adoption into a wide range of products. 

CBD is known for its therapeutic properties, and is widely used by people with sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression. The benefits of CBD to the skin, however, has only been discovered in recent years, and suffice it to say that CBD has taken the skincare industry by storm since then. It is practically everywhere- from face creams to lip balms- and for all the right reasons. Listed below some benefits of CBD that justify its popularity among skincare enthusiasts.

1. Anti-Inflammatory

Clinical research has confirmed that the use of CBD causes a reduction in the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, inhibits T-cell proliferation, induces T-cell apoptosis, while also reducing migration and adhesion of immune cells. In simple words, CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that are particularly beneficial in treating cases of skin infections, and also dryness and irritation. CBD oil or cream can help combat redness in select spots of the body while the regular use of a CBD bath bomb provides a full-body cover.    

2. Can treat Acne

A board-certified dermatologist in California has confirmed that CBD influences the activity of sebaceous glands and prevents the excess accumulation of sebum under the skin layer, thus reducing the chances of an acne breakout. Research by the American Society for Microbiology has further stated that topical CBD helps in killing a number of gram-positive bacteria which are a primary cause of acne. Consequently, CBD has become an active ingredient in many anti-acne products. 

3. Potentially beneficial against Eczema and Psoriasis

Experts in epidemiology suggest that CBD, when applied topically, interacts with two known endocannabinoid receptors- CB1 And CB2- and turns down inflammatory responses in the body by decreasing the levels of interleukins in the immune system. Thus, overall skin redness is reduced, including conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This was confirmed by a study in 2019, in which 20 participants with either of the two above-mentioned conditions were involved. On the use of a specific CBD ointment for a given period of time, the researchers noted improved skin hydration and elasticity of the subjects and attributed the results to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.

4. Reduces Sunburns

CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties naturally subdues the redness caused from a sunburn, thus making it a sensible addition to sunscreens. For those who do not possess a CBD-infused SPF, even the use of an appropriate CBD oil can go a long way in tempering the reactions induced by sunburns. Some CBD oil also contains essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6, that protect the skin’s natural oil barrier and help sunburnt skin stay hydrated during recovery.  

5. Can help in delaying Skin-Ageing

As confirmed by a clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University, CBD can fight visible signs of skin ageing due to its powerful antioxidant components. By countering free-radical damage and inflammation, CBD oil or anti-ageing creams made out of CBD can potentially reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while also brightening dull and ruddy skin tones in the process.   

How to make the right choice in CBD-based skincare products?

Besides checking customer reviews for the brand in general and the product in particular, here are some more factors to consider while purchasing any skincare product made out of CBD-

  • Contains not more than 0.2% of THC
  • Is third-party tested by an ISO/ IEC 17025- accredited laboratory
  • Is not from a company subject to an FDA warning letter
  • Comes with a credible Certificate of Analysis (CoA)

How to incorporate CBD into your existing skincare routine?

The benefits of CBD can be enjoyed even without replacing your existing stock of skincare products. Here’s how- topical CBD oil is easily available in the market, and you can easily add a few drops of it into your cosmetics as per your needs. Say you want increased skin hydration, mix some CBD oil with your moisturiser. People with extra sensitive skin can consider applying CBD oils with their preferred creams or serums to prevent skin irritations and breakouts. As for those who like a little luxury in their skincare routine, invest in a quality CBD bath bomb and enjoy the benefits of soothing and hydrated skin from the comfort of your bathtubs.   

Why Red Eyez?

Red Eyez- the World of Hemp is a UK-based dealer of premium quality solid CBD, CBD flowers and seeds, as well as a range of products like CBD oil, CBD bath bomb, CBD vapes, and much more. Our exclusive range of CBD-based skincare products are all third-party lab-tested and approved for external application. Red Eyez CBD day cream is a customer favourite for combining the benefits of broad-spectrum CBD oil and Hyaluronic Acid, while our CBD hand and foot cream contains shea butter, emulsifying wax and a range of skin-friendly essential oils. Discover more options in affordable CBD-based skincare products on the Red Eyez website. 

Note: Though CBD is generally safe for topical application, the dose of CBD in certain products can differentially impact the look and feel of the skin of different users. Hence, it is always advised to first test the product on a small portion of your skin. The safest bet is, of course, to consult your dermatologist before using any CBD-based skincare products.