While hemp seed oil has been around for quite some time, the beauty scene is now being revolutionized by products containing CBD oil.
I’ve written before about the differences between CBD and Hemp seed oil. Similarly, they’re both non-psychoactive, unlike their cousin THC. Both CBD and Hemp oil are nourishing to the skin and packed with nutrients. But if you’re looking for pain relief or specific benefits like fighting acne, products containing full-spectrum CBD oil are your best bet. Using cannabinoids like CBD oil can make your skin and hair more glowy and youthful, so let’s look at how you can add them to your beauty routine.
Lather up with CBD Cleanser
Post-workout, hop into the shower with a bar of CBD soap to help ease muscle aches and training pains. A 2018 study found that cannabinoids like CBD are effective for treating pain and inflammation – great news if you’re suffering from soreness after your gym session.
There are also facial cleansers out there containing CBD. They’re great for dry skin in those who suffer with eczema and psoriasis thanks skin-plumping Omega oils like GLA. Don’t forget that CBD oil is an all-rounder – it also works well for acne-prone skin.
CBD Face Serum
Most of us opt for a sumptuous serum after cleansing or before moisturizing. They are full of nourishing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, usually at high concentrations. This gives your face a healthy glow and can help to reduce signs of aging.
Just like CBD moisturizers, serums containing these two ingredients contain Omega acids that help reduce inflammation and boost hydration. CBD in particular has shown to be effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
A good moisturizer is a staple for any beauty routine. Whether you’re male or female, it’s important to moisturize after you’ve showered or cleansed to lock in extra hydration.
By switching your usual moisturizer for one containing CBD, it’s possible to combat dry skin and eczema. This is down to CBD oil’s high omega 3/6 ratio, which is great for keeping skin moisturized.
The same goes for acne. Studies have shown that acne-prone skin can benefit greatly from use of CBD creams. This is because it helps to regulate the production of natural oils in our skin. It’s also non-comedogenic (won’t clog the pores) and packed with antioxidants. Find a CBD moisturizer based with jojoba seed oil or black cumin seed oil. Both of these suit acne-prone skin.
Shampoo and Conditioner
The secret to great hair lies at the roots. Adding a CBD shampoo and conditioner into your hair care routine is a great way to nurture your scalp and hydrate those dry ends.
I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again – Omega oils are CBD oil’s secret weapons! They’re what gives these plant extracts the ability to soothe the scalp by relieving dryness and dandruff. This gives your hair the great foundations it deserves.
We know that CBD works for acne-prone skin thanks to oil balancing, this could also mean it’s great for oily scalps too. It’s also been said that CBD can give the hair a fuller and thicker appearance. This is down to it’s collagen-producing potential. A study found that CBD has the potential to be able to repair damage by improving collagen production.
Are your lips feeling dry and chapped? Slather on some CBD-oil-infused lip balm for a moisture hit. We’ve already mentioned the amazing benefits that these two can have on dry skin. This too applies for the skin on your lips. Often these lip balms also contain other nourishing oils too like coconut and argan oil for an extra moisture boost.
CBD Massage oil
Everyone loves a bit of down time and what better way to wind down than a massage. To add an extra dose of relaxation to your treatment, why not incorporate CBD? Not only do you get all of the nourishing benefits of CBD, but also its muscle relaxing properties. CBD is commonly used to alleviate soreness, ease pain and soothe joints. This makes it perfect for use in massages, especially for those with arthritis.
Cannabis-infused body scrub
Alleviating troubled skin first starts with removing all of your dead skin cells. Popular bases for all-natural scrubs include brown sugar, sea salt and coffee grounds. As CBD oil also works to soften the skin and relieve dry patches, you’ll be adding an extra punch of skin softening power to your treatment.
Got a particular area in need of some TLC? A CBD salve could be just the ticket. Salves are great for helping relieving pain in the skin and joints. They’re different than creams because they contain high concentrations of oils and little to no water. Apply to your area of concern straight after a shower while your skin is damp to lock in moisture and hit problem areas right where they hurt.
These are just some of the ways we’ve learnt it’s possible to add CBD oil into your beauty routine. As more people become aware of CBD’s amazing benefits, we’re seeing more innovative products utilizing its powers.
First you can hop in the shower and enjoy cleansing with CBD soap before scrubbing away all your impurities with CBD coffee scrub. And because our hair is just as prone to damage as our skin, top it off with a CBD shampoo and conditioner.
It’s possible to replace the whole ‘cleanse-tone-moisturize’ of your beauty routine with CBD infused cleansers, serums and moisturizers. Even dry lips in need of some TLC can benefit from their moisturizing properties with hemp and CBD lip balm.
Or if you’re simply feeling a luxurious, perhaps you can persuade your partner to give you a CBD oil massage for an extra relaxation boost. The choice is yours! But one thing’s for sure – you won’t regret it!