CBD seems to be everywhere as of late, whether we’re talking about food products, snacks, and desserts, health and wellness products, pain-relief balms, vapes, joints—you name it. It’s also an immensely popular addition to another unlikely area of focus: skincare!
But what makes CBD skincare so popular? Why do we even have CBD skincare products!? Is it another marketing gimmick? Do they work? Do you need them? Will you have flawless skin by using them?
Let’s walk through some of these questions and see if we can find answers:
CBD isn’t a magic compound—but comes close
By no means are we claiming that CBD is a cure or treatment for an ongoing medical condition or skincare problem? It most definitely doesn’t and shouldn’t be used in place of medication or treatment plans prescribed by your dermatologist or skin specialist, and consultation is necessary if you’re on treatment plans.
However, it can take your existing skincare routine to new heights, helping combat issues such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, as well as blemishes. This is especially true for CBD products designed in combination with other skin-healing and protecting ingredients and agents.
It has powerful antioxidant properties
The reason why CBD has been so immensely popular in skincare etc. is because of its rich antioxidant properties. It promises several benefits, especially in fighting free radicals that enter the body through various environmental components, including sun exposure, food, and more. These antioxidants are responsible for reducing and reversing much of the damage that free radicals cause, including irregular cell reproduction, damaged collagen, faster aging, and more. Antioxidants should be a part of your diet too, which is why foods like berries are so important to your health!
CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties
Again, a major benefit of CBD is its strong anti-inflammatory properties because it doesn’t just mask inflammation. It helps address it at the root cause, alleviating it to a significant degree.
This helps for conditions such as acne where the skin is breaking out and inflamed. And in speaking of acne, CBD may help reduce sebum production too, which again, controls breakouts to a significant degree.
However, for more severe acne, your medical practitioner should be the one responsible for the treatment.