CBD is one of the significant cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Besides its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD has a non-psychoactive effect on the body. This makes it an extremely popular natural remedy for several ailments, including all things skin-related.

Owing to many celebrities using CBD infused topicals, CBD products have become a major trend in the world of skin care and beauty. Using CBD topicals for your skin, the body’s largest organ, comes with a myriad of benefits, providing it with deep nourishment and protection. These topicals help both medically and cosmetically with no unwanted side-effects.

Topicals that contain CBD interact with the skin by binding with our C1 and C2 receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. The sensitivity of the skin allows CBD to bind to different receptors in the body to provide faster and greatly focused results. CBD infused topicals are available in the form of creams, lotions, and oils that permeate the skin and provide quick relief from inflammation, soreness, and even itching. Additionally, CBD infused topicals relieve stress and promote better sleep. For best relief, CBD should be applied directly to the trouble areas so it can work effectively where it’s needed the most.

Here are the ultimate benefits of CBD infused topicals for skin:

Treating Acne – Acne is one of the most common skin disorders in the United States. Every year, millions of Americans experience painful breakouts. Acne is caused by the excess secretion of sebum (oil) from the sebaceous glands which clogs the hair follicles. Acne generally appears on your face, upper back, and shoulders.

The results of a  recent study show that CBD infused topicals are very effective in treating acne. What better option than using a natural, plant-based product to free your face from breakouts! CBD inhibits two bodily processes which are the major contributors to acne. One of them converts energy to fat and stores it. The other produces oil or sebum in the sebaceous glands. While reducing the production of acne, CBD also acts as an anti-inflammatory to minimize the appearance of redness on the face.

CBD oil is most effective for acne when used as a lotion or cream. You can use these topicals throughout the day or incorporate it into your daily skincare routine.

Soothing Chronic Pain and Inflammation – At any age, we can suffer from pain in our joints and muscles. Such pain could be due to overexertion, repetitive motion, vigorous exercise, sitting in one place for a long duration, or accumulating stress in our bodies. As we age these aches and pains become very frequent.

CBD topicals work wonders on various types of local pain such as back, knee and joint. In a study conducted on CBD infused topicals, researchers found that CBD infused lotions caused appreciable reductions in joint swelling. They also discovered the effectiveness of CBD oil in alleviating spontaneous pain in the limbs.

Healing damaged skin – Besides soothing pain, CBD topicals can also heal skin abrasions, burns, insect bites, and stretch marks. Dry skin remaining untreated for a very long period results in the physical damage of cells which then causes extreme on-site inflammation. If left untreated these conditions can worsen and lead to serious skin disorders like dermatitis.

CBD infused hydrating topicals such as creams, lotions, and moisturizers work together with the body’s endocannabinoid system and cure dry, damaged skin. CBD oils are crammed with amino acids and moisturizing omega-3 and omega-6 oils. Such a rich composition of healthy acids and oils enables CBD to supply the depleted cells with deep-rooted hydration. CBD topicals are so hydrating that an application of just once a day is enough to bring skin back to life

Finding the right skincare routine is an absolute necessity and choosing the right products for it is key. By incorporating CBD into our daily lives we can treat the root of our issues, not just the symptoms. 

Written by Crystal M. Wilson