Recently, the use of CBD in beauty and skincare products has skyrocketed. Nowadays, it is a prominent ingredient in facial oils, body lotions, lip balm, facial masks, and many other CBD beauty and skincare products.
Because of its healing properties, CBD offers a lot of benefits for the skin. CBD contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial properties that support the claims that it can, in fact, help nourish the skin and reduce skin-related ailments such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
CBD Skincare Products are often made using CBD oil and supplemented with other ingredients. The effectiveness of these products majorly depends on the potency of CBD and the other ingredients used in the product.
You may be asking yourself! How do CBD Skincare Products work to help keep your skin healthy?
Simply put, the skin contains cannabinoid receptors. And as it turns out, CBD contains the same receptors. This explains why our skins respond well to CBD. For healing and therapeutic purposes, CBD works by impacting and stimulating the skin’s cannabinoid receptors.
For the purposes of skincare health, CBD can help calm irritated skin, lessen any visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, combat acne, and reduce skin redness.
Differences between ingesting CBD orally and topically?
When you ingest CBD orally, say through putting drops of CBD oil under your tongue or eating a CBD gummy bear, the CBD would have to reach your bloodstream first to work. And since this process is quite long, the effects of the CBD take long to manifest.
However, if you use CBD topically, say through a balm or a lotion, it may not necessarily reach your bloodstream, however, it will be absorbed by the cannabinoid receptors in your skin and will work relatively faster to treat the area you have applied the product.
Essentially, oral ingestion of CBD can benefit your skin but applying the product topically would be better. Applying CBD on the skin has a more direct effect and often this is the desired result for people with skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Can using CBD Skincare Products get you high
The short answer, No! Most CBD skincare products contain no more than 0.3% THC – the psychotropic component of cannabis responsible for the sensation of a “high”. Matter of fact, the government mandates that all CBD Products contain 0.3% THC or less.
So getting high on CBD skincare products is virtually impossible and something you should not worry about.