As society makes a shift towards a more holistic and wellness focused lifestyle, people in turn are a lot more open minded to the idea of alternative products.

Skincare is such a vast and ever growing industry with many having used their trusted brand for long periods of time. However, CBD has shown to have so many amazing properties and healing benefits it seems only natural to introduce it into skincare.

With the growing demand for CBD skincare products comes a wider variety, from different products to varying prices there are now so many different CBD skincare products out there to choose from- or you could opt to even create your own at home.

Why choose CBD for skincare ?

Why is it that CBD is now being used in the skincare industry and what are its benefits? Besides being a great natural alternative to traditional skincare as it is derived straight from the Cannabis Sativa plant, CBD also has a diverse range of healing properties.

CBD and the Endocannabinoid system

CBD is referred to as a ‘cannabinoid’ and it actually a chemical compound which is extracted from the cannabis plant- but what effect does it have when it enters the body?

Every human has what is called an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is what is responsible for aiding in processes such as inflammation, immune system, appetite and sleep.

When we consume CBD, the receptors within our body are triggered. In this case our cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 work with our EC system together to signal what function needs to happen.

CBD in itself is rich in nutrients and has amazing moisturizing properties, this is why it has fast become the stand out in up and coming skincare.

If you want to know more about the ins and outs of CBD and our endocannabinoid system, have a look through our other blogs for further information.

Is CBD in fact good for skincare?

If we look at CBD oil for skin, the main property we want to target is its anti-inflammatory abilities. A lot of times skin disorders cause the skin to flare up in red patches eg eczema.

It also helps treat dry, irritated or itchy skin too. How it does this is by adding intense moisture to elevate the discomfort of dry skin.

Because our skin is in fact the largest organ of the body and is the protective layer between the outside world and our internal body, it is so important we take good care of it.

What are some of the more serious skincare problems CBD has shown to help with?

  • Acne, pimples

Each body produces something called sebum which is an oily substance that protects our skin against dirt, dead skin cells etc. But when the skin is exposed to too much of these, it mixes with our body’s sebum and get trapped inside our pores which is often the culprit of breakouts.

CBD oil helps the skin regulate oil production and the prevention of excess sebum or oily buildup.

In the same way if your skin is too dry, CBD oil helps balancing the production of sebum to moisturize your skin.

  • Eczema ( Atopic Dermatitis)

Because one of CBD’s greatest abilities is its anti-inflammatory properties, it can therefore help alleviate some of the symptoms of eczema specifically working to reduce inflammation, dryness or redness. This is not to say CBD oil can cure these skin conditions, it can certainly help in the treatment of systems.

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

Similarly to eczema, Seborrheic Dermatitis causes dryness and itching predominantly on the face and scalp area.

This can appear as dandruff/ skin flakes on the scalp which can become inflamed and itchy. On the face it is usually found around the ears and eyes.

Seborrheic Dermatitis is actually the body creating too many skin cells at a rapid pace. CBD is known to slow down the development of these skin cells as well as working as an anti-inflammatory much in the same way as it does for eczema to reduce redness and itching.

  • Psoriasis

Psoriasis in short is when our skin cells grow and divide at a very rapid, abnormal rate within our body. Keratinocytes are the types of cells that make up the outer layer of the human skin. Research has shown that CBD works with our CB1 receptors previously mentioned to balance the amount of keratinocytes that are being produced, therefore relieving some of the symptoms of this inflammatory condition.

  • Wrinkles and anti-aging

Now this is an interesting one, CBD has become the go-to for anti-aging skincare and serums. CBD is full of vitamins, from Vitamin A to B2- both promoting healthy skin, hair and bones. CBD is also filled with essential fatty acids, all aiding in the ageing process.

Research has since shown that CBD has the ability to work as an antioxidant helping to reduce the degrading of lipids in the body which are an essential part of all living cells within the body.

Some final thoughts on CBD oil benefits for skin

Today there are so many CBD skincare products helping treat medical conditions or simply to add to your daily skincare regime.

High Health CBD oil can be applied topically, directly onto the skin. The CBD is then absorbed through the skin, which is then picked up by those CB1 and CB2 receptors mentioned.

If you are suffering from a serious medical condition, it is always advised you consult your dermatologist too.

We hope you too can enjoy all the many amazing benefits of CBD for your skin.