You’ve probably heard cannabidiol (CBD) is the cure-all for everything these days. It’s in just about anything from food to supplements, shampoo and skin care.
In case you don’t know, CBD is an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. It’s a chemical compound extracted from hemp and marijuana. CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most popular cannabinoids; CBD does not give you a “high” like THC.
If you’re looking to take your next facial to a new level, add CBD. The oil, added to moisturizer, masks and massage oil, has been found to positively affect the skin.
For acne, CBD is an anti-inflammatory and reduces redness and soothes the skin. It is also an antibacterial and anti-fungal, which helps combat the causes of acne. If you tend to have red skin, rosacea or eczema, CBD oil can help calm the redness and relieve dryness.
For aging skin, CBD helps with the production of collagen and moisturizes. Its antioxidants help to reverse the signs of aging including wrinkles, sagging skin and dullness. It can also help improve the blood circulation, giving the skin a more natural glow.
You can find professionals using CBD products now.
If you’re in the market to pamper yourself, you can easily give yourself a CBD facial at home. In a small bowl, mix together one tablespoon of coffee grounds with one teaspoon of raw honey and two to three drops of CBD oil. Use this as an exfoliator to prep your skin by rubbing in a circular motion for a minute or two and then rinse.
Next use a CBD mask and relax as the mask does the work. Next use a serum with CBD oil and massage your skin gently and use a facial roller if you have one. An Oxford study in 2018 found that people who added a five-minute facial massage daily improved circulation and the appearance of wrinkles.
Finish with a CBD-infused moisturizer to lock in hydration.
Whether it’s by a professional or at home, a CBD facial can be a positive addition to your self-care.