Consumers have been raving about their experiences with hemp & CBD from relief from feelings of tension to support for overall sleep. And now, CBD has started to make a name for itself among the beauty and skincare community. With a growing list of reported benefits, CBD skincare products may help you glow from inside and out.
What is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant. CBD is not psychoactive and has a number of reported therapeutics effects, such as easing feelings of discomfort and working to support overall health during times of tension.
How Do CBD Skincare Products Work?
CBD works by interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system or ECS, which is a natural biological system found in both humans and animals. The Endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating many key bodily processes in order to maintain homeostasis or balance. The ECS impacts important bodily processes like pain response, digestion, metabolism, immune heath, inflammatory response and even sebum production.
Essentially, CBD acts as a sort of key that unlocks cannabinoid receptors and triggers the brain and body to respond. Cannabinoid receptors are located all throughout the human body with many located in the layers of our skin. So, when we apply products that contain CBD to our skin, we’re activating our cannabinoid receptors and signaling our body to react.
3 Reasons to try Hemp & CBD Skincare
It may help reduce ease breakouts
Breakouts are one of the most common skin concerns to affect humans, yet we haven’t quite found a perfect way to manage them. That said, CBD has shown promise when it comes to soothing breakouts. Breakouts and blemishes often result from overproduction of oil, clogged pores, and bacteria buildup. Like we mentioned above, CBD may have soothing properties, making it helpful in managing the discomfort related to breakouts. Not only that, but some studies show that CBD may help support balanced lipid or oil production, which in turn can help ease breakouts.
It’s been reported to help reduce reduce the appearance of signs of aging
CBD possesses antioxidant properties, which have been reported to help minimize the look of signs of aging. Antioxidants work by combatting free-radical production, which are created by our body to combat viruses and bacteria. However, sometimes our bodies over produce free-radicals, leading to free radical damage or oxidative stress which can cause things like premature aging, inflammation, and hyper-pigmentation. Other factors that can increase free-radical production are pollution, sun exposure, radiation, and cigarette smoke to name a few. Luckily, antioxidants like CBD can help support the health of your skin cells during exposure to free radicals, and work to reduce the appearance of signs of aging.
Customers have found reduction infeelings of skin irritation.
Many of our customers have reported a reduction in feelings of skin irritation since incorporating CBD topicals into their routine. Beyond this anecdotal evidence, some research shows that cannabinoids can help support healthy skin cells and work to keep skin healthy and nourished.
How Do I Know Which CBD Skincare Product is Right for me?
When it comes to choosing a hemp & CBD topicals, it all comes down to personal preference. That being said, we always recommend purchasing CBD from a reputable company that provides certificates of analysis with all of their products. Currently, there are no reported negative side-effects related to topical CBD. Although, there have been reports of allergic reactions to other ingredients, such as tree nut-based oils, so be sure to read the full ingredient lists before incorporating a new product into your lineup.
As more research is completed, we’ll likely see more and more products containing hemp & CBD
Add Hemp into Your Routine Today
At Blue Forest Farms, we offer a full range of CBD topicals from our CBD serum to our body scrub to our maximum strength lotion so you can experience the benefits inside and out.