With the expansion of cannabis use in almost three-fourths of states, CBD-infused treatments have emerged as a multimillion-dollar industry niche. There is good reason! Expanded use has led to more research, and according to new research, yes, you should add CBD to your skincare routine.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Skincare Products?
Many people use CBD products in their wellness routine but usually ingest them. The idea of topical CBD (like relieving lotions and balms) isn’t new, but incorporating CBD into beauty products, cleansers, and lip balms has recently started catching on.
The body’s massive endocannabinoid system covers you from head to toe — almost every part of your body and system within you contains cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids like CBD work with this system to deliver their many benefits.
CBD skincare products inspire benefits by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors in your skin. The cannabinoid receptors in your skin aren’t the same as the cannabinoid receptors within your body.
This means that using CBD skincare products won’t have the same effects as taking a nighttime CBN gummy for sleep. CBD skincare products can work on and slightly below the surface of your skin without reaching your broader internal endocannabinoid system.
When CBD comes into contact with the receptors in your skin, it can help them perform their natural functions. This can include supporting sensitive skin types, soothing dry skin, and helping to support balanced sebum production.
Too much sebum can cause the skin to feel oily or develop skin conditions. On the other hand, too little sebum can lead to dry, cracked skin and other skin problems. You don’t want to swing too far to either side — it’s important to find an easy balance.
CBD may help your skin work towards creating that balance, especially when used alongside other active ingredients. When used as a part of a comprehensive cleansing, moisturizing, and treatment regimen, CBD can play a major role in maintaining overall skin health.
To experience the full effects of CBD on the skin, try combining CBD with other skin-soothing ingredients. Many skincare products contain aloe vera, vitamin C, and essential oils to help protect the skin cells from free radical damage. Combining these ingredients can help support your skin health like never before.
Of course, your dermatologist will know your skin best. If you have skin diseases or conditions, sensitive skin, or are experiencing side effects from your current skincare products, schedule an appointment at your local dermatology office to get personalized medical advice.
What Is the Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD?
A lot of people are still learning about CBD and are interested in incorporating the benefits of CBD into their daily routines. They’ll look for product packaging with leaves from a Cannabis sativa plant on it or check for the word “hemp” in the brand name or product name.
However, these products probably aren’t CBD products.
Hemp seed oil is deeply moisturizing, rich in omega fats, and less likely to cause breakouts than heavier skincare oils. It’s excellent at combating dryness and can be great for your skin, but it doesn’t contain a single milligram of CBD. The benefits of hemp seed oil are mostly for hydration.
CBD comes from the flower of the cannabis plant — there is no CBD in the seeds of a hemp plant. Hemp seed oil products won’t have the same benefits as CBD skincare products.
Unless a product’s packaging specifically states that it contains CBD, it’s best to assume that it doesn’t. Products with CBD should always denote how much CBD is in each package.
If you’re interested in the benefits of both, you can use hemp seed oil and high-quality CBD serum in your skincare routine at the same time. You can even use plain cold-pressed hemp seed oil from the baking aisle at the grocery store — it doesn’t need to be anything fancy to get the job done.
What Does Recent Research Say?
Recent research says plenty about CBD’s therapeutic benefits, and it’s all good news. Below we listed three possible reasons for using a CBD skincare treatment in your own routine.
A Treatment for Aging?
One study found that cannabidiol and other cannabinoids are neuroprotective antioxidants. Let’s break this down into something understandable. Neuroprotective treatments have shown positive signs in treating diseases like stroke and some forms of trauma. Antioxidants remove harmful oxidants from our bodies.
This is a win-win, particularly if you’re at risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease. As we age, our skin dries out and loses elasticity. CBD-infused skincare products might be the last best part of your cleansing routine. Imagine! CBD you can put on your skin, skincare backed up by research.
Many people hail the benefits of taking CBD internally. But wait! There’s more research. A 2019 study found that CBD-infused ointment significantly improved patient outcomes. The study concludes by claiming CBD topical skin treatments may be beneficial.
This last point is something we stress at Blue Forest Farms. Our CBD flowers and seeds are federally approved for sale. We don’t sell THC products. However, we passionately believe in the benefits of CBD and all of the cannabinoids.
Along with CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, a 2014 research study found that CBD oil helps reduce the skin’s ability to produce excess oil. When combined with CBD’s other benefits, CBD could be the treatment that clears up that pesky spot of acne on your chin. Acne can produce skin swelling and inflammation.
A Full Range of CBD Infused Products
So yes, put CBD into your daily skincare routine as quickly as possible. Your skin will thank you. The science proves the benefits are real. At Blue Forest Farms, we make creating daily CBD routines easy. For example, start and end your day with a glow from a CBD-infused body and facial scrub.
CBD’s Other Benefits and the Value of Whole-Body Health
Blue Forest Farms supports feeling good from the inside out. You can’t cope with your day’s hectic activities if you’re stressed out. There is ongoing research that CBD may be effective in reducing stress. Stay tuned for more on that front.
Do What You Enjoy and Enjoy What You Do!
When you use our CBD-infused products, you have the assurance that we believe in what we do. We believe there is more to life than working. Do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do. Each product is federally approved for legal sale. Visit or call us today for any updates. In the meantime, we’ll keep making that CBD oil!