CBD oil in your skincare routine?
CBD products are everywhere we look, but how does it benefit your skin? CBD is known for having antioxidant and calming properties. Much needed when dealing breakouts, ageing, or dry skin! CBD may also reduce sebum production which can help control breakouts and blemishes. Some studies have also found that CBD products may also reduce skin irritation.
Since CBD fights inflammation it can also play a role in reducing the signs of ageing and stressed out skin.
CBD oil also has a very soothing and calming effect to the skin and can be a great choice for those that struggle with sensitive skin!
Does CBD oil get absorbed through the skin?
CBD can penetrate the skin. When applied to the skin, CBD interacts with nearby endocannabinoid receptors that are located nearby in the skin. When it is applied liberally to the skin it can even permeate the pores. Providing its wonderful properties to the epidermis.
Is there a difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil for Skin?
CBD oil and hemp seed oil sound practically the same; they come from the same plant, but are NOT the same.
Hemp seed oil comes from cold pressing the seeds from the plant, and is still rich in vitamins, and omega fatty acids, which are great for their hydrating and plumping effects.
Hemp seed products do not contain CBD, and can be misleading for consumers who don’t know there is a difference.
CBD oil comes from an extract that is derived from the stalk, leaves, and flowers of the plant.
Some hemp seed oils do contain CBD, hemp seed oil can be used as a carrier oil so you get the benefits of both oils in one product!
How to choose a CBD Oil for your skin
One of the most important and tricky, maybe sometimes even confusing, things you can do looking for CBD products for your skin.
There are unlimited choices out there and it can be hard to know which product is appropriate for you.
Let’s start breaking down some of the options that are available.
Many companies label their CBD products as an isolate, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum; while these terms aren’t regulated, they do mean different things!
This means pure CBD; there are no other cannabinoids, including terpenes, or flavonoids. It is typically sold in a powder form.
This option contains CBD and everything that occurs alongside it in the hemp plant. This can include trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids. Trace amounts of THC mean that there is 0.2% – 0.3% THC in the product and it is not considered active. This amount may vary depending on local laws.
This particular product means that no THC is detectable.
Some other things.
A few other things to look for when picking an oil for you:
- Make sure on the ingredient list says cannabidiol, other terms are not compliant and just like we discussed before, hemp seed oil is not the same as CBD oil.
- Check to see if the brand you are purchasing has third-party ratings for purity and strength; this shows that someone outside of the producer tested the product and you are actually getting what you pay for!
- Look at the packaging! Make sure your CBD oil is in a stable package; it should be packaged in opaque bottles to reduce light exposure and a tight-fitting lid.
Can CBD oil Cause Skin Problems?
Anything you use on your skin can have negative side effects. When researching different CBD oils, make sure and read the ingredient labels.
If you have a negative reaction to your CBD skincare products, there is a chance that it isn’t the CBD, the negative reactions could potentially be related to the filler, another oil in the product, or simply the wrong strain for the required job.