Science proves cannabidiol, or CBD, rich in an abundance of medicinal properties. It seems that no matter how you consume it, it has a horde of benefits for skin health. For this reason, more and more people are adding CBD to their skincare routine. Proven a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and overall immune booster, not using it just seems silly.
This is especially true if you suffer from acne, psoriasis, or other skin problems. To get the best results out of using CBD for healthier skin, experts recommend both an internal and external approach. For example, combining CBD tinctures with CBD topicals promises the best results, since using either on their own, although unquestionably beneficial, is not nearly as effective as when used together.
Without further ado, here are eight CBD products proven to work for healthier skin:
CBD oil is an excellent product for skin care. You can use it internally, the U.S. National Library of Medicine claims it effective at even treating skin tumors, or you can apply it topically for targeted, localized treatment of skin issues. For some skin types, applying it directly to the face might feel a mite too early, but this is not the case in reality. Try it instead of your current poisonous moisturizer.
Tinctures offer another form of CBD for skin issues, even just general skin care. They also work internally, and although you can apply a tincture topically too, most prefer to place a drop under their tongue for sublingual absorption. These tinctures work by interacting with cannabinoid receptors throughout the body to improve overall health, and specific receptors within the skin to boost vitality.
CBD edibles are another way to treat skin issues and improve overall skin health from the inside. If consumed as part of a daily routine, they can work wonders internally to reinvigorate the skin and help it to renew itself, encouraging new growth of skin cells and making it easier for dead cells to fall away. However, try to eat edibles with healthy ingredients, since chocolates and similar can worsen the skin.
Topicals are more typical for a skincare regimen since they work externally and you apply them directly to the skin. However, they do not penetrate the skin deep enough to offer any internal benefits. CBD topicals include all creams, ointments, and other lotions or potions that contain CBD extract, and you use them as you would any other topical products you find in your local store. Just apply generously.
Concentrates include CBD soft gels, shatter, wax, and other forms of concentrated CBD, even tinctures and oil. Capsules are particularly effective at improving skin health from within, and they come pre-packaged in accurate doses. CBD wax and shatters are smokable products. They have a different mechanism of action, but also work internally to reverse the signs of aging and increase skin vitality.
Adding CBD bath salts to your bath is an excellent way to ensure every inch of your skin gets the benefit of CBD. They come in different flavors, colors, even textures, and work by coating your body in a layer of healthy, beneficial CBD, and by releasing vapors. However, like other topicals, they cannot penetrate the skin barrier, so sprinkle it into your bath very generously to maximize its healing properties.
These days, cannabis breeders are creating high-CBD marijuana strains with very little THC. If you enjoy the “high” associated with THC, then finding strains with high concentrations of both is relatively easy. Buds with little to no traces of THC are much harder to come by, but you can find them with some research. As smokables, CBD buds work from inside too, but the act of smoking itself can cause lines.
Vaping is the latest trend in CBD consumption. Inhaling CBD vapors directly into your lungs ensures increased bioavailability, or absorption rates. This is an efficient method of using CBD to improve skin health internally, and they come in such delightful flavors that adding it to your daily skin routine not be difficult to do. More and more people are choosing CBD cartridges, in part for its other health benefits.
There is no denying the mountain of evidence, both existing and emerging, lauding the medical properties of CBD, and in particular, its many benefits for skin health. However, quality is everything. Only buy CBD products from reputable suppliers that use independent, third party laboratories for testing. If you do not see testing results confirming its quality on the label, rather look elsewhere.