//The Ultimate Guide to Self-Care with CBD – Skin Care

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Care with CBD – Skin Care

CBD and it’s Hallucinogenic Brother THC

There’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to CBD and THC. Their separate benefits, their combined workings and what is responsible for which experienced affect. While the two are related in structure and source, they are significantly different in effect and usage. The main point to understand is that smoking or ingesting CBD in no way can get you high.

Most importantly, CBD is legal worldwide, with the exception of Canada, which considers it a controlled substance. It’s also safe to consume in any amount, as it doesn’t have any of the side effects that come with more THC-rich products.

Use CBD Products to Relieve Sore Muscles

I know this was titled with “Skincare” in the headline, but there is something that is closely related and quite frankly best applied on a topical basis (via the skin). CBD is available in a variety of forms and delivery methods, including topical creams, lotions, balms, and salves. These work by activating the endocannabinoid receptors located within your skin, joint and muscle tissue. Along with more direct delivery, topical CBD products offer more localized relief, only affecting the area where you apply the balm or lotion.

This has been shown to be particularly helpful for joint pain and general body inflammation. Studies in rats found that transdermal forms of cannabidiol could help reduce inflammation and pain. Other studies further point to the role of your endocannabinoid system in regulating both acute and chronic pain.

The key here is the direct application of the topical CBD to the affected area. You don’t have to worry about metabolism or all the processing and breakdown that happens in your stomach and intestines with edible CBD.

If you have  a heavy workload (both literal and figuratively) or putting your body through some extra reps at the gym, consider massaging some CBD lotion into your muscles, especially before you head to bed. The lotion will work its way into your muscles, helping to relieve soreness so you can wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.

CBD Balms for Skincare

Inflammation often lies at the root of many skin problems, including acne and rosacea among the many skin conditions out there.  CBD and other cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties that may help you better handle puffiness, swelling, and soreness.

Cannabinoids have also been found to possess antioxidant properties. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals, a product of the natural oxidation that happens within your body. Free radicals can cause damage to muscles, DNA, and other tissues, including skin, contributing to inflammation and general signs of aging. CBD can work two-fold as an antioxidant to prevent both inflammation and signs of aging.

Further studies also suggest that cannabidiol can help manage the function of human sebaceous glands and the secretion of sebum. Sebum is the natural oil secreted by the sebaceous glands that helps moisturize your skin and protect you from harmful bacteria and microbes. However, too much sebum is the catalyst that leads to acne. Theoretically, CBD may help reduce or eliminate your breakouts.

On top of all of that, CBD oils often contain natural fatty acids that can help nourish dry skin, including skin that may be suffering from eczema. If you have been spending too much time in the sun, CBD may provide relief for sunburns and help your skin heal.

After cleansing your face, apply some CBD balm to your skin to help blemishes, soothe any signs of redness or inflammation, and generally calm your mind after a stressful day.

CBD Bath Bombs

Because, in effect, your skin is a sophisticated sponge a good way to treat your skin is soaking in it! A hot bath is one of the most essential tools in your self-care arsenal. You may have seen those lavender or chamomile bath bombs in the make up aisle of your local stores. Bath bombs in general elevate the experience to a new level of luxuriousness, but with bath bombs containing CBD,  you can truly relax your body and calm your mind while keeping your skin nourished, soft, and smooth. The CBD can help soothe your skin and fight inflammation and muscle soreness, while the botanicals and other ingredients in the bath bomb wash away the sweat, dirt, and bad vibes that have accumulated throughout the day.

It’s as easy as filling your tub and dropping in the bath bomb. From there, put on your favorite album or podcast, curl up with a book (that you don’t mind getting a little waterlogged), or just let your mind wander freely. Top it off with a chilled drink to stay hydrated while you soak, and you may just replace your showers with baths altogether.

Take Care of Yourself

Most of this world of ours believe that we only get one chance at this thing we call life. Therefore, it is best for us to take the moments we can to be able to take care of that vehicle with which we travel this life. The whole self and not just one or two parts. A general regimen of getting the compounds and materials that would do us the best help, is where you need to move to, or if already there, to remain.

By |2019-06-03T21:36:05+00:00June 6th, 2019|CBD-Studies|0 Comments

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