CBD and Skincare Pt. 1: CBD and Skincare

Few goods are as versatile and used as widely as CBD in the United States today. Since its legalization, it’s been incorporated into food, drink, pre-rolled smokable cigarettes, vaporizer pods, supplements, salves, and much, much more. The plant has enough uses to have an entire industry built around it and has made almost as much of a ripple in the modern United States as its sister plant marijuana has.

While CBD was originally touted for its potential anti-inflammatory and pain management properties, a plethora of CBD-based skincare routines, sunscreens, lotions, and moisturizers have emerged.

Skincare is an industry that is as bloated with information — and misinformation — and competing products as the cannabis industry has become. What is the best skincare routine for you to adopt? How many different lotions, cleansers, and scrubs do you need, and what order should you apply them? What ingredients help, and which either do nothing or can actually harm your skin? Who makes the most reliable products? Newcomers to the skincare game are often confused at the conflicting information and the number of competing products they have to choose from. Adding to the confusion, CBD-based skincare products have shaken up the beauty industry and added a whole new dynamic to skincare for you to wrap your mind around. 

Whether you’re just starting out with building the perfect skincare routine or you’re looking for the perfect supplement to an existing routine, you may have seen hundreds of products proclaiming the benefits of CBD, but little in the way of explanation clearing up why they’re so wonderful. Serenity Potions is here to help break down why CBD is such a great product to add to your skincare routine, and the variety of uses it can have.

While research into how CBD interacts with people in contexts such as skincare is still in its infancy, CBD has been seen to exhibit a number of effects that have made it a trendy and prestigious addition to your favorite lotions and moisturizers.

If CBD is going to break into skincare, it’s going to need to make up an effective ingredient in lotions, cleansers, and moisturizers, staples of common skincare regimens. How does it compare to more traditional alternatives, and how do these CBD-infused skincare products stack up against their CBD-free counterparts? Follow along as we break down the facts about how CBD can help improve your skin as we look at its use across a variety of different skincare-related problems!

CBD-Based Lotions

One of the products seeing the most love from CBD skincare brands are lotions, cleansers, and moisturizers with CBD infusions. CBD’s ability to fight inflammation and pain makes it an interesting addition to lotions that can make it effective against incredibly itchy or painful maladies like eczema, but even more popular than that is its inherent ability to moisturize and the antioxidant properties it boasts!

CBD-Based Moisturizers

Your skin’s equilibrium is easily disrupted, and not properly caring for it can result in wrinkles, aging, acne, and dry, cracked skin. A variety of different factors could be causing your skin to look dry and scaly:

  • Cold weather can strip your skin of moisture, causing it to appear dry and damaged if moisturizing products aren’t used to revitalize it.
  • Not frequently using lotions or moisturizers, or using the wrong type of lotions, can add to the appearance of dry, unhealthy skin. Skincare is a process, and disrupting that process or using subpar products will inevitably have negative effects and cause your skin to look dull and chapped.
  • Not drinking enough water can leave you dehydrated, which affects every portion of your body, but especially your skin! While there’s a lot of conflicting information about how much water you need to drink per day, talk to your doctor to see how much you need to be drinking per day.
  • You live in an area that’s naturally not very humid, which is a problem that can be combated by acquiring a humidifier and having an effective skincare routine.
  • Your showers are too long or too hot, which can strip oils from your skin and severely dry it out. Try taking shorter showers, no longer than 7-10 minutes, and using water that is not steaming hot. This is a good opportunity to re-evaluate the soaps, scrubs, and shampoos you use as well. Ensure that they aren’t chemically harsh, and contributing to your skin’s dryness by depriving it of the right balance of oils it needs to stay healthy.

  • A skincare routine utilizing CBD-infused moisturizers can help to combat many of these issues, when used alongside whatever other products you find have helped with your skin. Because everyone is different, it’s important you find a moisturizer that is effective for you.

    Despite a CBD oil infusion being an effective moisturizer on its own when properly introduced to the skin, by helping to combat overproduction of sebum and reducing inflammation, CBD acts as a wonderful way to supplement your lotion’s other moisturizing properties and help your lotion to reach its maximum potential.

    Why Are Antioxidants Important for Your Skin?

    One of the most exciting effects of CBD, and one of the biggest draws for implementing it in skincare products, is that it is an antioxidant. What exactly does that mean, and why should you care?

    Antioxidants help to combat what’s called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress refers to a large number of free radicals — charged oxygen molecules — in the body that can, over time, cause a variety of negative effects on the body and could contribute to aging and certain diseases by breaking down and damaging surrounding cells. Antioxidants help to combat these effects by stopping these molecules from disrupting those surrounding cells, pairing with them to effectively neutralize the free radical’s potential damage.

    Antioxidants, when absorbed by the skin, can help to work to prevent or even seem to reverse the aging processes your skin has experienced over time. It’s important to note that you should look for a lotion that can effectively be absorbed by the skin to make the most use of the antioxidants and other properties in the CBD.

    What Product Should I Use?

    Instead of replacing all of the items you use in your skincare routine right away, why not try just supplementing them with some of our premier products so that you can see the results for yourself? Our skincare collection has a wide variety of products you’ are bound to find useful.

    We recommend starting with CBD Matrix’s Apple Stem Cell CBD Cream! It is a wonderful all-in-one tool for antioxidant infusion, moisturization, and skin protection, helping you shore up any holes your skincare routine may have.

    Because one of the biggest sources of harm to your skin is the sun, a sunscreen for you to ready yourself to spend the day outdoors with is essential. Thankfully Savage Essentials’ CBD Sunscreen has got you covered, protecting your skin while you’re out in the sun while reaping the benefits CBD can provide!

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    Serenity Potions boasts dozens of high-quality CBD-infused products, many of them designed specifically with skincare in mind! Our high-quality collection can ensure that your needs are met, whichever of our products you decide to try.

    If you have questions about anything we offer, or just want some advice on what products might be best for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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