Cannabeauty- Using CBD Oil for Skin Care

You love your skin, you love to smoke, so why not mix the two? ‘Cannabeauty’ is a massively growing market with many different products for the cannabis and skincare enthusiast. Most of these products use hempseed oil which does not have THC or CBD. But CBD oil skincare products are also gaining popularity due to their beneficial properties.

Difference between Hempseed oil and CBD oil

Cannabis Sativa plant with brown jar and oil dropper style lid.

Hempseed oil is created by cold pressing the seeds of Sativa plants and shouldn’t  be confused with CBD or THC oils. (CBD Oil vs Hempseed Oil) Hempseed oil (Or hemp oil) legally must contain less than 0.03% THC. While CBD oil contains the THC we all know and love.

Hempseed oil has been around for decades and is used widely in beauty products due to its anti-inflammatory properties as well as superb ability to moisturize without leaving behind a pore-clogging film. CBD itself has the same anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties as hempseed oil.

Allegedly CBD has been found to help with common skincare conditions such as –

  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Sensitive skin
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

And is reported to have a great number of anti-oxidants. It’s important to be aware of the difference in product labelling when adventuring into the beauty industry. Hempseed Oil will always be listed as Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. Whereas CBD oil will be labelled as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts.

What can CBD oil based skincare help with?

Cannabeauty - Using CBD oil for skin care

The benefits of CBD oil and skincare have not yet been fully explored. However, emerging research points to a link between CBD oil and collagen production. Collagen keeps our skin tight and smooth by making skin and muscles firmer as well as the connecting tissues and bones. CBD oil also helps to reduce the look of scars, dark spots, wrinkles and discolouration. Most CBD anti-ageing creams can help  diminish skin dullness, counter free-radical damage to improve ruddy skin tones as well as  reduce inflammation.

CBD skin products are wonderful for sensitive skin, but as with all skincare products it is common to be irritated by additional additives.

When choosing products to deal with common skin issues like psoriasis or eczema it’s always best to choose a product with the least amount of ingredients to avoid irritating the skin further. Important things to avoid are additives/ingredients such as alcohol, artificial fragrance, oxybenzone (a chemical sunscreen and parabens. It’s  important to always check the label of the products you’re using and stay informed.

CBD oil based hand creams have been found to help ease pain, while having that added benefit of superb moisturization. CBD infused lotion is typically made to provide targeted temporary relief for muscles and stiff joints. It can start working within 15 minutes and due to no THC can be the best way for someone to deal with topical pain. The benefits can be found by anyone looking to relieve various nerve pains. It can be used in multiple ways, mainly the CBD oil pairs with some sort of peppermint extract. This to accentuates the herbs powers and stay natural, avoiding extra irritants.

What does it all mean?

CBD oil for skin care

All told, CBD Oil is something that brings a lot of value to your everyday skin care as well as being a natural pain reliever. It’s important to be vigilant when purchasing different products for different usages. As long as you know what you are trying to use and know what you’re looking for CBD Oil can fit almost any skin care issue. As with any medical conditions please consult your doctor before changing up any medications.

To start your adventure in Cannabeauty check out either CannaCeuticals or KaliKare, two well reviewed Canadian companies.