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CBD: Is It For Me?

CBD has taken over just about every industry in the last few years. There are endless benefits and properties in it that can aid in health, hair care, aches and pains, even skincare. Keep reading to learn more on CBD skincare!


Be cautious with CBD skincare. Since it is an unregulated industry, it is undetermined what actives it deactivates. It is not recommended to use CBD skin products that contain alcohol, as this might combat its beneficial effects and heighten inflammatory skin conditions.

When buying a CBD skincare product, look for these words in the ingredients list, which indicate there’s actual CBD in the formula: CBD, hemp CBD, full-spectrum hemp extract, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, and hemp extract oil.

  • Treat Inflammatory Acne: CBD might help reduce redness, pain, and swelling associated with inflammatory acne.

  • Regulate Oil Production: CBD helps regulate hormones involved in oil production, reducing excess sebum.

  • Reduce Breakouts: CBD may help reduce inflammation of breakouts and, thanks to its oil production regulation, reduce breakouts in general.

  • Calm Rosacea: With its ability to reduce inflammation, CBD may help calm rosacea flare-ups.

  • Neutralize Free Radical Damage: CBD works to prevent the weakening of the skin by neutralizing free radical damage.

  • Soothe Eczema: CBD helps combat irritation and inflammation caused by eczema, along with chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis, according to Shamban.

  • Decrease Hormonal Conditions: Since CBD is a powerful adaptogen, it may work to decrease the effects of hormones and other compounds that are released into the body in times of stress (ie. kinase, nitric oxide, and cortisol)

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