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Should CBD be in your skincare?

I’m getting asked a lot by my clients and the media about CBD in skincare. If it can do such great things for our body internally, then shouldn’t it be able to do equally great things when applied topically? The answer is YES.

The science and research behind CBD is really incredible and shows CBD potential for a wide range of conditions, from epilepsy to PTSD to anxiety and more. In my practice, I’ve recommended it to many patients with anxiety; especially the ones that tend to overeat when they’re having a hard time controlling their anxiety.

Because CBD is so well known for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits, that’s the big link into skincare and beauty products. There’s really interesting science showing its potential for acne and blemishes. A study in 2014 showed CBD could help with reducing oil production so that’s promising as an alternative to harsh anti-acne creams.

The anti-inflammatory properties make it very soothing for the skin so it’s great for dry skin, eczema or even with a sunburn. A bonus too because CBD can help pain, it can help alleviate some of the pain associated with sunburn too. Even better, most CBD is paired with some sort of fatty acid because it helps with internal absorption but it’s also beneficial for topical use.

Would you buy a skincare or beauty product with CBD in it? Leave a comment below or email me at brooke@dailyhabitcbd with any questions about CBD.