Does your skin feel like it could use some attention? CBD can reduce redness and help prevent breakouts! Self care means taking a moment to care for your mind/body and give it all the attention it needs to feel healthy and recharged. In this blog, we will look into the benefits that come from adding CBD to your self care routine, and we will share 5 recipes to try at home. To explain why you need to try CBD for your skincare routine, we’ll start by looking into what CBD is and some of its scientifically proven benefits.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabinoid, is a chemical found in the cannabis plant, as you might already know. Though marijuana is known for its highs, THC plays the leading role in the psychoactive part of this plant. CBD is the calming and relaxing component that carries many health benefits, ranging from pain relief and stress relief, to anti-aging properties, reducing symptoms that come from illnesses and improvement of quality of sleep. Though using too much CBD oil can carry some very mild side effects, when used according to the correct dosages it is a powerful element to add to your self care routine.
What are the Health Benefits of CBD for Skin?
The National Institute of Health released a paper on the effects of CBD on the skin. It stated that CBD may help reduce redness, dryness and inflammation, and has the potential to treat eczema and psoriasis. CBD also contains high vitamin D concentrations, which can help several skin conditions. CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties, which this study connects to a reduction of eczema triggers, and another study talks about the effects of CBD on human sebocytes, the cells which create the oily substance our skin produces. This helps to protect our skin, but an excess of it can result in acne. CBD can balance the skin's production of human sebocytes resulting in a healthy complexion.
How to use CBD for Self Care
Now that we have an idea of what CBD is and some of its general benefits, let's dive into the benefits of using CBD in your self care routine. As CBD has a calming effect on the whole body, using it on your skin will help make your skin feel that relief as well. For instance, using our CBD body relief lotion helps alleviate pain after a strong workout. In the same way that CBD calms down the body, it calms down the skin and facial muscles. This is one of the ways CBD becomes an anti-aging product. By relieving facial tension it decreases the buildup of wrinkles in the face and gives you an overall calm and glowing appearance.
5 Refreshing CBD Facial Recipes
We will provide you with 1 CBD body and face scrub recipe, 3 different CBD face mask recipes for 3 different skin types, and 1 CBD lip scrub recipe in the end. The ingredients are easy to acquire and often are already in your home. Always cleanse your face with a face wash before using a mask. This way, your pores open up to take all the good ingredients in. If you are doing the extended CBD self care routine, start with the bath, then the scrub, then the mask and finish off with your lip scrub.
Bright Citrus Scrub - CBD Face and Body Scrub
- 1 cup of brown pure cane sugar
- half a lemon or lime (juiced)
- 3 TBSP of jojoba oil
- 8 drops of
one of our CBD tinctures, for more info on which one to choose for your skin type check the face mask recipes below.
- Mix the sugar and the jojoba oil, 1 spoon at a time, until all is combined.
- Then add the CBD oil of your choice.
- Lastly, add the lemon or lime. Leave the last step out if you have sensitive skin.
Scrub it into any area you desire and rinse off with warm water.
Note: Never scrub too hard, be gentle with your skin to prevent it from damaging.
Follow up with a soothing CBD face mask. You’ll find the next three easy DIY recipes that you can make at home, for three different skin types.
Rejuvenating Greek Facial - CBD Facial Recipe for Normal/Combination Skin
- 1 TBSP of lemon (juiced)
- 2 TBSP of brown sugar
- 2 TBSP of plain Greek yogurt
- 4-6 drops of our broad spectrum peppermint CBD oil
- Mix the brown sugar, lemon, yogurt and CBD facial oil together in a bowl or blender. In a blender the rough texture of the sugar crystals will be broken down to create a softer, smoother mask.
- Apply to the face and neck area, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave on for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse it off with warm water.
Soothing Island Vibe Facial - CBD Facial Recipe for Oily Skin
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 TBSP of honey
- 1 TSP of lemon (juiced)
- 4-6 drops of our broad spectrum key lime CBD tincture
- In a bowl, mash the banana until a thick smooth texture is achieved.
Add your honey and CBD oil and mix.
If you prefer a smoother texture, add the ingredients to a blender.
- After everything is combined add the lemon juice and stir it in.
- Apply the mask to your face and neck area, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave it on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.
Rehydrating Avocado Mask - CBD Facial Recipe for Dry Skin
- 1 TSP of olive oil
- Half an avocado
- 4-6 drops of our broad spectrum CBD tincture cinnamon drops
- Puree half an avocado in a bowl.
- Add the olive oil and CBD oil to it. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
- Apply the CBD mask to your face and neck area, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave it on for 20 minutes.
- Rinse with cool or lukewarm water.
Sugar Lip Scrub - CBD Lip Balm and Scrub for Smooth and Soft Lips
- 1 TBSP of brown sugar
- 1 TBSP of honey
- 1 TSP of lemon or lime
3 drops of our broad spectrum CBD chocolate mint tincture or any other of our tinctures according to your preference of taste.
- Mix everything in a small bowl until well combined.
- Gently scrub it into your lips.
- After you’re done with the scrub you can eat/lick it off your lips as everything is edible in this recipe!
- Finish off with our CBD lip balm.
Always finish off with our moisturizer for the face and eyes, as your skin needs it to finish off the facial. Voila! You are done with your extended CBD self care routine.
CBD for Anti-Aging Effects
You can incorporate CBD self care into your everyday routine by following the next daily self care routine, suitable for day and night. After cleansing your face, go ahead and apply our CBD serum, which protects and allows the skin to exfoliate, therefore eliminating dead cells that are on the surface of your skin, along with wrinkles and expression lines. Then follow by using our anti-aging moisturizer and anti-aging eye cream, both CBD creams come in to gently moisturize the face and the eyes. This is a great self care routine for a quick everyday skin boost. The combination of these three carries the key to bright and youthful-looking skin. Used in the order described will bring the most benefits to the health of your facial skin. When doing the extended self care routine it is best to finish off with the CBD serum and CBD creams. This can be done after your exfoliating scrub and CBD mask, to allow the pores to close again and your skin to be moisturized.
CBD Bath bombs
To use CBD in your more extended regenerative and restorative self care ritual, start off with our CBD bath bomb, for ultimate relaxation. It eases your body’s aches and pains as the CBD is dispersed throughout your tub. When your skin pores open up with warm water, the bath bomb distributes the cannabinoids evenly and quickly to all parts of your body while you relax. The hot steamy water will also open up the skin pores of your face, preparing it for your CBD facial. After your relaxing CBD bath, you can get right into your CBD facial, we recommend one of our refreshing and exfoliating CBD face/body scrub recipes listed above.
CBD Self Care Inspiration
We hope you found some great inspiration for starting your own CBD-based self care routine. Whether you simply use our CBD anti-aging serum or really go for it with a CBD bath bomb and custom facial followed by Nuleev’s CBD moisturizer, you are sure to feel and look revitalized.