Last updated: August 2, 2019

Healthy Skin, Healthy You: 6 Benefits of CBD Skin Cream

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You’ve heard that CBD oil can help you sleep better at night, ease stress, and give you relief from chronic pain — without the “high” that results from THC. 

For a while, CBD recipes and tinctures were all the rage. But now, CBD has moved from the culinary world to the beauty universe

It seems like every major beauty brand is creating CBD face oils, CBD lotion for hands and body, and even CBD-infused bath bombs and body balms. Now, it’s easier than ever before to find your favorite beauty products with a bit of CBD added into the mix. 

But what can things like CBD cream and lotions do, and are they a good fit for your needs? 

Read on to learn how CBD lotions and other beauty potions can upgrade your beauty routine and make you feel better at the same time. 

1. Relief From Arthritis

One of the most popular products on the market today is CBD lotion for arthritis pain. 

It also works well for those who experience hand cramps from typing at their desks for long periods of time. You can look for CBD lotion that has a scent you like, or you can add in a few drops of lavender essential oil to help you relax even further. 

Gently massage about 1/2 of a teaspoon into the affected area to get relief. 

You’ll notice it happens much faster than with CBD tincture droplets, as your body can absorb it quickly when the balm is applied directly on the skin.

2. Clearer Skin

Tired of dealing with pesky and sometimes painful breakouts that cause you embarrassment and stress? 

CBD lotions and oils specifically designed for the face may be able to help. 

You should still follow your normal face-washing routine every evening, but after your face is clean, apply a few drops of lotions or oil to your entire face. 

The CBD helps to calm your skin and even offers relief from the anxiety that may be causing you to break out. Just do a patch test overnight on a small piece of skin first, to make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction.

3. Decreased Redness 

Whether it’s from acne marks that won’t fade, an uneven skin tone, or even a condition like psoriasis, many of us deal with redness in the face. 

The latest CBD face oils help to even out your skin tone and decrease redness without clogging up your pores. 

Just make sure that, if you wear CBD balms designed to decrease redness during the day, that you also put a thin layer of sunscreen on top of it.

4. CBD Lotions Can Mitigate Headaches 

If you deal with migraines and tension headaches, we strongly suggest you research CBD brands to find the best CBD lotion that can help to ease the pain. 

CBD lotions work well as a natural pain management tool because they interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system. This is the system that’s responsible for creating feelings of pain and even emotional stress and sadness.

If your body doesn’t make enough endocannabinoids on its own, then you’re much more likely to deal with severe pain frequently, whether from headaches, joints, sore muscles, and more. 

CBD contains cannabinoids that give your endocannabinoid system a much-needed boost, offering powerful pain relief.

5. Relief After a Workout

Whether you’ve been a fitness buff for a while now, or if you’re just getting back into your workout routine after a long hiatus, we know your muscles get seriously sore. 

If you play sports professionally or recreationally, you may also end up getting a few injuries on the field or court. 

CBD lotions can help, and in fact, many professional athletes already swear by the healing powers of CBD. Just rub a bit of lotion onto the sore area, making sure that it does not get inside of any fresh cuts. 

You should feel relief in 15-20 minutes. 

6. Soothing to Joints

Blame it on stress, age, or even an increase of physical activity, but extreme joint pain has been steadily on the rise over the past few years. 

CBD lotion and other products can help to stop stiff, sore joints from limiting your mobility and causing you day-disrupting pain. 

If you’re seriously sore, we suggest soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salts for about a half-hour, and then applying CBD cream and lotions to pain points while your skin is still slightly moist.  

CBD is even beginning to play a role in professional massages. 

Look for a spa that uses CBD massage lotion or oil to take your relaxing experience to the next level. Or, you can simply bring your own to your next appointment and ask your massage therapist to use it. 

Enjoy the Many Benefits of CBD Lotion

As we hope you’ve learned from this article, there are countless benefits to making CBD lotion a part of your morning and/or evening beauty routine. 

You can still continue to enjoy CBD in pastilles, tinctures, bath bombs, and even in some of your favorite recipes to get mental and physical relief. 

Do you still feel like you want to know a bit more about the science behind CBD products? Need to score a few tips on how to find the correct dosage for your age, weight, and metabolism? 

Want to know what else CBD can help you manage? 

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