CBD skin care - all you need to know

CBD oil is an answer to your dermatological needs

The skin is the largest organ and our body's first line of defense against unwanted organisms. As such, this protective layer has the highest amount and concentration of what are called cannabinoid receptors.

Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body as a part of our endocannabinoid system - a checks-and-balance matrix, which regulates a number of critical functions and responses such as stress, pain, appetite, inflammation, sleep, immunity and even processes like how much or how little oil our skin produces.

It turns out CBD has the same receptors as our skin, which is why our skin can respond well to the compound, and when CBD is used for medicinal or therapeutic purposes tied to the skin, it's believed to work by stimulating or impacting our skin's cannabinoid receptors "to better regulate pain, inflammation, bacteria, lipid production (which can lead to acne), the release of histamine as well as skin cell proliferation (which causes psoriasis).

CBD skin care will not make you high or have any mind-altering effects as it is completely separate from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive element in marijuana. Instead CBD has many soothing, reliving, and rejuvenating properties – making it the perfect skin care supplement.

CBD skincare products can be used to give targeted relief from a number of complaints, but they can also revitalize the skin, and restore natural balance.

CBD skincare products can safely be used in conjunction with oral CBD products like oils and capsules. However, they also offer an effective option on their own, for people who don’t want to take CBD orally but still want to experience the benefits of CBD. 

CBD for acne, eczema and psoriasis

Acne is a skin condition which can aggravate the face as well as other parts of the body, such as the back and the chest. People who suffer from acne can find it incredibly frustrating as the condition can knock their confidence. Although it can be triggered by a number of things, one of the primary causes of acne is an overproduction of sebum which clogs the pores - leaving them unable to breathe. This can lead to a buildup of bacteria, triggering the red blemishes commonly associated with acne.

CBD has been found to control the product and secretion of sebum, which is a major benefactor when it comes to managing and preventing acne. CBD also has natural anti-inflammatory properties, which act to soothe the redness and scars caused by acne.

CBD for wrinkles and anti-aging

Despite it being a fact of nature, most of us are strongly opposed to the idea of our skin ageing - and slowing the process is sought after. When our skin ages, it is not necessarily because we are getting older - but sometimes because of the harsh environments it is exposed to, combined with a lack of proper care.

CBD has natural antioxidant properties which fight to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, which can greatly damage the skin. The antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties will keep skin hydrated, plump, and glowing - while warding off wrinkles.

CBD for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin can be a nightmare, especially when shopping for new skin products. You want to invest in the very best for your skin, but you don’t want to drop a bomb on a product that might irritate your skin. Luckily, CBD’s properties (anti-inflammatory and antioxidant) provide it with an overall skin-normalizing effect, minimizing sensitivity and protecting it against daily stressors.

Goddess Sativa’ facial moisturising and nourishing creams do not contain alcohol which makes them a perfect solution for sensitive skin.