Meet the Newest Skin Antidote: CBD Lotions
Moisturizing daily is crucial for healthy skin but if you’re like most of us, it can be easy to forget this vital step in our skincare routine. Sometimes, it may seem like an extra step when all you want to do is hit the sack and lull yourself to slumber after a long, tiring day. We get it. Been there, done that.
However, with the skin being the largest organ of our body and the first line of defense against pollution, UV rays, free-radicals and other environmental stressors, it requires regular TLC to stay at its optimal level.
When you skip using body lotion, it can lead to a dehydrated skin so you are more likely to see signs of premature aging and experience a slower rate of skin repair process. And if you tend to have dry skin, you may be left with tight, cracked and itchy skin that can be prone to infections.
While the skin produces natural moisture, slathering up in body lotion can help prevent premature aging, inflammations and endocannabinoid deficiency. The skin cell turnover cycle takes about 20 days so once you start using body lotion on a regular basis, your skin will reach full hydration throughout all its layers in about a month, however, you will start noticing dramatic improvements in terms of skin texture right away. Your skin will feel a lot more softer, supple and more pliable.
What are CBD lotions?
There are many different kinds of body lotions in the market but our new must-have staple are CBD lotions or lotions infused with cannabinoid, the second most prevalent ingredient in the hemp plant and the buzziest ingredient in the skincare world today.
A growing number of customers are catching on to the many benefits of topical and subdermal application of CBD - like lotions, and for a good reason. CBD is considered a skin superfood and as such, CBD lotions provide that extra boost of skincare.
What are the benefits of using CBD lotions?
Dr. Nima Gharavi, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Cosmetic Dermatology Program, says CBD plays an important role in hydrating the skin and treating dry skin. As a natural plant extract, CBD naturally functions to lock up moisture in the skin and repair dryness. Dr. Gharavi also says that CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties, so using a product that contains CBD such as CBD lotions may help with certain inflammatory skin disorders.
If you’re suffering from eczema or psoriasis, you may want to consider lathering up with a lotion that contains CBD. Studies have shown that CBD is remarkably effective in relieving skin issues caused by psoriasis and eczema. In fact, the National Eczema Association (NEA) suggested that CBD contains anti-microbial and anti-itch qualities following a research on cannabis as treatment for skin conditions. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science also concluded CBD as a curative value for psoriasis by slowing down the overgrowth of certain skin cells. This claim was supported by a 2016 review on cannabinoids as effective treatment for psoriasis.
Not only does CBD have moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects but it is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-aging ingredient that works with our body’s inbuilt endocannabinoid system to repair our skin and prevent further damages.
Our skin has its own cannabinoid receptors in every layer of the skin that trigger to our body when it’s going haywire. With our skin having its own cannabinoid receptors, our skin is able to absorb CBD and reap its skin-related benefits like alleviating dryness, relieving itchiness and rashes, improving the look of lines and wrinkles, boosting tone and texture as well as protecting it from free radicals.
CBD is also known for working synergistically with other beneficial ingredients. When used in conjunction with other powerful ingredients like Organic Shea Butter and Sunflower Oil, your CBD lotion can achieve amazing results and do more wonders for your skin! And because CBD doesn’t agitate oil production, it makes a perfect choice for all skin types, including sensitive skin or those that have difficulty balancing sebum production.
How to use CBD lotions
You can use a CBD lotion how you would a regular lotion, by applying it in a circular motion on your skin, paying special attention to dryer areas like your knees, elbows, feet and hands.
The most important times to use body lotions are after a shower or bath. After a shower, water evaporates off your skin quickly which can leave your skin feeling dry. Using hot water to bathe in can also strip your skin of its natural oils so the best way to seal in moisture is to apply a dollop of lotion immediately after getting out of the shower or tub while skin is still damp.
Tub Therapy CBD Lotions
At Tub Therapy, shower time is our favorite daily indulgence but hot water can wreak havoc on the skin. Running hot water over your skin can damage the keratin cells on the epidermis which prevents it from retaining moisture. And because we’re never giving up our love affair with hot showers and warm baths, we’re adding (not just one, but two!) CBD lotions to our after cleanse routine as the perfect compromise!
Our CBD lotions, After Shower Power (Day Lotion) and After Tub Rub (Night Lotion), provide exceptional hydration and soothing relief after-cleanse. They are lightweight, non-greasy, Paraben-free and built with a host of other skin-healing ingredients like the deeply hydrating Organic Shea Butter. And with a day and night application, you'll get 24 hours of satin-smooth and healthy glowing skin.
Hydrating from within
It may sound silly, but if you're not hydrating your entire body, your skincare routine just won’t cut it. While regularly moisturizing can minimize wrinkles and perk up your skin, it may not be enough to keep it looking radiant and youthful. Keeping a regular skincare routine may be the first step but it all comes down to maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle like exercising, limiting alcohol intake, wearing sunscreen, consuming nutritious food and drinking water.