August 18, 2022 5 min read

Are CBD Facials Worth It?

CBD products are getting into the skincare and beauty world and running their market. However, are these CBD products worth all that hype? You will get to find out in the rest of the article. CBD can be infused in topical products such as scrubs, serums, balms, and lotions.

When used as facials, are these CBD products worth it?  Read along to get to know if they are and get to learn the benefits that they provide to our skin.

What Is CBD

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a non-psychotropic compound of marijuana and hemp plants which are types of the cannabis plant. This means that it does not affect the mental state of its users by giving a ‘’high’’. CBD oil used on our faces does not contain THC compound, a psychoactive element responsible for giving its users a high effect.

CBD oil is mixed with pure CBD and oil ingredients such as hemp oil, coconut oil, and olive oil. Another misunderstanding is that hemp oil and CBD oil are similar. Hemp oil has low traces of cannabidiol since it is extracted from hemp seeds, unlike CBD, which is extracted from the hemp plant's flowers and roots.

Benefits of Using CBD Facials

If you are wondering whether CBD facials are worth it, the answer is yes. CBD facials provide several benefits to our facial skin, such as lessening wrinkles and aging, reducing acne, and naturally hydrating our skin.

Lessens Wariness and Aging

Watt et al. ( 2017) noted that CBD as an anti-oxidant and anti-aging could result from oxidative stress; this makes it possible for CBD facial to counteract the signs of aging skin such as wrinkles and dullness, and rosy skin tone. CBD also prevents the damage caused by free radicals caused by everyday pollutants that may lead to aging.

CBD also helps improve blood circulation, leading to the glow effect everyone desires. It is also a moisturizer and anti-inflammatory agent, leading to collagen production. This can be made possible using a CBD face mask, CBD face serum, and CBD oil.

Reduces Acne

Acne is an inflammation condition. Most people have experienced acne once in their lifetime. According to Atalay et al. (2019), CBD contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, making it possible for CBD facials such as face masks and serums to improve acne conditions.

According to Kircik (2019), CBD also affects the sebocyte glands responsible for sebum oil production. So, CBD regulates the production of sebum oil in the sebocyte glands. It prevents the sebaceous gland from overproducing oil since it may lead to acne. It also prevents the sebaceous gland from underproducing sebum oil since it may lead to skin dryness.

CBD is also beneficial in treating acne scars that may have appeared after acne has healed.

Enhances Hydration

Goyal& Jerold (2021) discovered that using the CBD face mask and other types of CBD facials will help keep your skin healthy since it provides the required hydration that your face requires. As people age, the less efficient the skin becomes in creating moisture. The reason that wrinkles and fine lines come to be is due to the dryness that our skin may be experiencing.  Lack of moisture may also lead to acne since oil production tends to compensate for the moisture that dehydrated skin lacks.

The CBD face mask ingredients help the moisture penetrate better inside our skin and stay in it. It also helps in reducing puffiness and swelling because of its ingredients, such as licorice extract. CBD facials also help in improving your skin complexion.

Decreases Headaches

Individuals experiencing constant headaches and migraines should try using the CBD face mask. Khaleghi (2020) reported that CBD possesses anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce pain. It also helps decrease the number of headaches that you may be experiencing. Baron et al.  (2018) showed that a CBD face mask also helps decrease the pressure present in the skull and face that one experiences during migraines which lead to discomfort.

Potential Risks Of Using CBD Facials

Many people rarely experience the side effects after interacting with CBD products. However, this does not mean that it does not have any possible side effects and risks.

Some of the CBD side effects include:

Changes in weight and appetite

Diarrhea

Fatigue

Dry mouth

Drowsiness

It is also important for you to know that CBD may have a negative effect if it interacts with other medications. That is why it is important for you to first consult with your doctor before using any product of CBD.

How To Use

You need to follow the CBD product’s instructions before starting its use. By doing so, you will get to know how much it is safe for you to use it, how to apply it and how often you can use the product.

It is worth noting that the CBD dosage varies for all of us. This is because we all have different body needs. If you are new to using CBD products, you must start taking it on a low dosage first. This will help you find out how CBD will react to your body. If you notice no negative effects, you can increase your dosage.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a relaxing or corrective facial product, the CBD facials will give you all these in just under one treatment. CBD facials help in soothing irritation, balancing oiliness, and lessening the appearance of aging on the face. Since these products are infused with CBD, they help heal botanicals that help restore the skin. CBD facials also help in regulating sebum production and reduce puffiness. If you may be experiencing inflammation, they also help in reliving it , leaving your skin feeling hydrated and radiant.

References

Atalay, S., Jarocka-Karpowicz, I., & Skrzydlewska, E. (2019). Antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol. Antioxidants, 9(1), 21.

Baron, E. P., Lucas, P., Eades, J., & Hogue, O. (2018). Patterns of medicinal cannabis use, strain analysis, and substitution effect among patients with migraine, headache, arthritis, and chronic pain in a medicinal cannabis cohort. The journal of headache and pain, 19(1), 1-28.

Goyal, N., & Jerold, F. (2021). Biocosmetics: Technological advances and future outlook. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-22.

Khaleghi, M. (2020). New arthritis foundation guidelines on CBD use could be first of many more to come. Alternative therapies in health and medicine, 26, 8-11.

Kircik, L. H. (2019). What’s new in the management of acne vulgaris. Cutis, 104(1), 48-52.

Watt, G., & Karl, T. (2017). In vivo evidence for therapeutic properties of cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's disease. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, 20.