August 20, 2022 5 min read
CBD is gaining popularity rapidly due to its numerous health benefits. It is infused in numerous products including tinctures, capsules, vapes, topicals and now face masks. However, the impact CBD has on our health depends on how you are using it. Like any other medication, CBD is only useful if used appropriately and in considerable amounts. CBD has unique properties such as anti-inflammatory suitable for regulating hormone production. CBD face masks are of importance in helping absorb excess oil, reduce inflammation and open clogged pores. There are numerous face masks for different skin benefits including creams, sheets, mud, gels, and clay.
CBD is a chemical compound found in hemp, cannabis, and marijuana. Ubeed et al. (2022) stated that CBD in hemp works best with other elements such as terpenes, flavonoids, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Terpenes and flavonoids are found in other plants such as vegetables and fruits. Dadkhah Tehrani et al. (2021) explained that they have unique properties making them used in various clinical trials. Some of the properties include anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial. All these elements work together to provide an entourage effect in a full spectrum CBD face mask. However, there are contradictory researches on the outcome of THC. Bielawiec et al. (2020) explained that THC has anti-inflammatory properties suitable for balancing the production of hormones in the body. On the contrary, THC has psychoactive side effects that can make you feel “high.”
CBD face masks can only be effective if they are used appropriately. An individual’s skin accumulates oils as one keeps maintaining it. The oils cover the pores hindering penetration of CBD face mask ingredients. To maximize the health impacts of CBD, consider using the following procedure;
The procedure helps you carry out the required procedure before, during wearing of the face mask, and after.
Have you been using a CBD face mask but the suggested results are not achieved? Maybe you have been doing it wrongly. Begin by removing any makeup on your face and cleanse the skin thoroughly to remove any obstacles that will hinder the maximization of the face mask.
Spennemann (2021) explained that the most crucial part of applying a CBD face mask is cleansing. Exfoliation removes other oils and frees your face from dead cells giving a conducive room for absorption of active ingredients in the face mask. There are various ways you can achieve exfoliation; either by intensive scrub or mechanical which should be done twice or thrice per week. It is recommended to do it before getting to bed for maximum benefits.
Exfoliation is not all for you to qualify to begin applying a CBD face mask on your skin. It is important to apply a facial tonic all over your face. The toner is important in regulating the skin PH, especially when applied in the mornings and evenings for keeping the skin healthy and luminous. It is recommended to use a cotton pad for applying the toner. However, consider one that doesn't absorb a lot of the toner.
If applying a facial serum before bedtime is one of your daily beauty routines, also consider it before the application of the face mask. The serums are widely known for their high potency and penetrate the skin deeper since they are light and in liquid form. Application of the serums before wearing the mask intensifies the treatment.
A face mask can only be effective and give your skin a smooth and young appearance after the above procedure. Before application, ensure your skin is free from water.
Most CBD face mask manufacturers report the suggested laying time on each of their packages. This time is important and shouldn't be neglected for appropriate use. Leaving the mask longer on the skin to maximize the benefits is not a wise idea since you might be damaging it. Various substances react differently; some are aggressive on the skin when left for long while others clog. The most preferred time for leaving the face mask on your skin is between 5 to 15 minutes. However, for natural ingredients masks, it can be extended to 30 minutes or an hour.
After the application of the CBD face mask, you don't just pull it off your face and continue with your daily routine. It requires a various series of rituals of beauty management. Some of them include;
Excessively hot water dries the skin while cold water makes it difficult the removal of the CBD face mask. In the beauty industry, the correct virtue lies in the middle of hot and cold (warm).
Facial sponge makes your life even easier because they are wonderfully made with effectiveness and delicacy. Before using them, rinse the sponge with warm water and massage your face gently as you pull out the face mask.
What has been your normal routine after removing the CBD face mask? This is also a significant part of maximizing the benefits.
Beauty routines are very critical for maximum benefits and you shouldn't tire from doing either of them. Toners help in rebalancing the skin and closing the pores for maximum benefit.
That is not all, the final procedure is very important. Always ensure you apply a cream for sealing the skin with the nutrients for maximum benefits. Notably, this skin routine maintenance should be preferably done overnight.
Maintaining beauty at times might be engaging but if you have a busy schedule you might give up. However, following the beauty rituals appropriately will help you maximize the benefits. It is also important to choose the best face mask in the market by paying attention to various factors including ingredients. Avoid aggressive ingredients that might expose your skin to higher risks such as lime and lemon. Besides, avoid spices since some are irritating.
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Ubeed, H. M. S. A., Bhuyan, D. J., Alsherbiny, M. A., Basu, A., & Vuong, Q. V. (2022). A Comprehensive Review on the Techniques for Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Medicinal Cannabis. Molecules, 27(3).
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