August 22, 2022 5 min read

WHAT IS CBD BODY LOTION?

CBD products are increasingly becoming popular worldwide. CBD body lotion is among these products made from CBD. CBD body can treat various skin conditions and relax your body too

CBD is a compound derived from the hemp plant. Hemp is a plant of the cannabis family. CBD is not psychoactive like its sister compound, THC. Baron et al.  (2018) stated that CBD compound contains several properties such as antiseizure, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant. These properties make this compound effective in treating different diseases and conditions. CBD products are expensive as the method involved in isolating CBD from other compounds is very expensive. CBD can either be ingested or applied to the skin. The human body has an endocannabinoid receptor through which CBD gets into the body.

What is CBD lotion?

Since CBD is legal and safe, it is used to manufacture different products such as CBD oil, topicals, gummies, tinctures, and edibles. CBD lotion falls under CBD topicals. It is an oil designed to be applied directly to the skin. This oil is infused with CBD products. The lotion goes through the skin, treating different conditions and diseases that affect the skin. The lotion might also get deeper into the joint relaxing joint pain caused by inflammation. CBD oil does not reach the bloodstream. These lotions are different in consistency, concentration, and fragrance. They also contain different ingredients.

How to use CBD lotion

CBD lotion should strictly be applied to the skin. It should never be ingested. People use this lotion for different purposes, such as treating skin conditions or relieving joint pain. Once you identify the area of discomfort, apply the lotion. Massage the lotion into the skin until it is fully absorbed. Since CBD lotion is not like any other plain lotion, do not apply too much to your skin. Check the concentration of the lotion. If it is highly concentrated, you can use a low dosage. Lotions with a higher concentration of CBD are more effective. Start with a low dosage increasing gradually until you feel the intended effects. Avoid applying the lotion on dry skin. Wet skin increases the rate at which CBD is absorbed.

What are the uses of CBD lotion?

CBD lotion is used for several purposes, which include:

Treating Acne

Acne is mostly caused by hormones. It mostly affects adolescents, but it can also affect people of all ages. In some cases, it might cause reddening and swelling of the skin due to inflammation. Baswan et al.  (2020) reported that CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties that can treat this condition leaving your skin normal and nourished.

Treat Itchiness

Itchiness can occur in the nerve endings. Applying CBD oil to the skin can block such itchiness leaving your skin soothed.

Treat Inflammation

Some skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis are caused by inflammation. The skin on the affected area becomes swollen and painful. Casares et al.  (2020) noted that  CBD lotion has anti-inflammatory properties that can treat such skin conditions.

Reduce Skin Aging

According to Cream (2020), CBD body lotion contains antioxidants such as vitamin E and C. These vitamins reduce skin dryness, eliminate free radicals and reduce inflammation. Such effects also eliminate wrinkles from your face making you look younger.

Sooth skin.

 CBD lotion soothes your skin by eliminating dryness. Very dry skin may cause pain, wrinkles, and discomfort. CBD keeps your skin hydrated and soft.

How long does CBD body lotion work?

People use CBD body lotion for different purposes. Several factors may affect the effectiveness of the body lotion. These factors include.

Frequency

The number of times you apply the body lotion on the skin matters. If you apply it once a day, the effects might take longer. It is advisable to apply at least three times a day.

Purpose

You may be applying CBD oil to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It might take a couple of weeks to treat such conditions completely. If you apply the lotion to soothe the skin, the effects might be felt immediately.

Concentration

The concentration of CBD in the lotion matters a lot. Body lotions with a higher concentration of CBD are more effective. If you intend to treat serious or chronic conditions on your skin, go for higher concentrated lotions.

How to pick the Best Body Lotion

For you to buy the most effective CBD body lotion, consider the following factors

Hemp Origin

The best CBD products are made from USA-grown hemp. USA farmers use organic farming methods. Therefore, their plants are free from inorganic fertilizers and pesticides. CBD products made from such plans are of high quality.

Method of Extraction

The method of extracting CBD determines how pure CBD is. The best method of extracting CBD oil involves the use of CO2. However, this method is expensive. CBD body lotion containing pure CBD might also be expensive but o good quality.

Type of Hemp Extraction

There are three major types of hemp extraction. Full-spectrum extraction contains all the compounds from the hemp plant, including THC. Broad-spectrum extraction contains other products from the hemp plant apart from THC. CBD isolates contain a single product CBD. Experts argue that CBD works better when it is combined with THC. Therefore, full-spectrum CBD body lotion might be more effective.

Ingredients

Always check the ingredients list to find out if there is any ingredient that is not friendly to your skin. Some products contain ingredients such as mercury which might interfere with your skin color.

Side effects

Ingesting CBD may have some side effects such as diarrhea, fatigue, and changes in appetite. CBD body lotion may not have such effects as it is applied on the skin. However, some individuals may be allergic to plant products such as terpene. When buying CBD lotion, check if it contains such ingredients.

Conclusion

CBD body lotion contains a major compound CBD with different properties, such as an anti-inflammatory antidepressant. The lotion's anti-inflammatory property helps treat different conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Apply body lotion regularly for better results. If you are allergic to plant products such as terpene, avoid lotions with such ingredients.

References

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.

Baswan, S. M., Klosner, A. E., Glynn, K., Rajgopal, A., Malik, K., Yim, S., & Stern, N. (2020). Therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD) for skin health and disorders. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 13, 927.

Casares, L., García, V., Garrido-Rodríguez, M., Millán, E., Collado, J. A., García-Martín, A., ... & Muñoz, E. (2020). Cannabidiol induces antioxidant pathways in keratinocytes by targeting BACH1. Redox biology, 28, 101321.

Cream, C. L. F. (2020). Where Nature & Science Meet Skincare, Haircare, Beauty & Wellness. Aging, 22.