Are you on the cutting-edge trend of incorporating CBD into your skincare routine? If not, you are definitely missing out on the numerous benefits of CBD as a healing and rejuvenating part of your daily routine. Did you know that our bodies are full of receptors that are ready to receive CBD and start using it to help repair and rejuvenate not only our bodies, but also our skin? This system is called the endocannabinoid system, and it is the reason why CBD is being used for a variety of health issues both inside the body and out.
The miraculous benefits of CBD facials are being seen at spas across the nation, so why not incorporate it into your own daily skincare routine? This evidence-based and holistic alternative to harsh chemicals is not something to be overlooked. Once you get hooked on CBD facials, there’s no going back!
How to Give Yourself a Spa-Like Facial Using CBD
- Prep the skin - We recommend a gentle cleanse and a steam to open up the pores. If deemed necessary, consider using an exfoliant to remove dead skin.
- Apply the CBD - There is no universally accepted rule about how much CBD to use during your facial. However, for Botanika Life facials, we advocate suggest 5-6 drops of your chosen elixir. Massage it into both your face, neck, and décolleté
- Use a crystal roller to massage the CBD into your complexion - The rolling motion enhances the penetration of CBD facial elixirs, promoting deeper absorption into the skin's layers
As a bonus, consider using a crystal gua sha tool to take your CBD facial to the next level. Massage your neck, jawline, lips, cheekbones, brow bones, and forehead. This helps to relieve tension, nurture beneficial circulation, and assists in lymphatic drainage. To learn more about gua sha facials, we suggest watching YouTube videos that can provide detailed step-by-step explanations.
The Benefits of a CBD-Based Facial For Your Skincare
Soak it up and hydrate your skin
Soothe, nourish, and balance your skin with the hydrating benefits of CBD facial products. Our skin is the first line of defense from the surrounding environment and quite often it shows the wear and tear of everyday life. CBD facial products hydrate and rebalance the skin from within, allowing your innate glow to shine through!
Turn back the time of aging
CBD’s rich antioxidants and naturally healing oils assist the skin’s reversal of aging signs, thus minimizing fine lines on your skin. Everyday pollutants and environmental stress cause sagging, wrinkles, uneven skin tones, and other aging issues that are less than ideal. The oil within CBD increases blood circulation, causing a glowing effect that promotes a more youthful appearance and also increases the skin’s natural production of collagen.
Leave inflammation in your rearview mirror
It is common knowledge that inflammation is at the root of most issues, both internally and externally in our bodies. Luckily, CBD is an all-in-one natural solution because of its inherent anti-inflammatory qualities. No need to stress about puffy, swollen skin or redness any longer, as mother nature has produced the exact ingredients your skin desires.
The benefits of CBD facials are far too long to list, but it is especially well-suited for alleviating sensitive skin issues such as rosacea and itchiness. Instead of blotchy, puffy, irritated skin, you can find soothing relief with our holistic approach. Kick that inflammation to the curb with a CBD-infused facial.
Benefits of antioxidants
Yet another CBD facial benefit includes the antioxidant properties that help soothe irritated skin, as well as revive and restore balance to your beauty. Studies have shown time and time again that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD facial oils can reduce puffiness, soreness, redness, and swelling. So not only does your CBD facial result in beautiful aesthetic results, but a benefit to your overall health can also be seen.
Brighten and even your complexion
With naturally occurring antioxidants, CBD facial products help to calm and rejuvenate the skin by brightening and evening out your complexion. The holistic miracle of CBD also naturally includes Vitamins A, D and E, along with fatty acids and omegas. These natural ingredients give your skin the innate glow it’s meant to have. Your skin will feel clean, soft and glowing with regular use of Botanika Life facial products.
A gentle yet effective strategy for preventing acne
CBD facials for acne are the new trend for both teens and adults because let’s be honest… acne strikes at any age. Reducing breakouts is one of the many benefits our customers share after consistently using CBD facials.
You are probably thinking to yourself, well how on earth does this work? The oil in CBD has the ability to alter how your skin produces sebum, which is a naturally occurring oil in your skin that protects you from environmental elements. When your skin overproduces sebum, it mixes with dirt, pollutants, and dead skin, and ultimately gets caught underneath the skin. For this reason, acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all generations and can also be easily reduced by the natural healing qualities of CBD. CBD facials are not only enjoyable, but also have antifungal and antibacterial effects which help ward off the enemy of acne! In our humble opinion, we think CBD is well worth the cost.
Not All CBD is Created Equal - Choose the Right Oil For Your Facial
Which type of CBD to choose for your facial
There are three types of CBD: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate. For the most effective of the three, choose the former for your facial. Full spectrum CBD not only contains CBD, but also other healing cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and flavonoids that naturally occur in the cannabis plant.
The main benefit of full-spectrum CBD oil versus the other types is that it contains a wider range of healing and nourishing compounds. Research shows that the health benefits of CBD are likely stronger when multiple compounds from the cannabis plant are present, which is why full-spectrum CBD is the best option.
Do your research into the specific brand
Quality is always of the utmost importance when choosing products, and using CBD facial oil is no exception. It is important to use products that have been third-party lab tested in order to ensure that CBD is free of contaminants including pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and residual solvents. Your skin is your first layer of health and it is beyond important to make sure the CBD products you use are organic and pure.
If you want to maximize the benefits of cannabis oil, full-spectrum CBD is your best bet. One research study found that phytocannabinoids and terpenes combined together in full-spectrum CBD can help with pain, inflammation and skin conditions.
The bottom line about using CBD in facials
If you are looking to soothe and nurture your skin from the inside out, CBD is a prime facial ingredient that is both gentle and powerful. With potent antioxidants, vitamins, and rejuvenating properties, CBD oil is the first and last stop for facial spasacross the nation. The results may help you naturally restore your complexion’s dewy glow,diminish fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne, and even out skin tone.
Choose Botanika Life for Your CBD Facial Products
Restore and replenish your skin’s natural beauty with one of the many Botanika Life CBD facial products, all which rely upon simple formulas and luxury-level, all-natural ingredients verified through third-party lab testing.
Elite Elixir - This serum has only two ingredients - 1,500 mg of full spectrum and hemp seed oil. The result is an all-purpose elixir you can incorporate into your morning or nightly facial, or even apply directly under your tongue to further reap CBD’s rewards.
Vitamin C & CBD Elixir - The perfect serum for a rise-and-shine facial, it combines CBD with Vitamin C (further shielding your complexion from free radicals and evening out your complexion) and Squalane (an ingredient that can boost hydration and collagen to lessen signs of aging).
By Emily Wegener
With a unique background as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Masters Degree in Teaching and experience in Psychology, Emily spends much of her time researching and trying out new holistic healing modalities.