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CBD topical products used for skincare are widely used and often misunderstood. Due to the absence of government regulations, a wide variety of cannabidiol-infused products were introduced into the market, and this made it difficult to find good quality ones. Also, there is a lot of false information about the therapeutic effects of cannabidiol due to its popularity, and this can misguide customers. The purpose of this article is to discuss in detail the truths behind the trend of CBD skincare.
The CBD Basics
Cannabidiol (CBD) products are made using the extracts of hemp plant strains that have less than 0.3% THC. This is a matter of no concern as CBD topicals are applied to the skin, and hence the cannabinoids do not enter the bloodstream. They produce their skincare effects by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors found on the skin.
CBD For Skin
CBD infused skincare products are becoming popular because they are potentially useful for treating the symptoms of skin diseases as well as good for maintaining skin health. They are used in treatments and services provided by spas and salons.
What Skin Conditions Does CBD Topical Address?
Studies have shown that CBD topical products can be useful for treating rashes, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and itching. Also, anecdotal evidence shows that it could be effective against dry skin, blemishes due to acne, wrinkles, and fine lines. Having said that, you must keep in mind that studies on the effects of CBD skincare products are still in their infancy.
How To Find Quality CBD Skincare Products?
The best way to get quality CBD skincare products is to buy them from dispensaries. Also, when buying them, it is important to check the ingredient list on the product label. Moreover, only buy products that have the latest certificate of analysis (COA). You must avoid those products that have COA that are more than 6 months old or those that do not provide the COA.
When buying CBD skincare products, you must verify that cannabidiol (CBD) is the active ingredient. This will be mentioned on the ingredient list as well as in the third-party lab test result provided along with the COA. Also, check the other ingredients used in the skincare product. This is important as some ingredients enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD, while others can diminish them.
As the skincare effects of CBD topical is not well understood, it is important to consult a dermatologist before using them.