Beauty experts are quick to find new and unexpected products that promote natural beauty and help you glow. One ingredient that’s generated the most enthusiasm has been CBD, which is used in almost everything beauty-related, from face masks to shampoo and conditioner. While you’ve probably heard that CBD, a compound found in the hemp plant, may help promote relaxation and ease aches, you might not know that hemp oil is also incredibly useful for many common skincare and beauty needs.
We at SHEbd want to help you understand all the beneficial and unexpected ways you can use our popular CBD-rich Broad Spectrum Hemp Balm, which is not only great at offering targeted relief for everyday aches and discomfort, but also for implementing into your everyday natural beauty regimen.
1. Ease Angry Skin
Irritated skin, especially when it occurs on exposed areas like your legs or arms, can be embarrassing and frustrating if it occurs regularly. Promising research has shown that CBD may be an effective way to ease the itching and discomfort associated with skin irritations. While everyone’s skin responds differently, we suggest giving our hemp balm a try to help soothe your skin the natural way.
2. Get Your Beauty Z’s
Everyone has experienced frustrating nights of tossing and turning, staring at the alarm clock until dawn. Here’s where hemp can step in: by dabbing a bit of our hemp balm onto your temples before bedtime, you may experience the relaxing and calming benefits of CBD for sleep. While more research is needed, a number of studies have shown that CBD may help reduce symptoms of sleeplessness and help you get the natural sleep you need to feel rested and ready to meet the day ahead. Plus, our hemp balm has the added bonus of lavender oil, which is known for promoting restful sleep.
3. Fight Problem Skin
Ever get one of those hard-to-reach, painful pimples on your back that just won’t go away? You may have tried topical acne products and skin washes, but if that hasn’t helped or you prefer a natural product, our CBD-rich Broad Spectrum Hemp Balm might be the answer you’ve been seeking. CBD-rich hemp balm may help alleviate the annoying and inflamed acne that often shows up on your back — otherwise known as “bacne.” Research has found that CBD may inhibit acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties, and it can also inhibit the production of excess oil and bacteria that usually leads to acne.
4. Soothe Razor Burn
Razor burn isn’t just annoying, it can be downright uncomfortable. Plus, when the summer season arrives, you don’t want to display your legs or bikini line at the beach when they’re covered with these embarrassing red bumps. Razor burn occurs when your hairs grow back into the skin and causes inflamed bumps; when they become infected, they usually resemble infected pimples. Our CBD-rich Broad Spectrum Hemp Balm might be just the thing to help soothe your skin and manage redness associated with razor burn.
5. Prevent and Reduce Dryness
Our hemp balm is also useful for preventing dryness and skin flaking, which can be a serious concern during the winter months due to the lack of moisture caused by indoor heating, or if you’re someone whose skin naturally tends to be dry. CBD can help hydrate your skin; plus, our hemp balm packs an additional moisturizing punch because we also use a beeswax base, which is a proven humectant (meaning it helps your skin retain moisture), and lavender oil, which is also soothing, nourishing, and protective for dry skin. Where you use our CBD-rich Broad Spectrum Hemp Balm is up to you — apply it to dry areas, or rub it in as a preventive measure.
Most people can use CBD on their skin without any adverse reactions, but as with any topical product, we advise doing a patch-test first.
Stacy Mosel, LMSW, is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she continued her studies at New York University, earning a master of social work degree in 2002. She writes in the fields of mental health and holistic wellness, drawing on her prior experiences as an employee assistance program counselor, individual and family therapist and assistant director of a child and family services agency.