Many people are turning to CBD to try to help manage conditions such as pain, anxiety, or problems with sleeping. But, can CBD be used as effective skincare? Find out as we look at all the possible benefits of CBD for your skin and how to use it for skincare.\nWhat is CBD?\nCBD stands for cannabidiol (can-na-bid-i-ol). A natural extract of the hemp plant that is legal and non-intoxicating.\nCBD is derived from legally grown hemp and contains no trace of THC. THC will get you high. CBD won’t get you high, but may provide a number of helpful benefits. It’s that simple.\nSome cannabis-infused skincare products contain just hemp oil instead of CBD. Hemp oil is derived only from the plant’s seeds and contains no cannabinoids. Although hemp oil is a great moisturiser full of rich fatty acids, if you’re looking to experience the benefits of CBD, you need to make sure you’re buying products that contain CBD Oil and not just hemp oil.\nCBD Skincare Benefits\nHealthline describes the endocannabinoid system as a complex cell-signalling network identified in the early 1990s by researchers. It is believed that the endocannabinoid system helps to manage and regulate functions such as sleep, mood, and our body’s response to pain. Research indicates that it may also play an important part in balancing many critical functions of the skin including its oil production.\nThough still just a hypothesis and not yet considered a firm scientific fact, there have been indications that CBD either attaches itself to our body’s endocannabinoid receptors, or prevents endocannabinoids from breaking down which allows them to be more effective. Furthermore, CBD is believed to be a powerful antioxidant providing anti-inflammatory benefits which makes it ideal for topical skincare.\nAlthough more research is required, early research does seem to indicate that CBD may assist in regulating the oil production of our skin, reducing skin inflammation, and hydrating dry skin.\nCBD for Acne-prone Skin\nA 2016 review notes the potential antibacterial and antifungal properties of CBD. This supports the notion that CBD may help improve or prevent acne due to infections on the skin. It is also believed that CBD may assist in regulating oil production of the skin and potentially decrease excess sebum, a waxy oily substance that the skin produces. Although sebum helps protect our skin, excessive sebum can result in acne.\nA recent study suggests that CBD may also assist in reducing the appearance of acne scars. As encouraging as the results of these studies are, more conclusive studies are needed to definitively confirm the initial findings regarding the effect that CBD has on acne.\nCBD for Skin As It Ages \nMany people use CBD skincare to reduce the signs of ageing such as loss of elasticity, skin dullness, and red-coloured skin tone. It is believed that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD may help prevent the appearance of ageing in the skin by counteracting free-radical damage, reducing inflammation and improving elasticity.\nGetting quality sleep can make you look younger by ensuring that the delicate skin area around your eyes looks smoother and minimising the appearance of dark circles. Although more research is needed, some studies have indicated that CBD may assist in getting better quality sleep. Creating bedtime routines helps prepare your mind and body for sleep and CBD Oil is a great addition to many of these routines.\nCBD for Dry and Itching Skin\nA recent study points to CBD’s potential for treating some common symptoms of skin conditions such as dryness and itching. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD may also assist in reducing the triggers of eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Furthermore, CBD Oils and Topicals may be used to provide moisture to help treat cracked skin caused by skin conditions such as psoriasis.\nHow to Use CBD for Skincare\nFor skincare, beauty products containing CBD Oil can be applied directly to the skin. CBD Oil can also be mixed in with your moisturiser to boost hydration for more radiant, glowing skin. You can also add a few drops of CBD Oil into your sunscreen to help provide some extra protection against free radicals and oxidative stress. Grass and Co.’s range of topical CBD applications is ideal for those looking to try CBD for the first time. Topical CBD products are absorbed into the skin, but do not enter the bloodstream. Our CALM CBD Balm is ideal for people with sensitive skin and is made with all-natural ingredients such as Rosemary and Evening Primrose Oil. It can be gently rubbed into the skin where it interacts with the CBD receptors in your skin to help relax, calm and nourish.\n \nGrass \u0026amp; Co. and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. The information and products presented on this site are not intended for medical use nor do they make any medical claims. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programmes.\n \nRead more about CBD.