Try A CBD Facial Mask For Acne-Prone Skin, Sensitive Skin, or Regular Skin
There is no better time to get into an indulgent self-care routine. 2020 has been one ringer of a year, and everyone will end this year more stressed than when they began. Self-care is more than a bubble bath - it’s a bubble bath with a face mask! Herb Collective has a selection of face masks that aim to detoxify, soothe, and firm the skin.
We know what you’re thinking. Isn’t Herb Collective a dispensary? What are they doing selling skincare? You might be surprised to learn that CBD has become the hot ingredient in many markets: health foods, beverages, and even skincare. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great addition to cleansers, moisturizers, and even face masks.
CBD and Inflammation
CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to bring the body back to homeostasis. The body achieves homeostasis in many ways. When the body temperature rises, it releases sweat to cool itself down. When the body needs more energy, it sends a signal to the body and you begin to feel hungry. If you get a cut on your arm and bacteria threatens the balance of the body, the body produces a painful and inflammatory response to protect itself.
Inflammation, or that red, puffy, swelling that you experience during a sore throat or after getting cut, is generally a good function of the body. The body’s inflammatory response brings the issue to your attention. When you see an injury getting inflamed, you know it’s time to act by cleaning the wound or undergoing other measures.
Problems arise when inflammation becomes a frequent response in the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease. People experiencing these diseases may turn to CBD for help.
Why? CBD can help reduce inflammation and bring the body back to homeostasis. Researchers still have work to do surrounding the connection to CBD and inflammation, but CBD users often report a reduction in inflammatory pain.
Inflammation and Skincare
Inflammation can cause pain throughout the body, but that’s not the only side effect. When the body sends an inflammatory response to the face, you may be tempted to pull your face covering up a little higher to hide it.
Inflammation on the face is quite common. Sun damage, allergic reactions, and picking at acne can cause the body to send an inflammatory response to the face. (That’s why skincare experts beg you to leave your pimples alone!) The result of inflammation is not always pretty. Sunburn, redness, and excessive dryness can all be traced back to the body’s inflammatory response. Inflammatory acne (the kind that is deep in the skin, red, and painful) may also appear. Eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea are all inflammatory conditions that may cause redness or dryness on the skin.
Fortunately, there are ways to reduce inflammation on the face. Changing your diet, wearing regular sunscreen, and adding CBD to your skincare routine are all great starts. Targeted application of CBD topicals to the skin can help to reduce inflammation in that area. This is why you can find CBD in lip balms, lotions, and salves.
Multiple studies have suggested that CBD can help to reduce inflammation and reduce sebum production on the skin. Say goodbye to maskne and acne with the help of CBD!
Other Ingredients to Look Out for In a CBD Face Mask
CBD helps to reduce redness and inflammation. A CBD face mask is a great option after a long day in the sun, after a hormonal breakout, or in seasons where the temperature is changing. But CBD is not the only ingredient that can help to alleviate these symptoms and give you fresh, glowing skin. Look out for these other ingredients in your CBD face mask:
Aloe vera: Everyone knows that aloe vera can help to soothe the skin after a bad sunburn. When you have a mask with aloe vera, you know you’ll feel cool, calm, and collected.
Lavender: Lavender balances sebum production in the face, reducing the risk of oily sk