Even if you haven’t yet tried CBD skin care, you may be familiar with nourishing face masks you’ve tried in the past–especially in Korean skin care.
Let’s review the way traditional face masks serve your skin, and then we’ll discuss the ways in which a CBD face mask can possibly amplify those benefits, while bringing its own to the table.
What exactly do we mean when we’re talking about face masks?
To be clear, we’re not talking about sheet masks or clay masks that dry out your skin. Rather, we’re referring to masks that absorb efficiently and easily. Like a traditional face mask, a CBD face mask is left on the face to soak in overnight, replenishing the pores with hydration, antioxidants and acne-regulating abilities.
Rather than extract and dry out the pores, an overnight CBD face mask drenches the skin with a creamy, rich formula which should absorb easily into the skin with little fragrance, soothing your skin and delivering a wealth of nourishing products deep through the tissue layers.
Overnight face masks are also different because they work with the skin at its most crucial period for repairing: studies have shown that skin cells work the most during the night to replicate and reproduce while mending the skin barrier, meaning that it’s the perfect time to hydrate your skin.
While moisturizing is an easy step to overlook, it’s crucial to the prevention of aging. This is because moisture levels in our skin drop as we age, leaving our skin more susceptible to additional aging factors. But when you’re assisting your skin in the hydration process, you’re making its job a little easier so it can work more effectively in the long run.
Besides acting as a sort of super-moisturizer, an overnight face mask functions as a barrier to help keep in all of the skin-healthy ingredients in as you sleep, while acne-causing bacteria is kicked to the curb.
And the best part? When you rinse off a sleeping face mask in the morning, you won’t experience any of the redness or dryness we sometimes do with clay or mud masks. Instead, your skin will feel ultra fresh and renewed, and extra bouncy to the touch.
Here are some ingredients we recommend for any overnight face mask–CBD or not. Then, we’ll go over the ways in which a CBD face mask incorporates these ingredients for an even more nourishing skin-saving experience.
CBD Benefits for Face Masks
Now that we can see the clear benefits of your average overnight face mask, let’s see what happens when you add in the benefits of CBD.
While CBD (or cannabidiol) won’t get you high the way its cousin, THC, does, it offers a wealth of other properties that can benefit the body and mind, by way of interacting with a series of receptors which make up the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating certain bodily functions, including sleep, mood, stress, and appetite, but it also has a hand in the well being and overall appearance of our skin.
Here are three ways in which CBD can take your face mask to the next level.
CBD’s Anti-Acne Properties
According to ongoing cases studies, CBD also has remarkable potential in fighting acne and fading dark spots (also known as hyperpigmentation).
This is because CBD has a reputation for regulating specific hormones in the body, which can help manage the oil levels of pores while preventing clogs caused by hormonal and environmental issues.
In addition, CBD may possess some antifungal and antibacterial abilities, which may help CBD prevent acne-causing bacteria from lingering on the skin, and it can even help prevent further hyperpigmentation by protecting the skin from free radical damage.
CBD Benefits for Irritated Skin
Finally, if you feel that every skin care product you’ve tried (face mask or otherwise) has only dealt more irritation to your skin, as CBD face mask may be the answer for soothing redness and inflammation, as well as puffiness caused by lack of sleep, stress or eating excessive salty foods.
In all research so far, CBD has proven to be an ingredient with few side effects, those of which being fairly mild, deeming it especially gentle in skin care.
Besides being non-irritating, though, it is also ideal for soothing inflammatory symptoms, like acne, psoriasis and eczema, making it a true skin saver.