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CBD for your skin. Yay or nay?

CBD skincare

Many of us are devoted to our daily skin care regimen. We begin each morning with a gentle cleanse then slather on serums, hydrating lotions, firming creams and of course sunscreen. And come nighttime, we’re back with more cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. 

With emerging science and innovative product launches, there are always new ways to spend time and money on one’s skin care routine. 

CBD for skin?

As cannabidiol (CBD) has exploded in popularity, companies are adding this natural compound to body creams, bar soaps, eye serums and more. Is it worth the hype?

Well, first let’s understand what CBD is and what it does. 

CBD is one of more than 85 compounds found in industrial hemp that provides benefits impacting physical and mental wellness. While evidence is preliminary, there is promise that CBD might help with a variety of things—from relief to relaxation.*

CBD is similar to compounds the human body produces naturally, which work with the endocannabinoid system to help regulate physical processes from stress to sleep to metabolism. Experts believe CBD activates the endocannabinoid system in a way that provides beneficial effects.

How CBD helps skin

CBD for skin

Like CBD in general, the jury’s still out how exactly CBD could benefit your skin. On one hand, CBD is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that could help calm the skin*, so it’s no surprise it appears to be essentially everywhere and people find using CBD topically improves their skin. 

But on the other hand, studies of CBD oil for use in treating skin conditions like acne and eczema are only now under way. Many CBD skin products, however, contain other soothing botanicals that have been shown to help with certain skin conditions. For concerning skin problems, seek care from a physician.  

Is CBD skin care safe?

The good news is CBD-infused skin care products are considered safe, and in fact, many large brands and major retailers are beginning to carry them. However, on that same token, you might find that mass-market CBD topicals are perhaps not as potent or high quaity.

Before you fill your vanity with the latest CBD hydrating masks and lip balms, be on the lookout for products that include hemp-derived CBD rather than plain old hemp seed oil to ensure you get the beneficial cannabinoids. And, check out how the products are made since quality is key when choosing any CBD product – topical, oil or edible. 

With Half Day CBD, all products are American-grown, pesticide-free and rigorously tested for potency and safety. Half Day’s salve and other topicals feature blends of CBD and botanicals, such as shea butter and eucalyptus leaf oil, known to help soothe and protect skin and ease inflammation.

We’re encouraged to see more research is under way to better understand how CBD oil works on the skin – and we look forward to reviewing the results. Until then, whether you incorporate CBD into your daily routine through a topical product, oil or gummy, you can feel good about taking steps to help improve your well-being. 

 *Half Day CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with a physician before use if you have a medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.