We all have our moments of downfall, where our skin isn’t being optimal and it can lead us to feel pretty self-conscious. We have discovered a way to heal, protect, and reverse our skin. Skin is the largest organ in the body and is overlooked more than it should be.

From hormonal teenagers who suddenly are swallowed by pimples, to our favorite family members feeling down because of some newly spotted lines on their faces, CBD is seemingly the cure to all the problems we come across, including tricky dry skin issues like eczema and psoriasis.

Now that you know some of the positives of CBD, let me explain what CBD is. Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as CBD, is a cannabinoid found in Hemp and Marijuana. You’ve probably heard of its sister cannabinoid, THC. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t get you high, and doesn’t come up positive in drug tests, but is known for most of the health benefits tagged with hemp.

Benefits of using CBD Oil on Skin

CBD oil has several benefits on the skin, from anti-aging, soothing sunburns, fight against acne, and relieves conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Hemp Seed Oil Benefits For the Skin include the following:

  • Relief of symptoms associated with skin conditions, such as acne and psoriasis.
  • Helps in the removal of dead skin cells
  • Increases skin elasticity
  • Revitalizes and moisturizes the skin

Results depend on what product you use, and the amount of CBD that is within the product. There are four main components in hemp seeds that make CBD oil effective for skin care.


Examples of terpenes found in hemp include caryophyllene and myrcene, both of which are present in great abundance in hemp seed oil. Myrcene has analgesic uses, while caryophyllene may serve as an anti-inflammatory.

Terpenoids are a large aromatic group of organic compounds found in nature that are often called “terps” or terpenes.

Fatty acids

Hemp seed oil contains an abundance of omega-3, linoleic, and linolenic fatty acids. The benefits of fatty acids include reducing joint pain and body stiffness, enhancing anti-inflammatory drug benefits, and decreasing triglyceride levels in the body.


Cannabidiol helps increase the activity of the body’s signaling pathways and receptors. In turn, the activity of important neurotransmitters, such as serotonin (which helps with moods and sleep), may be enhanced.


According to FDA records, hemp seeds are composed of between 20 and 25 percent high-quality proteins. Protein is critical to the human body, as it repairs and builds tissue, which makes it especially ideal to use hemp seed oil for face- and hand-care products.

CBD Oil For Wrinkles and Anti-Aging

CBD eye creams are excellent for hydration and revitalization for tired, dry, and generally unhappy skin. It increases the elasticity of the skin by increasing blood flow, removing wrinkles with ease. Not just that, it goes a step further to remove dead skin cells, for healthy and radiant skin.

Protecting the Skin From Harsh Elements

Sadly, coming into certain things that aren’t good for our skin is inevitable, as it’s in our environment. BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t help it. CBD helps protect from many things, like harmful UV rays, cigarette smoke, and even dry weather.  These conditions can lead to pretty adverse effects, like in some cases growth of cancer cells. Hemp oil can serve as a protective layer against harsh elements to keep your skin at it’s best.

CBD Oil for Acne

The main cause of acne tends to be the overproduction of sebum, an oil the body makes to lubricate the skin, but it can become sticky and harden in the pores, causing acne. CBD helps with the control of production of sebum and the quality of it. Diets that are low in acid cause for low-quality sebum, and that means there’s a higher likelihood it will clog your pores. But hemp oil will increase your acid levels and reduce the risk of sebum clogging in your pores. Along with those great benefits, it can also help skin conditions, like dry patches, blotchy skin, inflammation, redness, and itchiness.  

Treating Eczema

As I’ve said earlier, CBD helps with inflammatory issues, including Eczema which is caused by the inflammation of the skin. While hemp oil helps the symptoms that occur with this condition, such as; itchy, dry, and red skin, it works to remove the problem entirely. Hemp helps to remove excess waste and toxins from the body, which is important when treating Eczema.

Varieties of CBD Oil for Skin Care

There are various ways for you to intake your daily dose of CBD, but it’s up to you to find your desired way. Although lotion, cream, and balm sound very similar, they’re different. Let me explain why.

Hemp Lotion

If you don’t prefer the feel of oil, there’s hemp lotion, which has the same benefits. This should be used on the less sensitive parts of the body, like legs, arms, abdomen, etc. Alleviates cracked, dry skin, but also helps with aches and pain that can be caused by inflammation. However, it still has the same properties as a normal lotion would, hydration and smoothing.

Hemp Cream

Hemp cream is similar to hemp lotion but can be used on the more delicate areas on the body, like the face. We tend to sought-after healthy, smooth skin, and this is the way to do it. From reversing the aging process to maintaining a healthy glow; hemp cream works wonders.

Hemp Balm

Similar to body butters, hemp balm is the way to heal and aid physical ailments; such as soreness, scrapes, general skin irritation, swelling, and cuts. But also softens and smooths the skin making for healthier looking complexion. It’s great for more focal pain, relieving on contact, and to encourage the healing process.

Who Should use Hemp Oil for Skincare?

Anyone can use hemp oil for skin care, as it’s benefits are inclusive for all ages. Most beneficial for anyone experiencing the aging process, sensitive skin, pain, a tricky skin problem that won’t seem to go away.

Results vary on the problem you have occurring, the amount you use, the strength of the product, and where the product is applied, but there is always guaranteed results. Whether you use a balm, lotion, cream, or oil, when selecting hemp-based products you’ll always have the upper hand. They are a great alternative to products that you may be unaware of all the harmful chemicals and can steer clear of expensive price tags.

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