CBD Skincare: Why Your Skin Loves It
CBD is the cool kid in skincare right now—except less cheerleader and more mysteriously handsome transfer student. Everyone’s talking about CBD skincare: it’s trendy, intriguing, and largely misunderstood. And if you’re anything like us, you can’t help but want to try it. We’re seeing CBD skincare at every turn—from serums to moisturizers and oils—that promise to calm acne, reduce redness, balance oiliness, and more. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Before you add it to your skincare routine, we broke down everything you need to know about CBD skincare with a few tips from NYC-based, board-certified dermatologists, Dendy Engelman, MD and Rachel Nazarian, MD.
How does CBD skincare work?
Simply put, our bodies are already equipped to interact with CBD. “We have cannabinoid receptors in every layer of our skin, working to keep our cells functioning properly, so our body is already designed to receive it,” says Dr. Nazarian. “Specifically, we have receptors in our skin that help with pain and itching. That’s why topical formulas with CBD can help with some skin conditions like eczema.” Basically, our cannabinoid receptors latch onto CBD like a warm hug, so it’s easy for us to reap the benefits.
Source: IPSY – CBD Skincare: Why Your Skin Loves It By, Pia Bhattacharya