Colder weather often dries out the skin’s natural barrier and can cause dryness, itchiness and skin irritation. Before you reach for your usual moisturizing lotion, consider trying a CBD topical this season. For those of us with skin that doesn’t seem to respond to any of the usual solutions, CBD may be just what we need to get our skin on the road to recovery. That’s thanks to CBD’s natural anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
CBD Creams and Lotions for Dry, Itchy Skin
The majority of CBD topical creams, lotions, balms and salves are focused on relieving muscle or joint pain. But they can also be used to treat skin conditions. In the case of cracked, bleeding skin, be sure to pick something with ingredients that wont cause irritation. Many CBD products contain cooling ingredients, such as menthol, capsaicin, or peppermint extracts that could leave your irritated skin worse off than it was before.
For dry or irritated skin, stick with something simple or consider layering things up. A simple beeswax balm infused with CBD oil is kind to the skin. It’s a moisturizing emollient, as well as an occlusive. This means that while it moisturizes and the CBD heals, it’s also preventing further damage by keeping the skin protected and preventing moisture from escaping.
Can I Use My Regular CBD Drops on My Skin?
If you don’t want to buy an entirely new CBD product for your dry skin, your sublingual oil might do the trick. Applying the CBD oil to the skin, and layering it with Vaseline or another lotion, is an excellent and cost effective approach. It can provide your skin with the healing properties of CBD and the moisturizing and occlusive properties of the other products.
If your problem area is especially bad around the feet or hands, consider applying generous amounts of the CBD product before bedtime. Then cover them with socks or gloves, and sleep that way overnight. This gives the CBD time to really soak in and go to work before it’s rubbed off.
You can even make your own skin-friendly CBD products with CBD isolate and your favorite butters, beeswaxes, and other ingredients! Jojoba, almond, rosehip, and hemp seed oil all make wonderful, healing additions to your custom CBD skin product.