Try some of these easy, do-it-yourself CBD masks to give yourself a calm face
From countless beauty products to luxurious CBD spa treatments, CBD is becoming more and more integrated in the beauty product industry. It’s now the newest addition to healing lotions and ointments, massage oils, and even makeup. And the latest skin care product is the cannabis face mask.
But does it work? Most of the available evidence is anecdotal, because cannabis research is still in its early stages. There is still a lot we don’t know, and what research there is, very little of it has implemented human trials. However, scientists have been able to deduce a few things.
How CBD Skin Care Can Help
So far, what we know is that CBD could help reduce redness, dryness and inflammation. It could also potentially help treat eczema and psoriasis. When extracted and infused into an oil, it can also be beneficial for your skin. Using CBD daily could help keep inflammation at bay, which could prove to be a nice supplement or gentler alternative than topical steroid treatments.
Not only is CBD an anti-inflammatory agent, but it also contains a healthy dose of vitamin D. A recent study in Clinical Therapeutics (2019) found that CBD infused ointment can significantly improve your skin. Researchers discovered that it helped hydrate the skin and increased elasticity.
And the best part? CBD isn’t going to do anything bad to your face. While its benefits still need more study, CBD isn’t harmful for your skin. That’s what makes it such an optimal additive to beauty products. It’s all natural, and it can’t make skin diseases worse. If anything, it could really help.
Incorporating CBD Into Your Skin Care Routine
Now that CBD has been legalized in the U.S. through the 2018 Farm Bill, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on CBD-infused beauty products. And it’s just as easy to make your own. With some CBD oil, you can concoct lotions, ointments and creams in your home. You can also blend up ingredients from your kitchen to make your own simple face mask.
Try searching for a DIY face mask on the internet and you’ll come up with countless options. Which recipes are best for making a cannabis face mask? Basically, you can add CBD oil to any face mask recipe that is oil based.
But why stop there? You can also add CBD to milk based face masks. Yes, you can make CBD milk, and the process is actually really simple. This recipe will get you started with minimal fuss. Once you have some CBD milk at your disposal, you can use it to make your own healing mask that won’t dry you out.
Easy Recipes for Cannabis Face Masks
Ready to start making your own, natural CBD face masks at home? Here are a few recipes to get you started:
CBD Avocado Face Mask
Along with CBD, there are lots of other natural ingredients that can give your skin a healthy glow. Avocado is just one of many. Try this mask when your skin feels stressed or extra dry.
- 1/2 Ripe avocado
- 1 tsp Plain organic yogurt
- 1/2 tsp Honey
- 3-4 drops CBD oil
- Mash the ingredients together until well blended into a paste.
- Gently apply to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
CBD Oatmeal Face Mask
It’s well-known that oatmeal is great for your skin. The oats naturally exfoliate the skin, while providing a healing tonic to a face that’s been sunburned or wind-burned.
- 1/2 cup Hot (not boiling) water
- 1/3 cup Oatmeal
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 Ripe banana
- 1 Small egg white
- 3-4 drops CBD oil
- Combine the hot water and oatmeal and let sit for two to three minutes.
- Mix in honey, banana, egg white and CBD oil.
- Apply to your face let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Gently rinse with warm water.
CBD Milk Face Mask
Milk masks have long been known to do wonders for acne-prone skin. Plus, they’re incredibly hydrating. By incorporating CBD, you’re adding an ingredient rich in anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup CBD milk
- 2 tbsp Nutmeg
- Using a hand mixer or a whisk, blend ingredients thoroughly.
- Apply to skin and let it sink in for about 10-15 minutes.
- Gently wash with warm water.
CBD Lemon Scrub Face Mask
Sometimes your skin needs some gently exfoliation to really shine. With just a few ingredients you probably have lying around, you can make your own scrubbing mask.
- 1 Lemon
- 2 tbsp Brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Coconut or olive oil
- 4 drops CBD oil
- Mix brown sugar, lemon, and oil together.
- Add drops of CBD oil.
- Apply to skin, exfoliating by rubbing it on gently. Use a circular motion to evenly distribute it on your face.
- Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.