Best Kept Skincare Secret of 2019: CBD & THC
By: Heather Burton
Welcome to 2019 ladies and gents! Cannabis is fully legal in Canada and legal to some extent across North America.
We are in the midst of a cannabinoid craze. THC and CBD infused-everything are everywhere (guilty as charged)!
While indulging in canna-infused to treats is a great way to socialize, unwind, and even treat uncomfortable medical symptoms, the biggest breakthrough is in skincare.
Cannabinoids like CBD and THC have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, and many other “anti’s” that treat an array of skin conditions both mild like acne and not-so-mild like psoriasis.
Topical cannabis products come in different textures and consistencies. Are you unsure as to what the best cannabis topical is best for you? Not to fret, I’ve got you covered.
Everything you need to know about using cannabis lotions can be found down below. I even compiled a few science-backed research studies for you to browse- you’re welcome.
Cannabis Products: What is a Topical Lotion?
A cannabis lotion, salve, balm, as well as other medical and beauty products are called topical
products. Topical (loosely translated) means on the skin.
Incorporating a cannabis topical into your daily regime for either medical or beauty purposes is an ideal solution for those that want to reap the benefits of cannabis products without vaping or consuming edibles.
Rubbing it in: How to use Cannabis Infused Topicals?
If you are like me, you partake in a little self-care every once and a while. It’s nice to relax and indulge, right?
Also, if you are like me, you seem to have zero space in your day to carve out some time ( I am totally right on this one).
Enter: cannabis topical lotions.
A lotion, salve, or balm infused with CBD and THC is a great tool to manage physical pain. Using these products is simple.
Simply choose the lotion you want based on your preference of cannabinoids (and why you are using a lotion), apply it to the area, and relish in the therapeutic effects- it’s really that simple!
Cannabidiol is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties. We have combined other plant extracts like wintergreen and eucalyptus to help aid in the treatment of physical pains.
Because these products are not transdermal (they do not penetrate the blood-brain barrier into our bloodstream), you can use them any time of the day.
CBD and THC infused lotions treat the area you use them on locally (just that area of skin) and nowhere else.
Topicals are a great go-to for anyone with a busy lifestyle who want to enjoy the soothing benefits that cannabis brings.
Beauty-buffs rejoice! We are now seeing scientific research showing the positive benefits cannabinoids have for our skin. They can help with many forms of dermatitis and acne.
Entour-what? The (Magical) Entourage Effect of Cannabis
Our latest innovation is a topical lotion that the wonderful entourage effect of cannabis called Synergy-rightfully so.
Synergy means working together, and that is exactly how cannabinoids (along with other phytocompounds, terpenes, and essential oils), affect our body.
CBD and THC shine brightest when they are combined not only together, but with other essential plant oils.
That is why Synergy is blended with both TCH and CBD along with 9 other beneficial essential oils including:
Known for its calming properties that sooth and ease the mind, lavender promotes relaxation.
Vanilla is known to lower blood pressure, increase libido, and is also a natural antidepressant.
Bergamont reduces depression, stress and anxiety. It also wards off infections.
Wintergreen is a natural solution to combat physical pains like headaches as well as nerve pain like arthritis.
Lemon is great for your skin, aids in hydration, and is a wonderful source of vitamin C.
Diabetes, ulcers, arthritis, and burns are only a few things eucalyptus is known to naturally treat.
Like cannabis cannabinoids, peppermint is a powerhouse. It possesses anti-fungal, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and antiviral properties just like CBD.
So, Why are Are Cannabis Topicals Good for My Skin?
Why is the sky blue? I am kidding, CBD, THC, and terpenes that are combined with other essential plant extracts (that also possess their own terpenes) that enhance our mind-body connection and health us from within.
Our ECS (endocannabinoid system) promotes and monitors cell growth in many areas of our body (our skin included).
CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids will balance out our ECS if our body senses danger ( a flare up, puffiness, even rashes).
Using full-spectrum cannabis lotions will boost your mind and calm your body, which provides you with an overall enhanced sense of wellbeing.
We use natural remedies derived from plant extracts that were created thousands of years ago, and (believe it or not) utilizing cannabis for therapeutic purposes is nothing new.