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CBD – what is it, and how to use it

CBD – what is it, and how to use it

Most people have probably heard of CBD by now. Most skincare enthusiasts and health fanatics rave about this stuff on social media, and to their friends in person. It sits right in-between that wellness and natural skincare bracket that so many people love, so naturally many are going to become fascinated with it.

So, what is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a substance taken from the cannabis plant, and no, it won’t give you any psychoactive side-effects after using it. It is the second more prevelant ingridient, and is perfectly legal.

What are the benefits?

The research around CBD varies, but fans love it for it’s medicinal properties when it comes to calming nerves, and helping soothe aches and pains. Research has found it has anti-inflammatory properties, and it can even help with some skin conditions. Plus, it also has antioxidant benefits, so is often used in skincare for fighting signs of free radical damaged such as ageing and dullness. It is also great for someone suffering with acne, as the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits will work hand in hand to soothe angry and inflamed skin.

So, what are some good products with CBD in?

This Works has quite a few products with CBD in it, along with another ingredient to tackle certain issues. For example, their This Works My Wrinkles CBD Booster + Granactive Retinoid is a powerful nighttime booster to help minimise the signs of ageing, using 1% CBD, along with Granactive Retinoid for more youthful looking skin.

They also have a body range, such as the This Works Stress Check CBD Body Cocoon. Packed with CBD, Shea Butter, Neroili and Lavender, this calming body lotion. Naturally it also nourishes and hydrates your skin, leaving it feeling supple and silky smooth, with the CBD to help fight any aches, pains and tension you may be experiencing.

Another great product, but just slightly in a different form, is the South Seas – Pineapple Express CBD Drops. These drops help to provide necessary cannabinoids to maintain balance of your endocannabinoid system. As a natural anti-inflammatory, they will help to give your body a necessary dose to ensure balance and harmony within itself. This is a handy product, as these drops can be added into any moisturiser or lotion you may already have, enhancing it with CBD.

Finally, is the South Seas – Pineapple Express CBD Joint Balm. This product has been created the specifically relieve pain from aching, tired and stiff joints. You just pop a little onto any areas of concern and massage it in for around one minute. Then, re-apply every three hours or so, when you feel as if you need a little more relief.

So, if CBD is something that sound like it would do you a world of good to try, then why not? This perfectly safe ingredient has taken the beauty world by storm, and may just be the perfect next addition to your skincare arsenal.

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