CBD has recently become a popular ingredient in skincare and its popularity will increase as it undergoes more research. As with tea tree oil, it acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent but also balances oil production which helps with acne, blackheads, and controls breakouts.
There are a lot of different derivatives of CBD, including Sativa seed oil, Sativa extract, and cannabidiol, with varying blends and concentrations. Because CBD has gained more popularity, there is a lack of research surrounding the benefits and potential side effects of its derivatives. Cannabidiol is the best ingredient to look for if you are interested in testing out the benefits of CBD for your own skin. This is an isolated CBD, there are no other compounds present. While other compounds of hemp and marijuana may have positive effects, most of the research is centered around CBD, so it is safer to stick to it.
Making your own face mask with CBD oil gives you the opportunity to find a concentration that works best for your skin – and reduces waste and cost! You can experiment with the quantity of each ingredient to suit your preferences, depending on the consistency you want to achieve. While it can be stored in the fridge for a little while, it is best to make this mask when you want to use it because it contains fresh ingredients and is not self-preserving.
- CBD oil
- Tea tree oil – you can use any essential oil you wish. But tea tree oil is known to be effective against acne, smells fresh, and is anti-bacterial.
- Coconut oil – Although this is mostly added for texture. Coconut oil is known to have antifungal properties and is good for the skin.
- Oatmeal – an ingredient that benefits all skin types. Oatmeal can be ground into a powder before mixing with the other ingredients. To act as a natural exfoliant, removing dead skin and dirt. It acts as a cleanser because it contains saponins, which also exfoliates and unclogs pores. It is great for dry skin because of the antioxidants it contains. And also absorbs excess oils, making it good for acne.
All of these ingredients are readily available and relatively cheap. But this mask works just as well if you get it ready-made from the market. Just make sure it is plant-based/vegan! Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing and follow with your usual skincare routine. This mask is very gentle so it could be used daily. But two to three times a week is as often as you should need to use it. To balance your skin and prevent breakouts. You can also use it to treat spots individually or as a face mask, or even on the body.