CBD-infused Face Mask
Face masks have been a staple in many people’s self-care regime for years, but have you ever tried one infused with CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) has slowly made its way into many areas of the beauty and skin care industry. Several popular make-up brands are carrying products boasting the hydrating and soothing effects that CBD brings to their products and we agree! CBD holds a number of benefits for your skin. Let’s get into a CBD infused face mask for your next “spa day”.
Why Would CBD Help My Skin?
CBD is the non-intoxicating component of cannabis that helps to elevate inflammation. Many of the cosmetic skin issues on the face are caused by inflammation, or your body’s immune system trying to clean out debris and toxins from your body. These discolouration's, rashes, swollen pimple etc., can all benefit from the cooling healing effects of CBD.
There is no shortage of all-natural ingredients that are perfect for skin care, without the high price tags or extra chemicals and parabens:
Avocado- This very popular super food is full of vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin all of these nutrients nourish and moisturize skin. There was a study conducted showcasing avocados potential to help encourage new skin cell growth and speeds up healing scars or wounds, this is especially exciting for anyone who suffers from acne scarring or sores.
Spirulina powder- Another super food, spirulina is packed full of vitamins, amino and fatty acids, tones your skin, and will lightly exfoliate your skin promoting cell turn over and a fresh face!
Tea tree oil- Tea tree is so popular in-home remedies for its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties often used in acne treatments. Tea tree also helps to reduces redness, itchiness, dryness and inflammation making it a great companion for CBD.
How to Make an All-Natural CBD Face Mask
What you’ll need:
How-to Make the Mask:
Step one: Cut your avocado carefully, remove the pit and scoop flesh into the blender
Step two: Add the cannabis oil, spirulina powder, and tea tree oil to the blender
Step three: Blend until your mixture is creamy smooth and light green in color
How-to Apply the Mask:
Step one: wash or steam your facing, cleaning away the excess oils and debris, and opening your pores.
Step two: pat your face dry, while its still warm apply your mask. You can do this with your fingers of course but we highly recommend using a brush, it is a lot easier to get your mask on evenly and reduces the waste!
Step three: sit back, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. Once done rinse with warm water and enjoy your rejuvenated nourished skin!
Do you have your own tried and true face mask recipe? Try adding CBD into the mix and see what happens. Cannabis is such a versatile plant it is an incredibly exciting time to be in Canada and have the opportunity to utilize its many benefits. Sign up for our newsletter for more DYI’s, recipes, and how-tos or share your own secret recipes on our social media for a chance to be featured on our blog! As always, start low, go slow, and take care of yourself!