One of the many reasons CBD skin care is gaining popularity is people are noticing it helps soothe and calm red skin. CBD skin care products for redness such as a CBD moisturizer or CBD hydrating face mask can help relieve everything from sunburn to irritated or inflamed skin from wearing a mask or working out. Below, Product Development Manager of MMG Consumer Brands Nicole Butera weighs in on why it works so well for red skin and provides more expert insight. Plus, some fun bonus tips on what you can do at home!

What types of red skin does CBD help with?

“This beautiful, pure oil from nature helps to soothe the skin, aiding in its ability to reduce inflammation for skin irritations such as redness, acne, dryness, scaly and itchy skin,” says Butera.

Additionally, these days, wearing a necessary face mask whether for your job or when out and about can unfortunately, lead to a humid environment and an excess of oil under the mask. You may be experiencing breakouts or redness and irritation because of it. Applying a gentle CBD moisturizer before putting the mask on and using a soothing face mask at the end of the day could calm down the skin. (Read more about mask-ne solutions here.)

Lastly, KARIBO Co-Founder Shana Lydle says, “CBD skin care can even work well to reduce redness after a professional facial treatment such as a peel or microdermabrasion.”

What is it about CBD that helps red skin?

CBD has been touted for its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Its these soothing qualities that are said to help calm red skin. Butera adds, “Sebaceous glands and hair follicles contain CB1 and CB2 receptors that assist the body to communicate internally to reduce inflammation.” She explains that when applied topically, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) activates these cannabinoid receptors. The receptors, in turn, help regulate normal function of the skin as a barrier. (The ECS is explained more in our blog “What Is the Endocannabinoid System?“) More scientific info on that can be found here as well. 

Other Beneficial Skin Care Ingredients for Redness

While we can’t get enough of CBD, we also recognize the value in other skin care ingredients to combat redness. KARIBO is first and foremost a skin care brand with products formulated with topnotch, tried-and-true skin care science. That is to say, we believe in a skin cocktail of CBD plus other beneficial skin care ingredients for hydration and a soothing effect. KARIBO CBD oil skin care products include calming and hydrating aloe, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), niacinamide and chamomile.

Bonus At-Home Tips for Soothing Red Skin!

Butera says, “You can place your CBD moisturizer or face mask in the refrigerator. So, when you apply it to the skin, it will not only soothe with its wonderful anti-inflammatory ingredients, but also the physical cooling will provide immediate relief to the skin.” (Sounds fabulous on a hot summer day like today, doesn’t it?) “You can also very gently massage the cream into your face with your fingers in upward motions to assist in the penetration of the product,” adds Butera.

Having red skin is no fun and stress can exacerbate the issue. Cool your mind while you cool your skin with some deep-breathing exercises. Butera suggests taking five deep breaths in through the nose and out the mouth to destress and relax the body.

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