The Complete Guide to cbdMD Botanicals CBD Cleansers
As interest grows in CBD skin care, we on this blog have been guiding you through some of the choice botanical ingredients in our products. We’ve covered hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, argan oil, and of course, our own broad spectrum CBD. Now it’s time to dive into specific applications of these ingredients, starting with CBD cleanser.
How Do CBD Skin Cleansers Work?
If you go for a while without washing your face, you may find that your skin starts to seem different – it can start to look dull and feel oily, flaky, and generally less than smooth.
Some of that comes from the natural processes of your skin itself. Your skin produces oil, or sebum, especially when you’re young, which in excess can make it greasy and shiny-looking. You’re also constantly shedding dead skin cells, which may cling to the oil and sometimes clog up pores. If your skin is more dry, this can result in flaking.
Other impurities can come from the outside. If you wear makeup, of course, that can add various oils and chemicals to your skin that need cleaning off. But even if you don’t, particles in the air such as pollen and dirt can also accumulate on your face.
The job of cleansers, then, is to attract all these unwanted substances so they will wash off when you wash off the cleanser. The trick is that you don’t want to strip them off too much because you need a certain amount of oil and dead skin to protect the surface, or else skin will become dry, tight, and irritated.
So a good cleanser also contains ingredients that calm and moisturize the skin even as the cleansing happens. CBD is one such ingredient. It interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin to help maintain calm and prevent irritating reactions.
But precisely what type of CBD cleanser you use depends on your skin type, your lifestyle, and other factors. So at cbdMD Botanicals, we’ve created a range of products so you can choose the best CBD face cleanser for you.
Types of CBD Cleanser
Show Me Love Gentle Cleanser
Show Me Love is a good daily CBD facial cleanser to start with if you’re not sure which cleanser to pick. It’s the mildest of our cleansers, so it works with all skin types, even if you’re sensitive.
Show Me Love includes many nourishing botanical oils. Among them are argan oil, the latest blockbuster skincare phenomenon from Morocco, thanks to its many benefits to keep skin bright and glowing. Avocado oil adds fatty acids, while apricot oil maintains suppleness and elasticity.
Daily Dirty Charcoal Cleanser
Activated charcoal has been popping up in skin care lately, and for good reason. Charcoal has been used as a cleaning agent since ancient times because of its absorptive powers; when charcoal is “activated,” it’s treated so as to have many small pores that make it even more absorptive.
For that reason, the Daily Dirty cleanser is best if you want really intensive cleansing. But to counteract the potentially drying effects of charcoal, we’ve put in rich coconut oil and aloe vera along with CBD to hydrate and soothe.
We’ll go in-depth into the Clearskin line in a future post, but the short version is it’s a special line of cbdMD Botanicals specially formulated for oily, blemish-prone skin. The Clearskin Cleanser, like Daily Dirty, contains activated charcoal for deep cleansing. But it also includes our special Clearskin herbal blend of willow bark, basil, echinacea, green tea, turmeric root, passion flower and aloe vera extracts.
All of these ingredients help soothe outbreak-prone skin and ease recovery from flare-ups. Like Show Me Love, it’s also got argan and avocado oils to prevent excess dryness and irritation.
How to Use CBD Cleanser
From a practical standpoint, there’s no real difference between using a CBD cleanser and using a regular facial cleanser of a similar type. It doesn’t take any longer or require any special instructions.
All of our cleansers are good for daily use. We advise washing your face every morning and evening for best results.
All three cleansers described here are simple to use. Just dampen your face and gently massage a dime-sized dollop over your face and neck. Wash off the cleanser with warm water and gently pat dry – don’t rub too hard!
And That’s Only the Beginning
A good skincare routine starts with a CBD cleanser, but it doesn’t end there. Stay tuned to learn about other CBD skincare products, including CBD toner for brightening, CBD face cream for extra moisture, and much more!