CBD for Dry Skin & Irritation – How Does It Work?

CBD, in conjunction with other ingredients like rosehip & hemp seed, can help reduce dry skin, flakiness, and irritation

Weather Changes and Your Skin

We love autumn. There’s nothing like the scarves, hot cocoa, and cozy movie nights that come with the season. But… we don’t love what autumn does to our skin. With the air getting crisper and cooler, cracked, irritated, red, and patchy spots are bound to occur. This is especially true for those of us who already have skin conditions like rosacea, allergies, or psoriasis.

We totally understand this struggle. Dry skin can cause major discomfort and irritation. And it can be harder to feel confident barefaced when your skin is dry or uneven, but we believe that everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Luckily, there’s an easy and natural way to remedy these skin issues— topical CBD. Recent studies have reinforced the idea that CBD is a pretty darn effective ingredient in skincare products when it comes to dryness and irritation. And it can promote a radiant, supple glow. Let’s break down how it works.

How does CBD reduce skin irritation and dryness?

It’s firstly important to understand why skin dryness occurs.

Our skin is full of water and sebum (oil), which must be kept in careful balance to retain that coveted hydrated glow.

When the oil and water are stripped from the skin and not replenished (like during colder and windier weather), scaly, dry, red, and irritated skin ensues. So, how can you combat these less-than-favorable skin concerns?

Evidence suggests that CBD can replenish a lot of this moisture and heal dehydrated or cracked skin.

And, CBD has been studied for its incredible anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties. This is good news in the fight against dry skin, as dryness can often cause inflammation and itchiness.
Ever felt like your skin is tight, crawling, and almost hot to the touch during a bout of dryness? That feeling is exactly what we’re talking about. CBD skin care products may be able to help you banish that uncomfortable sensation.

How does CBD calm skin and reduce redness?

Skin redness can occur for a variety of reasons. If you’re experiencing a flare-up of discoloration, the culprit may be a skin condition like rosacea, allergies, or even anxiety or stress. These conditions cause skin inflammation, which can make your skin appear red and irritated.

But, topical CBD like Winged’s Radiance skin care products may be able to help.

CBD’s efficacy in combating redness comes down to the compound’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Its anti-inflammatory nature has been shown in numerous studies to calm redness and irritation flare-ups in patients with rosacea, skin allergies, and sensitive skin.

And, CBD’s antioxidants are useful in creating a protective barrier from the sun. Catching too many rays during a redness flare-up can exacerbate redness!

(Pro tip: if you’ve noticed skin changes like redness with the onset of stress, try a CBD tincture, soft gel, or gummy. Doing so can soothe some of the internal stress that may be causing external symptoms.)

How can other natural ingredients in Winged’s Radiance line help with dry skin and irritation?

natural skincare ingredients

Even though CBD is a super effective skincare product, it’s always a good idea to choose products that incorporate other tried-and-true ingredients for the best results possible.

Winged’s Radiance skincare products do just that. By harnessing the power of natural ingredients like rosehip oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, and more, Radiance is thoughtfully formulated to promote a radiant complexion and a confident glow.

Let’s take a look at how exactly these anti-dryness, irritation, and redness warriors function on your skin.

Rosehip Oil:

rosehip oil benefits dry skin

Rosehip Oil is a derivative of the tiny fruit that’s right beneath the rose flower.

This oil is excellent for combating dryness and redness. It’s full of polyunsaturated fats and essential fatty acids, making it an excellent emollient and moisturizer.

And, as a bonus, it’s possible it may help alleviate acne, too!

Hemp Seed Oil:

Hemp Seed Oil is also high in essential fatty acids, like omega acids 3, 6, and 9. These all help to repair your skin’s crucial outer barrier and lock moisture into your skin.

Hemp Seed Oil is a triple threat. It’s been found to not only draw outside moisture to the skin but to lower inflammation and soothe and hydrate inflamed skin, too.

Argan Oil:

argan oil skin moisturizer

Argan Oil totally wins the popularity contest for natural moisturizing agents— it’s used in everything from lotion, to hair conditioners, to soaps, to facial oils, and more.

This is for a good reason, though! Argan oil is full of vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin antioxidant that boosts your skin’s ability to retain water.

Marula Oil:

marula oil for dry skin

Marula oil is lightweight, making it an excellent ingredient to help restore hydration to dry skin that may also be prone to breakouts. It’s also a tremendous anti-irritation ingredient.

In addition to nourishing and moisturizing skin, anecdotal evidence suggests this oil may also help smooth fine lines, reduce stretch marks’ appearance, and help soften lips.

Jojoba Oil:

Jojoba Oil is another super-efficient choice for moisturizing and soothing. It’s able to act like the skin’s natural oils and essentially trick your skin into thinking it’s made enough oil. So, this creates a balanced environment that prevents your skin from drying out.

Winged’s Radiance products harness these natural ingredients and the power of CBD to help replenish, moisturize, and nourish dry skin. Our facial and body products are specially formulated to address various skin concerns and help you feel confidently radiant in your own skin.

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