You do not have to spend on expensive CBD products for skincare. Save extra money and fine-tune your skin’s needs by creating your own. You will be looking renewed in no time with these two simple Do It Yourself (DIY) face masks. Just add your favorite CBD oil!
CBD Acne fighting Mask
CBD can be beneficial for various skin problems, including acne, according to research published in the SkinInc. Bentonite clay also has a powerful detoxifying ability. When mixed with apple cider vinegar, it creates an electrical charge which pulls out any unwanted toxins and impurities from the skin. You can feel the mask pulsate as it pulls the unwanted gunk from your skin.
According to Healthline, apple cider vinegar restores your skin’s pH balance, tones it, and removes dead skin cells with alpha-hydroxy-acid, a natural exfoliant. Adding a bit of honey helps to calm the acidity of the apple cider vinegar.
Recommended Skin Type: Acne-Prone and Oily skin
2 tablespoons bentonite clay powder
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon (or 2-3 drops) CBD oil
½ teaspoon raw honey
*Optional* 2-3 drops lavender essential oil
Mix even parts of bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar until you achieve a smooth, creamy texture. Then, add in your CBD drops, raw honey, and optional lavender essential oil, and mix well. Apply evenly to face. Wait until the mask has completely dried and has started to crack before washing off. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Apply your favorite acne-fighting serums or moisturizer afterwards to replenish the moisture barrier in your skin.
Tip: The mask may leave behind a red sunburned look, do not worry! This is perfectly normal and will diminish typically within 30 minutes after removing the mask. Because bentonite clay has an electrical charge, it is crucial that you mix the ingredients together with plastic, wood, or glass utensils. Touching bentonite clay with metal removes the charge, leaving it unable to draw out the toxins.
Due to the apple cider vinegar, the mask has a bit of an unpleasant smell. Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil helps to mask the smell as well as adds anti-bacterial properties that further help to speed up the acne healing process.
Soothing Hydration CBD Mask
Great for all skin types, this is the perfect mask for a pick-me-up. This intensely hydrating mask will leave your skin smooth and glowing.
Oatmeal is a superfood for our skin, packed with full avenanthramides that work to deliver anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anti-itching properties to our skin. In fact, grounding up the oats into a fine powder makes for a gentle exfoliant to wash off layers of dead skin.
Avocado is known as a healthy fat that is great for your hair, skin, and nails. Using avocado in a face mask allows for these healthy fats to sit on top of the outer layer of your epidermis, deeply moisturizing it. Avocados can also soothe skin conditions such as acne or eczema, improve elasticity and speed up the collagen restoring process.
Since oil attracts oil, the fat in the avocado also gives the CBD oil something to bind to, ensuring the CBD is evenly spread across your face.
Recommended Skin Type: All types
3 tablespoons ground oats
2-3 drops CBD oil
½ mashed avocado
½ teaspoon raw honey
In a food processor or blender, grind the oats into a fine powder. In a small bowl, mix oats, mashed avocado, raw honey, and CBD drops until you have formed a smooth paste. Then, apply to skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Apply favorite CBD serum or moisturizer for ultimate hydration.