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  • by Nicola Boulton August 31, 2022 5 min read

    Soothing Stressed Skin with CBD Body Oil

    It is easy to know when you feel stressed as you may experience headache, stomach upset, and maybe feel unusual tiredness. Stress can also have an impact on your skin. CBD oil can help manage symptoms of stressed skin, including irritation, dryness, redness, and flare-ups.

    If you have noticed changes in your skin that do not seem to improve, it might indicate you have stressed skin. Emotional stress can be seen on the skin. Some skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis can be triggered by stress. During stress, cortisol and norepinephrine hormones are produced in higher amounts. They may have effects on the whole body, the mind as well as the skin. As a result, you may notice dullness on your skin, rashes, and blemish. This article explains how CBD oil can help you manage stressed skin.

    Soothing Stressed Skin with CBD Body Oil

    What is CBD Body Oil?

    CBD body oil is an oil infused with CBD. CBD is a compound found in cannabis or the hemp plant. It is becoming popular due to its promising ability to treat ailments, including skin diseases. CBD contains major properties such as therapeutic, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory. These properties are crucial for healthy skin. CBD is non-psychoactive. It can be ingested as pills, capsules, or oil. CBD applied to the skin may be in the form of oil, balms, body washes, or lotions. FDA does not regulate the use of CBD to treat diseases and ailments. The only drug that got FDA approval is the epidiolex used to treat rare seizures in children with epilepsy. However, it has proved to treat other minor and major conditions such as nausea, anxiety, insomnia, and skin diseases.

    What is Stressed Skin?

    Chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline are produced in higher amounts when stressed. If the stress persists, these hormones may impact the skin, making it saggy, look older, inflamed, red, itchy, and develop rashes. Stress can cause the production of free radicals that make your skin wrinkled and dull. Increasing antioxidants in the body can help eradicate these free radicals.

    Your skin may also become stressed following treatments such as chemotherapy, which may impact the skin cells. Some cosmetics may have some ingredients that can cause skin sensitivity and inflammation. Skin stress can be caused by environmental factors such as too much exposure to heat and sun. To maintain healthy skin, avoid stress, take enough water to ensure your skin is well hydrated, and stick to your skincare routine without regular changes to skincare products. Conducting a patch resting before trying a new product on your skin is always advisable. However, try CBD body oil if you have stressed skin.

    How to Soothe Stressed Skin Using CBD Body Oil

    Generally, body oils are absorbed into the skin, making it hydrated. To facilitate oil absorption, do not apply them on very dry skin, most preferably after a shower.

    Using CBD oil can help treat symptoms of stressed skin by:

    Moisturizing the Skin

    One of the main symptoms of stressed skin is dryness. CBD is absorbed into the skin, clearing dryness. Skin dryness may cause wrinkles. You can still use it along with your body lotion. If you are using lotion and body oil, starting with a lotion followed by the body oil is advisable.

    Relieve Pain

    According to Blake et al. (2017), CBD oil relieves the discomfort caused by aches resulting from dryness and face cracking.  

    Treat Inflammation

    Swelling, bruises, and bumps characterize inflammation on the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can treat such symptoms. These properties also calm the skin and reduce redness and dullness, giving your skin a glow.

    Eliminate Radicals

    Radicals on the skin may cause wrinkles and make you look older. Radicals develop as a result of stress. According to Lewinska (2021), CBD body oil contains antioxidants that help the skin retain moisture. Well, hydrated skin is free from wrinkles and cracks. Antioxidants in CBD may also help reduce aging, making you glow and look younger.  

    Eradicate Roughness

    According to Brave (2019), the soothing properties of CBD will help in soothing the inflamed and rough patches on the skin.

    How to Use CBD Body Oil

    Before purchasing CBD body oil, always check on other added ingredients to ensure they will not react with your skin. It is also advisable to check if the product you intend to buy has undergone third-party testing.

    After identifying a quality body oil, it is advisable to have a patch test before using it on the entire body. A patch test will help determine if the product is friendly to your skin.

    How Much CBD Body Oil Should You Use?

    CBD body oil is generally safe. It does not contain harsh ingredients that can affect your skin. Applying too much oil will also not have negative impacts on your skin. However, CBD products are expensive, and you need not waste them. Therefore, you should apply just enough oil to your skin.

    You can apply the oil after a shower. However, there are no limited times you should use the oil. You can apply it twice or thrice a day or whenever necessary. Ensure you massage it well on the skin to facilitate absorption. Also, ensure you use a quality body oil for maximum benefits. If you experience any reaction or irritation with CBD body oil, you should withdraw from it and consult a skin specialist. If you are on medication especially treating a skin condition, you should not use this body oil. According to Evans (2020), CBD may react with some medication.


    Stress can affect your skin and cause it to be dull, rough, inflamed, saggy, and look older. Stress on the skin may also be caused by environmental factors, medication, or unfriendly skin care products. CBD oil can treat stressed skin. It moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and glowing. CBD body oil also contains antioxidants that eliminate free radicals making you look younger. The anti-inflammatory properties can treat reddening and swelling on the skin. CBD oil can also treat minor aches on the skin. Use CBD oil sparingly as it is expensive but ensure you apply enough to benefit your skin. Make sure you purchase a quality product for maximum benefit. Do not use this oil if you are on other medication, as it is likely to interact with them.  


    Blake, A., Wan, B. A., Malek, L., DeAngelis, C., Diaz, P., Lao, N., ... & O'Hearn, S. (2017). A selective review of medical cannabis in cancer pain management. Ann Palliat Med, 6(Suppl 2), S215-S222.

    Brave, L. (2019). CBD the Skin, Mind and Body. J Altern Complement Integr Med, 5, 060.

    Evans, D. G. (2020). Medical fraud, mislabeling, contamination: all common in CBD products. Missouri Medicine, 117(5), 394.

    Lewińska, A. (2021). Optimizing the process design of oil-in-water nanoemulsion for delivering poorly soluble cannabidiol oil. Processes, 9(7), 1180.

    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton

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