A rejuvenating DIY face mask recipe with CBD

Published Jan 8, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
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Everybody is talking about the benefits of smoking weed, but few have any idea how incredible the cannabis plant can be, especially in topical form. Though the effects of CBD on pain are highly debated, there is no denying the massive dose of benefits that it can provide for the skin.

Benefits of using this DIY face mask

1. Save money

There is no need to spend hundreds on pre-made beauty products and facial cleansers when you have the power of an all-natural face mask for only a few dollars per jar.

2. Say goodbye to red spots and wrinkles

CBD is an excellent anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce rough patches and swelling caused by rashes or acne.

3. Exfoliation

Though this homemade face mask will spend most of its time sitting in one place when it’s first applied, it is gently rubbed in small circles, and the natural super, fine granules will gently remove dead skin and flakes which can clog pores and lead to other problems.

4. Moisturizing

One of the most important steps in maintaining healthy skin is finding a soothing moisturizer that can help to heal any damage from day to day life. This DIY face mask is full of all-natural ingredients that will soften and moisturize without leaving any greasy residue behind.

5. Nourishing

Even if you are one to dispute the power of CBD, there is no way to deny the incredible benefits of the mineral and vitamin laden nature-based ingredients that are included in this homemade face mask. This recipe includes vitamins C, A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, and E.

Risks

There is absolutely nothing toxic in this DIY face mask, but there is no way to tell for certain how you might react to any new ingredient, which is why it is important to begin with a spot treatment before moving forward with a full-face treatment. The same holds true to any new beauty product, and during the first few weeks of use, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for red blotches or rashes that might be a symptom of an allergy. If you do experience adverse effects within 24 hours of using this DIY face mask, stop the treatment immediately, and seek medical assistance to figure out the cause before proceeding.

Homemade face mask recipe with CBD cream

This DIY face mask recipe calls for CBD cream which you can make yourself, but if you don’t have any on hand, or don’t want to make some, then you can replace the CBD cream with pure CBD oil to gain the same benefits and effects.

Makes: 2-4 face masks

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon CBD cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon avocado
  • 1 teaspoon dead sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

Tools

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Potato masher (or blender)
  • Mixing spoon
  • Small sealable jar (for storage)
  • Peeler

Instructions

  1. Start by peeling the avocado and scooping out approximately 1 tablespoon to toss into a bowl. This measurement doesn’t have to be precise, but we are aiming for a smooth mixture that will dry quickly like a traditional facemask and too much might keep it too moist.

  2. Add in the honey and crush the avocado using a potato masher or toss it into a blender until it reaches a smooth and creamy consistency, then mix the two ingredients together.

  3. Now pour in the dead sea salt and cocoa powder and cream the ingredients together with a spoon.

  4. Apply the CBD face mask cream right away, and store whatever is left in an airtight container in the fridge. The coolness will help to keep the mixture fresh and to sooth and close open pores each time you use it.

How to use this DIY face mask

  1. Take approximately 1 teaspoon of the mixture and gently rub it in small circles all over your face and neck.

  2. If necessary, apply another thin layer before allowing the mask to set for 10 minutes.

  3. Once the mask feels sticky and dry, it can be peeled away or washed off using lukewarm water.

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