Incorporating CBD into your daily routine could be the ultimate act of self-care.
If there’s one thing we could all do with right now, it’s a little self-care
The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone, and whether you’ve been furloughed, are homeschooling or simply trying to get through each day, we should all take some time out for ourselves.
There are plenty of ways CBD can help you relax, from a healthy alternative to an evening drink to part of your skincare routine – but whichever you choose, you deserve it.
Take a bath
There’s nothing like a long soak in the tub to let your physical and mental stresses fade away and, for that added relaxation, why not try adding some CBD bath salts or bombs in place of your usual bubbles?
CBD bath products are great way to absorb the compound, as the warm water opens pores, allowing it to be absorbed into the system faster.
It can also be an easier way to benefit from the famous calming properties than drinks or edibles, which may still have the earthy, natural taste that CBD is known for.
After your bath, what could be more pampering than a mini facial? There are plenty of skincare products out there containing CBD, and while it may not be in concentrations hefty enough to have any medicinal benefits, it’s still jam-packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
That means it’s a great choice for dry, inflamed skin, as well having proven acne-fighting benefits thanks to the way it reduces the production of sebum (an oily, waxy substance produced by your body’s sebaceous glands) in the skin.
Scent of relaxation
Recreate that spa feeling at home with a fragranced candle; not only does the soft light make a welcome change from the harsh glare of your laptop or phone, but you can choose one with an anxiety-busting scent too.
CBD candles are another gentle introduction the world of cannabis, perfect for those who are reluctant to try edibles or drinks. Combined with other fragrances such as relaxing lavender or soothing sandalwood, they’re the perfect way to wind down at the end of the day.
A good night
It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing, and a good night’s rest is the ultimate in self-care. Your body needs sleep to rejuvenate and replenish from head to toe, and a full eight hours with do wonders for both your mind and your skin.
However, now, more than ever, a restful night is nothing more than a pipe dream for many. With the stresses of daily life, combined with the anxiety caused by living through a pandemic, its not surprising that many people need a little help to drift off.
While the effect of CBD on sleep remains an underdeveloped area of research, there is growing interest out there as we search for natural alternatives to potentially addictive sleep aids such as diazepam (Valium) and zolpidem.
A review from 2017 found that preliminary research into CBD discovered that it “may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia” and “may hold promise for REM sleep behaviour disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness”.
Self-care is set to be big news in 2021 as we all take time for ourselves; will CBD be an important element?
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