Your skin is your body’s largest organ and its first line of defense against bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens. It’s an important job, and one that keeps our skin very busy. But sometimes the skin barrier itself is disrupted—it can be dry, oily, flaky, or blemished—and that can cause problems and interrupt the skin’s function. It’s important to take care of your skin, and topical CBD is a great way to make sure your skin is getting the support it needs to stay in top shape.

Many skin problems are inflammatory in nature. Everything from acne to eczema to psoriasis are conditions that inflame and irritate your skin tissue. Because CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, it can help reduce the irritation associated with these and other conditions. It can soothe redness and alleviate the dryness and itching your skin sometimes feels when its barrier has been disrupted. And good news for acne sufferers—CBD may even reduce and normalize skin’s sebum (oil) production.

For those of us not getting any younger (that’s all of us, by the way), CBD is a well known antioxidant, which makes it the perfect ingredient for skincare products. Antioxidants intercept and neutralize environmental problems, known as free-radicals, that damage and prematurely age skin. This is great for anti-aging and overall skin health. Antioxidants can diminish the look of wrinkles, dullness and dark spots on your skin, helping it to stay younger looking for longer.

Just as ingested CBD works to bring balance to your body and mind, when applied externally it can bring balance to your skin as well. Topical products containing CBD can alleviate some of the problems your skin might be facing, and encourage it into a more happy, healthy, and balanced state. 50 Shades of Green Hand + Body Lotion is the perfect blend of soothing botanicals and organic ingredients that work with CBD to nourish your skin. And if you need a more intensive balm, be sure to check out Healing Roots Organic CBD Salve. Help your skin look and feel its best with the benefits of CBD from 50 Shades of Green.