CBD and Skincare for Athletes

March 21, 2018

Being an athlete can take a toll on your skin. Here’s how CBD-infused topicals can keep your skin in the best shape.

Training and competing can be great for keeping your body physically fit, but it can do a number on your skin. Athletes often face unique skincare needs, thanks to their high level of sweating and above-normal exposure to environmental elements like the sun and wind.

Like everybody, physically active people care about the health of their skin. More and more athletes have started to discover how incorporating CBD-infused skincare products into their regimen can help keep their skin nourished and youthful looking.

Are you looking to improve your skincare routine? Here’s why the rejuvenating and protective effects of CBD oil can be beneficial for the health of your skin.

What CBD Oil Can Do For Your Skin

When applied topically to the skin, cannabidiol (CBD) and its natural properties are beneficial for maintaining and achieving healthier, more noticeable skin.

CBD is an all-natural non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from cannabis plants like hemp. Like all cannabinoids, CBD interacts with the body’s native endocannabinoid system to promote wellness and encourage balance in many of the body’s functions.

Cannabinoids like CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system through its cannabinoid receptors, located in the brain and immune system. Studies have found that cannabinoid receptors are also found in great numbers on skin cells, skin nerve fibers, and sweat glands, and that the endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in maintaining the proper balance of the proliferation and growth of skin cells.

By interacting with cannabinoid receptors, CBD activates the endocannabinoid system to encourage balance and wellness in your skin without ever being absorbed into the bloodstream.

Why Hemp-Based CBD Products?

In addition to being abundant in CBD, hemp-derived CBD oil also contains a healthy list of essential nutrients that help your skin look, feel, and functions at its best.

Some of these skin-nourishing nutrients found in hemp oil include:

  • Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to soften the skin and rejuvenate its protective outer layer. These essential fatty acids also help reduce acne, swelling, and redness.
  • Vitamins A and D to support the skin’s repair process, promote new skin growth, and keep oil production in check.
  • B complex vitamins to support the construction process of skin.
  • Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that help protect your skin from the wear and tear it faces from long workouts in the sun and exposure to free radicals.

Regularly applying hemp-derived CBD oil ensures that your skin receives the nutrients it needs to stay looking and feeling healthy.

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Skincare Tips for Athletes

No matter whether you’re a professional athlete or someone who simply loves being physically fit, you can take care of your skin by following a few basic rules.

Wipe away sweat. Sweat is an essential part of your body being able to effectively cool itself. If it’s left to sit on your skin, however, bacteria can form and cause acne breakouts. If you don’t have time for a full-on shower after your training, take a minute to get out of your workout clothes and wipe yourself down with a wet washcloth. This will help prevent blemishes and reduce the risk of skin infections.

Lather on sunscreen. If you’re an outdoor athlete, you may not realize the amount of time you’re exposing yourself to the sun’s damaging UV rays. Putting on sunscreen everyday that has an SPF of 50 or higher is crucial for protecting your skin from long-term damage like wrinkles and even cancer.

Exfoliate regularly. Exfoliate your face and body once or twice a day. A quality non-foaming, particulate-based exfoliating cleanser will help remove the top layer of dead skin cells so they’re unable to clog your pores. Apply greater focus to addressing the calluses on your hands from weightlifting and the damage to your heels from long runs or high-intensity sprints.

Clean or Replace Your Towels. It’s a good idea to regularly switch up the towels you use during training or post-workout shower. Towels, when exposed to moisture, can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. After a warm shower, the last thing you want is to expose your open pores to toxins that can harm the skin.

Hydrate with a CBD hemp oil topical. Your athletic lifestyle is hard on your skin. Because you’re regularly training and competing, your skin is exposed to friction, sweating, cleansing, and outdoor elements. By applying a CBD topical everyday, you can promote balance and give your skin the localized hydration it needs for maintaining elasticity and radiance.

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Dixie Botanicals® CBD Skincare Product

Dixie Botanicals® offers a hemp oil Salvation Balm containing 50 mg of CBD per jar. Designed to be massage into your skin, muscles, and joints, this all-natural herbal topical combines full-spectrum hemp oil with ingredients like camphora essential oils, and cedarwood and lavender oils to revitalize muscles and nourish the skin.

Our Salvation Balm is also infused with sustainable beeswax, created by the astonishing handiwork of female worker honeybees. Known to inhibit the growth of bacteria, beeswax is used in the healing of many skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Available in a compact, 1.3-ounce jar, Hemp Oil Salvation Balm is designed for you to take it with you everywhere. Pack it in your gym bag if you’re an athlete always on the move, or keep it in your locker for easy access whenever you need to target rough skin or tenderness.

Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm is completely free of parabens and alcohol, offering a safe and nourishing herbal blend for long-lived moisture and soothing protection. With our CBD salve, you can make sure that nourishing properties of CBD oil are directed right where they’re needed.

Heal Your Skin with CBD

The entire line of award-winning Dixie Botanicals® CBD products, including our Salvation Balm, is legally available in the United States and in over 40 countries worldwide.

Learn more about the benefits of CBD through the Dixie Botanicals® blog, or visit our online shop today to begin improving the health of your skin with CBD.

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