Between the winter cold and the harsh Santa Ana winds, many Los Angeles residents are often left suffering from cracked, dry skin during the winter months. If you suffer from dry skin on your hands, feet, arms, or legs, you know that it isn’t just unsightly, it can also be uncomfortable or even painful. CBD topicals are an all-natural form of relief that will heal dry, itchy skin without any of the side effects found in topical steroid creams. 

What Causes Dry Skin

Dry skin is caused by a loss of moisture in the upper layer of the skin. Several factors can cause dry skin, including dry climate, cold weather, old age, medical skin conditions, and frequently washing your hands. Although there are adjustments you can make to avoid having your skin dry out in the first place, such as washing your hands in cooler water, many of these causes are unavoidable ones. Therefore, attempting to rehydrate your skin with topical treatments is the only solution for most sufferers. 

How CBD Can Help Dry Skin

People with medical skin conditions, allergic reactions, or chronic dry skin may receive prescription steroid creams and ointments to help them with their condition. However, these steroid creams are only meant to be used for short-term flare-ups. Long-term use of these topicals can cause severe side effects such as skin thinning, burning of the skin, rosacea, increased hair growth, increased blood pressure, and fluid build-up. If you’re seeking a long-term solution for chronically dry skin, CBD topicals offer an effective, all-natural solution with no harmful side effects. CBD is found to behave as a highly effective sebostatic agent, meaning that it has the ability to regulate oil production. Sebacious glands that don’t produce enough oil lead to dry skin, so the introduction of a topical CBD could help increase oil production and keep your skin more hydrated. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD also work to calm the body’s immune response, helping to soothe redness and irritation in dry areas. 

The Best CBD Topicals for Dry Skin

When searching for CBD products that will help hydrate dry skin, look for topicals that promise to calm and soothe. Our Apothecanna Calming Creme contains lavender, chamomile, frankincense, and cannabis oil for a relaxing experience that will calm your mind and body. We also recommend our Humble Flower Soothing Lotion, which provides pain relief and hydration while leaving a pleasant scent of vanilla, rose, and jasmine. Finally, for extra-strength healing, try Truflora Soothe Salve. Peppermint, clary sage, eucalyptus, and CBD all work together to target pain and hydrate the skin.

CBD topicals are a wonderful, all-natural way to heal the skin without side effects or a high of any kind. With CBD products, you can protect your skin this winter and avoid the unsightly, painful cracking and flaking that come with dry skin. To find out more about our CBD products or topical solutions, stop by our Los Angeles cannabis dispensary or give us a call at (323) 259-8933. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about Cornerstone, our products, and how you can soothe your dry skin with CBD topicals this winter.