Stress, Skin, CBD

Not all stress is bad. While the physical and emotional tension it creates often comes from events that cause us to feel nervous, angry, or frustrated, positive situations and circumstances—like moving to a new home, starting a new job, or bringing a new baby into the world—create stress, too. Moderate levels of stress are healthy, and experts say short-term, manageable stress (known as “eustress,” a term coined by endocrinologist Hans Selye) helps to motivate us, increase our focus, and helps our bodies resist oxidative damage that contributes to aging and disease. But pervasive stress in our lives, also known as “distress,” can affect us adversely if we don’t find ways to manage it. In this article, I’ll discuss how the not-so-good kind of stress impacts our bodies and skin, and I’ll share how CBD (cannabidiol) products can help to minimize its negative effects.

The Ways Stress Manifests Itself in the Body and Skin

Each and every one of us has experienced one or more of the symptoms of detrimental stress:

• Headaches
• Anxiety
• Stomach issues
• Restlessness
• Lack of motivation
• Loss of focus
• Muscle tension or pain
• Irritability
• Feeling overwhelmed
• Irritability

When our bodies experience a deficiency in endocannabinoids, CBD oil can help support the ECS system by penetrating the skin and imitating endocannabinoids.


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Heather Kreider

Heather Kreider, co-owner of Makes Scents Natural Spa Line and Hempfield Botanicals (CBD), has lived and breathed the spa industry for over 20 years. Her credentials include post-graduate certification in Advanced Skincare at the International Dermal Institute and experience as an esthetician specializing in European skincare. Heather is also a licensed Registered Nurse. Besides Heather’s signature line of products, her and her husband Nathan also create custom formulations for spas who wish to offer their own distinctive treatments. All of their products—including natural, vegan, and organic—are certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC).