The coming of winter made us all wonder wtf is going on – and your skin is likely a little shocked, too. Right? For those of us feeling a little dry and dull complexion-wise, it’s time to let our good friend pot take over. Here’s a fun fact: topically applied, THC is an antioxidant and can combat fine lines and wrinkles, and, scientists are actually looking into whether it could combat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. As a topical, CBD is more rich and powerful than vitamin A, E, C, and amino acids combined. It has strong anti-inflammatory agents to heal damage caused by sun and environmental stress during the day. Therefore, it’s a strong ingredient for anti-aging and acne healing beauty products. Combine CBD with Korean skincare recipes to make it the most hydrating, nutritious sleeping mask. Most of beauties experience instant glow on their skin with suppleness when they wake up the next morning, others gradually see positive results. There is no need to throw money at labels for the privilege of smearing chemicals on your skin. A few minutes of preparation will ensure a 100% organic and rejuvenating face mask that will put the most expensive brands to shame.
Benefits of a Cannabis and Yogurt Face Mask
First, what makes this face mask beneficial?
Yogurt contains lactic acid which acts as a brightening agent for skin, so it’s not uncommon to see it used as a base in many DIY masks. Reach for a full-fat cup for its additional moisturizing qualities as well as its ability to keep vibrant turmeric from staining your skin—the spice is fat-soluble, so you’ll want it to bind to the fat in the yogurt (and not to your pores) for easier clean-up.
Turmeric isn’t just a vehicle for flavorful dishes—this bright spice has a wide array of benefits that can make you feel healthier inside and out. When applied to the skin, it can even out tone and soothe irritation through its active compound curcumin (which gives turmeric its orangey color). Added bonus: Turmeric is a wonderful collagen booster, so not only will you get clearer skin when using it, you’ll also receive a youthful flush and shallower wrinkles.
Raw honey’s skin healing properties are no joke. This sweet yet sticky treat contains many enzymes that work to smooth fine lines and heal acne scars. Myriad studies have been conducted on honey’s complexion saving components and they all turn up positive, so give it a chance to beautify your skin. Grab a jar from a beekeeper in your area to support your local economy.
Infused coconut oil has all the benefits of THC paired with the highly moisturizing and anti-fungal elements of coconut oil. To avoid clogging pores, don’t use too much—we recommend using a quarter of a teaspoon on the first try, and if you think your skin can handle it, pump it up to half a teaspoon next time.
Cannabis and Yogurt Face Mask Recipe
- 1 tablespoon full fat plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon raw honey
- ¼–½ teaspoon infused coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients thoroughly until they form into a smooth paste.
- Apply generously to clean skin, including the under-eye area (this mask is also wonderful for lightening under-eye circles).
- Leave on for 45–60 minutes.
- Rinse mask off and cleanse skin with your usual face wash.
- Enjoy a bright new you!
Organic avocado and Cannabis Face Mask Ingredients:
- 1 ripe organic avocado
- 1/4 cup of cannabis oil of your choice
- 2 teaspoons of spirulina powder
- Several drops of fragrant essential oil. Chamomile, lavender and tea tree are all very skin friendly
- Large make-up application brush or shaving brush that you don’t mind getting clogged with organic face mask
- Blender or food processor
This face mask harnesses the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers of cannabis oil extracts. All extracts of the cannabis plant work equally as well when it comes to making your skin feel naturally luxurious. The skin is the largest organ in the body and is peppered with cannabinoid receptors. This means that the beneficial properties of cannabinoids can be directly absorbed by the skin. THC itself is an anti-inflammatory. You can use a psychoactive oil extract like any number that are commercially available. This could get expensive though as a face mask is not a hedonistic way to get your daily THC dose. The amount of THC absorbed through the skin will not get you high. When it comes to the skin THC is a highly effective antioxidant rather than a clinically useful, psychologically stimulating compound. Using this face mask won’t make you fail a swab at work.
Organic Avocado and Cannabis Face Mask Method:
- Slice open the avocado and remove the pit. Scoop out the meat into the food processor.
- Add in your cannabis oil of choice.
- Add the spirulina powder. If you only have tablets crush them with a mortise and pestle first or they may harm the processor blades. Alternatively, soak tablets in a small amount of water until they are dissolved or gelatinous.
- Combine ingredients in the food processor until they are completely emulsified and the mix looks like green cake frosting.
You could probably eat this mix. Spread it on toast or use it as the base for a guacamole. It would be impossibly bland though. Spread on your face is a completely different story. This funky green paste is brimming with skin friendly essential oils, vitamins, omegas, essential fatty acids and lipoproteins.
Before application, steam your skin to open the pores ready to receive their cannabis therapy. Wipe your face over a number of times with a hot moist towel. Not hot enough to burn, though. Or boil some water and fill a heat proof bowl. Drape a towel over the back of your head as you lean over the steamy bowl. Don’t dip your face in the scolding water; just enjoy the mini steam room for ten minutes. Before your skin cools, apply the face mask. With your fingers is mushy fun. With a brush there’s no cleanup, just apply, kick back and enjoy.
For the Cannabis-Infused Charcoal Mask:
- 1 Tsp Activated Charcoal
- 2 Chamomile Tea Bags (steep and cool these bags for alleviating under eye wrinkles)
- ¼ cup Witch Hazel
- 2 Tablespoons Turmeric
- ½ cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 3 tsp Cannabis Oil Salve
Now, you’re ready to bring everything together for the ultimate beauty benefits. Then, combine all the ingredients (including your DIY or store-bought cannabis or hemp seed oils) in a small glass bowl. It should form a sort of gel.
To apply, remember that masks like this work best when pores are open. To open up pores and receive the maximum benefits from your cannabis-infused charcoal mask, hop in a hot shower. The steam should open up the pores. After, clean the face, and dab the mask onto the skin, with care to avoid the eyes, mouth, and nose. Keep in mind, this mask is best applied with a medium foundation brush. But if you can’t locate yours within your arsenal of beauty supplies, applying by hand works just fine too, if just a little messy.
Finally, add the steeped chamomile bags. Take a moment to breathe and rest in your newfound radiance. Then, rinse and admire your cool, calm, and collected complexion. The benefits of activated charcoal may have long been known for digestive issues, but its super powers don’t stop there. It has proven to help skin issues, from anything to oily skin to acne. Cannabis also pulls its weight in the beauty game, gearing up skin to be fresh and luminous. Bring both together, and you’ve got one mega beauty product you can feel proud can make yourself.