There is no doubt about it! CBD (Cannabidiol) is making waves on the skincare scene. People are seeing amazing results in several aspects of skincare. The data undeniably shows that CBD skin care products are directly responsible for significant improvement in many common skin issues. We have listed them below:
·Signs of Skin Aging
Now let’s get to CBD skincare for expectant moms.
It goes without saying that moms have to be super careful when choosing their skincare products. What a mom uses affects both herself and her baby. Pregnancy skin care is also a bit different than regular skin care. One of the major concerns for moms is……
You guessed it.
Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches rapidly leaving behind red, blue, or purple-looking lines on your body. During pregnancy, they obviously show up on your abdomen. However, they can also pop up on your breasts, thighs, buttocks, and hips.
No doubt about it, when you are pregnant, your body is changing and it’s changing fast! As your little bundle of joy grows, she leaves her mark.
During pregnancy, you may want to also keep up with your anti-aging skin routine. There is no denying it, pregnancy takes quite a toll and who needs more wrinkles right?
Is CBD Skincare Safe During Pregnancy?
This is the burning question, isn’t it? While we know that CBD skincare is extremely effective, is it safe to use while you are expecting?
Well, the answer is not a straightforward one. Firstly, let’s start with what is clear. CBD skincare products that are to be taken orally are not safe for pregnant women. The data shows that oral CBD can increase the risk of miscarriage and affect reproductive health. You may also experience diarrhea and tiredness.
CBD creams are safer than ingested CBD that’s for sure. However, there are still some concerns that you should be considered if you are thinking of using a CBD cream:
·While CBD creams are legal they are not FDA approved. This means that you need to do your research to ensure that the one you decide to use is safe.
·Before using make sure that you trust the manufacturer to have followed meticulous testing and organic farming practices.
·It is also your responsibility to make sure that the CBD cream that you use is free of bacteria, heavy metals, and bacteria.
So while CBD Skincare via topical creams is considered relatively safe, you still may want to do your due diligence before you settle on a product.
Can You Take CBD While Breastfeeding? Is It Safe?
We do not recommend using CBD while you are breastfeeding and here’s why:
·If you take a CBD supplement, it will get into your bloodstream. Cannabidiol is a fat-soluble compound and it will dissolve in breast milk which is a fatty substance.
·While the amount that transfers is minimal, there is very little research about the effect of even a small amount on a baby.
As such we do not recommend that you take the risk.
Can CBD Cream Reach Your Bloodstream?
This is a major concern for Moms-to-be since what makes it into the bloodstream directly affects the baby. A fetus receives oxygen and nutrients from its mother’s blood via the placenta.
The answer to this question is no. Topical CBD creams cannot infiltrate the bloodstream. When you rub on CBD cream it bonds to endocannabinoid receptors in your skin. The effect of CBD cream on the body is localized meaning it affects the area where it is applied. So people generally get pain relief and see a reduction in inflammation at the site where the cream was applied.
While pregnant women should always be careful about what they use during pregnancy, this is good news for the baby.
While we are still learning about the effects of CBD on the body, we would say that it is unlikely that CBD in a topical cream form will reach your baby via your bloodstream.
Dos and Don’ts While Using CBD Cream During Pregnancy
If you do decide to use a CBD cream, there are some rules that you should follow to make sure that you and your baby are safe.
·Do a spot test.
·Follow the instructions on the product packaging.
·Do your research to ensure that the cream has undergone the necessary safety testing
·Discontinue if you experience any side effects.
·Don’t use more that the recommended amount.
·Do not mix brands.
If you do decide you use a CBD cream during pregnancy, there are some ground rules that will ensure that you are your baby remains safe and healthy.
Potential Side Effects of CBD Topicals
While CBD creams are generally well tolerated, there is the possibility of side effects, especially if you are application is on the heavy side.
Here are some of the side effects that you could encounter:
No need to fear moms-to-be! There are ways to avoid the unpleasantness of these side effects. All you need to do is follow some simple rules:
·Always read the direction on the packaging. (yes we know we often get excited and skip that step).
·Do a spot test. A spot test is quite easy to perform. All you do is put a small amount of the product on your hand and wait to see if you have any reaction to it. If your hand feels itchy, gets red or you experience any kind of swelling, it means that CBD product is not for you.
·Check with your healthcare professional for the all clear, since some allergies or health conditions may make it unwise for you to use a CBD cream.
CBD skincare during pregnancy can be safe if you are meticulous in your approach and choose a high-quality product that has checked all the safety boxes. You should also use the product as recommended by the manufacturer. This way you and your baby remain safe and you get the full benefit of your product.