The Green Answer to Holiday Stress The Holidays are hectic enough, so we’re giving you permission to sneak CBD Skin Care products into your own stocking this year. You’re welcome!In the spirit of drowning out the sound of family members asking, “Why aren’t you married yet?” lets talk about holiday stress. Those perfect holiday cards make it look like the holidays are all mistletoe and sugar cookies. In reality, it’s running to airports to pick up relatives, spending hours cooking and cleaning, and stressing out about finding the perfect gift for someone who is notoriously hard to shop for. Well, it’s time to gift yourself and invest in some CBD infused skin-care products.While most of the general public is aware of what marijuana is (thank you college frat parties), CBD affects the mind and body very differently. CBD is a cannabis compound but, unlike typical marijuana, CBD doesn’t get subjects “stoned” the way THC does. It actually counteracts the psychoactivity of THC. For those looking to de-stress without perpetuating long-held family beliefs that all Liberal Arts majors are stoners, the lower psychoactive properties of CBD make it an appealing option.How Can CBD Help with Holiday Stress?What is commonly referred to as “stress” is actually a chemical reaction in the body. The body releases adrenaline to increase the heart rate, elevate blood pressure, and boost energy supplies. It also releases high levels of cortisol–the primary stress hormone. This stress response is also associated with a broad spectrum of physiological and behavioral effects including hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activation, altered central nervous system activity, and neuro-immune alterations. Just reading all of that is stressful! To counter this, CBD brings balance back to the system. It can lower behavioral, neurochemical, neuroendocrine, neuro-immune and molecular responses to stress. It’s even been shown to significantly lower cortisol secretion in the bloodstream. Basically, CBD can help you get a grip on holiday stress in the most natural, holistic way possible. How to Use CBD Beauty ProductsThere are lots ways to adapt CBD into your daily life. Infused skincare (including cleansers, toners, and moisturizers) is a very popular way to incorporate CBD into your routine. It doesn’t hurt that CBD also fights fine lines, wrinkles, daily pollutants and toxins. Body essentials come in the form of CBD lotions, massage oils, and even lip balms – making it easier than ever to take the edge off of winter plans. We recommend starting a day of festivities by massaging a rich layer of Wild Indigo onto clean skin. Also keep a bottle of Bloom close by for a quick dose of calm on-the-go. These products feature the ultra-stress relieving Wild Indigo extract alongside CBD to keep your cortisol levels in check.Gearing up for the holiday season can leave you feeling and looking like a Grinch. The easiest way to get back that holiday glow is to use CBD beauty products throughout your day. Maybe that means keeping a refreshing CBD spray in your purse or relaxing at the end of a long day with a CBD face mask. Either way, get ready to unwind and tackle this holiday season like the savvy, sophisticated party planner your Instagram page portrays you as. Happy Holidays!