Skin Benefits of CBD

MARCH 26 / Blay-Z

The Skin Benefits of CBD

Why Cannabis?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the two primary active ingredients of cannabis. The other active ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC.

CBD is the compound showing up in beauty products across shelves. There are almost one-hundred naturally occurring compounds called cannabinoids; CBD is the one that’s most recognized for its health and wellness benefits. CBD is rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin A, which stimulates cells to keep skin firm and healthy. CBD also contains vitamin C, which can boost collagen production. In addition, CBD contains vitamin E, which fights free radicals for the benefit of anti-ageing.

We already know that inflammation is the cause of many skin issues, from acne to rosacea.  However, due to the cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, using cannabinoids can reduce swelling and even redness.

Your body’s endocannabinoid system has receptors, the full spectrum of cannabinoids work more efficiently and effectively together rather than independently.  Therefore, look for the whole plant’s extract in the beauty aisle! You’re going to want to have all of the cannabinoids connect with your body’s receptors.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD [Cannabidiol] - is the non-intoxicating component of marijuana or hemp plants. Cannabidiol is extracted and then mixed with an oil such as coconut oil or olive oil, hence “CBD oil”. CBD oil doesn’t contain the properties of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, so it isn’t going to make you high. Cannabidiol is extracted from the hemp plant’s flowers and leaves, which contain very little THC.

CBD Effects on Acne-Prone Skin

CBD can help reduce sebum production in the skin. In addition, studies indicate that cannabidiol can be effective in treating acne, eczema and psoriasis--an autoimmune illness that attacks healthy skin cells. Acne is an inflammatory condition and although there are many factors that can cause acne, inflammation can be reduced with the use of CBD. It can aid in soothing skin and reduce the appearance of breakouts and redness related to acne.

CBD Effects on Wrinkles and Anti-Aging

CBD oil can help to protect and rejuvenate maturing skin. CBD oil contains vitamin A which has many beneficial anti-ageing compounds such as retinol, retinal, and beta-carotene. Vitamin A not only reduces wrinkles and skin sagging but also protects against UV damage. CBD oil also contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant found in human skin. Vitamin E fights the free radicals that damage skin cells and accelerate ageing.

Hemp plants that produce CBD oil contain Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids. These two fatty acids stimulate the production of collagen, keeping skin supple and preventing excessive water loss. As CBD is derived from a plant, it’s antioxidant properties should not come as a surprise. Antioxidants contained in CBD can reduce the visible signs of ageing through topical application. These antioxidant properties work to counteract free-radical damage and reduce inflammation.

CBD Oil for Sensitive Skin

CBD oil is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with remarkable soothing properties. It’s effects to calm the skin can reduce sensitivity, redness and help to normalize the skin. Skin types vary, but CBD can soothe all skin affected by environmental stressors. People suffering from conditions associated with flaky, dry skin, such as eczema, can find relief from areas affected by itching and redness. CBD creams can also provide anti-itch properties and extra moisture to help relieve these symptoms.

In conclusion, the medicinal benefits of CBD for your skin, have been well researched and have been deemed safe by the World Health Organization.