With beauty shelves filling up with more and more CBD infused products, you may be wondering “what is the benefits of utilizing CBD in my skincare and beauty products?” CBD oil has become extremely popular since the loosening of cannabis laws and the enthusiasm around emerging science has legitimized the medicinal claims surrounding CBD, but there are still questions as to what it actually does. Will it de-stress you? Give you great skin? Can it get you high? And if not, why do people care about it so much?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of over 80 compounds called cannabinoids extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. The two most well-known of these are CBD, which does not get you stoned, and THC, which does. CBD interacts with the bodies Endocannabinoid System, or ECS. ECS is responsible for regulating many vital functions of the human body, including the ability to process pain, sleep, inflammation, mood, stress and more! The skin has its own endocannabinoid system, and CBD aids the skin’s natural ECS process to help keep the skin balanced and healthy.
Recent research suggests a wide array of potential health benefits associated with CBD use, especially in dermatology. Topical CBD’s most enticing attributes are its anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-killing) properties. Scientists are finding more evidence that it can treat dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema, which is why the ingredient is popping up in so many face creams, serums, and body lotions.
CBD has lots of additional potential skin care benefits that include:
- Reduce the Signs of Aging. CBD, like vitamin E and C, is an antioxidant, which means it can help treat skin dryness, free radical damage, and inflammation. As a result, CBD is a potential remedy to fight signs of aging like fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles.
- Balanced Complexion. CBD works with the ECS to help the skin stay hydrated with less excessive oil build up.
- Soothe Skin. Topical CBD products anti-inflammatory properties help soothe itching, dryness, and red skins. Acne is mostly caused by hormones, but CBD helps fight the inflammation related to acne’s redness and swelling and helps normalize skin. Transdermal CBD reduces pain and inflammation, making it a treatment for skin issues such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
- CBD topicals offer localized relief.
All cannabidiol-infused products are formulated using full-spectrum CBD oil, broad-spectrum CBD oil or CBD isolate. When searching for self-care cbd products, look for products that mention "cannabidiol", "hemp extract", "broad-spectrum CBD", "full-spectrum CBD" or "hemp CBD" on the label. At Heal With Nature, we sell a variety of CBD products for all your self-care needs. Stop by one of our locations in Los Angeles and Hollywood, as well as online!