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How CBD Oil Works For Skin Care
Should I try CBD for my skin?
Cannabis oil contains many parts, including cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), vitamins, and minerals, that have a variety of health benefits. When the hemp oil is applied topically, it is received directly through the skin. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the skin, making CBD a potential therapy for a range of conditions, from dry skin to skin cancer. When it is applied right to trouble areas, the hemp oil works right where its needed the most. Although skin conditions range anywhere from mild to severe, many drugstore body products contain chemicals or synthetics. On the other hand, CBD is an all-natural choice when compared to harsher additives.
One of the most underrated factors when it comes to healthy skin is simple nutrition. Like any other part of the skin needs the right vitamins and minerals to perform to the best of their ability. Besides CBD, hemp oil contains a list of other essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids.
Vitamins C and E help to protect skin and hair against damage from the sun as antioxidants. They also keep things from damaging collagen and elastin, which give skin its smooth and youthful appearance.
Vitamin A and D help with healthy looking skin because they are responsible for skin repair. A lack of these vitamins can result in dry, flaky skin. Vitamin A is widely believed important for skin cell growth.
Fatty acids also help regenerate skin’s protective outer layer, leaving it smoother and more youthful. Those experiencing acne or dry skin could be lacking omega-3 fatty acids in their diet.
CBD as an antioxidant and is even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A, or omega 3 fatty acids, which are all also available in CBD oil. Protecting the skin from free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants, is critical in having younger looking skin. These radicals in the air cause fine lines and wrinkles; antioxidants protect our bodies from their damage, including battling the effects of aging.
Acne is cumbersome, and among adults, it is surprisingly common. Not regarding its natural causes, acne can also be brought on by stress, hormone changes, changes in medication, and even using certain skin care product.
Acne is caused by the overproduction of sebum, an oily substance meant to protect the skin. These lipids in your skin perform many functions, like creating a barrier on our skin to keep out bacteria and viruses and working to lubricate and waterproof the hair and skin. The glands in our skin contain endocannabinoid receptors, meaning their functions are affected by cannabinoids.
Lipid production plays an important role in both acne (overproduction) and eczema (under production). In acne, oil (along with dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria) clogs pores, causing an inflammation and blemishes on the skin.
CBD can be used to affect the number of oils leaving your skin. Specifically, CBD inhibits the lipid production in the cells of your skin, making it an effective preventative for acne.
CBD oil also works well on warts, moles, and even HPV outbreaks because it can cause cell death in these abnormally growing cell groups. However, clinical research in this area is lacking.
Eczema has been shown to improve after treatment with cannabis oil. Although the exact cause of eczema is unknown, it is suspected to be a type of allergic response, with the corresponding rash associated with inflammation of the skin.
Researchers are also unsure of the exact causes of psoriasis. It is thought to be connected to problems with the immune system. Some researchers have seen success in using cannabinoids to treat psoriasis through immune system regulation and anti-inflammatory effects.
Finally, cannabinoids have been shown to be effective in controlling potential skin cancers like melanoma. Through its ability to control cell growth and death, it has been considered as a potential remedy for current skin cancer treatments.
For more information, visit our education page or read our guide to using CBD.