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skin care & CBD

SHOULD YOU TRY CBD FOR MY SKIN?

There are many benefits that cannabis or hemp oil can provide to the skin when applied topically. Cannabis oil contains many parts, including cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), vitamins, and minerals that have a variety of benefits. When the hemp oil is applied topically, it is received directly through the skin. 

Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the skin, allowing CBD to be used a potential therapy for a range of conditions. When it is applied directly on trouble areas, the hemp oil works right where it’s needed. Additionally, many drugstore skin and body products may contain chemicals or synthetics that may be not well tolerated by some individuals. CBD, on the other hand, is an all-natural choice to these harsher additives. 

NUTRITION

One of the most underrated factors when it comes to healthy skin is simple nutrition. Like any other part of the body, your skin needs the right vitamins and minerals to maintain optimal health. Hemp oil contains a variety of 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.

Healthy skin depends on the body’s ability to grow new cells and get rid of dead ones. Manipulation of the endocannabinoid system may help manage the life cycle of cells for more radiant, young skin.

CBD as an antioxidant and may be 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, including UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants, is critical to protect and have younger looking skin. These radicals cause fine lines and wrinkles; but antioxidants protect our bodies from their damage, including battling the effects of aging skin.

ACNE

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.

TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING CBD

Even though CBD has been shown to be safe, we always recommend caution when taking any of our products. Always ask your doctor or medical professional when taking CBD especially if you are already taking other medications. This website is not designed to provide medical advice.

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