Cannabidiol (CBD) is commonly used to promote healthy skin and alleviate issues such as acne and redness.
Given these properties, it makes sense that companies are creating topicals specifically designed for the skin. A multitude of salves, lotions, and creams infused with CBD have already made it to the market, each promising to help soothe the skin and promote a healthier glow.
Studies have already shown that CBD has medicinal properties, but what is it exactly about CBD that makes it an excellent ingredient for facials?
Much of the redness and blemishes of the skin are the result of underlying inflammation. CBD may be able to counter inflammation by interacting with the endocannabinoid system’s receptors in the skin. This can help to alleviate issues that arise as a result of inflammation, including psoriasis and acne.
Treats Atopic Dermatitis
CBD oil is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which may be able to help treat certain skin issues such as atopic dermatitis. One particular study found that hemp oil could alleviate the symptoms of atopic dermatitis after a 20-week period.
Prevents Excessive Oil Production
One of the main issues behind acne breakouts is the overproduction of oil in the pores. CBD oil may be able to balance out oily skin and manage sebaceous glands without clogging pores.
May Fight Signs of Aging
This cannabinoid may even have anti-aging properties. CBD oil can help to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and may even prevent them from developing.
One particular study showed that CBD acts as a potent antioxidant and may protect against glutamate neurotoxicity, which can cause cell damage or death. Antioxidants have anti-aging properties that can slow the aging process by reducing free radicals and therefore minimizing the damage they cause to the skin. This can help keep the skin looking more youthful.
The next time you book your facial appointment, consider trying out a CBD-based product to rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin.
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