CBD is becoming very popular in the cosmetic scene. More and more beauty companies are adding it to their lines because it is a precious ally against the skin’s aging. In fact, scientists are finding that Cannabidiol gives amazing health benefits to various types of skins.
Usually people take CBD orally by oil or edibles or smoking it, but it’s possible to to apply it topically on the skin. The receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) can also be found in our skin and they play a role in pain relief and in some skin problems like acne.
Let’s have a quick overview of why CBD has an anti-aging potential.
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory
Studies show CBD’s properties to reduce inflammation in our bodies when we ingest it but can also relieve inflamed skin when applied topically. Many people experience inflammation of the skin, so for these conditions topical CBD can be a valid treatment.
It can help to reduce wrinkles
CBD is an antioxidant and contains lots of Vitamin A, C & E. Vitamin A boosts the cells that keep our skin healthy. Vitamin C helps in collagen production and Vitamin E absorbs easily into the skin avoiding dryness. These antioxidant properties help reduce the damage that ‘free radicals’ cause to our skin as we age.
CBD oil also contains essential fatty acids Omega 6 & 9, which are very important to skin’s health because they keep it elastic. Unfortunately our bodies don’t produce these oils, so we have to source them from foods, plants and vegetables. They’re a rich of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), which helps to maintain the skin hydrated. This hydration can reduce wrinkles.
It improves collagen production
Collagen is the substance that holds the body together. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. Collagen forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure. Going on with our age, we lose around 1% of our skin’s collagen every year once we pass our 20’s.
A research discovered that CBD has the potential to repair damaged skin and hair by improving the collagen production. This means that it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and allow our skin to look firmer.
It’s good for dry skin
Over time our skin ages losing elasticity and hydration and a dry skin condition can get harder to manage. Dry skin conditions like eczema if serious can damage our skin especially if when we’re not young anymore. Applying a CBD topical can be a great moisture boost for dry skin conditions. In a study was also discovered that it reduces drastically the itching in people that suffer of eczema.
With all these positive aspects it’s definitely worth it to add CBD to our daily beauty routine, don’t you think so?
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