CBD Oil For Smooth, Blooming, And More Beautiful Skin

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According to who you talk to, cannabis can either be the miracle cure for almost any ailment in existence or it can be the work of the devil that will chew you up and spit out a complete drug addict. It’s interesting to consider how a plant became one of the most talked-about topics in history, and even more enthralling when you come to learn of its medicinal benefits, some of which have already been scientifically proven. Over the past few years, we have seen more funding being pumped into the research of alternative medicines, namely CBD, and the passage of the farm bill last year means that hemp-derived products are now completely legal to purchase and consume.

CBD oil has stolen the spotlight and graced the pages of several health and wellness publications and more dermatologists and luxury skincare brands are including CBD as a primary ingredient in their decadent lotions and potions and the medical industry is also becoming more open to the use of CBD to help treat issues like pain and anxiety.

If you are reaching an age where spending significant amounts of money on preserving your smooth and youthful skin is the norm, then CBD oil could be the perfect investment for you. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins to help slow the signs of aging and it also gets rid of redness and swelling thanks to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. CBD is one of the biggest buzzwords in the beauty industry right now and it’s only a matter of time before the popularity of this natural elixir overtakes that of treatments like Botox and peeling.

While the idea of using oil on your face is frankly rather cringing worthy, CBD oil is incredibly beneficial and it helps lock in all of the moisture and hydration your skin needs to be glowing and healthy and even if your skin is a little on the oily side, CBD oil will still be beneficial to you as it helps regulate the amount of sebum you produce resulting in clearer pores and less greasy looking skin.

The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Your Skin

You are probably sick of hearing about CBD’s powerful ability to relieve chronic pain, as well as helping those suffering from extreme anxiety to cope with life, but using CBD oil in skincare is still a relatively uncharted territory when it comes to media exposure. With regard to its skin benefits, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties hold great potential in the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema, and it also protects against oxidative stress, meaning you might be able to stave off those dreaded crows feet and wrinkles for a little while longer. If you have sensitive skin and redness, or irritated skin, that anti-inflammatory aspect is especially fabulous to provide some pain relief, ease inflammation, and reduce your redness to improve skin health.

CBD Regulates Oil Production

Many of you are probably thinking that using oil as a facial moisturizer is a recipe for an acne-laden disaster, but rest assured it really does work to hydrate your skin without making it dirty or greasy regardless of skin types. It’s not like using coconut oil or olive oil, which can be way too moisture ridden. Your pores won’t get clogged with CBD products, which is always a bonus.

Anti-Aging Benefits

Aside from soothing and moisturizing, CBD oil provides you with a load of anti-aging qualities in your skincare routine that will leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth. External free radicals like pollution and toxins that cause us to age way quicker than we should be are kept at bay thanks to CBD strengthening the skin’s defense system and stopping these nasties getting in. So it can help to maintain your skin tone and erase those fine lines and wrinkles that we all know and love.

Possible Side Effects of Using CBD Oil

Buckle up and get ready for some good news. Early studies looking at the use of CBD have revealed that it carries only a few minor side effects, which is excellent news for those of us who are willing to go to any lengths to preserve our aging bodies. The studies in question examined the safety of CBD in adults and the majority of participants tolerated it extremely well with no side effects other than minor ones like diarrhea and fatigue.

With regards to including CBD in our skincare routines, there has not been any research indicating that it aggravates the skin in any way. In fact, studies have deemed it to be safe for topical use.

With that said, it’s still a good idea to proceed with caution when buying CBD oil for topical use as you have to make sure that the product you are buying is not secretly packed full of additives and toxins that will ultimately counteract all of the good work the CBD could be doing. Look for products that have a high concentration of CBD and are made using only natural ingredients and that also send each batch of oil to a third party approved lab for thorough testing.

How to Use CBD Oil for Best Results

If you are already getting excited about the beauty benefits that CBD can offer, then there are several ways to get started using it right away. Do your research and buy from brands who have worked hard to earn themselves a good reputation and who pride themselves on transparency when it comes to ingredients and faqs.

Many people prefer to take CBD oil as a sublingual tincture as this is one of the quickest ways of experiencing the benefits, but when it comes to your skin, the topical application seems to have a more potent effect as it targets a localized area. You can add CBD oil to your existing face cream or you can use it on its own- the choice is entirely your own! Adding a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to the oil you plan to use on your face will also help mask the funky smell that good quality oils have, as the terpenes that give your skin extra nourishment are known for their distinctive weed smell.

Ultimately, keeping it simple always seems to work best in life, so directly applying CBD oil to your skin each day requires minimal hassle and could result in all of the benefits.

 This article is originally published at SundayScaries.

CBD’s Anti-Aging Benefits Examined

Originally posted by Kim Torres on Sunday Scaries

Love it or hate it; there is nothing like a revolving door of skin care products. Tea tree oil! Coconut oil! Try this! Do that! Don’t you dare use that on your precious skin! No matter who you are, you have probably felt the pressure to take care of your skin, and at face value (no pun intended) all of that is good and well. Our skin is important! As the largest organ in our bodies, what we use to take care of ourselves does matter and does make a difference. But, if you can’t keep up with the trends (I mean really, who can?), it can get overwhelming quickly as products roll in and out of the spotlight.

CBD Is Here to Stay

CBD oil is no different — except, it is in the spotlight and has no intention of giving it up. CBD has been hot in the health and wellness industry for a couple of years, and it does not look like it is going anywhere. Regaled for its wide range and variety of benefits, CBD has been used to treat all sorts of ailments, both internally and externally.

Remind me: What is CBD Again?

If you need a refresher, CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound that is extracted from the cannabis plant and is a type of hemp oil. This hemp extract is a non-psychoactive compound, which means that under no circumstances can it get you high. You may also be familiar with its similar-but-very-different cousin, THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is psychoactive and is the compound that gets people high when using marijuana. They look similar in structure but are completely different in how they impact the human body.

How does CBD Work?

The human body has an endocannabinoid system, which regulates your mood, your memory, the nervous system, your immune system and hormones, and so much more. The Endocannabinoid system has two receptors, CB1 and CB2. When you use a product like CBD, it positively affects the CB2 receptor. For this reason, CBD is often used for anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, or as a powerful antioxidant.

How can I take CBD?

CBD can be used in a variety of ways. It can be taken orally in via CBD gummies or CBD candy, sublingually with a couple of drops of tincture under the tongue, or topically with a cream or lotion. If you take it orally or sublingually, it will go straight to the receptors. If you take it topically, it will only impact the specific location you put it on. Fascinating, right?

What makes CBD so Great for Skin Care?

In the skincare world, CBD has great anti-inflammation and antioxidant properties, making it an incredible resource for healing and renewing the skin. You can find CBD in mascara, in lip gloss, in facial scrubs, bath bombs, creams, lotions, salves… you name it, and someone is selling it. But what makes it so incredible and stand out from all the other options? We’re so glad you asked! Keep reading to learn how these properties can breathe life into your skin care routine and ward off wrinkles like a champ.

Why does our skin age in the first place?

When we talk about our skin aging, what do we mean? What is going on? Well, after we turn 20, our skin begins producing 1% less collagen each year. Collagen is a property in our bodies that helps keep our skin tight and bright if you will. It causes our skin to become less firm, more delicate, and as moisture goes down, our skin becomes drier and duller as time goes on.

What else affects our skin?

However, the biological age of our skin cells is not nearly as concerning as the environmental impact as we spend more and more cumulative years outside in the sun and the elements, the quicker the health of our skin declines. If we are not actively fighting against our skin’s decline, we’re probably contributing to it. (This is why using safe, natural products are so important! Using chemical filled lotions and makeup doesn’t help either.) As time goes on, our skin begins to show wear and tear of years of sun, chemicals, and declining biological processes.

But don’t worry! You’re not helpless, and it doesn’t have to be nearly as depressing as it sounds. CBD products help restore vitality into the skin and can regulate and manage the effects of everyday life, so they aren’t as damaging.

What will it do?

CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. What does that mean? Well, lots of things! And each of these benefits will help to fight against and reduce the signs of the skin aging process. First, it will help cut down on redness in your skin. That’s a start! It can also help reduce irritation and help regulate your hormonal systems and oil production. Too much, or too little oil, can prompt acne breakouts, so regulating your oil production will help your skin get into a rhythm. CBD has been known to slow down the aging process. CBD can also visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and generally, help your skin look younger and healthier. It will hold on to moisture, slow down collagen loss, and help your skin look and feel firm. What a list of benefits!

Where should I start?

There are a ton of different options when it comes to incorporating CBD into your morning skincare routine. You can start with a lotion or primer, or even visit a dermatologist for a CBD facial. Whatever you decide, you’re in for a treat. And as a reminder, give yourself several weeks before you determine whether a product is working for you, as products work differently for various skin types. Like any other skin care or anti-aging products, whenever you integrate something new into your routine, it may take a while for your skin to get adjusted and to see positive results. You may even experience an acne flare-up because sometimes things must get worse before they get better. In any case, try using a product on the inside of your wrist before you put it on your face, to make sure you don’t have a sensitivity or an allergy. Then, give yourself a few weeks to try a product before you determine whether it is helpful. You’ve got this!

Hugs,

Shaline

 

2 Types of Hemp Oil for Skin (Which is Best?)

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of “cannabis” might not be delightfully radiant skin, but just wait. Little did the world know until recently, it’s a complete game changer for anyone who gives a rip about their skin’s health and appearance.

Before we dive into all the benefits of hemp oil for skin, let’s address the elephant in the room. Cannabis doesn’t necessarily mean marijuana; it’s a whole species of plants. Hemp is included in that species, and it’s not about to get you “stoned.”  

Hemp is natural, safe, effective, and non-intoxicating for your skin.

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2 Types of Hemp Oil for Skin

Hemp is greater than the sum of its parts. The oil extracted from the seeds is vastly different than from the stalk. Neither should be overlooked, but you’ll overpay or underachieve if you get them mixed up.

Hemp Seed Oil: Benefits for Skin

Let’s chat about the benefit of hemp seed oil when it comes to kick-butt skin care. This rich oil is derived from —you guessed it— hemp seeds. It’s nourishing and replenishes important vitamins and minerals that benefit dry or aging skin.

Just about any grocery store will carry hemp seed oil, perhaps in the cooking section. It can be directly applied to the skin or added to your own skincare concoctions to spruce up the efficacy.

Unlike the next type of hemp oil we’ll discuss, hemp seed oil is a trending ingredient in skin care products. Almost anywhere, you can find lotions, lip balms, sunscreens, and shampoos with hemp seed oil sitting pretty in the ingredient list.

Nourishing Lipids

Hemp seed oil has a lot of helpful properties that can soothe the skin in many ways. The lipids found in hemp seed oil are very similar to the lipids that naturally occur in the skin, making it naturally effective for repairing moisture. By replacing lost lipids in the skin, you can help strengthen and rebuild elasticity, while adding in moisture that the skin needs to be healthy.

Omega Fatty Acids for Great Skin

Let’s not forget about hemp seed oil’s highly praised “perfect 3:1 ratio” of the essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. These EFAs are valuable and extremely rare to find in this natural balance.  

Here are some ways research shows omegas are important for skin:

  • Promote smooth skin surface
    • Lock in hydration without feeling heavy or sticky
    • Calm down redness
    • Reduce the occurrence of flaky skin
    • Deliver antioxidants (anti-aging)

No CBD in Hemp Seed Oil

Buyer beware, there’s no CBD (a compound we’ll talk about next) in hemp seeds or the oil extracted from it. Too often, we see skincare products labeled as something like, “hemp oil moisturizer.” That gives the impression that it’s CBD hemp oil, even though it’s usually hemp seed oil.

Sometimes the ambiguous term “hemp oil” is used genuinely to refer to a hemp seed oil product, while other times it may be a sketchy attempt to over-price a product by making the hemp seed oil sound like CBD hemp oil.

Whenever you’re shopping for CBD hemp oil skincare products, we suggest requesting a certificate of analysis (COA) from the company to prove it contains the advertised CBD.

CBD Hemp Oil: Benefits for Skin

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We just touched on this a little, but the second type of hemp oil is extracted from the mature stalks or flowers of the plant. It’s typically referred to as “CBD hemp oil” or “CBD oil”, because it’s rich in the CBD compound.

Finding CBD oil in a skin care product is rare, because it’s still a hidden gem.

That shouldn’t discourage anyone, since there’s a large amount of research on CBD. In particular, it has shown amazing potential towards inflammation, which can mean irritated or sore skin. Even if your skin is healthy, adding CBD to your routine is a natural way to keep things calm and radiant for the long-run.

CBD-rich hemp oil is used in products for regular maintenance such as daily moisturizing, as well as a remedy for some skin conditions that result in dry or sore skin. While we cannot guarantee that CBD hemp oil will assist with conditions such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, it may improve comfort by reducing dryness and penetrating the deeper layers of skin to condition and balance oil production.

Dry or Sore Skin Relief

According to studies, here are some proposed benefits:

  • Reduce inflammation
    • Antioxidant
    • Antibacterial
    • Reduce anxiety
    • Calming

Pretty incredible, right? This is a tiny list of things CBD has shown a lot of promise for, but they’re the big ones relating to skin care.

Choose CBD hemp oil if you relate to any of the following concerns:

  • Skin irritation
    • Muscle or joint soreness
    • Redness
    • Stress
    • Dry skin

Where to Buy CBD Hemp Oil for Skin

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You’re here because you want to give the best, natural care possible for your skin. While you might be lucky enough to live near one of the sparse hemp shops, most likely you’ll need to buy CBD skin care products online. On the bright side, this gives you the freedom to find a reputable brand with the perfect ingredients for your skin.

Made by Hemp offers a whole line of facial skin care, body care and special salves made with CBD hemp oil. For every day moisture and glowing skin, try a serum or moisturizer. For sore joints and muscles, grab a CBD salve to soothe pain and aches.

If you choose one of our favorite CBD skincare products below, get 10% off with code: HEALTHYSKIN.

Whether you decide to go for hemp seed oil or CBD hemp oil, your skin is going to look radiantly healthy. Just keep in mind when shopping, that the generic term “hemp oil” can refer to either of those oils. Make sure you’re getting what you need to achieve your skin care goals.

 

This article originally appeared on MadeByHemp.com

CBD Oil Benefits for Skin: What the Beauty Industry Says about It

Sometimes, it can be hard to keep up with cosmetic and skincare trends. Is activated charcoal truly the miracle solution it is marketed as? Will coconut oil change your life? Is a product with seaweed truly worth paying an extra ten bucks for?

If you have been swayed into buying a pricey cosmetic solution that did not deliver the promised results, you may be hesitant to jump onto any more skincare bandwagons.

However, what if there were products on the market backed by actual scientific research?

See, it can be challenging to get an in-depth perspective on how effective your everyday skincare products are. Ultimately, there is minimal demand for scientific research into how soft cocoa butter can make your skin, or which natural extracts can reduce the look of scars and stretch marks.

However, there is one natural product that has been getting more attention the ever from the scientific community: Cannabidiol (CBD). Though hemp oil, cannabis oil, and marijuana, all come from the cannabis plant, pure CBD and CBD products have absolutely no THC and therefore cannot make you high. Instead, it is often used for a wide range of medicinal and wellness purposes. blood pressure, eczema pain relief (including chronic pain), certain types of skin cancer, Dravet syndrome, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease are just a few areas where patients benefit from CBD oil and its derivatives.

Evidence has touted it as a potential treatment for epilepsy and mental illness, but can it help you with your skin? The beauty industry seems to think so, considering CBD is quickly becoming one of the most popular ingredients in both high-end and affordable drugstore-brand products.

CBD and Science

Before you find out what the beauty industry is saying about CBD, it is important to understand what the scientific community is saying about it. Although it is ultimately up to you and your doctor what you consume, and every person will respond differently to CBD, research has suggested there are three main benefits to CBD when it comes to skin care: reducing inflammation, regulating oil production, and helping with stress management.

Inflammation

Inflammation is one of those broad terms that can impact every aspect of your health. When a clogged pore is inflamed, the end result is a nasty, noticeable zit that draws attention in any conversation.

But inflammation is also a key issue when it comes to aging. According to evidence, inflammation is a primary cause of the visible and unpleasant signs of aging, and that CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Oil Production

Acne occurs when our pores get clogged with an oil called sebum. On its own, sebum is a good thing—it keeps our face lubricated and our skin should have a healthy amount. However, people prone to breakouts tend to produce too much sebum, and this leaves clogged pores and unsightly blemishes.

Recent research is suggesting that CBD can actually help the glands that produce sebum to better regulate the oil that we produce, in turn helping prevent oily, acne-ridden skin.

Stress Management

Stress is a lightning rod for acne and signs of aging. During the busiest times in our life, we tend to notice more frequent breakouts and, as time goes on, we tend to display our daily stress through wrinkles and creases in our face.

Although we have many options to handle stress (including behavioral therapy, daily exercise, and cutting out activities, obligations, and people that increase stress) not all of them are easily available. After all, we might believe that quitting our jobs and moving to a tropical island is just what we need to reduce stress, but that is not exactly possible for all of us.

Research is still underway on the full spectrum of benefits that CBD offers, but studies that have been done so far point to it as being a tool to battle stress, anxiety and promote healthy sleep, which, in turn, can leave your skin healthier than ever.

What the Beauty Industry Thinks

The beauty industry has seemed to take the recent research into CBD in great strides, as it is becoming a mega-popular ingredient in both make-up and skin cleansing. The proof is in the pudding: both the popular drugstore brands you use every day and high-end brands used by celebrities and professional make-up artists are using CBD as a core ingredient.

Even Vogue—yes, Vogue—is touting the benefits of CBD. When the world’s most prevalent fashion and beauty magazine is taking CBD seriously, you know that there is a good reason for it.

Overall, if CBD-infused cosmetics and skincare products are something you want to try, you will not struggle to find products within your price range and your area. In coming months and years, we predict that CBD will be a leading beauty trend, and it will be hard to avoid a moisturizing face mask or daily cleanser without it in the ingredients list. However, there is an easier way.

Making Your Own Beauty Products

If the last thing you want is to spend another $30 on a beauty product that will collect dust in your bathroom caddy, there is a solution: simply make your own products.

Creating your own beauty products from scratch might seem daunting at first, but the truth is that high-quality skincare products are already using natural ingredients available at your local supermarket, and DIY recipes can be found scattered across the Internet.

In fact, some of the research cited above has suggested that the benefits of CBD were reaped both when it was applied to the skin and taken orally, meaning simply ingesting CBD every day can lead to an improvement in your skin, no other ingredients needed.

If you are unsure how to filter through the many brands offering CBD-infused products right now, consider starting with the purchase of a tincture. You can take this on your own orally and, if you do not see an improvement, start using it as a face wash or adding it to DIY recipes. At the end of the day, with or without expensive brand name products, your skin will thank you for taking action. From dealing with pain to skincare, CBD products are slowly but surely starting to lead the way.

 

This article first appeared on SundayScaries.