If you happen to be up to date with skincare trends, there’s no way you haven’t at least heard about a certain chemical compound called CBD. Many industries love to introduce CBD goods into their ranges. Food industry has gummies, drinks and snacks. Some crazier products include pillows and candles infused with CBD. As for the beauty industry we have CBD skin products: serums, lotions, balms, shower gels, moisturizers, soaps, mascaras, lip glazes and much more.
But What is CBD Exactly?
Cannabis plants are rich in a variety of substances – from fatty acids to vitamins. There’s also a number of compounds that can be found only in Cannabis. They’re called – cannabinoids and include THC, CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN and many, many more. Among these: THC is especially known for psychoactive effects and its ability to “get people high”. CBD on the other hand is safe, lacks psychoactivity and is confirmed to have positive effects on wellness thanks to its anti-pain and antioxidant properties.
What is the Legal Status of CBD Skin Care Products?
The legality of CBD depends on where you live. It’s fully legal in Canada, Spain, Uruguay and few other countries. Most of Europe allows it as long as the product contains less than 0,2% THC.
When it comes to the USA: recreational use of cannabis plant is legal in 11 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington) and medical marijuana in 31. According to the federal law: CBD products can be sold, but need to contain less than 0,3% THC.
When getting a CBD product it’s always best to do some online research or ask a specialist before, just to be sure. Same with reading the label, as surprisingly, some products might look like they contain CBD, but it’s nowhere to be seen on their actual ingredients list.
Now: time to get to the meat of the topic. How can CBD help your skin? Does it work? What it’s good for?
CBD Skin Care
First of all: CBD oil is known as an antioxidant. That means it can be used to fight free radicals – single atoms without paired electrons. Why would you do that? Lack of pairing makes electrons search for new “companions” which often damages the tiniest structures in human body: from skin cells to DNA. This process is associated with various dangerous diseases, as well as aging process of the skin. Antioxidants are able to clean free radicals – thus leading to benefits like lesser damage and as a result: slower aging and healthy looking skin. Thanks to the above CBD skin proucts based on oil can fight various conditions related to aging. That means less skin wrinkles and younger looking skin tone.
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil are among the most known ones. This can be helpful when treating a wide variety of skin conditions. Acne for example can be fought with CBD, as the compound is able to affect sebum-creating cells, limit sebum production and protect the skin from pollution that often leads to acne. Same with benefits such as halting or decreasing the inflammation in diseases like eczema or psoriasis.
Moisturizing Dry Skin
Dry skin is one of the most frustrating conditions that many people suffer from on a daily basis, especially in winter. It can also be a result of some more complicated skin diseases. Topically applied CBD skin care products is one of the leading solutions available here. As we mentioned above: the compound effectively controls the production of sebum and keeps it at a safe level. That not only means avoiding overly oily skin (and conditions resulting from it) but ensures, our skin will stay moisturized enough in a natural way.
A nightmare for all the sunbathing lovers, who can’t imagine a day of their holidays missing a session of relaxing under the sun. Sunburns are painful, irritating and can ruin a few days of your life each time you get them. Beauty products with CBD can often make the unpleasant feeling go away as well ass counter some of the damage (again) thanks to compound’s anti-inflammatory and pain-soothing properties.
CBD is a powerful substance that can help you skin in a variety of ways. Just remember to choose your products wisely and consult a specialist if you have any doubts.
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