What's the Skinny on CBD Skin Care
Since the nationwide legalization of CBD with the Agriculture Improvement Act in Dec 2018, CBD skin care products have cropped up just about everywhere – and rightfully so. These recent studies prove that CBD isn’t just for alleviating symptoms of insomnia, arthritis, and seizures. It also works wonders on acne, psoriasis, and signs of aging. After all, there’s a reason numerous scientists, physicians, and celebrities have openly endorsed the medicinal properties of CBD.
CBD and Skin Care: How it Works
CBD is processed through your body by the endocannabinoid system, which plays a vital role in regulating many physiological processes. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD target and treat an array of skin conditions, according to research published by Molecules.
Some of the conditions CBD has been effective in treating include:
● Allergic reactions
● Hair growth disorders
CBD and Acne
Acne is an inflammatory condition. Stress, hormones, oils, dirt, bacteria, and certain medications inflame the skin, causing acne to arise, according to Mayo Clinic.
The endocannabinoid system regulates cell death and rebirth, a study published by the Journal of Clinical Investigation reports. These researchers found the endocannabinoid system’s regulation of cell growth coupled with CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties showed immense promise as a treatment for acne.
CBD and Skin Irritation
CBD is an excellent moisturizer that has been effective in alleviating itchy skin and skin irritation. A study published by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found CBD highly effective in alleviating itchy skin caused by conditions such as pruritus.
Additionally, a study published in Italy concluded CBD was a safe and highly effective treatment for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and scarring, among other inflammatory skin conditions.
CBD and Antiaging
The antioxidant properties of CBD have shown such great promise as a neuroprotectant, the National Institute of Health (NIH) even has a 507 patent acknowledging its effectiveness.
These same antioxidant properties have been proven effective at reducing signs of aging, such as wrinkles, liver spots, and other factors effecting pigmentation and elasticity.
How to Use CBD for Skin Care
The most effective way to reap the benefits of CBD oil for your skin is through a topical cream, ointment, or moisturizer.
Naturally, there are different topicals tailored to optimize CBDs effectiveness in treating different conditions. There are CBD lotions for acne, psoriasis, aging, tattoos, as well as full-body moisturizers. There are also neck creams, eye creams, toners, cleansers, and facial moisturizers.
The directions will vary depending on what product you are using and what you are aiming to use it for. Generally, the CBD topicals are most effective when applied once or twice daily to the affected area. You should always wash your skin and dry thoroughly before applying any CBD topical, regardless of where you are applying it.
CBD is a highly prevalent cannabinoid with an array of medicinal properties. The nationwide legalization of CBD has prompted even further research on the cannabinoid and many CBD skin care products to flood the market. It’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are highly effective in treating a wide variety of skin care conditions that plague millions around the globe. Through the use of CBD topicals, patients can find a natural remedy and revel in the relief.
Of course, skin care isn’t the only area CBD shines in. Head on over to our blog to learn more about the latest CBD research as well as its many other medicinal properties. If you are interested in learning more information about Terravida or our products, please contact us.
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