Is it really worth the HYPE? We share all the details
Posted on November 14 2019
You already know that inflammation is the root cause of oh-so-many skin woes, from acne to rosacea. Because of cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, using it can reduce puffiness, swelling, and even soreness, says Jessica Assaf, The Cannabis Feminist. “It’s this all-in-one solution because of its ability to target those problems simultaneously,” she says.
“It’s this all-in-one solution because of its ability to target all of those problems simultaneously.”
Studies have shown that CBD can potentially be helpful for fighting acne, too, and may even give your skin a more youthful appearance, thanks to its inflammation-fighting prowess. And here’s yet another anecdotal way cannabis is becoming a BFF for holistic types: It can potentially help relieve pain. Capobianco says she has witnessed cannabis lotion provide super-quick relief countless times. “I could tell you a hundred different stories of people standing in front of me with tennis elbow, a shoulder injury, or some sort of pain, and they use our lotion and 10 minutes later they don’t feel it anymore.”
Science shows why this is the case: “CBD binds to a special set of receptors in the skin known as TRPV-1 receptors, where it can help feelings of heat, itch, and pain,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. “This explains why it has a soothing effect on the skin. Just as other natural oils are used in skin care, the natural fatty acids and antioxidants in hempseed oil make it a good choice for people with dry skin and eczema.”
HOW DOES CBD HELP SKIN?
We are still learning about the benefits of topical cannabidiol in skincare products, but leveraging the medical studies done on CBD, researchers believe that when applied to skin’s surface, it supports your body’s own natural process to give you a smoother, clearer, and a calmer complexion. More specifically, here’s what the ingredient is thought to do for your skin. CBD may….
…SLOW THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGING
CBD has potent antioxidant properties (similar to tried-and-true antioxidants, vitamins C and E). Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals, unstable molecules unleashed by environmental aggressors (such as UV rays and pollution) that damage the structural parts of
…SOOTHE YOUR COMPLEXION
Topical CBD is not only a gentle, non-irritating ingredient, but it’s also thought to help soothe visibly red skin and alleviates dryness and itch. The phytocannabinoid is mild enough for delicate skin.
Topical CBD is thought to help sop up excess oils. This is especially good news for those with a
CBD IN SKINCARE PRODUCTS
CBD skin treatments are certainly trending at the moment.