CBD has been getting a lot of attention lately for its many health benefits; it’s ability to support and relieve pain, nausea, anxiety and inflammation has made it the talk of the town. What we aren’t talking about yet is its incredible skincare benefits! Let’s dive in and learn how it can elevate your skincare game.
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Now let’s learn about our friend, CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid. You might be wondering, what is a cannabinoid? It’s a chemical compound that is secreted by the cannabis flower. It’s popular because it’s a naturally occurring option for calming the mind, and providing pain-relief, nausea-relief, calming anxiety, and soothing inflammation.
Among the many varying cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant, the two most abundant ones are the ones you’ll be most familiar with: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
How does CBD work in my body?
When consumed orally (smoking or eating an edible), CBD has effects similar to an anti-depressant. This is because it impacts serotonin receptors in the brain – fun fact: serotonin is referred to as the “happiness” hormone!
Before we get into the impact of CBD when absorbed through the skin, let’s look at how it gets absorbed: say hello to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
The ECS is a communication system that engages with cannabinoids. It consists of three parts:
- endocannabinoids: small molecules that speak to and engage cannabinoid receptors.
- receptors: receptors are scattered throughout your body. They bind to cannabinoids and then “tell” your brain to react – this is how your body gets the message to be relieved of pain, or soothed of stress
- enzymes: these little guys break down and process the endocannabinoids after the job is done.
Studies are in the early stages, but research is beginning to explore if skin has an ECS!
How can CBD improve skincare?
CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, meaning it can decrease visible symptoms like puffiness and redness. This may be especially beneficial for people dealing with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, since CBD can also reduce dryness and itchiness.
Another skincare benefit of CBD has to do with sebum production. Another side-effect of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties is to reduce oil production, which can help reduce acne and to reduce redness and swelling from breakouts.
How do I incorporate CBD into my skincare routine?
There are many CBD products on the market now, from lotions to serums to masks. Keep in mind that its always best to speak to a dermatologist or a medical practitioner before swapping out any medicated skincare for a CBD option, particularly if you have existing skin conditions.
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