CBD: How can it help your skin
With the advent of the modern age, a lot of attention has been shown to skincare. Acne, wrinkles, dryness, and sensitive skin have created a whole new beauty industry market. Of course, it is far beyond just beauty products since it can cause many health concerns. According to a study done in Germany, at least one skin abnormality has been noticed in 64.5 percent of adults. And even the best researchers are sometimes stumped by the complexities of an individual’s condition. But a huge market remains mostly untapped even today. Since the legalization of marijuana, a lot of attention has been given to CBD, the non-psychoactive brother of THC. After extensive studies, it has been proved that CBD is very effective at treating skin conditions, where even the best pharmaceutical companies have failed. Here we have compiled some of the more pressing information concerning CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is a compound extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant (also known as marijuana) in a powder that is later mixed with a plant-based oil. As we mentioned before, it is not psychoactive, as it does not give you the feeling of euphoria, nor does it sedate you.
A study conducted in 2019 notes that CBD can be useful for treating some of the more common skin conditions symptoms, such as dryness and itching. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD may be beneficial for reducing potential triggers of more serious conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
CBD oil can help soothe your skin and reduce irritation, it can be useful for people with sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties are quite useful for treating acne, which is basically a skin inflammation. It is certainly worth noting that CBD also prevents our skin from creating too much sebum. Sebum is the oily substance which our skin creates to protect itself, but excessive sebum can result in acne.
Wrinkles and aging
On the other hand, CBD shows huge promise in treating wrinkles, and as an anti-aging cream. After all, it is extracted from a plant, and as such, it is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants, combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, are a match made in heaven for preventing the appearance of aging in the skin. That being said, there are many antioxidants out there that claim the same, making CBD one of many products on the open market.
How to know what you are buying?
The biggest problem when buying CBD is how to know if it is the real deal? It being mistaken for hemp oil is a big misconception. While both of them may come from hemp, their composition is completely different. Hemp oil is extracted as an oil, and it does not contain any cannabinoids – CBD or THC. It is packed with healthy fats and is mostly used as a skin moisturizer. But they are not mutually exclusive. Hemp oil can be used as a carrier for CBD, and it possible to buy those from several retailers on the US market. And when buying CBD products, always search for those that are third-party approved, as it gives a quality assurance. A good product should always have stable packaging, contents listed in milligrams, and a third-party certificate. Due to there being hundreds of brands on the market and the market being poorly regulated, a lot of brands play fast and loose with the purity of the product.
Now, how to choose the form of CBD that suits you the most. It comes in the shape of vape pens, creams, oils, tinctures and edibles. The biggest difference is the speed of delivery. Vape pens deliver in 10 to 15 minutes, but they wear off fast, under 2 hours. Oils and creams are good for localized release, as you apply them directly where they are needed. Tinctures and edibles take longer to deliver, but their effect can last up to six hours. It’s always best practice to consult your doctor, pharmacist, or the personnel employed at the CBD shop as they can advise you on the best course of action.