Cannabidiol (CBD) can offer a wide range of benefits to its users, ranging from anxiety reduction to pain relief, and much more in between. Perhaps one of the lesser-known uses of CBD, although it’s becoming a much more popular application, is in skincare products. Read on for some more information about how CBD could be linked to your skin health, and how to start your CBD skincare regime.
How can CBD benefit the skin?
CBD products could be used to treat, manage, or relieve a number of skin conditions and effects, including:
- Wrinkles and other signs of aging
While more research is still required, there are a number of potential mechanisms behind these benefits, all linked to the endocannabinoid system. It has known effects as an anti-inflammatory, which can help things like joint pain. When it comes to skin care, its anti-inflammatory effects can reduce the swelling and redness that comes with acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, helping to reduce the appearance of breakouts while also relieving some of the associated irritation.
CBD also assists in regulating sebum (or oil) production, helping to keep the skin hydrated while preventing an excess of oils, which can block the pores and lead to breakouts. Again, this may partly be linked to its anti-inflammatory effects as it reduces inflammation in the cells that produce sebum, prevent an overproduction of these oils.
As well as this, CBD is thought to be a powerful antioxidant, which helps to counteract free radical damage that leads to lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, as well as discoloration and hyperpigmentation. CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects also combine well with its antioxidant properties to reduce signs of aging.
CBD skincare products
You can now find a wide variety of skincare products that contain CBD or hemp, ranging from soaps and cleansers to moisturizers and lip balm. You can start by trying out a single CBD skin product, but could benefit from using a range of different products for more radiant and younger-looking skin, as well as offering benefits to specific skin conditions. Healthline has rounded up some of the best brands that sell lots of different CBD skincare products.
At Yadkin Valley Organics, we sell high-quality, full-spectrum CBD Body Scrub and Body Bar that would make a great addition to your skincare regime, along with a wide variety of other CBD products to try out.