This article originally appeared on Jointly and has been reposted with permission.
Did you know CBD can be great for your skin? CBD, the non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis, can be combined with coconut oil or other fats to create CBD oil or CBD balm that you can use on your skin. CBD oil serves as the foundation for a variety of beauty and skin products. Due to the anti-inflammatory action of CBD, studies show it can be of great use in managing skin issues such as:
- Dryness and itching from inflammation
- Bug bites
- Aging and wrinkles
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In this article, we’re going to explore the benefits of incorporating CBD into your skin care regimen and discuss how these skin conditions can benefit from the wondrous healing powers of CBD.
How CBD Works to Banish Acne Blemishes
Acne is a common, but frustrating, skin condition. Luckily, research shows that CBD contains numerous anti-inflammatory compounds that may reduce oil and combat microbes, leading to decreased zits and flare-ups. One of the primary contributors to a skin breakout is excessive oil production by the sebaceous glands. These sebocytes (oil-making skin cells) create sebum, an oily, waxy protective substance that makes skin supple, soft, and smooth (under normal conditions). Painful and inflamed acne blemishes occur when sebum production is off-balance.
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A 2014 study found that CBD is beneficial in decreasing sebum production in those suffering from overactive sebaceous glands, thus improving acne and overall skin smoothness and appearance. Interestingly, another study published in 2016 concluded that due to the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of cannabis, CBD could benefit various other processes that play a role in acne breakouts. Additionally, CBD may help reduce the appearance of acne scars. A 2019 study indicates CBD may help reduce the appearance of acne scars and spots, in addition to bringing active breakouts to a halt.
CBD For Itchy Skin
Dry and itchy skin can be quite unpleasant. Thankfully, a 2019 study indicates that CBD oil-based products can help soothe skin irritation and itchy skin. The study concludes that CBD may be remarkably beneficial in treating dryness, itching, and flaking by intercepting triggers for those symptoms.
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How CBD Can Soothe Itchy Bug Bites
Nothing can spoil an outdoor adventure faster than itchy bug bites. When a mosquito bites you, it produces an inflammatory response accompanied by redness, swelling, and intense itching. The anti-inflammatory effect of CBD can target the skin’s endocannabinoid system and aid in the reduction of those troublesome symptoms, decreasing or stopping the itch associated with bug bites.
How CBD Can Help Decelerate the Aging Process
We aren’t claiming CBD is the fountain of youth, but a 2017 study indicates it may be beneficial to add CBD to your anti-aging routine. The study highlighted the antioxidant properties of CBD. Oxidative stress is unavoidable, but excessive oxidative stress accelerates the aging process. Fortunately, CBD has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that may help stave off the breakdown of skin collagen, which leads to wrinkles and inevitable aging of the skin.
CBD may be incredibly useful in managing common troublesome skin conditions that contribute to itching, breakouts, and aging.
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Sam is an award-winning screenwriter of “Are You Glad I’m Here” on Amazon Prime. His passions include helping people understand purposeful cannabis consumption. He is the content Director at Jointly, a cannabis wellness company powered by a proprietary data platform to help people reach their full potential. The company was created on the premise that purposeful cannabis consumption is the key to unlocking a better you.
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