CBD has become one of beauty’s biggest commodities. When news first spread, we were skeptical, assuming it would be another fad. But with a recent report finding that sales of CBD products have increased by a whopping 99%, and purchases near doubling by the end of 2019, it looks like it is definitely here to stay.
If you’re new to using CBD for skincare here’s a speedy science lesson: CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Fortunately, it isn’t THC so it won’t get you high, it can, however, reduce pain and inflammation, including skin conditions like acne and eczema and is a known source of antioxidants.
Our bodies have natural receptors for cannabis extracts, so they can get to work fast, which is why they’re so sought after in skincare. Here are some CBD skincare facts you need to know about Acne-Prone Skin, Wrinkles and Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin.
CBD for Acne-Prone Skin
Research has firmly established that acne is an inflammatory condition. Although multiple factors trigger acne, we know that anything you apply to skin that can reduce inflammation and help soothe skin (that’s where CBD comes in) is likely to visibly reduce breakouts, especially acne-related redness.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory benefits when applied to skin. This makes CBD a suitable ingredient for acne-prone skin, while its calming benefits help reactive skin look and feel better.
Research also shows that CBD has the potential to decrease excess sebum (oil) production, possibly due to its balancing effect on the flow of skin’s oil.
Despite such encouraging news, most scientists studying CBD agree that more conclusive, scientific studies are needed to confirm these initial results.
CBD Oil for Wrinkles and Anti-Aging
Because it comes from a plant, it’s not surprising that CBD oil also has antioxidant properties. The antioxidants in CBD are one way topical use helps lessen the visible signs of aging. By counteracting free-radical damage and reducing the look of inflammation, CBD anti-aging creams visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone.
Of course, there are plenty of other antioxidants out there that can make the same claims so CBD isn’t the only or “best” antioxidant to seek out; rather, it’s just one of many to consider, and the more of these ingredients you give to skin, the better.
CBD Oil for Sensitive Skin
Another benefit of CBD oil is that it has been found to have significant soothing properties. Its substantial skin-calming and skin-normalizing effects can help minimize issues related to skin sensitivity, including redness and reactivity. Since all skin types are affected daily by environmental stressors, CBD’s soothing mechanism can help keep everyone’s skin in check.