How CBD benefits your skin
Alleviating ACNE, DRY SKIN AND AGEING WITH CBD PRODUCTS
CBD is a Cannabinoid found in hemp. It is a natural compound that is known for healing properties. CBD can relieve inflammation and have anti oxidant benefits. This means it can be beneficial for dry skin, spots and aging (free radical damage.)
Cannabinoids are produced naturally in the body and stimulate 2 receptors, CB1 and CB2. They are part of the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The biological processes of the skin are affected by the ECS. It will be affecting processes like cell production, growth and death, hormone production and cell communication. This is responsible for homeostasis in the body.
If this homeostasis is disturbed and out of balance, it may result in various issues.
Often a cause of acne is the over production of sebum. This is the oil that is released by the skin to keep hair moisturized and skin protected.
By activating CB2 receptors it would lead to the reduction and balance of sebum production.
When skin gets painful and red due to acne, CBD is able to soothe this dull ache or throbbing sensation. The cells in the skin contain CB1 and CB2 receptors; these receptors are stimulated by CBD and communicate with the nervous system to reduce the inflammation.
Dry skin is often a problem and can lead to dermatitis or itchiness. It can be caused by climate, heat, soaps, illness, accidents and allergy. In normal skin, sebum is produced to protect the skin and to prevent moisture loss. By stimulating CB2 receptors in the sebaceous glands you will increase sebum production if needed.
This is when using a topical CBD balm or ointment could help. When using CBD balm, the cannabinoid supplement works with the endocannabinoid system in the skin striving to create the correct balance.
The signs of ageing can be caused by exposure to toxins outside the body, such as chemical pollutants and UV rays. When cells are damaged by external factors, they become agitated and create free radicals. The affected cell will try to stabilize itself by taking an electron from another cell. This is called oxidation. This cellular stress and damage means that your skin is weakened. This can cause a loss of collagen and firmness, causing wrinkles and fine lines. If skin is exposed to external factors causing inflammation, free radical formation and oxidative stress will be evident. This will lead to these age-related issues/ appearances.
So there are anti-oxidants…. Antioxidants are found in our body and skin and their job is to find free radicals and neutralize them before they do any damage. CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The ECS is found in the skin so by applying a topical CBD balm the antioxidants would be picked up by the Cannabinoid receptors to oxidise the free radicals.
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