If you work in a health store like I do, you’ll hear your fair share of people asking about healthcare trends that they’ve either heard from online or from word-of-mouth, and that they’ll usually be looking to try it out, no matter what it is.
Over the last couple of months, CBD oil, aka Cannabidiol, has grown in popularity. From people using it for a whole array of uses, including anxiety, pain, for health benefits, and also for beauty, we’ll cover all the basics.
CBD extracts and hemp-derived oils work to ease aches, soothe stress and prolong your skin's health, and so its no surprise that its taken its hold on the beauty realm where theres now nearly any CBD skincare product for your daily routine. From face cleansers, to lip scrubs, to sheet masks; beauty brands have you covered.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is a mixture of CBD and an oil, usually hemp or coconut. No, CBD oil won’t get you high as it doesn’t have the strain of THC that gets you “high” and thats the reason it’s legal. CBD is credited as being three times more effective than vitamin E at boosting skin firmness and hydrating the skin, and it seems to offer three key features that will appeal to its users: it's anti-ageing, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. But what exactly is CBD and is it actually safe to use?
Acne Prone Skin
So, can CBD act as a way to help clear up acne. Is this true? CBD is known to help calm skin, particularly skin that’s acne-prone. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD’s soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. Some findings show that CBD has been able to help decrease excessive sebum production, which normally tends to lead to acne production.
Anti-Aging and Wrinkles
Some research shows that through the use of CBD, the oil can help lessen the visible signs of aging skin. It can help target issues like wrinkles, skin dullness and rosy skin tone.
Some users have found CBD oil to have soothing properties, and in turn help soothe their sensitive skin, keeping your reddish, rosy skin at bay. Also, it’s reportedly so good at reducing inflammation in the skin that celebrities were using CBD oil on their feet at the Oscars to make their high heels bearable on the red carpet. It’s soothing capabilities could perform miracles on anyone that suffers from skin inflammation, as inflammation is at the core of many skin ailments, from eczema and psoriasis to rosacea.
Not only has CBD found its way into skincare products, it has translated into haircare, with several brands exploring the use of CBD in hair products. US-based brand Emera is the first haircare brand to be using CBD in its products. It uses CBD to regulate hair loss, hydrate hair and promote a healthier scalp, and is the key to achieving thicker, stronger, fuller hair.
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