How CBD & Hemp Oil Works For Skin Care
Hemp oil contains many components, including cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), vitamins, and minerals, that have a bevy of health benefits. When hemp oil is applied topically, it absorbs directly through the skin. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the skin, the body’s largest organ, making CBD a potential therapy for a range of conditions, from dry skin to skin cancer. Because it is applied right to trouble areas, the CBD hemp oil works directly where needed most.
The health and beauty industry is thriving with global estimates of the industry’s value reaching $265 billion for next year. However, many high street body products contain chemicals or synthetics. CBD hemp oil, on the other hand, is an all-natural choice when compared to harsher additives.
One of the most overlooked factors when it comes to healthy skin and hair is simple nutrition. Like any other part of the body, skin and hair needs the right vitamins and minerals to continue or start to function at their peak. Besides CBD, hemp oil contains a list of other essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids.
Vitamins C and E help protects hair from broken or split ends and protect skin and hair against damage from the sun as antioxidants. They also keep free radicals from damaging collagen and elastin, which give skin its tight, youthful appearance.
B complex vitamins are part of the construction process of skin, hair, and nails. Low levels of B vitamins in a diet can lead to dermatitis and hair loss.
Vitamin A and D help with healthy looking skin because they are responsible for skin repair. A lack of these vitamins in a diet can result in dry, flaky skin.
Hemp is particularly ubiquitous in hair care because it is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and, as such, is a great emollient and softens and smooths the hair. Fatty acids also help regenerate skin’s protective outer layer, leaving it smoother and younger looking. Those currently suffering from acne or dry skin could be lacking omega-3 fatty acids in their diet.
which make up around 90% of the cells in the epidermis. Healthy skin relies on the body’s ability to grow new cells and discard dead ones. Manipulation of the endocannabinoid system helps regulate the life cycle of cells for more radiant, youthful skin.
CBD as an antioxidant is even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A, or omega 3 fatty acids, which are all also present in hemp oil, making CBD hemp oil a good source for antioxidants. Protecting the skin from free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants, is critical in having younger looking skin. Free radicals in the atmosphere cause fine lines and wrinkles; antioxidants protect our bodies from the damage of these free radicals, including fighting the effects of aging.
Acne is frustrating, and among adults, it is surprisingly common. Aswell as its natural causes, acne is also brought on by stress, hormone changes, changes in medication, and even current skin care products being used.
Acne involves the overproduction of sebum, an oily substance intended to protect the skin. Glands in our skin, typically near hair follicles, called sebaceous glands produce fatty oils called lipids. These lipids perform a number of functions, such as creating a barrier on our skin to keep out bacteria and viruses and working to lubricate and waterproof the hair and skin. Sebaceous glands and hair follicles both contain endocannabinoid receptors, meaning their functions can be affected by cannabinoids.
Lipid production plays a critical role in both acne (over production) and eczema (under production). In acne, oil (along with dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria) clogs pores, and causes an inflamed blemish on the skin.
CBD is widely used to affect the output of oils in the skin and hair. Specifically, CBD inhibits the lipid production in skin cells, making it an effective preventative for acne.
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD also control the other effects of acne because the skin around the zit is intensely inflamed. Pimples are effectively infections, and it is best to treat them as such. CBD acts as an antibacterial agent, decreasing the likelihood of further acne in the future.
Although CBD hemp oil shows effectiveness in beauty products, such as with anti-aging and acne relief. The elements in hemp oil hold promise in the treatment of a number of more severe skin conditions as well.
One study in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that phytocannabinoids, particularly CBD and cannabigerol (CBG), can control cell proliferation and differentiation. Indicating they can be used in novel treatments for skin diseases like allergies or cancer. Anecdotally, CBD oil works on warts, moles, and even HPV outbreaks. It can cause cell death in these abnormally growing cell groups, but clinical research in this area is lacking.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) improves after treatment with hemp oil.
Like with eczema, researchers are unsure of the exact causes of psoriasis. It is thought to be linked to problems with the immune system, specifically white T cells in the blood. Researchers have seen promise in using cannabinoids to treat psoriasis through immune system regulation and anti-inflammatory effects.
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