We have previously explored the benefits of CBD oil in cosmetics, and the same benefits apply to skincare products containing this powerful ingredient.
What is CBD oil?
CBD, derived from the cannabis plant possesses no psychoactive properties and has been shown to improve symptoms of several conditions. Due to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is often used as a supplement to address inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
How can CBD oil benefit the skin, inside and out?
CBD oil can significantly benefit the skin when applied topically, or when taken as a supplement. As a supplement, CBD works to soothe inflammation that can trigger breakouts and redness. CBD supplements can be a good choice for people who are prone to hormonal or cystic acne, which may benefit from internal solutions rather than solely topical products.
When applied topically, CBD can be a great source of moisture as hemp oil acts as a natural humectant, meaning it traps water on the surface of the skin.
CBD oil can also provide a long-term solution for signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, the appearance of which can be improved as inflammation and dehydration are addressed.
Lotions and serums containing CBD oil may help to reduce the severity of conditions such as eczema or psoriasis and ease symptoms such as itchy skin by soothing local inflammation and providing a moisture boost.
Which CBD oil products are right for you?
When looking for a CBD product to implement into your skincare routine, it’s best to opt for products containing CBD isolate. This is the purest form of CBD and contains no other hemp by-products, and will deliver the maximum benefits to your skin.
Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oils are also safe to use in skincare but keep in mind they contain other hemp extracts and may not be as potent and unadulterated.
Organic, clean products are your safest bet when trying out CBD oils for the first time. Look for brands that are transparent about the origins of their hemp ingredients and the strength of the CBD you’re getting.
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