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Consumers today use CBD to achieve a potential number of benefits from alleviating chronic pain and anxiety to healthy skin. Whether you ingest CBD oil or use topical CBD treatments, you may experience any of these three benefits by adding CBD to your skin care regimen. Let’s start by understanding what to look for when using CBD oil to improve your skin.
The CBD industry is still a relatively new industry. As such, regulations have been slow to keep up to prevent fake or low-quality products that tout CBD and its benefits from entering the market. Hemp plants, a cousin of cannabis, became a legalized agricultural product thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. Under this law, hemp plants can contain no more than 0.3% THC, the intoxicating cannabinoid that produces cannabis’s intoxicating effect.
Read the labels carefully to ensure you purchase products from a brand that uses reliable CBD oil ingredients and accurately reports levels of CBD on the product label. Such brands often include third-party lab testing results directly on the label or with the product.
Skin health issues, their types, and their severity can occur across a wide spectrum, and CBD may not address all of the skin ailments with which you may be dealing. CBD’s primary benefit to skin health, however, is possibly reducing inflammation, a common symptom of a variety of skin health concerns. Using CBD products may not treat every skin condition specifically. These products may be worth the investment and experimentation if inflammation is a common issue from which you may seek relief.
In addition to cannabis and hemp-derived products, cannabinoids also occur naturally in the human body. The body produces cannabinoids as part of the endocannabinoid system, which regulates pain, inflammation, sleep, appetite, and other functions. The highest concentration of cannabinoid receptors are present in the brain. However, your skin also contains a number of receptors with which CBD molecules could readily bond. This makes transdermal applications of CBD oil-based products a natural, sensible submarket for this fast-growing health industry.
Skin care products come in a variety of types, textures, and applications, from masks and creams to washes and sprays. For any products infused with CBD oil, choose those that you are meant to leave on your skin so the CBD and other compounds can interact with your skin directly.
In other words, a serum is likely to be more effective than a face wash that you might immediately wash off after initially applying it to your skin. These applications enable the CBD to interact more deeply with the receptors in your skin for potentially better results.
Consumers, healthcare providers, and CBD companies can benefit from more clinical research that seeks to confirm, expand, or challenge much of CBD’s current anecdotal benefits. That includes applications for skin health and potentially reducing inflammation throughout the human body, which can benefit a growing number of consumers looking for healthier, vibrant skin.