Now that the summer days filled with fun on the lake or the beach, in the pool and tons of outdoor activities are winding down, most of us are left with less than great skin. Those sunny days can be harsh and one of the first places we see the results of all that fun is our skin. Fortunately, CBD skin care will help get our skin back on track and looking good in no time.
CBD oil is well-known for its pain alleviating properties and its useful benefits of helping relieve anxiety, but many people aren’t aware of the beauty benefits associated with it. CBD oils have the ability to alleviate skin conditions like acne, dry skin, and eczema.
In 2009, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences published an article about the endogenous cannabinoid system (often referred to as ECS or endocannabinoids), named for the plant that led to its discovery. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. They serve several functions, but scientists have also discovered that they play a role in skin health. Endocannabinoids control how rapidly your skin cells reproduce, which cells survive and how your immune system interacts with your skin cells.
Problems with acne have long plagued many people, but even with the multitude of acne products on the market, there still doesn’t seem to be a definitive cure for it. CBD oil has been found to be a viable treatment for acne due to its anti-inflammatory effects and how it regulates sebum production. Sebum is a waxy, oily substance that is secreted by the sebaceous gland. Its purpose is to keep the skin and hair moisturized, but for some people those glands enlarge and produce more sebum than necessary, causing acne. Sebum production is affected by hormones, pituitary, and adrenal gland disorders, medications and many other factors. The Journal of Clinical Investigation performed a study to see if CBD oil would normalize the “pro-acne agent”. Positive effects were found to help control acne.
To use CBD oil on the skin, it is best to mix it with a carrier oil such as argan oil or shea butter. After mixing equal parts, apply directly to the skin.
If you have struggled with acne or know someone who has, check out Indie Green Market’s CBD oil today!
One time I went to Sephora and had my skin tested with their “Moisture Meter.” I didn’t even get to hear my result before the woman assisting me said, “Oh, baby…” and ran off to find anything she could put on my skin before it cracked open or burst into flames from lack of hydration. So, all this is to say that my skin is foundationally dehydrated while also being acne-prone. In my very biased opinion, this is the worst skin type because I feel like if I try to fix one problem, the other gets worse.