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Is CBD The Next Trend For Skin Issues?

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What if someone told you they had a solution for all your skin troubles? Honestly, you’d give anything to have them reveal it to you, but thankfully, we’re seeing a growing trend in the incorporation of new ingredients (some of which were illegal in the past) into cosmetic products of today. Beauty products like fashion come and go.

Every generation has what they would call the magic skin potion of their time. This is a clear indicator of the ingenious innovations in the beauty industry. The evidence is clearly displayed on the shelves, often with hundreds, if not thousands of different beauty product brands. Well, there’s a new craze in town— CBD beauty products. Yes, you heard it right the first time! I know what you’re thinking right now, “that this is yet another one of those greenwashing articles you’re so much not into”. But truth be told, it’s not. This is as an educative article as it is an eye-opener, so hang on tight as we explore the magic in CBD.

Now, before we get into the nitty gritties of what CBD beauty products are all about, we need to familiarize ourselves with CBD. The acronym CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is a naturally-occurring compound in the cannabis plant. Unlike the chemical compound THC in marijuana that’s known to give you the “high”, CBD will never get you stoned. This is perhaps one of the reasons why most CBD products are gaining immense popularity and attracting a lot of attention. However, it’s worth mentioning that research is still ongoing as to the real benefits of CBD oil and CBD products. But whatever the case, so far the results are promising. In a nutshell, more is still to come.

What Are The Reasons For CBD To Be In Your Beauty Products?

Some decades back, marijuana was known for all the wrong reasons. But thanks to technological advancements in the medical world and a lot of research on the plant, a lot has been discovered. These days, CBD is virtually in everything. According to https://www.genius-labs.com, a renowned US-based producer of CBD products, it is extracted from the hemp plant as an isolate or a distillate that is then used to manufacture CBD capsules, oils, tinctures, and vape products. Some of these products, especially capsules, oils, and tinctures are used medically in the treatment of ailments such as seizures, depression, anxiety, inflammation, and pain, only to name a few. With ongoing research still being conducted to find other applications of CBD and how they’d be beneficial to us, studies have revealed that CBD is can also have a number of benefits when used as an ingredient in skincare products.

What Research Is Telling Us about CBD in Skincare Products

As much as it would be meaningful to provide you with all the ongoing research on CBD, it will probably require that we find another avenue for that. While this is the case, most people are concerned with the safety of using CBD beauty products. Well, to clear the air, demystify the myths and conventional wisdom out there, CBD is relatively safe. Nonetheless, it’s always important to consult with your dermatologist before picking a particular product for your skin, especially if yours is the sensitive type.

Beauty Products with CBD and the Benefits of Using Them

Cannabidiol-based beauty products are increasingly gaining popularity. Even celebrities such as the likes of Melissa McCarthy and Emma Roberts are using them. All the same, much of the popularity comes from the beneficial effects of these products. For instance, some of the best ones are rich in terpenes, which are known to boost the therapeutic effectiveness of CBD oil. They also use decarboxylated CBD, which is CBD that has undergone decarboxylation. Removing the carboxyl (-COOH) group from the compound enhances its efficacy. This having been mentioned, some common skincare products you’re most likely to find containing CBD as main ingredients (alongside their associated benefits) include.

1. Hair Products: Shampoo, and Hair Conditioners

With the same properties used to promote healthy skin, CBD oils have also been found to be effective in promoting healthy hair.

2. Bath Essentials

CBD oil contains anti-anxiety properties that are beneficial, especially when applied in baths as bath bombs. This provides a relaxing experience as it also works to improve skin health.

3. Facial Masks

Facial masks are usually applied at night to improve skin health. When CBD-based facial masks are applied, they help to rejuvenate the skin. Due to its antioxidant properties CBD oil also serves as an anti-aging agent, which means it can fight wrinkles, fine lines, droopy eyes, and other facial blemishes. Additionally, CBD oil is also known to improve sleep, and so when applied as a facial mask, the same effects may be felt.

4. Moisturizers and Body Creams

CBD oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which means that it can help to repair and rejuvenate the skin when applied topically. The same properties may also help to significantly reduce eye bags and redness of the eyes. For these and more reasons, there’s a wide range of body creams and moisturizers that use CBD as one of the main ingredients. 

5. Mascaras and Lip Balms

These are the handy beauty accessories in every woman’s purse or makeup kit. CBD oil will soon replace the wax ingredient in the mascara to give you healthier conditioned eyelashes. When it comes to lip balms, like body lotions, CBD can help to promote smooth and healthy lips.

What Makes CBD Skin Care Products Unique and Why Should You Try Them

The topical applications of CBD-based beauty products have a lot of benefits to your skin. But why is this the case?

Well, the first reason is the interaction of the CBD oil with the Cannabinoid receptors found in your skin. This important interaction makes the other ingredients in the product more absorbable and more effective. 

Secondly, when CBD is applied topically, there is no evidence that it enters your bloodstream, unlike other cosmetic products. CBD is the safest beauty product you can apply to your skin. This is because it will only interact with the cannabinoid receptors in your skin, targeting areas that only need relief.

Finally, as mentioned earlier, using CBD based beauty products will not get you high. This is a notion that a lot of folks have. However, one thing to note is that these are consumer products and it’s important to follow the instructions given by the manufacturer. In addition to this, as a safety precaution, before trying out any product, it’s important to consult with your dermatologist or physician.

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