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Many of us have heard of, if not considered, using botox to ward off the inevitable signs of aging. But we doubt that you’ve heard of CBD skincare.
While botox can be effective in reversing our skin’s signs of aging, it’s an expensive endeavour. Since 2002, 11 million North Americans have gone under the knife for FDA-approved cosmetic botox.
That’s a growth rate of 6 percent a year in an industry where surgeons charge, on average, $600 to $850 per botox session. And these effects wear off in as little as 4 to 6 months.
Instead of spending over $1,500 a year to look younger, why not actually get younger skin? Using CBD for acne, CBD oil for eczema and CBD oil for wrinkles has been scientifically proven to be effective, so why not give CBD skincare a try?
Barriers to research are being lifted across the board when it comes to cannabis. With more and more countries legalizing cannabis, and increasing amount of research is being conducted into how the plant can assist with alleviating symptoms associated with mental health conditions, chronic pain, and even cancer cell reduction.
Even with all of this positive research coming out in support of the plant, not everyone is okay with using cannabis, let alone on their skin.
Before you get too skeptical, it’s worth exploring how CBD oil for skin actually works. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties and doesn’t get you “high” the same way THC does.
The beneficial compounds of CBD interact directly with your body’s inherent endocannabinoid system without getting you high like THC does. When CBD or THC is introduced into the system, the body uses two receptors – CB1 and CB2 – to target and process these substances. CB1 gives us the “high effect” and activates in the central nervous system, lungs, liver, and kidneys while CB2 activates in the immune system and helps to regulate our body.
CBD activates CB2 and does not produce a “high” at all. It works to serve a medical function in our immune system and aids in regulating bodily functions.
Still skeptical? Here’s what the science has to say.
Before we get into the efficacy of CBD oil for acne, let’s get into more detail on how acne is actually formed. Hormonal imbalances and triggers in diet are the leading causes for acne. These factors can cause our skin to produce more oily sebum which can clog pores and negatively impact skin.
Now, CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Wondering how this impacts your skin?
Well, CBD for acne works by mitigating our skin’s natural desire to produce oily sebum. CBD also reduces the occurrence of outbreaks from dirt, pollutants and other environmental factors.
A 2015 study found that face cream with 3 percent cannabis seed extract over a 12 week period twice a day lead to a significant reduction in acne breakouts.
Long-time acne sufferers can rest easy – using CBD oil for acne is as easy as mixing CBD oil with a carrier oil and applying it directly to problem areas twice daily.
When our skin ages, it produces less oil and natural antioxidants. A lesser amount of naturally occurring oil and healthy compounds on the skin can result in drier skin followed by cracks, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Recent studies have supported the ability for CBD to act as an anti-ageing, wrinkle-reducing compound. While other anti-ageing treatments are steeped in expensive costs, intrusive operations and harmful chemicals, CBD oil is inexpensive and naturally occurring.
By filling in the gaps in our body’s generation of antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E, CBD acts to preserve your skin’s youth by nourishing your skin and protecting it against the environment.
There is already evidence that supports CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects, but how well does this translate to CBD skincare?
The American Academy of Dermatology, the largest and most influential dermatology group in the United States, has reported that CBD shows promise in its ability to reduce itching for a host of skin problems. These range from standard allergies to psoriasis.
If you’re interested in giving CBD a go, you can apply CBD oil for by blending it with an emollient such as a cream, lotion or gel. This will to ensure even coverage and proper dosage.
While botox is a quick albeit expensive and intrusive fix, it can also have a host of undesirable side-effects. Allergic reactions, headaches, stomach pains and even infections are some of the possible side effects of botox.
On the other hand, consider what benefits CBD skincare can accomplish for you while being affordable, all-natural and multi-purpose.
If you’re still skeptical despite the huge body of evidence in support of the contrary, then what have you got to lose by trying it for yourself?
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