Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:56

Beauty High: CBD and Skin Complexion

Written by   Areyo Dadar

Years of poor skin care can leave skin looking dull, dry, and discolored and this can last for years. Skin (or rather the whole body) is designed to renew itself through cell regeneration, but this process can be impaired if certain key ingredients are missing.

 

Also, exposing the skin to known toxins like ultraviolet rays and other pollutants without protection can leave the cells unable to repair fast enough. CBD oil contains all the right ingredients to keep skin smooth and healthy and to prevent breakouts. Here is how it works.

 

CBD TARGETS THE PROBLEM-CAUSING CELLS
CBD has been extremely successful in treating skin conditions, mainly because it works deep within the cells to stop processes that lead to things like dryness, itchiness, and overactive sebaceous glands. There is still a long way to go before research shows the different mechanisms CBD works through to restore skin cells. However, there are several ways that it can help in skin care.

 

CBD IS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
CBD contains strong immunosuppressive properties that may be the cause for its anti-inflammatory effect. Essentially, CBD works on the cell level to minimize chemical signals that cause inflammatory responses and this tends to minimize itching, as it reduces the number of cells that release histamine to cause irritation and inflammation.

 

CBD REGULATES SEBOSTATIC FUNCTION
Oil production can get out of hand if the sebostatic process is interfered with and this can happen if there is too much toxicity within the skin, clogging of the pores, dehydration, poor health, and so forth. CBD balances sebostatic function and this is what makes it so effective at restoring smoothness and balancing pH. If the skin is not able to breathe, it is going to cause more problems now and in the long-term.

 

CBD HELPS WITH ITCHING
The anti-inflammatory effects that CBD has on the whole body may prevent itching and pain and the redness and swelling that come from that. Studies show that using CBD minimizes allergic reactions, which helps with itching, and it also soothes the skin to allow quick healing.

 

CBD REDUCES THE APPEARANCE OF ACNE
Acne is caused mainly by overactive sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing oil to keep skin soft and protected from the elements. When there is too much sebum being produced, this clogs the pores and blackheads begin to form on the skin, creating pimples. Since CBD balances sebostatic function, it is perfect for reducing pimples and the itchiness they cause.

 

To get the most from CBD oil, it should be applied daily and skin should be moisturized at all times. It also helps to exfoliate because having an extra layer of dead cells and dirt on skin only makes an individual’s complexion dull and makes it impossible for the skin to breathe. A full-spectrum sunscreen should be used every day to keep skin protected.

 

References
1 Mounessa, Jessica S., Julia A. Siegel, Cory A. Dunnick, and Robert P. Dellavalle. “The role of cannabinoids in dermatology.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 77, no.1 (2017): 188-190. https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(17)30308-0/fulltext
2 Andre, Christelle M., Jean-Francois Hausman, and Gea Guerriero. “Cannabis sativa: The Plant of the Thousand and One Molecules.” Frontiers in Plant Science 7, no. 19 (2016). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740396/
3 Bonn-Miller, Marcel O., Mallory J. E. Loflin, Brian F. Thomas, et al. “Labeling Accuracy of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online.” JAMA 318, no. 17 (2017): 1708-1709. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2661569?resultClick=1
4 “Understanding Acne Basics.” WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/understanding-acne-basics
5 Zuardi, Antonio Waldo. “Cannabidiol: from an inactive cannabinoid to a drug with wide spectrum of action.” Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry 30, no. 3 (2008). http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1516-44462008000300015&script=sci_arttext
6 Biro, Tamas, Balazs I. Toth, Gyorgy Hasko, Ralf Paus, and Pal Pacher. “The endocannabinoid system of the skin in health and disease: novel perspectives and therapeutic opportunities.” Trends in Pharmacological Sciences 30, no. 8 (2009): 411-420. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165614709001072

 

Areyo Dadar is a researcher and writer based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a nature and natural-living enthusiast and passionate researcher with 10 years of experience in the cannabis industry. Dadar enjoys playing a part in educating the world on the benefits of alternative health and medication options. cbdcentral.com

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