Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the skin, the body’s largest organ, making CBD a potential therapy for a range of conditions, from dry skin to acne. Truly a super ingredient!
Healthy skin relies on the body’s ability to grow new cells and discard dead ones. Manipulation of the endocannabinoid system can help regulate the life cycle of cells for more radiant, youthful skin. CBD as an antioxidant is even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A, or omega 3 fatty acids.
Protecting the skin from free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants, is critical in having younger looking skin. Free radicals in the atmosphere cause fine lines and wrinkles; antioxidants protect our bodies from the damage of these free radicals, including fighting the effects of aging.
Acne involves the overproduction of sebum, an oily substance intended to protect the skin. CBD can be used to affect the output of oils in the skin and hair. Specifically, CBD inhibits the lipid production in skin cells, making it an effective preventative for acne. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can also control the other effects of acne because the skin around the zit is intensely inflamed. CBD can also act as an antibacterial agent, decreasing the likelihood of further acne in the future.