Is CBD Actually good for your skin?

When it comes to skincare, there are always new trends. Some of them prove to be legitimate and will stick around for years, or even permanently, while others prove to be fads with no real purpose or benefit to your skin.

Recently, one of those new trends to start sweeping through the industry is the use of CBD, or cannabidiol. It is a chemical compound that is taken from cannabis plants, and it is marketed by various brands as a safe, natural and effective ingredient to improve the health of your skin. Clinical research suggests that CBD is beneficial for three specific reasons.

Inflammation

The main benefit of using CBD on your skin is its ability to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a common skin issue that is a direct cause or side effect of a variety of skin conditions, or is something that can exacerbate symptoms. It is an issue for things like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more.


According to the ultimate CBD oil guide from Joy Organics, one of the main uses for CBD is its ability to reduce inflammation and pain. This makes CBD a very useful ingredient in skincare products that are meant to treat inflammation-skin disorders like those listed above. CBD oil is also a natural antiseptic and antibacterial substance, so it can further help some skin conditions by killing infectious bacteria.

Antioxidants

The second reason why CBD is useful for skincare is because it is loaded with antioxidants, which has long been a highly in-demand type of ingredient for all skin products. There are a few reasons for this, first because antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties, which is partly how CBD is able to help with skin inflammation.

Antioxidants also help improve the health of your skin., undoing damage your skin receives from factors like UV radiation from the sun, pollutants in the air, and natural aging. It is most in demand for anti-aging and wrinkle skin products, removing free radicals that are known to cause death and decay to skin cells. This is why almost every skincare product will include some kind of antioxidant source, from vitamin C, manuka honey, avocado oil, and more.

Omega fatty acids

Another ingredient that is always in demand for skin products are omega fatty acids. While antioxidants help remove damage done to skin by various sources, omega fatty acids help protect skin. It helps regulate the production of your skin’s natural oils and hydration so it helps protect your skin from dryness, itchiness, and irritation.

CBD is a powerful source of all the main types of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. You will now commonly see skincare products such as moisturizers, lotions and sunscreens including CBD, as the omega fatty acids help with the hydration and protection of your skin.

CBD may be a new trend, but it is not a fad that will disappear anytime soon. The other benefit is that hemp, from which CBD is derived, is easy, safe, and environmentally friendly to grow at scale. That makes it a sustainable and eco-friendly source of valuable skincare benefits compared to other options.

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