5 reasons to use CBD topicals for skin

CBD topicals pictureIn the first place, CBD products rarely contain the chemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives and other synthetic components that often can harm skin. Lost Remedy products are a combination of CBD, essential and carrier oils and purified water, all organically sourced. But, lack of chemicals isn’t the only reason to use these products to nourish, protect and renew your skin. Here are five more reasons you might want to give CBD topicals a try.

Nutrition

CBD or hemp oil contains the essential fatty acids of Omega 6 and 3 as well as a bevy of vitamins, proteins and minerals that absorb directly into the skin. By using CBD, combined with essential and carrier oils, which are also rich in vitamins and minerals, you are lavishing a whole lotta love and nourishment on your skin. Nutrition your skin needs to retain its elasticity and smooth texture. CBD also helps protect against free radicals – UV rays, smoke and environmental pollutants – that damage and age skin.

A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology shows that CBD controls cell proliferation and differentiation. That would indicate it can be used to treat skin conditions such as allergies, rashes, burns, inflammation and more.

Healing

Skin acts as a filter for our bodies, deflecting many of the omnipresent pollutants in our atmosphere. Our skin works hard to protect our internal selves, and that takes a toll on it. You can apply CBD topicals anytime to help protect your skin. Using a CBD lotion and cream daily not only protects against free radicals and environmental pollutants, it’s a natural sunscreen.

Use CBD topicals to prevent damage as well as to heal skin damage caused by external elements. Here’s why. CBD is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial, with essential fatty acids that moisturize and protect the skin. Each time you apply CBD topicals, you treat your skin and body to a plethora of healing elements.

Endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is what maintains balance in our bodies. Human beings are born with an ECS complete with cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and many of the receptors are in the skin.

Although there are few published studies on using CBD topicals for skin health, dermatologists believe there may be a reason to use them. In fact, Dr. Nima Gharavi, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Cosmetic Dermatology Program, says “CBD may play a role in hydrating the skin and have anti-inflammatory effects, so using a product that contains CBD might help with treating dry skin or certain inflammatory skin disorders.”

So, using CBD lotions and creams not only keeps the skin soft and young looking, they can help heal or protect skin from conditions such as acne, psoriasis, dry skin, skin cancer and so much more. By applying CBD, you’ll kick-start your own CB receptors to create even more positive effects.

Appearance

Individuals who want to preserve a youthful appearance will be pleasantly surprised by CBD-infused products. The natural ingredients not only help nourish and hydrate the skin, they protect skin from damaging UV rays – an SPF equivalent of 6. Unlike other chemically produced SPF products, CBD allows the absorption of vitamin D, vital to so many of your body’s systems.

Oxidative stress is a major factor in hastening the aging process. As already mentioned, CBD is a known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can help reduce the visible signs of aging. Think wrinkles, crepe-y skin, dry lack-luster skin and more. It does that by counteracting damage caused by free radicals and reducing the inflammation they cause.

Acne

Acne, the bane of any teen’s existence, also plagues many adults. Caused by overproduction of oils called lipids, acne responds to CBD because it inhibits lipid production to prevent or help treat acne. Also it can adjust the output of oils in the skin.

Its anti-inflammatory properties help control the redness that accompanies pimples, which are essentially infections. Finally, its antibacterial properties treat the infection and fend off acne’s return.

Are CBD topicals safe?

Dr. Gharavi says there’s likely little harm that can come from applying a CBD beauty product to your skin. If you do experience a side effect from using a topical, it is probably sensitivity to an essential oil.

Apply the topical to the affected area. Massage until it is fully absorbed to help it go to work faster. You can safely apply CBD as often as necessary because there have been no reported side effects associated with the products. Just be sure what you are buying. You see, not all CBD products are what they claim to be. Make sure you’re buying products infused with organic, high-quality CBD that doesn’t contain alcohol or other impurities.

So, be kind to your skin with products that fortify and nourish it. Your whole body will thank you.

 

 

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