CBD topicals are perfect for extremes. And there’s no doubt about it. Extremes seem to be a way of life with dangerous weather fluctuations becoming the new normal. With the vast extremes we’re bombarded by, it’s wise to have CBD topicals in your skin care arsenal. Heat, dry indoor air, sunburn all can be relieved with CBD lotions, creams and complexion products.
As summer starts to wane, there may be hope for cooler, less intense weather. But even winters are seeing huge swings in temperature, snowfall and other factors that can damage skin. Let’s face it, as the largest organ in our bodies, skin is the first-line of defense to protect us from so many external toxins and chemicals.
Functions of the skin
- Provides a protective barrier against mechanical, thermal and physical injury and hazardous substances.
- Prevents loss of moisture.
- Reduces harmful effects of UV radiation.
- Acts as a sensory organ (touch, detects temperature).
- Helps regulate temperature.
- An immune organ to detect infections etc.
- Production of vitamin D.
For all that skin does for our bodies, wouldn’t it make sense for us to take care of our skin with products that don’t contain added toxins and chemicals? As I’ve said, external pollutants in the air we breathe, food we eat, water we drink and a variety of products come at us every day. Our skin is a protective barrier that can keep some of these harmful elements at bay. Cosmetics only exacerbate the issue with chemicals like parabens, formaldehyde, polyethylene glycol; the list is long. I haven’t even gotten to heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead. You get the picture.
How does CBD affect your skin?
Instead, wouldn’t you rather treat your skin to moisturizing and nourishing products that contain no chemicals or toxins? The ingredient list for Lost Remedy lotions, complexion creams and lip balms is mainly full-spectrum CBD oil, combined with carrier and healing essential oils. These ingredients help to protect, nourish and hydrate skin gently. What can CBD topicals do? Here are just a few things using CBD topicals can do for your skin.
Elastin is what allows our skin to bounce back to a firm texture. As we age, elastin erodes along with youthful elasticity, leaving saggy, leathery skin. CBD topicals positively affect elastin production to help keep skin firm and tight.
Lessen the impact of free radicals
Antioxidants are natural or manmade substances that prevent certain kinds of cell damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals – oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons – and antioxidants in your body. Because of the uneven number of electrons, free radicals can interact easily with other molecules and cause large chain reactions called oxidation. When free radicals outnumber antioxidants, skin damage and cell death can occur. CBD is rich in antioxidants, which can replace antioxidants and send free radicals packing. The result, healthy cells that live longer.
Nourish your skin
CBD oil contains the essential fatty acids 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 nourish your skin as well as hydrate and protect it. Your skin needs more than just moisture to retain its elasticity and smooth texture, which CBD can offer.
CBD topicals for environmental extremes
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. But you can apply CBD topicals to heal the 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.
Help fight 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. It can also adjust how the body creates sebum, a waxy, oily substance the skin produces. In addition, 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.
CBD topicals for extreme UV exposure
Chances are good that at some point during the summer, you’ll be out in the sun long enough to damage your skin. Overexposure to sunlight can produce free radicals, dry wrinkly skin, uneven skin tone and sunburn. When that happens, your body will activate a healing response, sending anti-inflammatory cells to guard the skin further. Applying a CBD burn cream can enhance your body’s healing activity because of its own anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The beauty of a CBD burn cream is that it not only cools the burn, it rehydrates and protects damaged skin.
Why do CBD topicals work?
The short answer is the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Human beings already have cannabinoid receptors and most of them are in the skin. CB receptors travel the body to find imbalance and work with the ECS to reestablish homeostasis. So, using CBD lotions and creams not only keeps the skin soft and young looking, it can help heal or protect skin from conditions such as acne, psoriasis, dry skin, skin cancer and so much more. By applying cannabinoids, you kick-start your own receptors to create even more positive effects.
So, be kind to your skin with skin care products that fortify, protect and nourish it.