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How Does CBD Support Healthy Skin?

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How Does CBD Support Healthy Skin?

We love CBD, and it’s the glue to our self-care rituals, but you know that. There’s plenty of ways to incorporate CBD into your everyday life, and all of those different ways offer their own range of benefits. One benefit that’s really got us talking is how CBD has our skin feeling. Whether you’re ingesting CBD oil or using it topically, your skin is sure to see a boost. 

So how does CBD work with your skin and how can you incorporate it into your everyday routine? Here’s what you need to know about healthy skin and CBD. 

The Science: CBD & The Skin

Our skin’s endocannabinoid system works just like that of the body. It’s continually striving for a state of equilibrium and balance. When cannabinoid receptors are activated, they regulate the skin’s normal function as a barrier. It has recently been discovered that our skin’s outer layer, the epidermis, has a dense network of CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD interacts with these pathways across the epidermis and dermis for a range of regulatory functions + potential benefits. Due to the skin’s regulating and balancing abilities, CBD may be helpful for a wide variety of skin types and conditions.

How can CBD Support Healthy Skin?

Studies suggest that CBD retains antioxidant properties, which helps to combat the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. When antioxidants are used on the skin, they have anti-aging properties and help prevent damage to the skin. Using a product high in antioxidants is a great first step in a daily skincare routine. 

The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD are also well known. Several common skin conditions are the result of inflammation, making CBD a helpful tool for soothing skin. We break down all the ways that CBD can assist with inflammation in our blog post here

CBD may also play a vital role in helping to slow down the process of collagen loss, keeping skin looking more youthful, firm, and lifted. CBD helps to balance out the skin, which can help in battling dryness, redness, and discoloration. All conditions can age the skin. 

CBD may also aid in sebum production. No matter your age, problematic skin can strike. Oily skin, dead skin cells, and an imbalance of hormones can all lead to pore-clogging sebum. A 2016 study published in Experimental Dermatology found that CBD can play a role in reducing sebum production, in turn keeping your skin bright and healthy-looking. 

How can you incorporate CBD into your skincare routine?

Combining the benefits of CBD with other powerful skincare ingredients can create a skin-perfecting combination. Starting off with a gentle exfoliating cleanser will not only scrub dead skin cells away but won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Our Start Fresh cleanser contains 25 MG of CBD, helping to calm your skin right from the beginning. 

The key to any skincare routine is a multitasking serum, like Glow Complex. Combining antioxidant properties with hydrating Hyaluronic acid will plump skin and create a glow from within.

Hydration is key for all skin types, even oily skin! A lightweight moisturizer, like Dew the Most, is powerful enough to provide all-day hydration, but won’t clog your pores. CBD combined with ingredients like nourishing fatty acids, hydrating glycerin, and a high-performance anti-aging peptide known as palmitoyl tripeptide-37, can give your skin a healthy and hydrated look and feel.

When your skin goes into renewal mode at night, it’s important to keep it moisturized and nourished. A rich nighttime mask, like Overnight It, can help regenerate skin. This mask has 70 MG of CBD, working in tandem with the skin’s natural restorative processes at night. 

With so many ways to use CBD, it’s easy to incorporate it seamlessly into your everyday skincare routine.  CBD activates the cannabinoids receptors, helping to regulate the skin’s natural barrier and create balance. Whether you are ingesting CBD or using it in your skincare routine, get ready for glowing, healthy skin!