CBD SKINCARE AND ITS ANTI-AGING EFFECTS
CBD Skincare for Anti-Aging is gaining more recognition because it is a natural way to combat signs of aging and even revert them. People become more aware these days and often would like to avoid using chemicals -which are usually used in regular skin care products- to keep looking young a long as possible.
7 ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES OF CBD skincare
- Antioxidant and Neuroprotectant – CBD mitigates aging by reducing brain neuron inflammation. It also reduces oxidative stress caused by brain trauma and stroke.
- Improves Memory – CBD mitigates aging by improving memory and cognitive functions.
- Calming Effect – CBD reduces the impact of stress and prevents or mitigates anxiety. This will reduce the effects that stress and anxiety usually have on aging people.
- Improves Sleep – CBD mitigates aging by making you sleep better. An improved REM sleep also prevents diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
- Skin Antioxidant – CBD protects your skin against the effects of the sun, smoke, pollution etc. Cannabidiol also improves acne and other skin conditions.
- Reduces Inflammation – CBD cures inflammation. Chronic inflammation is believed to be a contributor to many aging diseases like diabetes, arthritis, neurodegenerative disease etc.
- Improves Quality of Life – CBD relieves pain, anxiety, depression, inflammation and much more. It therefore very noticeably improves the quality of life, reducing aging effects.
Why is it good for your skin?
Known for its healing properties, “cannabidiol offers some serious antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits which can be beneficial in treating skin concerns like inflammation, dryness and free radical damage,” says Ildi Pekar, NYC-based aesthetician and founder of her own eponymous skincare line.
CBD might also be effective in fighting acne as it helps reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Additionally, studies indicate that cannabidiol may be effective in treating eczema and psoriasis as well.
While the research on CBD’s benefits is fairly limited, it’s generally considered safe to use topically. “There is likely no harm in continuing to use a CBD-infused product you like,” tells Dr. Adarsh Mudgil, a double board-certified dermatologist and founder of Mudgil Dermatology. “If you happen to have a reaction from a CBD topical product, it’s likely not from the CBD itself, but some other ingredient like a botanical,” explains the skincare specialist.
How to choose the right CBD skincare product?
All cannabidiol-infused products are formulated using full-spectrum CBD oil, broad-spectrum CBD oil or CBD isolate.
“Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all the compounds found in hemp, including trace amounts of THC. Broad-spectrum CBD oil, on the other hand, contains a range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids derived from hemp, but no THC,” explains Ed Donnelly, CBD expert and founder of AmourCBD.
Meanwhile, “CBD isolate is the purest version of CBD. It doesn’t contain any other compounds that you find in a hemp plant,” tells Pekar. “This form of CBD oil is best for facial skin as it’s pure, doesn’t clog pores and is packed with skin-rejuvenating antioxidants,” adds the aesthetician.
Look for products that mention “cannabidiol”, “hemp extract”, “broad-spectrum CBD”, “full-spectrum CBD” or “hemp CBD” on the label. Also, note that hemp seed oil or cannabis Sativa seed oil isn’t the same thing as CBD oil. “CBD oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. It’s a finer and lighter oil as compared to hemp seed oil that tends to be greasier,” explains Pekar.
Another essential step is to determine the amount of CBD in a product. “For instance, if you are looking for lotions and oils for pain relief or anxiety, the CBD percentage needs to be higher in order to be effective,” says Pekar.
The most important factor to consider, however, is the quality of the product you’re purchasing. According to a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, over 60% of online CBD products are mislabeled. So, “make sure you trust the brand and have confidence that the product is safe and that it contains exactly what the label claims it contains,” says Donnelly. “It’s best to always opt for products that have been tested in a third-party lab,” suggests Pekar. Here are a few other things to keep in mind when buying a CBD product.