CBD & Skin Health

By Jo Phillips

So does CBD Help Your Skin’s Health? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD for short, has become a popular health supplement over the past two decades thanks to research into its effectiveness as a health and wellness supplement. One area of clinical research that is still emerging is how CBD is able to help with the health of your skin.

There has yet to be any full-scale clinical trials to measure specific ways in which CBD can or cannot improve your skin or treat certain skin conditions. However, some general information is already known. Here’s what you need to know about how CBD can improve the health of your skin.

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Reduces Inflammation

CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which is an important property to have when it comes to a variety of skin conditions and general skin health. As a result, it can help with a variety of skin conditions, such as:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema

There are two ways to use CBD to help these skin conditions. First, you can apply CBD oil drops directly onto the affected area of skin. It also has some antiseptic properties, so it can treat your skin issue without causing other issues. Second, you can get special creams or lotions that contain CBD as an active ingredient. These topicals will also come with other ingredients that are made to help with specific skin issues as well.

Anti-Ageing Components

Most skin products will offer some level of anti-ageing properties to help skin look younger, brighter, and smoother. One of the main skincare ingredients that accomplish that is antioxidants. They are one of the most sought after kinds of ingredients for skin products because they have been found to help with:

  • Skin inflammation
  • Protection from sun damage
  • Repairing dry, damaged skin
  • Reducing wrinkles
  • Improving the brightness of your skin

This is why CBD has become an increasingly popular ingredient in skin products, since it is loaded with antioxidants. It may help promote the health of your skin even if you just ingest CBD oil or use a CBD vape wholesale.

A Source of Omega Fatty Acids

Another in-demand ingredient in skin products are omega fatty acids. Fatty acids are considered a building block for new cell production, including the production of new and healthy skin cells. Having healthier skin cell production can greatly help your skin look brighter and more vibrant.

Fatty acids can make your skin stronger and less prone to being broken by light cuts or scrapes. It can reduce redness and sensitivity to environmental issues like smoke, smog, dust and debris. It also helps hydrate your skin so it doesn’t feel dry and itchy, and it just so happens that CBD contains all three kinds of omega fatty acids.

It is for these reasons that CBD is becoming very popular among manufacturers of skincare products, and some skin experts are jumping on board. At the very least, it is a more eco-friendly and sustainable way to source antioxidants and omega fatty acids as ingredients for their products. It can also help treat more serious skin conditions, so you can treat the flare-ups and reduce the severity of symptoms.