Lately, you come across it more and more, the idea of having CBD in skin care. But what is it and how does it work? CBD stands for cannabidiol, a component of the cannabis plant, or for some people what may call a pluoštinė kanapė (fiber hemp). When I start talking about it in practice, it often produces raised eyebrows and surprised looks, but CBD Isolate in skin care does not contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient that can get you high. So today, here we will discuss what are the benefits this plant extract has to offer the skin.
THE BENEFITS OF CBD IN SKIN CARE
CBD as a dietary supplement in the form of drops has long been popular for calming, pain relief, and as a sleep aid. In some trendy restaurants, it is even added to coffee, smoothies, and dishes.
Why is this plant extract so good for the skin? First, CBD is a strong antioxidant and can protect the skin. This is not to say that it is the only or best, because the choice in good antioxidants is of course huge.
Several studies show that CBD can not only soothe the mind but also the skin. How does this work? CBD gives hypersensitive skin cells a signal that tells them how they can calm themselves. This balances the skin and reduces redness, sensitivity, roughness, and dullness. CBD is still being researched on what positive effects it has on our skin, but it seems that it reduces inflammation, inhibits the overproduction of skin cells, and reduces sebum production!
Which skin cells are sensitive to CBD?
- Cells in the epidermis or epidermis (Keratinocytes)
- Pigment cells (melanocytes)
- Connective tissue cells (Fibroblasts)
- Sebaceous gland cells (Sebocytes)
- Sweat gland cells
- Cells in the hair follicle
For which skin complaints can you use CBD?
- Skin aging
- Redness or sensitive skin
CANNABIDIOL IN COMBINATION WITH MICRONEEDLING
Various (medical) brands such as Toskani and DP Dermaceuticals focus on products with CBD.
Due to its soothing and restorative properties, skin care with Cannabidiol is used by these brands as preparation and aftercare for skin therapeutic treatments such as micro-needling. During the treatment, it serves as a stress and pain reducer, and afterward, it helps the skin recover faster.
WANT TO TRY PRODUCTS WITH CBD?
Cannabidiol comes in many forms. An example of this is the CBD Elixir from DP Dermaceuticals (from their CBD line). These are drops that can, for example, mix with other skin products to experience the benefits of CBD in combination with your own, favorite cream or of course apply purely to your skin. You can also take these drops as a dietary supplement to reduce stress (contains no THC and you do not experience a “high” effect!).
Another fine cream from DP Dermaceuticals’ CBD line is the Uber Calm Balm. This provides quick relief when applied to painful spots on the skin and also has a moisturizing and soothing effect on the skin. It helps to soften and nourish flared skin and it addresses the visible signs of skin aging.
Cbd has also been added to the After Cream from Toskani. In addition to Cannabidiol (CBD), the After Cream contains Vitamin K & Arnica Montana which contribute to the reduction of redness and bruising after aesthetic procedures.