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A Natural Way to Combat Aging
Growing old is a part of life that’s impossible to avoid. The signs of aging are most visible in our skin, but it’s certainly possible to delay those telltale signs by having a constant skin care regimen. CBD and mature skin care go hand in hand as it’s very beneficial and helps the skin age more gracefully as compared to conventional skin care products.
What Happens To Skin As We Age?
Science has proven that there are 2 different types of skin aging- intrinsically and extrinsically.
Intrinsic aging is also known as natural aging and is an inevitable part of human life. This type of skin aging happens slowly over time because our bodies produce less collagen as we advance in years. As you may know, collagen production is at its peak when you’re in your 20s but it slowly tapers off, leaving you with thinner, more fragile skin. The skin glands produce less oil which also means that your skin will be more prone to dryness. Elastin, the stuff that makes our skin tight and plump is lost over time, which explains the sagging.
Extrinsic aging is caused by your skin’s exposure to the environment and outside elements. Notable extrinsic skin aging factors include a poor diet, constant exposure to pollutants such as dirt, smoke, etc., sun damage and more. These elements accelerate the skin aging process and makes our skin look older than it should be. What’s more, constant exposure to sun makes our skin look uneven, have unsightly dark spots and become marred with wrinkles and fine lines.
Did you know that about 90% of total visible skin aging is caused by extrinsic aging? Most of the damage you see is caused by external factors. Constant exposure often leads to an accelerated thickening of the skin which makes it look old and leathery.
Benefits of CBD Oil
CBD oil helps prevent extrinsic aging and oxidative stress, thereby slowing the aging process greatly. The good thing about CBD is that it doesn’t have any psychoactive compounds and it won’t cause a “high” when you use it as part of your anti-aging skin care regimen.
Cannabis As An Antioxidant
Oxidative stress is the term used when describing the fine balance between oxidants and anti-oxidants. More oxidative damage means aging is accelerated and ailments such as various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases show up. Keeping the balance and having an abundance of antioxidants is essential for good health and well-being.
Cannabis can help prevent skin aging in many ways. While it can’t be used topically as sunscreen, the herb contains powerful antioxidants that stave off external sources of skin damage such as sun, smoke and UV rays.
When taken in, the antioxidants in CBD start neutralizing harmful components called free radicals within the body. As you may know, free radicals are molecules that destroy cells and DNA if left unchecked. A good example of an external free radical is the sun’s UV rays and chemical toxins in smoke. The more free radical components in the skin, the more stress and external damage you receive over time.
CBD protects the skin from free radicals and save your skin cells and DNA from external damage. In some studies it was found that CBD actually contains more antioxidants than vitamins C and E! These helpful compounds even accelerate the skin rejuvenation process and create a shield that staves off future free radicals from entering.
Cannabis For Sleep And Relaxation
Did you know that Cannabidiol plays a vital role in the prevention of wrinkles forming in the skin?
Let’s take a quick look at what causes wrinkling. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and it’s also the first line of defense from damaging and harmful external elements. Years of constant exposure to environmental stress can wear down the skin and your natural defenses. Too much and you’ll experience cell and DNA damage, which the telomeres, or the chromosome that controls aging, is a part of.
Cannabidiol intake naturally causes the body to become more relaxed and less stressed. The welcome break allows the skin to regroup and become more relaxed, which translates to fewer and less pronounced signs of aging.
Sleep is also a vital component to healthy-looking skin. CBD is known to offer users a deeper, more satisfying sleep. The better the sleep quality (length and depth), the more the body could repair the skin and produce healthy cells. During REM, CBD flushes out the beta amyloid plaque and eliminates the “brain fog” effect, making you feel more refreshed and ready to tackle the day’s endeavors.
Endocannabinoids Promote Oil Production
Sebaceous glands located underneath our skin controls oil production, which in turn waterproofs and lubricates the skin everyday. Our sebaceous glands decrease over time, and as oil production slows down your skin turns leathery and dry. Endocannabinoids can facilitate more oil production as they bond with skin cells and help the sebaceous glands produce more oil for alleviating dry skin conditions.
Topical And Dietary Cannabis Products
Tired of trying product after product without no success? Face creams with ingredients too complicated to pronounce may not be the right skin care product for you. It’s time for the more natural, holistic approach. Hemp extracts and oils can fight off the effects of skin aging by making your skin produce more oil, shielding your skin from oxidative stress and reducing internal inflammation.
Cannabis is a compound that can be incorporated in a wide variety of skin care products, including oils, lotions, balms and creams. As hemp ingredient is 100% legal you can buy topical CBD products without needing a medical marijuana card. What’s more CBD-based skin care products are safe for everyday use. The cannabinoid components won’t cause a high and work in localized areas.
Hemp oil is rich with antioxidants and essential fatty acids. The omega fatty acids contribute to better skin health while boosting CBD’s antioxidant powers. Hemp oil, when applied to the skin works wonders in any skin care regimen. You can expect healthy, vibrant-looking skin when you use CBD topical skin care products regularly. Dietary hemp oil can likewise supply you with more than half of your linoleic acid needs for a youthful, plump and health skin.