There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the numerous benefits of CBD oil — and for good reason. According to the World Health Organization, the holistic, natural oil has real and tested medicinal uses, from relieving pain, to reducing anxiety and depression, to stopping seizures, to improving insomnia, and more— all with little to no side effects.
But the use of CBD oil in skincare has been another hot topic of discussion these days. Ask any beauty buff, CBD oil is finding its way into beauty products all over the world— from face creams, to lip balms, to serums, to body lotions.
To answer the question many people are asking… no, CBD oil won’t get you high. To break it down simply, the two most prominent chemical compounds extracted from the cannabis sativa plant are CBD and THC. THC gets you high….but CBD doesn't.
As laws on cannabis become more lax, and enthusiasm on the emerging research supporting its legitimate medicinal properties increase, CBD is getting its much-deserved props. And with that, CBD beauty is becoming a budding industry (no pun intended).
In this blog, we cover 5 proven beauty benefits of CBD oil.
Hydration: CBD oil has nourishing vitamins and moisturizing qualities which hydrate the skin and support a healthy glow, without clogging your pores.
Acne: CBD oil combats three major causes of acne: inflammation, excess oil, and bacteria. Promising new research suggests that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil can benefit breakout-prone skin, specifically acne vulgaris, which is one of the most common acne inflammatory conditions. Acne vulgaris is characterized by an overproduction of sebum, an oily secretion from an overworked sebaceous gland. CBD oil helps suppress acne by regulating oil production and balancing out oily skin. It’s anti-inflammatory properties also help combat other inflammatory-related skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and rosacea. Bacteria is another main culprit behind acne. The powerful antibacterial properties in CBD oil counteract that bacteria and support a healthy, acne-free, even complexion.
Antioxidants & Anti-Aging: CBD contains antioxidants that stabilize free radicals, which are unstable molecules that the body produces naturally. When an excessive build-up of free radicals occur, they can cause oxidative stress, which damages cells, causing acne, illness, and aging. CBD oil is also chock-full of vitamins A, C, & E, which stimulate the production of collagen, helping the skin remain healthy, smooth and firm.
Cleanser: CBD oil can be used as an all-natural makeup remover. Simply dab some onto a washcloth or cotton swab, and watch the makeup effortlessly remove from the skin and eyes. Compared to other oils, CBD oil has a comedogenic rating of zero, meaning there’s absolutely no way it’ll clog your pores.
- Hair & Nails: Not only can skin benefit from CBD oil…hair and nails can too! CBD oil is rich in amino and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It can be used topically on the cuticles for an all-natural solution to nail repair. The fatty acids can also restore hair’s natural strength, softness, and shine. It can also be used as a conditioner. Before shampooing, apply a small amount of CBD oil to the hair and scalp. Let it soak in the hair for approximately 20 minutes, and proceed to shampoo and condition as normal.
As research on the healing properties of CBD continues, it is possible that even more wellness and beauty benefits will emerge. If you’re curious about trying CBD oil for yourself, there are several ways to include it into your daily beauty regimen. But as with any new or trending beauty product on the market, we recommend do your own research and consult your dermatologist before doing so.