The use of CBD in anti-ageing skin care products such as topical oils or creams is becoming more popular, as it contain several properties which could help reduce premature signs of ageing.
Ageing is a natural, biological process that all of us will face.
It causes the loss of elastin and collagen production which shows the signs of ageing in the skin.
As the body produces approximately one percent collagen each year after the age of 20, resulting in the loss of firmness that’s often seen in elderly people.
The skin becomes thinner as oil production decreases, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and the overall dehydration of the skin.
As we age, environmental conditions have a bigger effect on skin health and contribute to obvious signs of ageing.
Sun damage plays a role in causing the skin to wrinkle, become more fragile, show hyper-pigmentation, deep lines, age spots or sunspots over time.
Other factors such as dry heat and air conditions and pollution further enhance the ageing process.
The question is, how could CBD help reduce or lessen their impact?
Some early evidence indicates that topical application of CBD may be efficacious for some skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and inflammatory conditions.
CBD also has powerful antioxidant properties – perhaps even more so than Vitamin C and E – which help prevent more visible signs of agEing, by reducing free-radicals which cause collagen to break down faster.
The National Institute of Health has a patent on CBD and other cannabinoids’ antioxidant and neuro-protective properties, citing that cannabinoids could be useful as a treatment for various conditions including several age-related diseases.
Both properties are essential in anti-aging treatments, which can not only increase overall wellness, but diminish the signs of wrinkles in older individuals.
It doesn’t stop there, though.
People using CBD to reduce inflammation appear to have a more youthful, healthier-looking skin after consistent use.
CBD oil is a natural moisturiser which could help overall skin health by managing dry skin and promoting the body’s natural oil production, when used with an appropriate base.
At the same time, it works to improve moisture retention, lessening the chances of dry skin in the future.
And many CBD skin care products also contain additional ingredients to help the skin stay naturally refreshed and optimise its overall appearance.
Tamara McAsey, product director and head formulator at Cannafull Ltd said: “CBD products in skincare have a high level concentration of vitamin C which shows significant results in skin clarity and dullness.
“The hydration properties of CBD helps with dryness which can cause fine lines and wrinkles and stop the sign of ageing.”
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