If you’ve ever considered botox for warding off the inevitable signs of aging, then the phrase, ‘CBD skincare’ might be the last thing you’ve ever thought about but before you go under the knife, hear us out. 

From the Kardashians to your next-door neighbor, it seems like almost everyone is becoming obsessed with beauty regiments aimed at preventing or completely reversing the anti-aging process.

Since 2002, 11 million North Americans have gone under the knife for cosmetic botox.  That’s a growth rate of some 6 percent year over year! With an average cost of $600 to $850 per session and considering the fact that botox can wear off in as little as 4 to 6 months, perhaps the time is ripe to consider other age-defying alternatives. 

Even if you’re not looking to achieve this fountain of youth effect, you still want to look good and that starts with having great, clear skin which in our increasingly busy schedules, few of us have the time for.

Rather than shelling out the big bucks to get rid of wrinkles and ‘bad’ skin, we have a more unlikely solution: CBD skin care. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with going under the knife to become the best you that you can be, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone that agrees with the idea that botox is cheap and accessible as cheaper, natural alternatives. 

After reading the following guide on CBD for skincare, which means using CBD oil for acne, eczema, wrinkles and the like, you should be confident enough to ditch your current, account-draining skin regiment in favour of this au natural remedy! 

 

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Is CBD Truly An Effective Means Toward Better Skin? 

With barriers to cannabis research being lifted alongside increasingly lax regulations, not a day goes by wherein there is not some new, scientific study exploring how CBD can assist with anxiety, or schizophrenia, arthritis, chronic pain. Despite the mounting research in support of CBD’s benefits, you’ll be forgiven for being skeptical when it comes to using CBD oil for skin care.  

Before writing the whole thing off, let’s consider the science behind CBD and how its properties interact with the body’s inherent endocannabinoid system

The body has two main receptors that target the introduction of CBD, hemp, or THC. CB1 and CB2. The former generates the psychoactive high emblematic of good kush and is expressed mainly in the brain (central nervous system and also in the lungs, liver and kidneys, while the latter is expressed mainly in the immune system and helps to regulate our bodily functions.

So, when it comes to using CBD oil for skin care, we’re looking at the non-psychoactive compounds that can help detox the body by supporting our stressed-out systems. We’ll let the science speak for itself and let you decide if and when you want to cancel your next Botox treatment.

 

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CBD Oil For Acne: Does It Work?

CBD oil for acne is an effective treatment, but perhaps not in the ways you initially thought. 

By taking aim at the root cause of acne – hormonal imbalances induced by genetics, poor diets, high stress or the use of some medications, CBD oil seeks seeks to mitigate the body’s natural desire to secrete oily sebum and reduce the occurrence of outbreaks from dirt, pollutants, and other environmental ‘deviants’.

A 2015 study found that by using face cream with 3 percent of cannabis seed extract over a 12-week period twice a day, there was a significant reduction in breakouts. The long-time acne sufferer can start using CBD for acne today by mixing just a little bit of the oil with a carrier (e.g., coconut oil or olive oil) and applying it, again, twice daily. 

 

CBD Oil For Wrinkles And Anti-aging Effects? 

While we still have to wait for the long overdue discovery of the fountain of youth, we can adopt adopt less expensive, intrusive, and potentially harmful ways stop the aging process in the meantime. Recent studies support the notion that CBD is effective as an anti-ageing, wrinkle-reducing compound. 

As with the above section regarding acne and the body producing too much oil in which to protect the skin, the opposite occurs as we age. In other words, the body stops producing oil, which results in drier skin followed on by cracks, wrinkles, and crow’s feet!

There is a growing body of knowledge that continues to suggest that CBD is ‘smart’ enough to actually fill in gaps in the body’s generation of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. It’s strongly recommended that CBD oil be consumed orally because smoking the herb can clog pores and actually contribute to making us appear older!

 

Can CBD Treat Skin Inflammation?

A journal article from the American Academy of Dermatology reported that CBD shows the most promise when used in the reduction of itching caused by everything ranging from allergies to psoriasis.  

And here’s how you can use CBD to treat skin inflammation:

In order to achieve the 86.4 percent reduction in itchiness, as reported by the above study’s key constituents, it is recommended that CBD oil be blended with an emollient, which is to say a cream, ointment, lotion, or gel, prior to direct application over the rash or aggravated patch of skin.

 

CBD Skincare: The Remedy For Wrinkles, Eczema And Acne?

While the above guide started off in a bit of a light-hearted manner, the use of chemicals to reduce aging or prevent acne are very real and can result in some undesirable side effects.

Consider what could happen with just one injection or cream should the user not take care in treating dermatological symptoms, or: allergic reactions, rashes, headaches, back aches, shortness of breath, bruising, pain, infection, flu-like symptoms, dry mouth, anxiety, and fever, just to name a few.

Additionally, think about having great skin and the boost of confidence it can generate before going on a date, job interview, or other, similar face-to-face meeting.

Taken together, then, why not try CBD for skin care and CBD for acne?  What have you got to lose besides a couple years off your driver’s license?

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I'm a writer and editor for Herb Approach News, dedicated to providing insight about everything in the new, emerging cannabis space. How exciting it is! Before focusing on cannabis, I spent several years freelancing, and before that, I spent a handful of years finishing my Masters Degree in Publishing and Creative Writing.