Your skin is the largest organ. It protects you in a multitude of ways, and in turn, deserves for you to make skincare a top priority. Using CBD for skin care will help you put your best face forward!
Keep reading to learn about skin care and how Cannabidiol can help your skin!
Understanding Your Skin
The skin consists of several layers. Each contains unique properties that can benefit from CBD for skincare.
The most superficial layer of skin is the epidermis. This consists of dead skin cells that serve as a protective barrier from environmental hazards, and a basal layer, full of melanocytes, which create the skin’s pigment.
The dead cells constantly flake off as the body produces more. Most skin care products do not reach past the most superficial portion of dead cells, creating a short term solution to nice skin.
The middle layer of skin, called the dermis, houses all of the nerves, glands, essential proteins, enzymes, and blood cells. This portion also contains collagen, a protein gives the skin plumpness for a more youthful look. As the collagen breaks down, faces look dryer and more drawn. Though we cannot see the dermis, this portion serves a vital purpose as an operation center and requires care.
In the deepest layer of skin, the hypodermis, you will find adipose tissue that insulates the body and nerves that allow for feeling. This portion also contains the protein elastic which allows the skin to stretch and bounce back. The breakdown of elastin creates a drooping of the skin.
Knowing Your Skin Type
As a glance around will tell you, all skin is not created equal. Knowing your skin type can help you properly care for your skin using Regenefi products.
Normal skin produces the proper amount of oil called sebum. If you are blessed with this type, this does not mean that you can skip a skincare routine. Skincare still prevents acne, preserves the skin from weathering and aging, and keeps you looking vibrant. With normal skin, you will glow, but not feel greasy.
Some people produce too much oil in their skin. This leads to shiny, greasy feeling skin that can lead to severe acne from clogged pores.
Dry skin occurs when you produce too little sebum. This dryness leaves the barrier layer unprotected and can lead to cracking and wrinkles. It can also trigger the oil glands to overcompensate and lead to acne like oily skin.
Sensitive skin can occur from a number of conditions, ranging from allergies to psoriasis. It often feels irritated and may look rashed, typically from certain triggers. Knowing your triggers and choosing soothing skin care can help keep sensitive skin clear.
Triggers may include:
- specific foods (allergens or acidic foods)
- fragrant creams or oils
- detergents and soaps
As with any other skin type, adding CBD oil to your routine can help improve sensitive skin.
CBD for Skin Care
CBD will improve your skincare routine despite what skin type you possess. Let’s look at some of the benefits of CBD for skincare!
Produces an Anti-Inflammatory Effect
One of the most prominent effects of CBD is the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids. With the activation of vanilloid and CB2 receptors located on immune structures, CBD oil triggers a response that relieves inflammation.
This property reduces the pain, redness, and swelling from acne. Moreover, it can potentially reduce the inflammation from sensitivities such as mild allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.
Regulates Sebum Production
Whether your skin gets oily or dry, CBD can help! This cannabinoid reaches the sebaceous glands, located in the dermis, and helps it to properly regulate oil production.
By preventing oily skin, CBD will make you look and feel less greasy. This also prevents acne and helps you keep your face cleaner. Preventing dry skin will prevent painful chapping and help keep a youthful look by protecting your face against wrinkles.
Keeps Fungus and Bacteria at Bay
The atmosphere exposes us to all sorts of microbes. Some of them gather on the skin.
Fungal infections, like ringworm, can create unsightly marks on the skin. Bacteria can gather in the pores to cause a skin infection or pimples.
Fortunately, CBD contains antimicrobial properties that will fight against infections! This will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
Cannabidiol contains antioxidant properties. Antioxidants remove harmful oxygen particles called free radicals.
In the body, unpaired oxygen atoms damage the cells. This speeds up the effects of aging.
By damaging the proteins elastin and collagen, free radicals can make the face look wrinkles and saggy. The antioxidants in CBD protect the skin from this aging, working like a fountain of youth.
Controls Skin Cell Proliferation
Psoriasis research reveals that CBD oil may slow down skin cell proliferation, preventing an overabundance of cells from pushing to the surface. The painful and marring condition Psoriasis occurs due to an overgrowth of skin cells. This, along with the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties make CBD an ideal treatment for such skin conditions.
How to Use CBD for Skincare
You can use CBD in many forms for your skincare routine. Placing CBD oil beneath the tongue allows it to absorb quickly into the bloodstream for a full body effect. This does not exclude the skin.
Topical CBD creams will soak into the skin, reaching receptors in the dermis for a more intense localized effect. This will give normal skin a healthier glow and heal the other skin types.
For best results, use CBD products in your daily skincare routine. Enhance your skincare routine with other natural remedies.
Start with a balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruits, omega fats, an protein to keep your skin looking vibrant. Facial massages using CBD amp up the effects as massages stimulate additional blood flow to the tissues. Also, using CBD topicals in conjunction with cosmetic acupuncture will make you look significantly younger and healthier.
Prior to applying your CBD, wash your face with a gentle cleanser to make sure you do not seal in any dirt or debris. You may want to also use a gentle exfoliant, like brown sugar mixed with your CBD oil from time to time to make your skin feel smoother and glow.
Choose Regenefi for Your Skincare
Using CBD for skin care will help you put your best face forward. At Regenefi, we create the purest products to help you look and feel radiant.
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