Anti-aging, Acne, and More—Can CBD Oil Help Combat Skin Issues?
It’s no secret that CBD oil is making its rounds as one of the hottest new topics in skincare. It seems like you can’t go a single day without spotting a new CBD oil skincare product—from creams to serums to face masks, CBD oil seems to be in everything nowadays.
As an esthetician who has clients to please, you know better than to fall prey to every skincare fad and fluke that floods the market, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s happening in the world of skincare. You’re probably asking yourself, “so, what’s really the deal with this CBD oil stuff? Does it actually have skincare benefits?”
That’s exactly what we’re here to answer. If you’re ready to stop wondering if CBD oil is all buzz and hype and are ready to learn the cold hard facts, then you’re in the right place.
CBD Oil—What is That Stuff, Anyway?
So, you’ve heard the term CBD Oil before—it’s a pretty hot buzz word in our industry at the moment. But, do you truly know what it is or why it’s becoming such a popular ingredient in skincare products?
We’ll start with some basics to give you the need-to-know background details to build on. CBD is actually called cannabidiol. It’s a component of marijuana or hemp plants—but without the mind-altering properties of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH). CBD is typically sold as an oil, but when it’s extracting from the flowers and leaves of marijuana and hemp plants, it’s actually a powder—typically, that powder is mixed with some kind of oil (like olive oil, coconut oil, or hemp oil) in order to enhance its application.
Even though you probably have a clear idea of what CBD oil is, we want to make sure we drive this point home—CBD oil is not a product that can “get you high” when used as skincare (or for other purposes) because it does not contain THC, which is the intoxicating component of the marijuana or hemp plant.
You might be thinking something along the lines of “oh, so, CBD oil is like hemp seed oil, right?” Actually, they’re different (it’s confusing, but bear with us for a moment). Hemp seed oil is similar because it’s also extracted from hemp plants, but unlike CBD oil, it does not contain a richly concentrated dose of cannabidiol. In fact, hemp seed oil only has trace amounts of this substance (if any at all), whereas CBD oil is absolutely packed with concentrated cannabidiol.
What are the Benefits of CBD Oil?
By now, you’ve probably got CBD down to a science, but we still haven’t answered the most important question of all—does CBD oil have skincare benefits?
The short answer? Yes.
The longer answer? Yes, it does, and for several unique, varying reasons, but not all CBD oil products are created equally. Some research shows that CBD oil is beneficial for a diverse mix of skin issues, however, scientific studies are needed to 100 percent confirm these results.
Wrinkles & Anti-Aging
CBD is a natural substance that comes from a plant, right? So, it’s no surprise that there are clear antioxidant properties. It’s these properties that are said to help reduce wrinkles and signs of aging in complexions. Like other antioxidants, CBD oil is said to counteract free radicals, diminish wrinkles, brighten skin, and improve skin tone overall. It’s impossible to say that CBD oil is the antioxidant that’s going to make the most difference in signs of aging—there are so many antioxidants out there that help combat these signs—but it’s certainly an ingredient to consider.
Acne & Breakouts
As we all likely know, acne is an inflammatory condition—as an esthetician, that’s likely no surprise to you whatsoever. And while acne can flare up from a multitude of causes, it’s a well-known fact that applying products that help to reduce inflammation to breakouts will reduce the appearance of those breakouts as well as redness that’s related to the flare-up.
CBD has largely been credited for its anti-inflammatory benefits when topically applied, which, of course, means that it’s a promising ingredient for complexions that battle inflammatory acne. CBD oil is said to calm down irritated and inflamed skin, help complexions look better, and to reduce inflammatory pain as a result of acne. There’s even research that shows CBD has the potential to minimize excess oil (sebum) production because of its balancing properties.
CBD is also said to have soothing, calming properties that can help reduce redness, normalize complexions, and help with skin’s reactivity. A dash of CBD oil skincare could help all skin types battle the dose of environmental stressors our complexions deal with daily.
Quick CBD Facts You Need to Know Before You Implement Them In Your Routine
Here are a few, quick things you should know about CBD oil skin care products before you buy them!
- Just because a product says it’s a CBD oil product doesn’t mean it’s the CBD oil product you want. According to the FDA, if a product contains richly concentrated cannabidiol, it will be listed on its ingredient lineup as cannabidiol. Other alternative products that aren’t purely CBD will contain other names on their labels like CBD-enriched hemp seed oil. Always double-check with the company that what you’re purchasing is verifiable cannabidiol.
- Though your CBD oil product might not have regulated terms to help differentiate among them, you might want to know helpful buzzwords like CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD, and full-spectrum CBD. We explain these in our podcast.
- If you’re unsure about the product, ask the brand for specific details—if they can’t answer your specific questions, they might not be a pure CBD product.
- If you see a CBD product that lists the cannabidiol content in milligrams, it’s a good sign that could be a reliable product.
- CBD oil will have skincare benefits so long as it’s legitimate and extracted properly.
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