PROTECT YOUR SKIN AGAINST COLD WEATHER WITH CBD
Now summer has ended…
The end of summer is always a bit of a dip. Especially in these times of corona (Covid-19), where in many countries there is also a (partial) lockdown. This article blows a breath of fresh air to your daily skincare route and explains how to protect your skin during the cooler weather.
When the weather turns, you need more layers and you have ‘to swap’ your flip-flops and swimwear for thicker clothes. However, one of the biggest disadvantages of the cooler temperatures is their effect on your skin. As the weather gets cooler, your skin may feel less hydrated than it did during the summer. In addition, you may suffer from itching, pimples, chapped hands (also due to frequent hand washing during corona) and even chapped lips.
As soon as the weather gets cold, CBD can also be applied locally and help with some of the most important problems of your skin. This is why.
2. First stop, what is CBD again..!?
Nowadays, many people know and use CBD oil. Many studies agree that hemp-infused products have a lot of good effects on different skin conditions. For example, CBD oil can work very well for eczema or psoriasis. Since a lot of people know about it, but also a lot of nonsense appears about these products, I would like to clarify the effects of CBD and hemp oil on the skin.
As you have already read, the popularity of CBD oil has increased tremendously. But there is still a lot of uncertainty left, so what is it exactly?
Cannabidiol, the abbreviation is CBD, an active substance extracted from the leaves and buds of industrial hemp, a variety of hemp grown legally. The CBD oil is sold as a food supplement, in the form of oil and capsules. But also as a component of other products such as ointments.
3. And how does it work in our body?
Cannabidiol is one of the 104 active substances from the cannabis plant. It belongs as a substance to the group of cannabinoids. Another known substance that belongs to this group is THC, this is the substance that gets you high. In contrast to THC, CBD does not lead to a change of consciousness. So you don’t get high from CBD oil or hemp oil, because it doesn’t contain THC or a VERY low dosage.
There have been many studies that have shown that our body produces its own cannabinoids, just like the cannabis plant does. These body’s own cannabinoids play an important role in our body. They are produced by the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and this system regulates very important functions such as:
The cannabinoids link to the receptors that regulate the action in the body. Scientists have discovered that CBD helps the receptors in the body to function optimally. Among other things, CBD ensures that cannabinoids are better absorbed into the body. This results in improved performance of the above functions.
4. HOW DOES CBD PROTECT YOUR SKIN?
So, what exactly does CBD do for the skin? This question can be answered in several ways because cannabidiol induces a number of different stimulating processes for both healthy and affected skin cells. Some parts of the research on the effects of CBD have been well studied, while others are just coming to the surface.
5. CBD is Anti-inflammatory
A topic concerning CBD research that everyone thinks almost the same about is that CBD can be used as an anti-inflammatory. Many studies have shown that this statement is correct, specific findings are cited, such as a 2010 study that found that CBD suppresses cytokines and chemokines that are susceptible to inflammation.
So what does all this have to do with the skin? Actually, everything from mild skin irritation to serious skin conditions is made worse by inflammation. CBD has been shown to have the potential to reduce the inflammatory response of the skin – making certain areas of the skin calmer where the problem normally manifests itself. CBD as an ingredient in skin creams is a true trend due to its ability to be applied to several.
The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD in conditions such as eczema and psoriasis have only just been known. It has been researched that CBD blocks interleukins and prepares the formation of psoriatic spots. There are products that use formulas of CBD and other ingredients to care for the skin in a natural way.
6. Suppresses overactive sebaceous glands
The biggest cause of getting acne is overactive sebum production. A recent study found that CBD can perform a “triptych of anti-acne actions at the cellular level”, including reducing sebum production. In fact, the antiproliferative nature of CBD helps reduce sebocyte lipid production and limits sebum overproduction.
This application of CBD for the use of batteling acne symptoms is very interesting since it is one of the most common skin conditions around the world. Acne naturally manifests itself in physical symptoms such as pimples, blackheads and cysts, but it also causes some psychological stress.
Finally, it is suggested that CBD may be used as an antibacterial agent. Bacteria that cause acne contribute to a cycle of new outbreaks that are sometimes difficult to stop, but CBD seems to be able to tame the infection and inflammation. For individuals, the antioxidants in CBD are well suited to counteract the effects of free radical damage and encourage healthier skin.
7. Soothes and calms the skin
Have you ever had more red spots or pimples as soon as it starts to turn again? CBD skin care products can help soothe your skin during autumn and winter. Studies show that CBD can help regulate and stabilise skin function. It is also anti-inflammatory. This means it can help reduce acne and redness, giving you clearer, calmer skin this season. In addition, it can inhibit oil production, so that over time you will have fewer outbreaks of such ailments.
8. Moisturise your skin with CBD against cold weather
Studies have shown that CBD products under the heading of topicals are effective in hydrating the skin. This is due to the infusion of oils and vitamins A, C and E that can deeply hydrate and protect the skin. It is also due to the antioxidant-rich properties of CBD. Antioxidants are important for dehydrated skin because they can help protect against damage from free radicals: they usually cause the skin to dry out more and show more fine lines and wrinkles.
9. CBD for skin conditions and skin disorders
If you suffer from a skin condition such as eczema or atopic dermatitis that only gets worse or itches more as the season changes, you are not alone. CBD is also effective in helping with common skin conditions because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Please note: if you are also taking medication for a skin condition such as eczema, you should always check with your dermatologist or doctor that it is safe for you to add CBD skincare to your daily routine before starting.