Cannabis and Your Skin

With cannabis legalization approaching on October 17th, CBD creams and oils are becoming widely used beauty products, although it may be a while before you see topicals hit legal markets.

The Science Behind Cannabis as a Beauty Product

CBD (cannabidiol) is found in hemp seed oil, which is one of the best oils you can put on your face, because it's lightweight and won’t clog pores while still being lipid-rich for hydration.

The application of CBD relaxes and soothes skin and is especially useful in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. There's also some evidence to support CBD's effectiveness as an acne treatment. The beauty industry is seeking to capitalize on this natural, plant-derived super serum.

Traditional methods of consuming cannabis, such as smoking, can increase the effects of aging in the body. Those who are concerned about showing their age should embrace edibles, vaporizing and cannabis-based beauty products as an alternative.

Cannabis contains powerful anti-inflammatories and antioxidants which can protect the skin against damage caused by environmental exposure.