Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Are you new to the CBD or skincare world? For some people, skincare can be an important part of your life. For others, you may not know a whole lot about it. Both scenarios are okay! At the end of the day, we all need some kind of skin care regimen, no matter your gender. Have no fear, because we are here to dig deeper into the realms of Cannabis, Marijuana, Hemp-derived CBD, whole body wellness, beauty care, Ayurvedic medicine (also known as holistic medicine), our thoughtfully-curated products, and more.
Hemp-Derived CBD Vs. Marijuana
It all starts with the two classifications of the cannabis plant, one being hemp and the other being marijuana. According to the federal government, the marijuana plant is classified as containing over 0.3% THC. THC is a cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant that causes psychoactive effects and that “high” feeling. Here at Live Better 360, we only use American-grown Hemp-derived CBD, also known as Cannabidiol. It does not come from the marijuana plant and does not get you high. Hemp-derived CBD comes from the hemp plant, which contains less than 0.3% THC and can be used for a multitude of things such as building materials, industrial products, textiles and fabrics, paper, foods, etc. Unlike the marijuana plant, the hemp plant is not considered a Schedule I controlled drug.
Hemp-derived CBD has several benefits for both the mind and the body. You can use it by:
Ingesting it by swallowing pills or capsules
Mixing drops of it it in your food or drink
Putting it under your tongue
Rubbing it on your skin
Inhaling or smoking it
In upcoming blogs, we will discuss more of these ways you can incorporate Hemp-derived CBD into your daily wellness routine. Today, we will be looking at how Hemp-derived CBD can spruce up your skincare routine and provide essential nourishment.
CBD in Skincare
Pain & Inflammation
Hemp-derived CBD is added to enhance skincare, beauty products and relief products because of its many beneficial and therapeutic properties. One primary reason for its popular use is that it is proven to have anti-inflammatory and relief properties. It is shown to reduce redness, sensitivity, and irritation to any area to which it is applied. CBD can help reduce the redness and irritation of sunburns or burns as well. However your body needs relief, whether it is on your hands, arms, legs, shoulders, etc., the CBD penetrates the skin and interacts directly with pain receptors in your body to help calm and soothe that irritated area. All of our bodies are equipped with an Endocannabinoid System. This system is responsible for regulating several of our functions and helping to communicate sensations from our brain to parts of the body. CBD contains several receptors which communicate with our personal Endocannabinoid System and replaces certain levels of chemicals that it needs to fight inflammation or provide relief. Here is a study that more closely explains the relationship between the Endocannabinoid System, inflammation, and pain. Other soothing elements we use in our Renew Cooling Muscle Gel and Muscle Relief Cream are menthol, peppermint, spearmint and eucalyptus. These natural ingredients have a cooling and soothing effect on the skin, aiding to the relief. We will get into the natural oils and ingredients we use in our skincare in future blog posts.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
As we get older, our daily stress, lifestyle, diet, environment, etc. constantly change. Naturally, all of these instances have lasting effects on our skin such as sun damage, wrinkles, dark spots, redness, etc. It has been shown that CBD acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants help to protect your skin against harmful toxins, sun, or anything that can cause damage to it. This is why CBD has become such a popular skincare ingredient.
CBD also helps to stimulate the production of collagen. In essence, collagen is already a major part of your skin and is responsible for the health, hydration, and elasticity. When CBD is applied to the skin, it is proven to help regenerate new skin cells and strengthen the elasticity, meaning that the looks of fine lines and wrinkles can appear smoother. As we get older, our skin tends to produce less collagen, hence fine lines and wrinkles. The more collagen that our skin can get, the stronger it can be and the firmer it can appear. CBD does an amazing job at this!
Dry Skin, Moisturization & Oil Production
During the time of this health crisis, we are all washing our hands more and using extra hand sanitizer. All of this is great for our health and is completely necessary, but the excess washing is greatly drying out our skin, and not letting it produce enough oil. This is what causes our skin to become dry, flaky and even painful at times. CBD is shown to have a positive effect on the oil production of our skin, as it regulates how much sebum (oil) is produced. This means that if our skin is not producing enough oil, CBD can help bring in the necessary moisture. This also means that if our skin is producing too much oil, which can cause acne, then CBD can help decrease the amount of oil production as well. CBD does a great job at regulating the amount of oil our skin produces, making our Renew CBD Sensitive Skin Oil optimal for ALL skin types, such as dry or oily skin.
CBD also contains essential fatty acids and linoleum acid, which create a barrier to help keep all of the extra moisture in your skin. Essential fatty acids will give your skin the extra moisture that it needs in order to stay nourished.
These are just a few ways in which CBD can be beneficial for your skin and your whole body wellness. We believe that CBD is an all-natural solution to 360 wellness, and our goal it to ensure we are providing our customers with the safest products possible. Stay tuned for our weekly blog posts as we will dig deeper into hemp, skincare, beauty tips, edibles, ways to find mind and body relief, and much more!
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