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CBD in skin care, is that really a thing?

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When I decided to infuse CBD into my pre-existing, plant based skin care line, the benefits just seemed perfect.

CBD started catching my eye with its anti-inflammatory properties. The research showing that it could help reduce redness, inflammation, calm the skin, and possibly help with signs of rosacea; as an esthetician, it hit me hard and I couldn’t let this info go to waste!

Then I dug into the fact that CBD contains extremely high antioxidant levels. If you’re unfamiliar with what high antioxidants do, they: reduce signs of aging; such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and hyper-pigmentation; it also nourishes the cells.

On top of fighting aging and redness, CBD also works to balance the sebum levels in the skin, thus helping with acne and blemishes. For the skin care industry, this is a great alternative to harsh acne lines.

So the benefits of CBD are there, but the other ingredients are just as crucial in having an effective skin care line. You can’t take CBD and infuse it into low quality ingredients and expect a high quality product. They go hand in hand! Luckily I already had an effective skin care line that would mesh perfectly with the added benefits of CBD. I did just that and the results that followed were even better than predicted.

I ended up with an even more effective skin care line, one that gives results and pretty quickly. Building a following with, as I say “skin care junkies,” and those looking for natural skin care products that work. And I “yyasss” in joy of what I offer and created.

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Homeostasis Paired with CBD

Homeostasis and physiological function is how the body regulates itself from external change in order to stay balanced and in a healthy state, even alive and free of disease. Just as one’s body would adjust internally to external temperature changes, we have multiple processes continuously happening that need to stay in rhythm. Receptors in the body trigger cannabinoids to be released to help adjust the internal self to homeostatic place. Studies show hese cannabinoids are released from the Endocannabinoid System

One theory in science has shown that the amount of cannabinoids naturally released may not be efficient enough for the Endocannabinoid System to work effectively. Having the ability to supplement the body with CBD could help regulate this system which could, in the end help prevent certain disease.

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When we take it into our skin regimen, this is where my line comes in play.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

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CBD is an antioxidant that should be blended with good skin care.​

When it comes to our skin, we all want to stay young! Being able to access that skin we had in our early 20’s that was so full of life. The times if we skipped a night of cleansing it was like it never happened. Skin we felt good being in without makeup.

Those days we long for are not gone! Yes our skin may never be exactly the same, but to improve texture while reducing the signs of aging and blemishes that is what I am talking about. A steady routine with organic, quality botanicals gives visible results and takes our skin back a few years to that suppleness we long for. 

What happens though if we combine our steady skin care regimen with hemp derived CBD (cannabidiol)? I was always so curious as I have a passion and background for both. My take on it is that skin would react quicker and be more nourished, giving an extra umph on the routine and results. Allowing CBD receptors in the skin to receive a boost and function more adequately to improve visible signs of the skin.  I am going to let the studies talk now as we dig into CBD and skin care a little more.

One thing about CBD is it’s antioxidant levels, having powerhouse levels that could put in other whole foods to shame, possibly even an option to replace other antioxidants in the future. CBD is blatantly  heavily chocked full.

Just to step off for anyone who may not know exactly why we need antioxidants. Our bodies need to perform healthy functions and fight of free radicals that cause oxidative stress.

It all goes back to nature! Where we all came from and just like in history, natural options is what ruled the world of beauty. 

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Does CBD hold up to its hype?

We have a trend going on and this health and fitness craze is not going to end anytime soon as we all know it is oh-so-good for us. Along with the demand for a healthy lifestyle come the fads, and yes from diets to supplements the possibilities just seem endless! CBD which stands for cannabidiol just happens to finally be on the radar of many after strict regulations on the plant that it is derived from slowly die! But is all this hype about CBD all it is cracked up to be?

I mean after all it only is a the highest antioxidant we have, a neuroprotectant, an analgesic, and anti-inflammatory and is known to for its anti-anxiety effects, migraine relief, acne relief, anti-aging effects, ability to reduce blood sugar levels, increase bone growth, inhibit cancer cell growth, suppress muscle spasms, treat psoriasis, while being able to reduce the risk of artery blockages, reduce seizures and convulsions, reduce small intestine contractions, reduce nausea and is a also a vasorelaxant.

How on earth (no pun intended does) CBD have the capability to play hat of so many roles in our bodies? I mean this list above seems almost too good to be true! And it all starts with our internal cannabinoid system, the endocannabinoid system or ECS. A full body system that has been rarely been spoken of until now, that is a base of receptors throughout the body always looking to maintain a stable environment, despite fluctuations in the external environment. It is our a system that creates homeostasis within the body. When an imbalance is detected within our internal environment, the body synthesizes endocannabinoids,(Endo meaning created within) that interact with the cannabinoid receptors. This stimulates a chemical response that works to return the physiological process back to homeostasis.

Then what is this hype about taking CBD if we already make our own cannabinoids? But just as we can lack nutrition, we can lack cannabinoids that regulate our body and prevent proper signaling between receptors. When the body does not synthesize enough cannabinoids we start shouting about phytocannabinoids (plant synthesized) that could adjust are bodies back to the perfect homeostasis state. CBD offers one the ability to nourishes and balance the ECS By stimulating and supporting the endocannabinoid system in hopes that one can find relief from a multitude of illnesses and conditions

CBD(which does not impair one) is readily available in a (impairing)THC free form as it can be extracted from the hemp plant that has a high amount of CBD vs a low amount of the THC. There are brands out there that do have low amounts of THC in them, along with most all of the products you would find in a retail dispensary. As well there are so many different options out that there and it can be intimidating when trying to find the right product that works for you.

I recommend if you want THC free option, look for a CBD hemp oil that is isolate infused, instead of a full plant extract. The bottle should say the milligrams of CBD, what ingredient the CBD is infused into, if it is organic and if it is THC free or not. Then look at the price per milligrams to know if you are overpaying for your CBD. Many companies are overcharging for the same quality CBD if not lower than the CBD (THC free) hemp oil drops I recommend and I have even found a brand that charges 250.00 vs 46.00! It it so hard to know what companies create good products, so we try to help find the milligram needed for all that ails and will be following up with more health news on CBD.

Also go get your hands on the studies are popping up showing the effects of CBD along with the endocannabinoid system and our health. There are studies available that show the benefits of nurturing our bodies with CBD, even for Dogs and Cats. So, yes this is more than just an HYPE! It is a holistic approach to natural healing, that so many could benefit from as we spread the word, knowledge and break the stigma of this sought after plant!

Jessica Mills

*This information has not been approved by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease and is for educational purposes only.