Can CBD Oil Help You to Care for Your Skin?
In 2018 The Farm Bill was passed which allowed hemp production to come under the jurisdiction of the US Department of Agriculture instead of the DEA or Drug Enforcement Agency. It still seems very unclear where CBD stands legally especially as marijuana laws are constantly changing but generally if CBD is extracted from hemp grown legally then it should be ok.
Marijuana however still comes under the DEA and although it has been decriminalised in many states it is still illegal at federal level. This is because it contains THC the part of the cannabis plant that gets users stoned or high. CBD might sometimes contain THC but at such a small level that it doesn’t have the same effect.
What is CBD oil?
CBD or cannabidiol is widely believed to have health benefits. CBD exists in the cannabis sativa plant along with THC. For CBD products to be considered legal they must be derived from industrial hemp and not from marijuana. This produces compounds which contain tiny amounts of THC (0.3% and less).
The CBD is extracted from the plant through various techniques including carrier oil and alcohol although CO2 is the most popular method. CO2 is turned into a liquid which acts as a solvent and draws out all the parts of the plant needed to make CBD oil. The CO2 can be reused too making it environmentally and economically the best method.
Although CBD comes in other forms such as gummies and lip butters oil is very common as it is a good way to store the compounds. Water doesn’t work well with CBD. CBD oil comes from hemp but is not the same as hemp oil.
What is the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil?
Hemp seed oil is a popular way to care for the skin. It can be ingested or applied to the skin itself. The difference is that hemp seed oil might have some CBD; it will be only trace amounts. CBD is much more concentrated. The label on the product should have cannabidiol listed as an ingredient. CBD enriched oils might not actually contain cannabidiol at all. Apart from these differences they can both be used to treat skin conditions and generally care for the user's skin.
Can this oil help you with skin care and other problems?
One thing everyone has in common is that we get older. Some people seem to be almost ageless and others show more wear and tear as the years go by. For those that aren’t happy with their skin's appearance there are an endless array of beauty products and treatments on the market.
You could go for non-invasive beauty spa treatments or choose to undergo a chemical peel or have botox injections. For those preferring to administer their own skin care there are over the counter creams and serums or you could try CBD oil. For many people CBD skincare is the preferred, natural way to look after their skin. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the most important ways to keep it looking healthy and CBD oil can help here. It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 which help to retain water and produce collagen. There are also naturally occurring antioxidant properties to the oil.
What areas can CBD oil help with?
CBD oil is believed to be able to help with many conditions that affect the body and mind but as far as your skin is concerned it can improve the appearance and general health of it.
It can help with dry and irritated skin. There are not only CBD oils on the market but also tinctures and serums. They all contain CBD and work in the same way. Dry skin can irritate and look unsightly. It is also easy to scratch without thinking about it so it needs something to ease the irritation. A CBD product such as oil will help to moisturise the skin. Not only does CBD oil moisturise it also has anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce redness and cracks in the skin. It will encourage dry skin to produce more oil and hydrate and moisturise the skin naturally.
CBD oil can also be used on eczema and psoriasis. These are two skin conditions that can make a sufferer's life very uncomfortable. Over 30% of the American population has eczema so you can see it is a very common condition. The dry skin can cause intense irritation and will leave a patient scratching which in turn causes sore, red painful areas of skin along with cracking and bleeding. Eczema can cause stress in a patient’s life and one of the uses of CBD oil is to reduce stress and anxiety. As you have read CBD oil can help with irritated, dry skin and it can help eczema too. By reducing the inflammation, itchiness, anxiety and stress from eczemanit can help to reduce further outbreaks.
Psoriasis is also an area that is helped with the oil. CBD oil can help reduce or manage pain. The body has something called the endocannabinoid system that CBD stimulates. This helps to reduce the feeling of pain and inflammation.
CBD oil can also help with acne problems. It isn’t only teenageers that suffer from acne and anyone that has it knows how hard it is to treat effectively. CBD uses its anti-inflammatory effects to reduce redness and spots plus it can limit oil production in the skin reducing blockages that lead to spots. Instead of taking drugs CBD offers a natural way to target cells which cause problems.
Is CBD oil legal?
According to the Farm Bill CBD that is derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3% THC is legal. That means that someone making oil from marijuana with higher levels of THC would be breaking the law. To be completely safe check the packaging states it is hemp derived and also look at your local state laws. Most states allow CBD for medical uses but not all have the same laws and transportation can be extremely problematic.
CBD oil could be an effective and natural way to treat your skin. It not only moisturises the skin but can reduce problem areas such as dry skin, eczema and acne. It contains properties including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is now widely available. Before using any type of CBD oil for the first time consult with your doctor or dermatologist to ensure against any reactions with your existing medication.