The 3 surprising skincare benefits of CBD
Wondering what CBD can really do for your acne-prone, aging or dry skin? A whole lot, considering it’s one of the strongest antioxidants out there. Find out more!
Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, if you care for your skin you’ve probably stocked up on these sought-after skincare ingredients. Yet if you haven’t tried some CBD yet, well, you’re missing out! In our humble opinion, but also because the latest research has shown that CBD is one of the richest sources out there – even more so than before mentioned vitamin C – in antioxidants. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to CBD and skincare benefits. Cannabis, it may sound a little controversial. Put those pointy leaves on your skin, really? There’s more to it of course and the beauty of CBD is that it’s both effective and totally natural. Exactly what we at LALO® Skincare stand for. CBD almost sounds too good to be true, since it both helps remedy dry and oily skin. The Face Oil is a multi-purpose product packed with goodness. We’re excited to lay out the bountiful offerings of the humble hemp plant.
‘Planning to slow down aging skin? Antioxidants like CBD might very well be your best bet’
CBD helps combat dry skin, wrinkles and anti-aging
Sooner or later we all think anti-aging. Aging is a beautiful process, but how to go down that path as smoothly as possible? Here’s the whizz behind CBD: cannabis extracts have a long history of counteracting inflammatory conditions and inflammation is the hallmark of the ageing process. Also, CBD keeps your skin very well hydrated. Just the way we like it. Since skin that’s well–nourished (keep the H2O coming to prevent water loss) looks plump and radiant, filling up fine lines and wrinkles with plenty of moisture. In that same vein it helps keep dry skin moist. This also relieves feelings of tightness and itchiness that usually trouble people with dry skin. A visible sign of aging: sagging skin that lacks luster. Planning to slow that down? Well dear, antioxidants might very well be your best bet. Fun fact: while vitamin C and E are heralded as superb antioxidants, CBD is actually the richest source of antioxidants out there. The gifted hemp plant, producing CBD oil, contains Omega 6 and Omega 3. These Omega’s are known to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a little building block in your skin that diminishes as we age, yet it’s absolutely vital for skin health. Since collagen helps keep your face contours nice and taut.
‘Acne is an inflammatory condition and CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory properties’
CBD is perfectly suitable for acne-prone skin
While acne usually accompanies puberty’s hormonal firestorm, it often pops up again in our adult years. We hear you, not the welcome back party you were looking forward to! A quick math sum: dead skin cells + dirt (from say make-up and pollution) + excessive oil are the main culprits when it comes to acne. Blocking pores, feeding this particular bacteria called P. acnes responsible for red, sometimes painful blemishes such as pimples and blackheads. Acne is an inflammatory condition, and CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and helps calm down oil production. It’s even said that CBD targets problem-causing cells that could potentially trigger acne. And here’s the kicker: CBD oil (like our superhero The Face Oil) hydrates skin without clogging pores. While it may seem counter-intuitive to use a moisturizer on acne-prone skin this is actually crucial. It makes a huge difference. Bear in mind: if oily skin gets dehydrated – which is not the same as dry – the body gives a little signal to the brain. Hey brain, we’re losing oil over here! In turn causing it to overproduce oil yet again. Let’s not even go there. Pack a punch with The Face Oil, a vegan, all-natural serum that deeply nourishes any skin type. Packed with precious plant-derived oils including superstar CBD as well as vitamins C and E (because why not stack up on the antioxidants while we’re at it) and other stellar ingredients such as Evening Primrose Oil and Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil.
CBD is known for alleviating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
Two words: endocannabinoid system. It sounds like higher science, but this is where the magic happens. It’s one of the reasons why the cannabis plant has been used abundantly by many of our ancestors worldwide throughout history. To get a little sciency: our bodies, especially right under the surface of the skin, have native receptors of cannabinoids. This helps our systems stay balanced. Therefore, hemp extracts such as CBD are incredibly bioavailable. They sink into the skin’s epidermis, ready to do the hard work. It’s coveted for helping heal redness and overly sensitive or inflamed conditions such as eczema with flaking and psoriasis with red, itchy and scaly patches. Moreover, the endocannabinoid system directly relates to allergic inflammation believed to be the leading cause of eczema. Dare we say: meet your match with CBD when it comes to treating dermatitis. That’s not all. The potent botanical has the potential to decrease rapid skin cell multiplication – why eczema and psoriasis-prone skin get so dramatically flaky. About time for CBD and clean skincare to take its rightful place in your skincare cabinet.