CBD oil has been making waves lately across the skincare industry due to its surprising anti-inflammatory, skin-smoothing, and skin-moisturizing properties. But unfortunately, very few people are aware of this wonder ingredient’s benefits for their skin and health.

Introducing CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active compound extracted from whole hemp plant that has been proven to have unexpected health benefits for skin, hair, body, and mind. The main reason people steer clear of anything CBD-based is the common misconception that CBD may make you high.

CBD can be extracted from both hemp and its ‘kissing cousin’ cannabis, aka marijuana, but the compound that gets pot users ‘high’ is THC, not CBD. In fact, cannabidiol has zero psychoactive effects, which means that there’ll be no ‘high’ feeling no matter how much of it you ingest or use topically.

Nevertheless, when purchasing CBD oil, look for a reliable CBD distributor and manufacturer whose products have been thoroughly tested by a third-party laboratory and are Non-Toxic Certified. You don’t want toxic fillers such as parabens, sulfates and phthalates to offset the skin-health-boosting effects of your CBD oil.

CBD Oil’s Surprise Benefits for Your Skin

Hemp-derrived CBD is a boon for your skin’s health and very few people know about it. CBD shines bright as an anti-inflammatory. If you struggle with acne prone skin, which usually gets worse in summer because of all the excess sweatiness and sun exposure associated with the season, you’ll find CBD oil a powerful ally against breakouts and skin itchiness and inflammation.

CBD oil is also packed with healthy fatty acids, such as omega 3 and omega 9 to name just two. These fatty acids help restore the skin’s natural oily barrier which prevents moisture loss and dehydration, leaving behind a healthy, glowing skin without clogging the pores or making the skin greasy.

Dry skin benefits the most from CBD oil as this skin type needs additional moisturizing and nourishing year-round. In summer, dry skin is at risk of extra dryness and flakiness when it gets exposed to saltwater and chlorinated water, such as pool water.

Chlorine and other chemicals are routinely used in commercial swimming pools to kill fungi, viruses, and bacteria. But chlorine, just like saltwater, also removes the oily top layer on your skin that protects it from dehydration, aka sebum. As a result, prolonged exposure to chlorine dries out your skin and makes it flaky and itchy.

This is where CBD oil should come into play to restore your skin’s natural glow and baby skin-like smoothness. One of the advantages of CBD oil is that is a non-comedogenic oil, which means that it won’t block or obstruct the pores. It is smoothly absorbed by the skin while the excess is left behind to mix with your sebum and form a barrier that prevents further dehydration.

In recent years, CBD has been touted as a powerful antioxidant agent for both internal and external use. CBD oil can help counteract free radicals, revive a dull skin, and even help normalize age-related uneven skin tone. There have been even reports on the ingredient’s ability to reduce fine lines or wrinkles. The jury is still out on CBD’s anti-aging effects, but it is a powerful enough antioxidant to take into consideration when trying to slow down (even by a tiny bit) the unstoppable passage of time.

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