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CBD Skin Care - What's All The Hype?

CBD in skin care is hot right now. You might be wondering if it's just a trend or if it could really be worth the hype.

The health benefits of the cannabis sativa plant are finally gaining some well-deserved attention. This is due to the effects cannabinoids, the compounds that make up cannabis, have on our bodies. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is not found in any legitimate, legal CBD product. (CBD can NOT get you “high”.) CBD is commonly used to ease anxiety, pain, and insomnia but its use in skin care products is growing in popularity. This is due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

CBD has taken the beauty industry by storm.

The leading cause of skin aging is free radical damage to the epidermis. This is why you’ll often find vitamins C and E, powerful antioxidants, in any anti-aging skin care line. New research is being done to examine the power of CBD’s free oxygen atom, which is what gives the compound the ability to neutralize free radicals. A 1998 study concluded that CBD is up to 50% stronger as an antioxidant than both vitamins C and E.

Many skin conditions, like eczema, psoriasis, and acne, are due to increased inflammation in the body. Inflammation is typically caused by diet, stress, and environmental factors. This very important immune response can have unwelcome effects on the skin. Several recent studies including this 2017 review have found CBD to help with inflammatory conditions.

Take advantage of CBD's skin benefits.

While applying CBD topically can help soothe irritated skin, ingesting it puts it to work from the inside. Not only can it dial down inflammation within the body, but recent research suggests CBD can also benefit gut health. We understand that the microbiome greatly influences bodily functions, including digestion and immune responses. By promoting gut health, immune functions are improved which will ease conditions caused by increased inflammation.

When choosing CBD skin care products, it is important to understand not all are the same. The ingredients in The Hemp Soap Company skin care line are not only ethically and sustainably sourced and never tested on animals, they NEVER include petroleum products, parabens, lauryl sulfate, or anything synthetic. CBD-infused soap helps to soothe irritation during the cleansing step of your skin care routine while the CBD in your lotion will absorb into the skin for deeper relief. The Hemp Soap Company also offers high-quality, organic CBD drops and gummies for your daily internal dose of anti-inflammation and immune support.

We are convinced of the wonderful health benefits CBD has to offer, but don’t just take our word for it. Try it out for yourself and let us know how it works for you!

Written by Taylor Bates-Tippie


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