After our teens and twenties, when acne prevention and UV-protection are top priority, skincare becomes more and more focused on fighting the effects of aging and maintaining skin health as much as possible. We all want glowing, healthy, blemish-free skin!
Medspa treatments such as Botox and more invasive methods like plastic surgery are increasing in popularity, but many of us prefer all-natural anti-aging options. At Teadora, we craft our skincare products with wildly potent superfoods from the Amazon rainforest and other powerful and effective anti-aging actives. I am a super ingredient geek and being based in the Pacific Northwest where Tom my husband and co-founder was born and raised, I could not ignore learning more about the latest craze in skincare ingredients: CBD. We found a wonderful local farm that makes a special strain of cherry wine CBD oil, which we will introduce as part of our superfood line up in the form of a cream in the coming months. Our new CBD cream will provide soothing, fine-line-fighting, super-nourishing benefits to your skin.
Now let’s dig in…CBD has been found to reverse the signs of aging, according to some studies. But before we get into CBD and cannabidiol’s anti-aging benefits and capabilities, let’s address how those pesky fine lines and discoloration happen...
What Causes Aging?
As a biological process, aging is a result of the loss of firmness in the skin as it produces 1% less collagen every year after age 20. The gradual loss of firmness causes skin to become more delicate and thin, while the slow decline of natural oil production also reduces moisture. The combination of reduced collagen and natural oil production causes levels of elastin in the skin to decrease as well, diminishing the skin’s healing capabilities.
Environmental conditions can also contribute to the signs of aging and affect skin health. Sun damage and external pollutants can lessen collagen and elastin production as well, and can cause more fragile skin, sun spots, deep lines, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. The external causes of aging are actually far more impactful, and are responsible for as much as 90% of how our skin ages versus the biological causes of aging.
So, how can CBD help to reduce these impacts and prevent the signs of aging?
What is CBD Oil?
First, CBD oil will not get you high, since it comes from a different part of the marijuana plant. The mind-altering properties in the other type of marijuana come from the levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and there’s very little to NO THC in CBD oil. It’s also different from hemp oil in that it has a rich concentration of cannabidiol, while hemp only has trace amounts. It’s important to check the product label for ‘cannabidiol’ or ‘cannabis sativa seed oil’ to make sure you’re buying real CBD oil. The concentration of CBD in the product is also key.
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It seems like lately everyone has been talking about cannabidiol and CBD, whether it’s infused in bath bombs or used as a primary treatment ingredient in skin care products. CBD has become popular for pain relief for aches and pains when applied topically.
How Does CBD Work?
The human body produces cannabinoids naturally (endocannabinoids), which are neurotransmitters that bind with the body’s cannabinoid receptors to regulate and balance internal functions such as mood, appetite, sleep, and more. CBD oil can also benefit the immune, reproductive, and hormonal system function as well, when taken internally.
In external uses, such as topical oils or creams containing CBD, cannabidiol has beneficial antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. Studies have shown that CBD may be a more powerful and potent antioxidant than Vitamins C and E. This is key for anti-aging treatment, since antioxidants reduce free-radical damage and help to slow the aging process.
What are the Anti-Aging Benefits of CBD for Skin?
When used in skincare, CBD offers several benefits for combating, preventing and treating the signs of aging to result in healthier, more youthful looking skin:
- Naturally reduces inflammation
- Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and redness
- Counteracting free radical damage
- Slows collagen break down and loss (improves firmness and elasticity)
- Keeps skin stronger and more youthful in appearance
- Promotes oil production for managing dry skin
- Improves moisture retention
- Makes skin look naturally refreshed
- Pain soothing
We are excited to have found the best Oregon based CBD oil strain to combine with some of our best heirloom Brazilian botanicals to bring you the best CBD cream in the market.
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