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CBD (cannabidiol) has infiltrated medicine cabinets, fridges, and pantries everywhere. Its latest conquest? Skincare product shelves.
But what does this much-vaunted, non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant have to offer our skin?
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, and it has shown promise in preliminary research for reducing inflammation and pain due to arthritis when applied to the skin. In other research, CBD has provided significant relief from inflammatory skin complaints like dermatitis and psoriasis.
CBD skin care could also spell good news for people with acne. CBD has been shown to inhibit the production of sebum (the oily, waxy substance that protects your skin, but in excess creates blocked pores), as well as suppress the growth of sebum-producing cells. This, along with CBD’s inflammation-fighting powers, could help prevent zits from forming.
Although research on the benefits of CBD is still limited, CBD generally has a good safety profile and could be an advantageous addition to your skincare routine.
Topical CBD options include:
- facial oils