Hemp extract (CBD) is a natural compound obtained from hemp and completely safe for the human body. Numerous scientific studies prove that CBD oil has valuable properties for your beauty and well-being. What skin problems can cosmetics enriched with hemp extract solve?
What should you know about hemp extract (CBD)?
CBD oil is rapidly gaining popularity in the world and in Lithuania, but it would be wrong to call this compound something new. It is a well-known and well-studied compound discovered in the United States back in 1940.
Despite the fact that CBD has been well known and used for 80 years, there is still a lot of misconceptions about cannabidiol. For example, CBD oil is often confused with the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It’s a myth. In fact, hemp plants contain over a hundred different cannabinoids. CBD is just one of them. It does not have a psychoactive effect and is distinguished by its good properties, which are used for beauty and, in some cases, for therapeutic purposes. CBD oil is extracted from hemp and is increasingly used in cosmetic products.
Cannabidiol can help deal with the following aesthetic problems:
It is the most common, noticeable and really unpleasant chronic skin problem that affects not only teenagers, but also older people. Many factors contribute to acne development, including fluctuating hormone levels, genetics and lifestyle choices such as bat diet, disturbed sleep and stress. Acne is not just an aesthetic problem. It also causes physical and psychological discomfort. Acne is often painful, can become inflamed, lead to infection and leave non-healing scars on the face. Many people with acne are very self-conscious, with low self-esteem and poor emotional state.
If you are dealing with acne, you should try CBD oils, the benefits of which have been known for a long time in the treatment of acne. A scientific study conducted in the US in 2014 shows that regular use of CBD oil significantly improves skin condition. This product regulates the production of sebum (an oily substance naturally produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin; overproduction of sebum can lead to acne). It also has important anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, thus effectively preventing the development of acne.
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2. Dry, itchy skin
Dry, sensitive and itchy skin is a sign of irritation. It is often the case in the cold season, at the beginning of the heating season – dry air affects sensitive facial skin, drawing moisture away from your skin and causing it to dry out. Another common cause of dry, itchy skin is skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
A study conducted by US scientists in 2019 found that CBD oil in cosmetics helped relieve such sensations as dryness, itching and general irritation of the facial skin. This effect is due to the CBD extract, its anti-inflammatory properties and the linoleic acid that soothes irritated skin. CBD hemp oil can also help relieve the symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Even if you do not experience severe itching or dryness, pollution and other factors of the modern environment are harmful to all skin types. As CBD oil has soothing, anti-irritant properties, the use of its products in cosmetics is very valuable as a preventive measure, especially for people with naturally more sensitive skin.
3. Signs of ageing skin
Our facial skin inevitably changes over the years. The first wrinkles appear at a young age, in your 20s. Genetics, stressful lifestyle and poor diet can lead to the appearance of wrinkles, skin pigmentation and signs of fatigue.
If you notice that your skin loses its elasticity and looks grey, enrich it with antioxidants. These are substances that moisturise your skin, stop the ageing process, stimulate the production of natural collagen and reduce age-related pigmentation spots. Natural CBD oil has been found to contain very valuable antioxidants. In addition to relieving inflammation, it nourishes the skin of your face, neck and décolleté, visually reducing wrinkles. Many people who have tried CBD cosmetics notice that their skin looks more elastic, more youthful and less tired after using it.
4. Hair loss
Dreaming of longer, waist-length or thicker hair, but your hair is weak and thinning? Hair weakening can be caused by a range of factors: genetics, stress, lack of sleep, imbalanced hormonal system and improper care, including insufficient hair moisturising, too frequent hair straightening or blow-drying.
If your hair is falling, breaking and losing its shine, natural CBD oil can help you. It stimulates hair follicles, improves blood circulation and promotes hair growth. Your hair becomes noticeably thicker, fuller and shinier. As mentioned, CBD oil has valuable anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help suppress scalp skin problems, such as dryness, flaking and atopic dermatitis symptoms.
How to use hemp extract (CBD)?
If you use any product containing cannabidiol, it is important to follow the instructions on the label and packaging. Hemp extract used in cosmetics should be applied directly to clean skin (if you want to strengthen your hair, massage the oil into the scalp). If you use CBD-containing products for the first time, start with the lowest recommended dose. After learning how your skin and body react to CBD, the dose can be gradually increased if necessary.
Please note that CBD oil should be stored in a cool and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25 °C. To achieve an effective and safe result, keep these products out of daylight or direct sunlight because it can negatively affect the active ingredients of CBD.
Tips: how to choose the best CBD oil
- Read the ingredient list carefully. Make sure it includes cannabidiol or CBD. Sometimes these names are replaced by other terms in the ingredient list (e.g., hemp seed oil or hemp extract). These are not natural CBD cannabinoid equivalent ingredients, so the product may not give the expected result.
- Make sure the product contains full-spectrum cannabidiol for the best effect.
- Certified CBD cosmetic products have labels with the total cannabidiol content in milligrams. It is an important indicator that allows you to assess the amount of cannabidiol in a cosmetic product.
- If you want to learn more before buying the product, contact representatives of the specific brand. Check if they provide evidence of third-party certification of the purity and exact quantity of CBD contained in the product. This way, you will be sure you are getting what the label says.
The benefits of hemp extract are obvious – it is an environment- and human-friendly choice for face, skin and hair care. Cannabidiol is a safe compound that has undergone many stages of scientific research and testing, and is harmless even to a sensitive body.
Our "Hempo" team is committed to helping you improve your skin and solve aesthetic or other problems with the help of CBD hemp extract. All CBD products offered by Hempo are derived from organic hemp, contain no traces of animal origin and are suitable for vegans. Feel the benefits of hemp oil yourself!
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