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One of the natural outcomes of aging is the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and folds in exposed areas of the body like the face, neck, and arms. Although aging is inevitable, you can reduce and slow down the formation of visible signs of aging. Many skincare product manufacturers are introducing their unique blend of antiaging formulations. One of the newest anti-aging products grabbing the attention of users is cannabidiol (CBD)-infused. This is mainly due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In this article, we will look at using CBD topical for tightening and toning the skin.
A Brief History Of CBD
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis family of plants. It was first discovered in 1942 by the American chemist, Roger Adams. You must also know that both THC and CBD are isomers, and CBD is non-intoxicating whereas THC is psychotropic.
CBD products used for topical application are made by combining the hemp-derived cannabidiol-rich extract with therapeutic and essential carrier oils like coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, or hemp oil. These oils have high lipid content, and cannabidiol being an oil-soluble compound, easily dissolves in them. As a result of this, CBD’s bioavailability is enhanced, and it is easily absorbed into the skin. Furthermore, CBD-infused topicals are available in the form of body lotion, facial cream, anti-aging eye serum, sleeping mask, anti-aging face serum, body oil, sleeping mask, pain relief sprays, and so on.
CBD For Toning Skin And Preventing Wrinkles
Cannabidiol (CBD) produces its effects by stimulating the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is a network of chemical messengers and cell signaling systems that play a key role in regulating homeostasis.
In-vitro studies show that CBD is an antioxidant that is more powerful than antioxidants like alpha-tocopherol and vitamin C. So, researchers believe that it can protect skin cells and tissues from the damages caused by free radicals. In another study, researchers found that CBD topical products improved collagen production and thereby accelerated healing. When these two effects of cannabidiol are combined, you get toned skin that is free from creases, fine lines, and wrinkles.
In a study, researchers explored the effect of CBD on melanin production. It was found that it improved the production of this skin pigment on the epidermis. So, they concluded that CBD topical could be a potential therapeutic agent for protection against UV rays.
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