If you are looking for new ways to boost your skin condition without reaching out to chemical treatments, then CBD might be a good option to explore. Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating plant compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Usually associated with its anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties, the naturally-occurring compound has recently also started being recognized for its anti-ageing properties becoming an increasingly more common ingredient in high-end skincare serums, gels, masks, oils and creams.
What’s the best way to use CBD for wrinkles?
According to dermatologists, a method for consuming CBD as an anti-ageing is to use a strong, high-quality CBD extract or CBD oil orally. Particularly if you hold the product under your tongue to absorb, you may experience the effects more quickly. However, for skin treatments including anti-ageing and wrinkles, topical CBD lotions and creams can also be beneficial, particularly when applied directly to target areas in high doses. The best of these products also provide other organic compounds such as essential oils, vitamin E, and other ingredients that encourage additional collagen production, tighten the skin and offer other critical nutrients that boost your complexion to the next level.
Here are the most common formulations:
- Facial oil
CBD oil can be infused into other beauty products such as lotions, salves, or ointments. This way, you can apply it directly to your skin. This method of application is the most effective when it comes to fighting wrinkles.
- Facial moisturizers
The best way for hydrating the skin. Oftentimes, these moisturizers pair CBD with adaptogens, hyaluronic acid, and other beauty-boosting ingredients for the ultimate glow-up.
- Bath bombs
In combination with the right formulation of minerals and essential oils, a CBD bath bomb creates a fully immersive, whole-body experience that leaves skin feeling renewed. When adding CBD bath bombs into your wellness routine, you’ll likely benefit from the stress-relieving and tension-reducing properties of a regular bath, plus the added advantages from the CBD extract.
CBD oil can also be used in the form of tinctures, contained in small bottles with droppers. To enjoy CBD sublingually, draw your dose into the dropper and apply a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue. Then, just hold the drops in your mouth for up to two minutes, then swallow.
How to choose the right CBD skincare product?
Whether you’re buying from a chemist or beauty retailer, make sure to take a closer look at the label: the product should clearly list CBD as its primary ingredient. Look for products that mention “cannabidiol“, “hemp extract“, “broad-spectrum CBD“, “full-spectrum CBD” or “hemp CBD” on the label. Also, don’t get confused by terminology; Dr Jeanette Jacknin, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in topical cannabinoids in skincare points out that “hemp seed oil-extract” and hemp-derived “cannabis Sativa oil” aren’t interchangeable with CBD. “Hemp has a lot of vitamins and omega-3s,” she says, so it still has moisturizing and nourishing properties. However, hemp contains only trace amounts of CBD at most, so they’re not one and the same. Along these lines, if CBD isn’t one of the first ingredients listed, it’s not potent enough to work its wonders on your skin.
Does it really work?
While there isn’t in-depth research available to prove benefits for any skin conditions, scientists are looking for answers, and some early studies have shown some promise. According to Dr. Nima Gharavi, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Cosmetic Dermatology Program, “CBD may play a role in hydrating the skin and have anti-inflammatory effects, so using a product that contains CBD might help with treating dry skin or certain inflammatory skin disorders”.