Can CBD Help with Anti-Aging?
Though aging skin is a fact of life, many individuals are successful in preventing early signs of aging through the implementation of a skincare routine. In fact, having a consistent skincare routine helps to extend the life of your skin by cleansing away daily dirt and grime, thereby improving overall clarity of the skin and delaying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So, you may already have a skincare routine in place, but have you ever thought of incorporating CBD? Among the already known health benefits of CBD, skincare lines are beginning to make it a key ingredient in their products. In today’s blog, we are going to cover how CBD may be effective in fighting the signs of aging and how you can incorporate it into your skincare regime!
What Causes Aging of The Skin?
As we age, our skin loses elasticity causing wrinkles and sagging due to a decrease in collagen. In fact, after the age of 20 our skin begins to lose collagen at a rate of 1% each year. In addition, oil glands, which keep our skin glowy and youthful, decrease losing the ability for our skin to lock in and hold moisture, causing skin to dry out. These are biological factors that are unfortunately out of our control. However, certain factors within our control that speed up the aging process include:
- Sun Exposure
- Oxidative and Psychological Stress
- Alcohol Intake
- Other Lifestyle Choices (poor diet and lack of exercise)
With this being said, let’s jump into the next topic and see how and if CBD can help prevent signs of aging.
How CBD Can Help Prevent Signs of Aging
CBD helps to prevent aging by reducing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and antioxidants in the body. A key factor in slowing down the aging process and reducing current fine lines and wrinkles is by taking steps to lessen the amount of oxidative stress in the body. This can be accomplished by applying CBD topically or by creating your own concoction by adding CBD oil to your favorite moisturizer or oil!
Preliminary evidence points towards CBD’s antioxidant properties, which could be the reason it helps to slow the aging process. A patent by the US Department of Health and Human Services states that cannabinoids are useful in the treatment of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases such as aging, because of its antioxidant and neuroprotective properties.
Additionally, because of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce the production of pore clogging sebum, it may hold promise for those suffering from acne. Inflammation can inhibit the body’s ability to repair itself, which is why reducing inflammation helps skin to appear more glowy and youthful.
Finally, many users turn to CBD to reduce stress and anxiety. Stress can cause wrinkles and fine lines to form due to an increased production of cortisol, which breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin.
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