CBD oil has fast become one of the world’s most widely used food supplements.
Hot on the heels of CBD food products such as CBD oil, raw chocolates and pastes, have been CBD skin products. CBD has become known for its anti-ageing properties and its ability to support a youthful, vibrant appearance of the skin.
CBD extract is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, both known to preserve and encourage the skin’s collagen stores and prevent and reverse the signs of ageing.
In this article we’ll discuss in detail the anti-ageing benefits of CBD and how you can begin to incorporate CBD oil into your beauty regimen, creating beauty from the inside out, and the outside in.
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The anti-ageing benefits of CBD
The anti-ageing benefits of CBD are down to its naturally powerful antioxidant effect and the fact that it is rich in fatty acids.
The antioxidants in CBD extract boost and protect collagen – which scientists have found is the key factor in slowing down the ageing process.
Fatty acids in CBD extract nourish and moisturise the skin, improving its vibrancy and elasticity.
Below we’ll summarise the science behind the anti-ageing benefits of CBD and how to use CBD for anti-ageing.
How does CBD help with ageing?
Below is a detailed explanation of the anti-ageing benefits of CBD.
Antioxidants in CBD extract
In recent years dermatological research has found that collagen is one of the most influential factors when it comes to when and how our skin ages.
So the main goals of any anti-ageing skincare routine should be to help the body create more collagen, and to protect the collagen you’ve already got.
This is where CBD comes in. CBD extract is naturally rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A, E and D.
Antioxidants work to protect the skin from free radicals. Free radicals and the main culprits when it comes to collagen loss. That’s why activities that produce a lot of free radicals such as smoking or a high sugar diet age us, because the deplete our collagen and prevent the body from producing more.
The antioxidants in CBD extract protect collagen from free radicals, helping to preserve the collagen you’ve already got and support your body to make more.
Fatty acids in CBD extract
Fatty acids deeply moisturise and nourish the skin to improve its vibrancy. CBD extract is super rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 & 6.
These fatty acids also help to promote the natural production of collagen in the body, again aiding the body in creating a healthy, youthful glow.
Below is a more detailed explanation of just how important collagen is when it comes to slowing and reversing the aging process.
Collagen and ageing
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is what keeps our skin smooth, bouncy and vibrant.
Young people are naturally abundant in collagen, but as we age the levels of collagen our body produces can decrease, causing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and a loss of skin elasticity and vibrancy.
Since dermatologists began emphasising the importance of collagen when it comes to youthful skin, many cosmetic companies began selling creams and treatments containing collagen that claim to increase collagen levels in the skin.
However, there is no scientific evidence to support that topical application of collagen has any true effect on collagen levels in the skin. It is possible that products containing collagen don’t really do much at all in terms of boosting collagen in a real way.
But don’t worry, because you absolutely CAN boost your collagen levels to maintain a healthy, youthful complexion and actually reverse signs of ageing.
Through exercise, healthy diet and a well-informed natural skincare routine, you can elevate your body’s production of collagen which not only slows down the ageing process but can reverse ageing that has already occurred.
How to boost collagen
Thankfully, there are many ways a person can empower themselves to boost their natural collagen stores.
We’ve already mentioned that CBD extract can be an amazing addition to your natural beauty regimen because it is so incredibly rich in phytonutrients such as antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
Other things that you can use to protect and increase your collagen stores are vitamin C serums, retinoid creams and sunscreen. All these are amazing ways to boost and preserve the collagen in your skin.
Eating a diet rich in essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids will do wonders for your skin and overall health. A healthy body produces more collagen, which is why dermatologists are beginning to discover the true power of diet and lifestyle when it comes to ageing.
Next is some advice on how to begin incorporating CBD into your natural beauty regimen.
How to use CBD for anti-ageing
Now you know about how CBD extract works to help prevent and reverse ageing of the skin naturally, here is how to best use CBD extract for anti-ageing.
If you use an oral CBD supplement such as organic, full spectrum CBD oil, you can protect your skin from the inside out.
The antioxidants, fatty acids, terpenes and flavonoids all work to support your body in producing its own collagen. They also protect the collagen the body already has from environmental factors and free radicals.
CBD skin balm
CBD skin balms are an amazing way to apply CBD oil topically, protecting your skin from the outside in.
Our organic CBD skin balm is so natural it’s edible, and can also be added to smoothies or oatmeal as an oral supplement.
Use CBD skin balm at night before sleep since this is when your skin is in restore and repair mode. Apply to the face, massaging into areas that are vulnerable to wrinkles such as the forehead, around the eyes and around the mouth.
Full spectrum is important
To get the anti-ageing benefits of CBD, it is very important that you choose a full spectrum CBD extract.
The term ‘full spectrum’ means the extract contains a full spectrum of all the phytonutrients naturally occurring in CBD extract, such as terpenes, fatty acids and flavonoids.
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Where to find organic, full spectrum CBD skin balm
At Aura CBD Oil UK we have helped thousands of people across the globe create their own wellbeing, naturally.
Our range of CBD oils, pastes, balms and edibles are always 100% organic, full spectrum, whole plant extracts, made from European hemp.
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