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What is CBD and why is it good for the skin?

What is CBD and why is it good for the skin?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent and therapeutic cannibinoids found in the hemp and cannabis plant. It does not intoxicate and may relieve, anxiety, inflammation and chronic pain. It happens to be remarkably good also for the largest organ in the body…your skin! We source only the finest hemp and extract our oil using the purest process in the industry. Tennessee, with its rich soil and long growing season, is the ideal place to grow CBD hemp. Historically Tennessee sits in the buckle of the hemp belt. It was grown in TN successfully until the 1930’s when it was outlawed. With the passing of The Farm Bill in 2014, growers in Tennessee were allowed to grow it once again, restoring one of the state’s most valuable resources.
Why is CBD oil good for the skin?
It turns out CBD oil has antioxidant properties which contribute to the research indicating it can help lessen the visible signs of aging skin. By counteracting free-radical damage, our CBD anti-aging serum may be able to help visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone. Another benefit of CBD oil is that it has been found to have significant soothing properties. Its substantial skin-calming and skin-normalizing effects can help minimize issues related to skin sensitivity, including redness. Even if you don’t think of your skin as “sensitive” per se, all skin types are affected by environmental stressors, so CBD’s soothing mechanism can help keep skin in check. What’s clear from numerous studies is that CBD oil functions as an anti-inflammatory. So how does that translate to skin care? One way is its ability to help calm skin, particularly skin that’s acne-prone. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD’s soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. Surprisingly, recent findings also show that CBD has the potential to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production, as well as help offset other triggers of acne. In short, the more CBD you get into your life the more balanced your Endocannibinoid System becomes. The ECS helps balance your immune system and also helps balance the skin.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a major role in balancing our bodies’ most important functions from sleep, to mood, to appetite, to bowel movements, and more. The ECS was discovered in the 1990’s when scientists were researching plant like molecules, cannabinoids, produced by the human body. The ECS’s main role is to maintain bodily homeostasis – biological harmony in response to environmental changes such as physical and mental stress. Bodily homeostasis or balance is what we should all be striving towards for because this means the body is healthy. Initially, research showed endocannabinoid receptors were only present in the brain and nerves, but have since been found throughout the entire body including our skin. CBD is valuable because it helps create balance in the body. Beautiful skin is well balanced skin.