Earlier this week, CanaFarma announced its release of the new CBD hemp-infused skin cream. Under their brand, YOOFORIC, this unique hemp oil skin cream has all the benefits of CBD producing a botanical aroma while also absorbing into the skin without an oily residue. Skin cream here we come! YOOFORIC’s skin cream is not a beauty cream, though, it is an amazing pain-relieving product promoting joint and muscle relief. 

Since 2015, CBD’s popularity has exploded with billboard advertisements, on social media, and in magazines. Thousands of online stores and brick-and-mortar shops have been popping up in cities and towns throughout the country. There are two main ingredients in the cannabis plant, THC and CBD. THC is a psychoactive ingredient that causes the “high” sensation and is associated with marijuana, which causes mind-altering effects. CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive. CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis Sativa. Manufacturers produce it by diluting the CBD with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp. It is very popular for pain relief and became FDA approved because of its ability to reduce epilepsy in drug-resistant children. 

Fortunately, according to several scientific studies, there are some fantastic advantages that CBD promotes skin health and beauty. Everyone knows that to have good skin and promote a healthy lifestyle, we need good sleep, lots of water, healthy eating, and daily exercise, but what if that’s not enough? The question remains, what are the benefits of CBD, and how can it help skin and medical issues? 

Here are 5 benefits of CBD in the skin and beauty health industry based on scientific evidence. 

CBD Has Anti-Aging Effects

 Healthy skin relies on our body’s ability to discard dead cells and replace them with new ones. As we age, we lose 1% of collagen every year after 20 years old. This can result in our skin becoming thinner and more delicate. CBD can help the anti-aging process by keeping the skin looking youthful through its powerful antioxidant properties, which reduces free-radical damage. Studies have shown that CBD may be a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin C, E, A, or Omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are present in CBD, helping to maintain the skin’s brightness and elasticity. 

CBD Improves Skin Conditions

CBD can be topically used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and cold sores. Since it contains nutrients like Vitamin E, it is very moisturizing and a great natural medicine option, with fewer reactions, less inflammation, and less adverse side effects than those from traditional pharmaceutical drugs. It is becoming more and more a part of people’s daily routine and used as a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory alternative. 

CBD May Reduce Acne

 Acne is the most common skin condition for people affecting 500 million around the world, with 40-50 million of those being in the United States. Acne begins in puberty, with 85 percent of the affected being between the ages of 18-24, although it can continue to people in their 30’s and 40’s. Many factors contribute to the development of acne, including genetics, mineral deficiencies, diet, stress, hormone changes, and infections. Acne causes an overproduction of sebum (an oily secretion made by sebaceous glands in the skin), according to a study done by the highly respected National Institutes of Health. CBD may help reduce acne because of it’s highly anti-inflammatory properties. It also reduces sebum production, which “dries” out the acne and creates a smoother skin surface making for a quicker healing process. 

CBD Increases Sleep Longevity

 Insomnia is one of the most frustrating and life-debilitating problems in health and happiness. In increasing sleep quality, the CBD oil relaxes the mind and body by causing a lower energy level. This relaxing effect works to lower heart rate and clears the mind resulting in a better rested night of sleep. According to the American Sleep Association, the research indicates that the CBD positively affects the body’s receptors to increase a deeper sleep and decrease anxiety and pain, resulting in improved sleep. In a trial published in the Journal Medicines, 409 people with insomnia tested CBD. The results ended with 66 percent of the participants having less trouble sleeping, and 79 percent of them reporting decreased anxiety, which deepened and improved their sleep level. There still needs to be a more in-depth study of the effects of CBD on sleep to strengthen scientific research. 

CBD May Protect Against Bacteria

 According to several studies, the cannabidiol may protect against bacteria and help to fight against MRSA (a type of staph infection resistant to antibiotics). Dr. Joseph Nemeth reported a study done at the University of Uberaba in Brazil, which took two groups of rats and infected them with gum disease. Afterward, the scientists gave one group CBD and deprived the second group. The group of rats who took the CBD had much less bone resorption, healed much faster and healthier gums compared to the former group. When using CBD to fight against bacteria, one great example comes through looking into CBD toothpaste. There are many kinds of toothpaste that kill bacteria in the mouth but end up destroying both the good and bad bacteria. CBD toothpaste helps in maintaining the life of the good bacteria while fighting the harmful bacteria and benefitting your gums and tooth health. 

CBD has many benefits for the skin and many other areas of health. It is a great product to add to your daily life to increase health and productivity.