The trick to keeping your skin looking young is having young skin cells. The way our skin works is by constantly producing new skin cells when the old ones die. About 90% of your epidermis (the outer most layer of your skin) is made up of basal cells. The ECS helps regulate their life cycle, bringing you healthier looking skin. However, your ECS doesn’t always regulate the way it is supposed to, and that is when you bring in medications.
CBD is a wonderful chemical because it regulates the ECS. If your skin isn’t replacing dead skin cells, CBD can help tell your brain that it isn’t doing something it is supposed to.
The way it talks to your brain is through receptors. More specifically, the CB1 receptor in your brain. Researchers have discovered the importance of the CB1 receptor and your skin through an experiment with mice. They bred mice that had no CB1 receptor in their brain, and the mice’s skin aged more quickly.
CBD also acts as an antioxidant. This means it protects your skin from something called “Free Radicals”, like smoke or UV rays, that are found in our atmosphere. It is almost impossible to escape free radicals, which is why it is so important we protect our organs from them. Especially our skin. It is even found to be more potent than Vitamin C and E, giving you a better chance at achieving young and healthy-looking skin.
CBD also aids in pain relief and inflammation, giving it the ability to calm down existing rashes as well as giving you relief.