Every day we are learning more and more about the beneficial properties of CBD, especially when it comes to maintaining good health. But what can this cannabinoid do in terms of keeping the skin looking young? Are its anti-inflammatory properties able to slow down the ageing process?
CBD oil for wrinkles
Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L and has been known and used in medicine and nutrition since ancient times. The plant contains more than 500 different compounds, including around 60 cannabinoids, as well as more than 140 terpenes. Phytocannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN) or cannabichromene (CBC). One of the most well-known cannabinoids is CBD, which has anti-inflammatory, analgesic or anti-anxiety effects, among others, and also helps to maintain a state of homeostasis. The terpenes in the oil, on the other hand, determine its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which are also of considerable importance in cosmetology. Roughly 20-25% by weight of the oil are proteins, followed by 10-15% as fibre and 28% as carbohydrates. Importantly in cosmetology as well as in healthy nutrition, the oil contains approximately 80% of unsaturated fatty acids (EFAs), where the main role is played by 56% of linoleic acid, estimated to be 56% (LA), 9% of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA),10% of oleic acid and about 4% of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are present here in the best possible ratio of 3:1, which is beneficial not only for the whole body, but also for the skin.
Hemp oil for wrinkles
Studies unequivocally report that acids belonging to the omega-6 and omega-3 group have a beneficial effect on the skin, as well as showing anti-ageing effects. Furthermore, they also increase the effectiveness of aesthetic medicine or non-invasive cosmetology treatments. The GLA acid present in hemp oil is irreplaceable in the proper functioning of the skin, as it is a component of the intercellular cement, which is one of the elements protecting against water loss from the skin. It is worth knowing that hemp oil is also rich in phytic acid, choline, trigonelline, lecithin, chlorophyll, vitamin K, tocopherol, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium. Phytic acid has anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle and firming effects. Research also confirms that it helps to protect against UV radiation, which is undoubtedly a cornerstone in maintaining the youthful appearance of the skin. The vitamin K content, on the other hand, helps to calm vascular skin, which can reduce erythema, shrink dilated capillaries and reduce subcutaneous petechiae.
Sleep and maintaining a youthful appearance
As is widely known, healthy and uninterrupted sleep is the key to a youthful appearance. In order for the body to regenerate and activate its anti-ageing action, deep rest is needed. This is when the processes leading to the maintenance of homeostasis in the body mainly take place, and one of the most well-known properties of CBD is undoubtedly its salutary effect on long, quality and regenerative sleep.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle properties of CBD oil
To intensify the beneficial effects of hemp oil, reach for a proven CBD oil. Numerous studies have confirmed that CBD is an excellent antioxidant and therefore neutralises free radicals, thus showing anti-ageing effects. It also has the effect of slowing the breakdown of collagen, high levels of which are extremely important in maintaining a youthful appearance. It is important to remember that a deficiency in antioxidants can lead to skin ageing and cell degeneration, causing the skin to become drier and even flabbier through a decrease in firmness and elasticity. It is therefore important to constantly maintain optimum levels, which can be achieved by taking precisely studied CBD oils for wrinkles.
Other ingredients such as tocopherols contained in the oil are powerful antioxidants that build into the intercellular cement, protect the epidermis and reduce UV sensitivity, thus having an anti-wrinkle effect. Iron has an antioxidant effect, regenerates the skin and is involved in collagen synthesis. Calcium improves the function of blood vessels and is also involved in the synthesis of collagen fibres, influences the regeneration of skin cells, moisturises the skin and ensures the proper functioning of the intercellular cement.
Also responsible for the antioxidant properties in CBD hemp oil are beta-carotene, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, zinc, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, gammalinolenic acid GLA, niacin (vitamin B3), riboflavin (B2) and amino acids (cysteine, glutathione, arginine). The carotenoids help to improve skin hydration and aid in skin recovery, as well as stimulating fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin, so important in maintaining a youthful appearance. The complex of vitamins A, E and K contained in the oil has the effect of increasing the elasticity of the skin, prevents the premature formation of wrinkles, intensively nourishes the skin and improves the elasticity of blood vessels, which helps the penetration of active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin. Vitamin E, as already mentioned, is an antioxidant and therefore delays the formation of wrinkles and strengthens the epidermal barrier thus preventing excessive water loss.
The phytosterols contained in the oil have a beneficial effect on the hydration of dry skin and strengthen the epidermal barrier, thereby preventing water loss and stimulating the skin to renew itself more quickly. Flavonoids neutralise free radicals thanks to their antioxidant properties - slowing down the formation of wrinkles.
Therefore, in order to achieve an optimal anti-wrinkle effect, it is necessary to act in two ways - from the inside and from the outside, i.e. to take care of a balanced diet rich in oils such as CBD hemp oil and to apply preparations with this particular oil to the skin. You can successfully add CBD oil to your favourite cream or as an additive when removing make-up. A topical application of our hemp ointment with beeswax will also work well.
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- "Public awareness on the use of hemp oil" authors Zuzanna Przybylak Katarzyna Kordus 2018 http://aestheticcosmetology.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ke2018.4-3.pdf
- "Application of hemp oil in cosmetology" authors Joanna Caputa, Agnieszka Nikiel-Loranc 2019 http://aestheticcosmetology.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ke2019.4-6.pdf