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Before we all know it, winter will be upon us.  Winter, for many people, is the kiss of death for healthy skin, but how you deal with winter when it comes to your skincare routine will determine the health of your skin year-round.

Dry skin during the winter is common because cold air has less moisture than warm air.  Losing that moisture leads to dry skin.  Winter’s strong winds also contribute to dry skin, as does running the heat in your home or lighting a fire in your fireplace.  Wool clothing is another contributing factor of dry skin because it doesn’t breathe as well as cotton or silk.  Have no fear!  CBD is here!  Yes, CBD can cure those winter skin blues and ensure that year-round glow.

The Science

Studies have shown that CBD treatments, whether internal or topical, work with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a complex cell-signaling system that plays an integral role in regulating sleep cycle, mood, and appetite.  CBD works with CB1 receptors, found primarily in the central nervous system, and CB2 receptors, primarily found in the peripheral nervous system, to prevent that body’s natural endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-AG, from being broken down, allowing the CBD to be that much more effective.

These same receptors are also present in the skin.  Typically, when our skin is dry, we use lotion or cream to moisturize it.  Keeping our skin healthy is part of whole-body health, and introducing hemp oil to your skin has anti-aging benefits.  The CBD products that we carry work with the endocannabinoid system naturally to alleviate skin issues, primarily in two ways; CBD has both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and both are essential to making your skin look younger.

How CBD Helps

The cannabis plant is abundant with anti-inflammatory properties, such as vitamins A and E, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, and calcium. When these vitamins and minerals are applied to the skin, blood flow increases promoting the affected area to heal.

The anti-oxidants in CBD eliminate free radicals, leading to cell damage that causes wrinkles and, sometimes, skin cancer.  It is believed that if we can stop or slow down skin damage, we can slow the skin aging process.  Many over-the-counter anti-aging products claim to have anti-oxidants, but also contain fillers that aren’t naturally occurring.

Our Secret Recipe

Well…not so secret anymore.  We have a great recipe for a homemade facemask that uses hemp oil to promote anti-aging.  First, you need a high-quality CBD oil.  You can find the best from us right here.  No need to travel when you get it straight from us!  Once you have our CBD tincture, just head to your local grocery store.  A ripe avocado, spirulina powder, your favorite essential oil, and a clean make-up brush is all you need to start getting your skin looking and feeling younger.

To check out the full instructions and to learn more about how hemp oil can assist with anti-aging of your skin, check out this post at Colorado CBD Products today!

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