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CBD Facemasks: Five Benefits that May Surprise You

CBD oil is quickly becoming the must have ingredient for beauty and skincare products. Facemasks infused with CBD oil – or CBD facemasks – are promising to tackle common concerns for all skin types. The benefits they offer may surprise you.   Feeling a little vain? Don’t. Skincare is selfcare and healthcare. Anecdotally, many users are reporting a broad range of benefits beauty products with cannabis ingredients. Facemasks with CBD as an active ingredient also have the potential to your benefit health and overall wellbeing. Look good and feel good.

 

Contains Antioxidant Properties

CBD is creating quite a buzz as far reaching anti-oxidant compound. Scientists have discovered that CBD has antioxidant properties that could benefit the gut, circulatory system and nervous system 1 Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics Klein, T. W. (2005). Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Nature Reviews Immunology, 5(5), 400-411. Klein, T. W. . More recently, CBD has been shown to activate anti-oxidant pathways in skin cells 1 Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics Klein, T. W. (2005). Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Nature Reviews Immunology, 5(5), 400-411. Klein, T. W. . Many are hoping this could allow it to treat serious conditions like psoriasis and severe acne 1 Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics Klein, T. W. (2005). Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Nature Reviews Immunology, 5(5), 400-411. Klein, T. W. . For non-medical usage, these anti-oxidant properties could help keep you looking younger for longer.

Simply, antioxidants work by reducing the production of free radicals. Free radicals attack cells, causing much of the damage we associate with troubled skin. When it comes to your skin, antioxidants can pretty much do it all. They fight against signs of aging, brighten and even complexion, reduce fine lines, and generally freshen your look.

A CBD facemask infused with antioxidants blocks oxidative stress may help preserve the health of your skin.

Reduce Inflammation

 

Many of our skincare woes stem from our desire to reduce inflammation in a variety of ways. You may want your facemask to quickly fix puffiness around the eyes or help lighten a swollen look from salty snacking.

CBD facemasks may achieve the glow-up you’re looking for because CBD may be a potent anti-inflammatory compound. While there is a dearth of anecdotal evidence from users supporting this, scientists have studied the effects of cannabis related chemicals on a variety of chronic inflammatory conditions from IBS 2 Therapeutic use of cannabis in inflammatory bowel disease. Ahmed, W., & Katz, S. (2016). Therapeutic use of cannabis in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 12(11), 668. Ahmed, W., & Katz, S. to joint arthritis 3 Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. (2017). Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Pain, 158(12), 2442 Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. . More specifically, CBD appears to have an inhibitory effect on the inflammatory enzymes COX-1 and COX-2 9 Keratinocytes as initiators of inflammation. Barker, J. N., Griffiths, C. E. M., Nickoloff, B. J., Mitra, R. S., & Dixit, V. M. (1991). Keratinocytes as initiators of inflammation. Barker, J. N., Griffiths, C. E. M., Nickoloff, B. J., Mitra, R. S., & Dixit, V. M. . If that bit of sciencey jargon sounds familiar, it’s because common over the counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), inhibit the very same anti-inflammatory pathway.

For the same reason, CBD facemask may also help with the pain and discomfort of headaches and migraines. A recent study found that 50% of participants suffering from migraines reduced their symptoms after cannabis use 5 Short-and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Headache and Migraine. Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Cleveland, M. J., & Craft, R. M. (2019). Short-and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Headache and Migraine. The Journal of Pain. Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Cleveland, M. J., & Craft, R. M. . When it comes to skin these masks, anti-inflammatory compounds reduce swelling and redness, and may generally help skin look tighter and feel better.

Help with Acne and Breakouts

Ever heard of a sebaceous gland? They’re the small oil-producing glands on our skin. On the face, an excess of oil production in the sebaceous gland causes breakouts and problem areas.

CBD facemasks can help regulate the production of oil in the sebaceous gland(6). That, coupled with CBD oil’s anti-inflammatory properties 3 Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. (2017). Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Pain, 158(12), 2442 Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. , it could help address breakouts and treat acne. Some research suggests that it “may 7 A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars. Palmieri, B., Laurino, C., & Vadalà, M. (2019). A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars. La Clinica Terapeutica, 170(2), e93-e99. Palmieri, B., Laurino, C., & Vadalà, M. . When it comes to the benefits of CBD facemasks, you can probably expect a reduction in redness and skin irritation.

 

Reduce Fine Lines and Signs of Aging   

We already know that CBD oil’s antioxidant properties can address many skincare concerns 8 Cannabidiol and (−) Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol are neuroprotective antioxidants. Hampson, A. J., Grimaldi, M., Axelrod, J., & Wink, D. (1998). Cannabidiol and (−) Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol are neuroprotective antioxidants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95(14), 8268-8273. Hampson, A. J., Grimaldi, M., Axelrod, J., & Wink, D . But CBD facemasks could be used specifically to tackle fine lines and other signs of aging.

Laugh lines are beautiful and wrinkles are natural, but think of CBD oil or CBD facemasks as your fountain of youth.

As we age, our skin loses some of its elasticity and becomes less effective at fighting inflammation and repairing itself. CBD oil’s potential to reduce inflammation 3 Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. (2017). Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Pain, 158(12), 2442 Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. , regulate oil production 6 Recent advances in the endocrinology of the sebaceous gland. Szöllősi, A. G., Oláh, A., Bíró, T., & Tóth, B. I. (2017). Recent advances in the endocrinology of the sebaceous gland. Dermato-endocrinology, 9(1), e1361576. Szöllősi, A. G., Oláh, A., Bíró, T., & Tóth, B. I. , and retain moisture could slow the creation of fine lines and help skin stay health and elastic longer.

Soothe Sensitive Skin

A facemask might be a balm after a hard day. Or it might be a necessary solution to moisturize dry skin. All skin types feel the pressure of environmental stressors and require a little attention. For those with sensitive skin, a good facemask may be hard to find.

CBD facemask can calm and normalize skin to help with sensitivity because of their anti-inflammatory action 3 Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. (2017). Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Pain, 158(12), 2442 Philpott, H. T., O’Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. . Combined with the other botanicals and compounds already common in beauty products, CBD facemasks can also hydrate naturally and remove chemicals and toxins to soothe different skin types.

The Next Big Thing

New understanding and acceptance of CBD oils and related products is leading more and more people to recognize their aesthetic and health advantages. From anti-aging to anti-acne, and from selfcare to skincare, CBD facemasks are making a mark.

While CBD oil works its way into beauty and health routines thanks to a full spectrum of potential benefits, CBD facemasks are offering natural and sustainable options to become the next big thing in skincare.

Already, a wide range of products (at a wide range of price points) are proving the popularity of CBD facemasks. If you’re overwhelmed by your options, let our FAQ address your questions before you buy.

Sources
  1. Klein, T. W. (2005). Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Nature Reviews Immunology, 5(5), 400-411.
  2. Ahmed, W., & Katz, S. (2016). Therapeutic use of cannabis in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 12(11), 668.
  3. Philpott, H. T., O'Brien, M., & McDougall, J. J. (2017). Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Pain, 158(12), 2442
  4. Ruhaak, L. R., Felth, J., Karlsson, P. C., Rafter, J. J., Verpoorte, R., & Bohlin, L. (2011). Evaluation of the cyclooxygenase inhibiting effects of six major cannabinoids isolated from Cannabis sativa. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 34(5), 774-778.
  5. Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Cleveland, M. J., & Craft, R. M. (2019). Short-and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Headache and Migraine. The Journal of Pain.
  6. Szöllősi, A. G., Oláh, A., Bíró, T., & Tóth, B. I. (2017). Recent advances in the endocrinology of the sebaceous gland. Dermato-endocrinology, 9(1), e1361576.
  7. Palmieri, B., Laurino, C., & Vadalà, M. (2019). A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars. La Clinica Terapeutica, 170(2), e93-e99.
  8. Hampson, A. J., Grimaldi, M., Axelrod, J., & Wink, D. (1998). Cannabidiol and (−) Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol are neuroprotective antioxidants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95(14), 8268-8273.
  9. Barker, J. N., Griffiths, C. E. M., Nickoloff, B. J., Mitra, R. S., & Dixit, V. M. (1991). Keratinocytes as initiators of inflammation.

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