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CBD Probiotic skincare: What is it and how does it work?

CBD Probiotic skincare: What is it and how does it work?

By Ana Andguladze

What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabinoid) is a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Its oil is derived from all parts of the plant, except the hemp seed itself. CBD is one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds found in marijuana, yet this component is also naturally found in the human body - mainly in the skin. Most of the human population is CBD deprived and can benefit from adding CBD supplements to their lifestyle, whether it's consuming it internally or applying it to their skin.

Since the human body has most of its cannabinoids in the skin, topical application combined with internal consumption of CBD can strengthen its benefits. CBD products offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which help treat concerns such as inflammation, acne, dryness, and uneven skin tone.“There are CB2 receptors on sebaceous glands, which produce oil. According to research, CBD influences the sebum production of cells and has an anti-inflammatory component,” says Jeanette Jacknin, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Solana Beach, California, who specializes in CBD skin care.

Is CBD a new discovery?

By now you will have heard of some kind of CBD product on the market, whether it’s for pain relief, stress management, or skincare. Throughout history cannabis has served as a holistic resource, with stories dating back to 2737 BC when Chinese emperor Sheng Nung drank CBD infused tea to better his memory, treat malaria, rheumatism and gout.

In 1939 William B. O’shaughnessy published a study about CBD and its therapeutic effects, even considering the plant’s use in medical application as an anesthetic. 10 years on, existence of cannabinoids in the human body was discovered as scientific research evolved. In the last couple of decades, the market for the products containing CBD began expansion. Nowadays, CBD products are all around us and cannabis itself is labeled as one of the fastest growing industries in the world! 

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are simply living microorganisms, so while you may have heard of them being present in our food, they are also essential for our skin."Prebiotics are like the nourishing food that naturally allows good bacteria to thrive on your skin,"says Dr. Whitney Bowe, a New York dermatologist and author of "The Beauty of Dirty Skin." For example, topical probiotics promote better moisture absorption, help delay the signs of aging, and even assist in soothing sun damaged areas on the skin. Lactic acid is one popular model, known for its incredible exfoliating and tightening effects. Other probiotics such as Lactobacillus, L. acidophilus, and B. bifudum have been found to be a great tool for treating acne.

How do CBD and Probiotics work together?

CBD oil and probiotics combine forces to deliver antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties into the skin. Treating skin problems such as acne, dark spots, and dryness becomes a much faster process when they work together to reinforce your skin’s natural defense against free radicals. This duo operates by calming and balancing the natural immune triggers that are often overstimulated by pollution, stress, and other unavoidable factors. "When our skin barrier is not intact, it is no longer preventing allergens and irritants from entering the skin and is unable to adequately trap moisture in the skin to keep our skin healthy and hydrated." explains Dr. Bowe.

Should you be using CBD+Probiotic skincare?

Let’s be honest, live bacteria on your face may sound like a lot. However, it’s important to consider the amount of damage done to our skin just by washing and cleansing, which is a necessary practice that essentially strips our natural oils and  “good” bacteria. With this in mind, probiotics are a fantastic addition to anyone’s skincare routine and when adding CBD to the mix the glow can become unstoppable. Particularly if you are in the market for a routine that will aid with the most common pitfalls (acne, dry skin, signs of aging, dark spots, irritation), CBD and probiotic ingredients can turn them all around!

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