You probably have not heard about a marijuana product as it does not get the deserved attention. We are talking about a cannabis-infused topical. This product is very beneficial for skin care, and when it is infused into the skin through creams and face masks, it is pretty effective in fighting wrinkles, minimizing sun damage and in providing a healthy and vibrant glow to your skin. Marijuana has been shown to have powerful anti-aging and protective effects, which is the next big thing in skin care.
When I spent weeks out in Colorado interviewing the top growers in the state I quickly learned that cannabis skin care is going to be big… and I mean really big.
Smoking vs. topicals
The way of consuming marihuana affects your skin’s appearance and health. Just like in the case with cigarettes, the smoke from the joints and pipes can actually damage the skin and make it look older than it actually is. Despite the fact that THC is known for its powerful anti-cancer effects, the smoke from the plant matter and rolling papers in fact contains the same carcinogens as cigarettes.
The exposure of your skin to the hydrocarbons present in any type of smoke causes it to stop its cells to produce new collagen. This leads to quicker aging of the skin. Still, you can avoid these effects by smoking out of a bong or a vape.
If you apply the marijuana topically in the form of a cream or a lotion, it has completely opposite effects. It softens the under-eye bags, it soothes irritated skin, and it has many more uses thanks to its extremely versatile healing features. Infused balms should be part of your first-aid and the activated THC and CBD must become a part of your weekly skin care routine.
Marijuana protects aging skin
Cannabis topicals have been scientifically confirmed to considerably revitalize the dry, aging skin. This is due to the fact that cannabinoid receptors are present all throughout the skin. Partly, this is due to the endocannabinoid system which plays a major role in the body’s response to pain and injury. If you have irritated or damaged skin, your body’s natural endocannabinoids are about to set in. applying cream or oil infused with marijuana will help your skin because the compounds such as the THC and CBD will interact with these receptors in a localized area.
The Phytecs, a company that creates cannabinoid-based medical and lifestyle products, says that the skin care products which target the endocannabinoid system are probably the essential element of the next-generation cosmetic treatments. Marijuana represents a nutritional powerhouse with positive effects on your skin, among other benefits.
THC and the rest of the cannabinoids are potent antioxidants, and non-psychoactive CBD has been proved to be even more potent than vitamins A, C, and E. this was acknowledged even by the US Government. Antioxidants are excellent for fighting fine lines and wrinkles
A large amount of antioxidants can prevent skin damage caused by free radicals. UV rays, smoke, and other pollutants from the environment are known as ‘free radicals’, and are very harmful for your skin. The bad news is that your skin is exposed to them every day, which can lead to damage of the skin cells and cause your skin to look visibly older. In time, the skin damage caused by the free radicals can contribute to skin cancer.
Cannabinoids in general, including THC and CBD are super powerful anti-inflammatories. If the skin under your eyes is puffy, you should use skin care products based on cannabis. Throughout the whole skin there are cannabinoid receptors, and applying a powerful natural anti-inflammatory onto the fatigued area will remove the unwanted swelling.
When combined with its powerful antioxidant effects, the anti-inflammatory effects of marijuana can be used as a potential treatment for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Full of omega-3s
Omega fatty acids are needed for a truly radiant, glowing skin. Luckily, hempseed oil is legal everywhere, and it contains the ideal balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. These healthy fats are great for moisturizing the dry and dull skin, and when combined with antioxidants like THC, omega-3s protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. this combination also helps in fighting wrinkles and preventing the potentially fatal skin cancers, including melanoma.
Three easy skin care recipes
These recipes for DIY infused cannabis topicals are very easy, simple and fun:
- How to make cannabis topicals – the video will show you a simple recipe for a marijuana infused oil. This oil can cure and relieve sore muscles. It is abundant in nutrients and thus should be used as daily moisturizer. Using both THC and CBD-laden strains is efficient and gives great results. For even greater health benefits, change the standard kitchen oil with hempseed oil.
- How to make a weed face mask – people who want to get rid of wrinkles and reduce skin damage should use this recipe. Applying this product at least once a week will make your skin vibrant, healthy and rejuvenated.
- How to make your own cannabis lubricant – you can prepare yourself your own special lube. This lube will maintain all your parts healthy and make you feel great.
Whether you use them on a weekly basis as a face mask or on a daily basis as a moisturizer, the marijuana based products will work wonders for your skin. They are the best natural alternative to the expensive anti-aging serums on the market. Cannabis topicals can be used for reliving muscle pain. You can test their powerful anti-inflammatory effects on a patch of itchy or irritated skin. These products are a must for everyone’s makeup bag or first aid kit.
*Article originally appeared at Healthy Life Is Better
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