CBD 101 RECAP: Episode 11 – CBD & Skin

CBD 101 RECAP: Episode 11 – CBD & Skin

An unconventional skin care solution

Did you know?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body.
It retains moisture, helps control body temperature, protects us from trauma, harsh weather.
As a protector, it protects underlying tissue from mechanical, chemical and thermal injury. It provides the first line of defense against bacteria and other pathogens.
Keratin is that oiliness on the skin that waterproofs the cells preventing fluid loss and gain through skin.
Melanin in the skin absorbs UV light.

Skin functions
Skin Reception:
The Dermis contains sense receptors for heat, cold, pain, touch and pressure.

Receptors clustered around hair follicles can detect if the hair moves.

Temperature regulation. The skin regulates temperature in 2 ways:
Through sweat glands.
Dilation and contraction of blood vessels in the dermis.

Synthesis of Vitamin D

Skin cells contain a precursor molecule that is converted to vitamin D when exposed to UV light. Vitamin D is essential for bone mineralization and limited sun exposure can lead to vitamin D deficiency, which can result in osteoporosis and other chronic disorders.

Ultraviolet radiation

1. UVA– UVA rays pass effortlessly through the ozone layer and causes skin aging, wrinkles. It is used in tanning beds. It colours skin and gives false sense of protection from the sun.

2. UVB – Most UVB rays are absorbed by the ozone layer. Too much of UVB causes sunburns, cataracts, immune system damage, skin cancer. Melanoma may be associated with sever UVB sunburns occurring before the age of 20.

3. UVC – most dangerous ar blocked by the ozone layer.

Effects of UV exposure

Sunburn develops when the amount of UV exposure is greater than the protection your skin’s melatonin provides. The lighter your skin, the less melanin it has to absorb UV and protect itself. But all skin, no matter the colour, thickens and hardens with continued sun exposure, resulting in wrinkles later in life, which is why it is so important to have a skin care routine to protect your skin from premature ageing.

CBD & Skin

– CBD is a a powerful anti inflammatory, anti oxidant agent that may help with adding tone to your skin. It may also decrease brown spots that appear as a result of sun damage.

– CBD for acne prone skin: Studies have shown that CBD’s calming benefits help reactive skin feel better. Research has also shown that CBD has the potential to decrease excess sebum (oil) production, possibly due to its balancing effect on the quality of skin’s oil.

– CBD serum for wrinkles and anti aging: The antioxidants in CBD help lessen visible signs of aging. By counteracting free-radical damage and reducing the look of inflammation, CBD anti-aging creams visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness and ruddy skin tone.

Try ALLUR Broad Spectrum Relief Balm for skin balancing

As compared to the ALLUR tinctures, the ALLUR CBD balm is a topical solution that has direct contact with the skin, allowing it to locally work in that particular area where applied. The balm contains anti-inflamatory and soothing terpenes like eucalyptol, linalool, limonene. Dr. Sharma recommends applying the balm  in the evening after sun exposure. As your skin repairs itself at night, it is a good time to let your skin heal from all the sun damage experienced during the day. You may also apply it in the morning to help against inflammation faced during the day. But always ensure to use a good sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn and sun damage.

Watch episode 11 linked below to understand how CBD can benefit and nourish your skin.

The statements made in the CBD 101 series have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. ALLUR is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please consult your physician before use.

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