Recent years have seen a boom in skincare and makeup products that incorporate CBD oil. And it’s little wonder–CBD is often marketed as a miracle oil, capable of clearing up acne, turning back the clock on wrinkles, and more. But what is the truth behind the careful branding? Let’s take a look at 3 myths and 3 facts about CBD skincare, so that you can make an informed decision on incorporating CBD into your skincare routine.
MYTH: CBD is proven to treat acne
Some studies have shown that CBD might be effective in reducing the production of sebum, but it’s not yet proven an effective treatment to acne. Although it certainly seems that many of CBD’s properties could help reduce breakouts, more research is needed to state anything definitively. However . . .
FACT: Studies have shown that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties
CBD can help reduce redness and inflammation, soothing irritated skin and potentially diminishing the visibility of breakouts. While most scientists tend to agree that more studies are needed to determine its effectiveness in treating acne, these soothing properties certainly seem to help with those pesky red spots.
MYTH: CBD is an effective alternative to sunscreen
Although CBD has recently started to show up in the ingredients of various sunscreens, there is not enough research at present to determine whether it has any real benefits when it comes to blocking UV rays. Dermatologists advise you stick to using sunscreen for now. While pairing CBD alongside regular sunscreen isn’t necessarily harmful, using CBD alone could leave your skin vulnerable to damaging rays.
FACT: CBD has anti-aging properties
Like many plant-derived compounds, CBD has antioxidant properties, which help reduce various signs of aging. CBD-based anti-aging creams have been shown to diminish wrinkles, dullness, age spots, and discoloration.
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