Cannabis And Beauty: 5 Benefits to Consider

August 16, 2018

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Did you know that cannabis is good for your appearance? Research shows that the plant exhibits certain qualities that may rival even the best skin care products in the world. An important fact that you should know is that your body has cannabinoid receptors to protect you from harmful natural elements. The beauty effects of cannabis come from the cannabinoids that it produces, and they are as follows:

 

1. Anti-inflammation

For a long time, people have praised the medicinal benefits of cannabis. One of the most popular reasons why people take prescription marijuana is to relieve chronic pain caused by inflammation. Inflammation happens when the body's immune system backfires and causes damage to its tissues.

 

However, the healing powers of cannabis are not secluded to chronic pain alone. Marijuana can also cure beauty-related inflammation such as rashes and bumps on the face. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD possess incredible anti-inflammatory properties to help you get rid of such ailments. In fact, research shows that cannabis seeds can be used to treat acne.

 

The body contains two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 is found in the brain and affects how people think, while CB2 is found in body tissues and helps prevent inflammation. The anti-inflammatory characteristic of cannabinoids originates from their ability to trigger CB2 receptors.

 

2. Hair Growth Stimulation

Due to environmental factors such as the weather, the development of your hair is limited. Both high and low temperatures make your hair lose moisture and look dry and undefined.

 

Hemp Seed oil is a natural product of cannabis. The hemp seed oil is usually filled with vitamins and fatty acids to stimulate hair growth. The oil also contains significant amounts of protein to make your hair and nails stronger, and prevent drying of the scalp.

 

Another way that cannabis encourages hair growth is by improving the circulation of blood in the scalp. It also enhances the natural elasticity of hair and allows it to stretch longer without breaking.

 

3. Quick Skin Absorption

As the largest organ in the body, your skin has to be adequately nourished. The ointments that you apply on it end up interacting with the internal chemical and hormonal processes and affect your overall appearance.

 

The familiar smell of cannabis comes from a compound known as terpenes. When you apply cannabis topicals, the terpenes makes your skin more porous and enables it to absorb beauty creams faster. Additionally, the quicker your skin absorbs cosmetic oils, the faster the products will work.

 

As a result, it is always advisable to apply cannabis topicals before you use any other beauty cream on your skin or hair. Therefore, the next time you buy your favorite lotion, you should also consider purchasing cannabis oil.

 

4. The Omega Effect

Omega fatty acids are considered essential because the body cannot do without them. We acquire the benefits of these compounds through the consumption of protein-rich foods or the application of skin products.

 

Cannabis topical contains omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. Omega-3 regulates blood clotting on the skin and gives it a smoother appearance. Omega-9 maintains the suppleness and radiance of your hair and skin. Omega-9 also helps you get rid of dandruff and supports hair growth.

 

Omega-6 keeps your skin moisturized and protects it from sun burns. As long as your skin is safe from harmful rays, you have zero chances of getting wrinkles and skin cancer. Omega-6 also gives your skin a youthful look and makes it glow.

 

5. Antioxidant

The cannabinoids present in cannabis exhibit antioxidant properties to protect your skin from free radicals such as ultraviolet rays and pollution elements. Stress can also cause free radicals.

 

Free radicals are incomplete atoms that invade the body and steal electrons from other proteins such as the DNA and secondary cell structures. The radicals increase the oxygen levels in the body beyond what is necessary.

 

Elevated oxygen levels can lead to rapid aging of your skin, dermatitis, melanoma, cataracts, and retinal degeneration. Cannabinoids help reduce the effects of inflammation by reducing oxygen levels in the body to a tolerable level.

 

Conclusion

There's no denying the fact that cannabis has medicinal characteristics, and it can be used to improve the appearance of your skin, hair, and nails. It’s why so many skin care products containing marijuana have popped up on the scene now. Marijuana products have often been derided as unhealthy by mainstream media in the past, but there are some surprising beauty benefits that occasional that are changing that perception.

 

References:

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/04/a-cannabis-craze-takes-over-skin-care

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-looks/cannabis-skin-care-cbd-anti-inflammatory-beauty-products/

https://www.wmagazine.com/gallery/cannabis-beauty-products

https://www.leafscience.com/2017/09/20/marijuana-skin-guide/

https://www.homeremedyhacks.com/33-wonderful-health-beauty-benefits-marijuana/

 

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