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Magical Properties of the Cannabis Plant

Magical Properties of the Cannabis Plant

CBD is taking the world by storm. It’s virtually inescapable as legislation catches up with this wonderful, natural healing method. The beauty world is leading the way with mainstreaming CBD, incorporating the oil into creams, balms, and oils for all sorts of natural beauty solutions. However, with new products hitting the market daily, it’s difficult to know what you should buy and how to use it. This edit will help you make informed decisions best for your personalized beauty routine.  Both men and women will benefit from CBD and natural beauty products.

At Skin Food Body Love, we pride ourselves in choosing natural and effective solutions. CBD, cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant, derived mostly from hemp. Research has shown CBD has a wide range of effects on many of our bodies important systems affecting two types of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) throughout the body and brain. Instead of directly attaching to receptors, like THC, CBD actually influences a cascade of effects that cause your body’s natural cannabinoids to attach to those receptors. CBD mainly affects CB2 receptors in the immune system, which in turn has the ability to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain. These reduction effects translate over into a wide range of conditions, like treating acne, seizures, and possibly some cancers. 

CBD’s effect on inflammation is exactly why it is so perfect for beauty products. As you probably already know, inflammation is at the core of most skincare concerns – it’s the body’s natural response to infection, aging, and toxins. Instead of taking a cocktail of medicines to ward off these unsightly symptoms, CBD oil provides a natural way to nip common problems in the bud (no pun intended). CBD can regulate the sebaceous glands and avoid overproduction of oil, clearing up breakouts. Don’t lather your skin in acids and potentially irritating creams, try out CBD oil first. 

A close relative of CBD oil is hemp oil. Extracted from the seeds of the hemp, it has a lower concentration of CBD and has been legal for much longer.  Although it may have less CBD, hemp oil packs a punch when it comes to your health and beauty routine. Cooking using hemp oil has gained popularity thanks to the nutty flavor it provides. Additionally, hemp oil is rich in vitamins and has hydrating properties. At Skin Food Body Love, we carry Cannabliss Organic, a line of natural hemp oil infused skin care products. Try out our Organic Starter Kit, which includes 5ml samples of Revitalizing Serum, Age-Defying Moisturizing Lotion, and our most popular seller the Hemp Salve. These can be used in combination with each other to deeply moisturize skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind. Use the salve on problem areas for dryness, like tired hands and feet, elbows, and knees. Why not try something new? You are going to see and feel the difference. Be on the cutting edge of hemp and CBD oil infused products.

Coleen Janeway is a beauty expert, writer, editor and skinfood chef. Former owner of a successful medical spa, Ms. Janeway has managed other wellness brands and medical practices in Los Angeles and the US, she has been in the business of health and wellness long enough to understand what is hype and what is truth. Ms. Janeway cuts through the confusing, glittery mess and peels back the layers of superficial to reveal what is real and effective, in turn helping her clients set and achieve attainable goals by simplifying food and skincare.

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