Cannabidiol, better known as CBD is a relative newcomer to the healthcare world and now it is also making its way into the skincare world. CBD has been touted as a miracle cure for a variety of physical ailments from insomnia to chronic pain to seizures, and the research is quite promising. But does CBD actually have benefits for your skin? That is the topic we are going to explore today- what CBD is and how can Microneedling With CBD and LED help you have healthier, more beautiful skin.
What Is CBD?
There are some common misconceptions about CBD products in general. Some believe that CBD is just a form of marijuana, but it’s not. CBD is short for cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic extract derived from the hemp plant. CBD does not contain the chemical THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for the “high” people experience when using hemp’s cousin, cannabis (marijuana). Some also believe that CBD is the same as hemp seed oil, however, they are two different products. Hemp seed oil contains only trace amounts of CBD if any at all and so does not have the same benefits for your skin.
How Does CBD Benefit Skin?
Research has found that CBD has some pretty amazing benefits for your skin, and it can benefit many different skin types including acne-prone skin, aging skin, and even sensitive skin. Let’s take a look now at the specific effects that CBD can have on various skin types.
Acne-Prone Skin- Acne is one of the most common skin conditions for both teens and adults, so let’s take a look at CBD’s role in controlling acne first. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce redness and swelling associated with breakouts and soothe irritated skin. CBD is also able to regulate your body’s production of sebum. Sebum is the oil that your body produces to protect your skin, but acne-prone skin tends to produce too much sebum which then becomes trapped in the pores along with dirt and bacteria which leads to breakouts. By regulating the production of sebum, CBD can help stop breakouts before they start. CBD also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it especially helpful in stopping active breakouts as well as preventing future ones.
Aging Skin- CBD is a powerful antioxidant that can help reverse the signs of aging. CBD not only protects your skin from environmental hazards by counteracting free radical damage, but it also reduces oxidative stress that contributes to the decline in collagen production in aging skin. It’s decreased collagen production that is responsible for those fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. CBD also increases blood circulation within the skin to bring back a youthful glow.
Sensitive Skin- As was stated before, CBD is a very effective anti-inflammatory. It also increases the moisture in the skin by regulating sebum. Too little is just as damaging to the skin as too much. This makes it great for those with sensitive skin, especially for those with conditions such as rosacea or eczema. CBD helps to decrease sensitivity and redness with its skin-soothing properties.
Microneedling With CBD and LED
While this is a treatment primarily for acne, the benefits of micro needling with CBD and LED go far beyond clearer skin. Microneedling creates very tiny micro-wounds in the skin that activate the body’s natural healing processes. This speeds up skin cell production and regeneration as well as collagen production. The tiny channel opened up in the skin also allows the CBD to be absorbed more deeply which increases its effectiveness, and in turn, the CBD increases the effectiveness of the micro-needling. The blue LED light not only destroys acne-causing bacteria, but it also increases circulation and promotes healing. So this one treatment gives you clearer skin, reduces lines and wrinkles, reduces hyperpigmentation, improves the tone and texture of your skin, reduces pore size, reduces scarring, and tightens and firms the skin for a clearer, healthier, smoother, more youthful complexion.
Oh, did we forget to mention that CBD also promotes relaxation? Yes, it does. So why not come see the wonderfully talented estheticians here at Helen’s Haven for a relaxing and healing Microneedling with CBD and LED treatment? Treat your acne and reap all the other amazing benefits as well. Call us at 808-739-0400 to book an appointment today. You can also download our free app on iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments easily from your mobile device. We look forward to serving you at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.