Aging skin. Do those two words make you shudder in discomfort and maybe even embarrassment?
While women are often told to hide signs of aging, it’s a perfectly normal and natural part of the human life cycle. And we believe that this process shouldn’t be taboo.
In fact, we think the language surrounding skincare for mature skin should be shifted from “anti-aging” to “graceful aging.” Just because we’re growing older doesn’t mean we have to fight the clock— instead, we should embrace this stage of life with grace.
Using CBD products is a great way to do so. The antioxidant properties in CBD can help soften the appearance of wrinkles, and keep stress and inflammation down so you can continue to glow, no matter your age.
Read on for some practical uses of CBD to promote graceful aging.
How can topical CBD and other natural remedies help with wrinkles?
This sounds great, and we all know that antioxidants are “good for us,” but what does this mean in the context of combating wrinkles?
Let’s break it down. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are unstable atoms within our body that cause cell damage. Free radical-induced cell damage is from the deterioration of collagen, the protein responsible for maintaining healthy and elastic skin.
So, incorporating antioxidant-powered products before, during, and/or after the onset of aging skin can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Because CBD is such a powerful antioxidant, it’s a comprehensive skincare essential. Try a CBD facial serum, like our Youth Serum. This lightweight serum promotes elastic and youthful looking skin, and can help you remain luminous and radiant.
What are some other ingredients that promote graceful aging?
In addition to CBD and it’s antioxidant powers, our Youth Serum includes ingredients like organic Rosehip, Comfrey and Squalane. Each plays a unique role in skin rejuvenation and softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rosehip’s anti-inflammatory fatty acids soothe skin, while vitamins A and C encourage healthy cell turnover and regeneration. These two actions combined help protect against premature and excessive signs of aging.
Comfrey’s scientific name, Symphytum officinale, comes from a Greek word meaning “to unite,” and this is for good reason. The benefits of comfrey have long been studied due to their incredible healing and regenerative aspects. In other words, Comfrey is really good at “uniting” cells. This makes it a total must-have when it comes to wrinkles and fine lines.
SqualaneSqualane helps promote graceful aging in a few ways. For one, it’s an emollient, meaning that it helps soften and smooth the skin through hydration. Hydrated and plumped skin often appears much younger and more radiant.
Squalane can also help protect against sun damage, a major culprit to premature aging. Of course, we always recommend using sunscreen, too.
How can oral CBD products assist in the prevention of wrinkles?
Our skin can give us many insights into our mental and overall well-being. Wrinkles, although a totally normal and natural aspect of aging, are no exception. Premature or exaggerated wrinkling of the skin can often point to stress, lack of sleep, or chronic pain.
Let’s talk about stress first. When your body or mind is in distress, your “system” generates a higher level of cortisol, your “fight or flight” hormone that has been shown to contribute to skin conditions like dullness, acne, and loss of elasticity. Ingestible CBD products can help keep stress at bay (therefore keeping cortisol at bay) and may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the long run.
Moreover, lack of sleep can also contribute to the development or worsening of wrinkles. Good quality sleep can do wonders in keeping skin looking young and healthy. If you struggle with sleep, as many women do, try reaching for a sleep-optimized CBD product. CBD is a great sleep aid, and has been shown by research to help with occasional sleeplessness.
We’ve formulated our CBD Sleepy gummies with other natural sleep-promoters, like melatonin and L-Theanine, to help encourage ultimate relaxation and restful sleep.
Pain may be another indirect source of your wrinkle woes. When we’re in pain, we tend to tense up our facial muscles and create expressions that are often wrinkle-inducing. Managing pain at the root with ingestible CBD can not only improve your overall wellbeing and quality of life but potentially help reduce and prevent wrinkles as well.
At the onset of pain, we recommend trying a CBD and CBG pain support complex, like Relief, which includes powerful anti-inflammatory herbs like white willow and ginger to help manage pain symptoms.
All in all…
Aging and wrinkles are both a natural aspect of every woman’s life, and should be accepted as such. However, topical and ingestible CBD both may help you go through the skin’s natural aging process with grace, stress-free.
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