With age comes wisdom… but also wrinkles! And while wrinkles are natural, healthy, and should be embraced, there are natural and healthy things you can do to minimize the effects of aging on your skin and promote overall wellness.
What are the Common Signs of Aging on Our Skin?
Wrinkling, thinning, and sunspots are all common and natural effects of aging on your skin.
Sagging, wrinkling, and thinning skin is a result of reduced collagen levels. Collagen is a protein that helps skin cells adhere to each other, giving skin elasticity and strength. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, and this causes our skin to become less elastic and supple-which leads to wrinkles, sagginess, and a more transparent appearance.
Sunspots, also called liver spots, are another common sign of aging. These are tiny areas of discoloration that appear in areas of the skin that get more sun exposure, such as your face, hands, forearms, and neck. Sunspots are caused by the multiplication of pigmented skin cells, due to the UV radiation from the sun.
While these are all-natural effects of getting older, there are a few things you can do to slow the signs of aging and reduce other health impacts.
How Can CBD Help?
CBD has a wide variety of benefits, many of which work together to combat the effects of aging and benefit our skin:
CBD helps reduce inflammation and is an excellent source of antioxidants, which in turn helps our skin remain supple and elastic, helping to prevent wrinkles. This can prevent acne, redness, and irritation on the skin as well.
CBD works with our ECS to balance cortisol production, a stress hormone, to help reduce stress and promote sleep. Lower stress levels assist with aging, and promote overall wellness.
- When used topically, CBD oil can help prevent UV rays from damaging your skin, which helps prevent sun spots and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Just in case you needed yet another reason to use CBD, these products can promote healthy aging, helping you look and feel your best.