After four weeks of once-daily ingestion, I couldn’t really tell a difference in how I felt from before I took it, but I noticed that my skin was looking clearer. However, trying to take the CBD oil was still causing difficulties, and I was ready to give up. It was that disgusting. I decided to instead put it directly on a couple of small areas of actinic keratosis on my face. I applied it at night before bed and covered with a bandage. Four nights later, I noticed that the areas were shrinking! This was encouraging.
Why the interest in getting a law passed making it legal to possess CBD oil? CBD oil has been claimed as being beneficial in helping with chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, anxiety and depression, schizophrenia, and skin cancer. Yes, skin cancer!
When I got home and tried it, I was amazed at the difference. What I purchased in the CBD oil store was completely clear, slightly flavored with peppermint (although no flavoring was necessary for me to be able to take it without gagging), and it didn’t have the consistency of motor oil. (You can see the difference in the photo below.) Lesson learned – buy good quality CBD oil, which makes it much easier to take.
Experimenting with CBD oil
When it was time for my next dermatologist’s appointment for a skin check, I had been taking CBD oil for a little over two months. I told my dermatologist that I was taking it, and she said that it is an anti-inflammatory so it definitely couldn’t hurt to take it. And for the first time in many appointments, I had nothing that needed biopsied or was causing concern.
The first thing I learned is that there is a difference in CBD oils. My first purchase was from a healthy foods store. The store worker told me what she would recommend for me, and suggested that I should take it once a day. The label on the bottle indicated it was flavorless, but I have to tell you that I really struggled with ingesting that CBD oil. It wasn’t exactly flavorless; it tasted like I was drinking dirt. And it was thick.
The state where I live, Indiana, isn’t known for being particularly progressive. CBD oil was a hot topic in legislation for a long time before our governor signed a bill in March 2018 making it legal to possess CBD oil, as long as it contained 0.3 percent THC or less. For some people, this law was extremely overdue to be passed.
Around that time, a CBD oil store opened near my home. I stopped by one day after work and asked if all CBD oils were as icky as the one I was taking. The salesperson told me what they sold was completely different. It was available in flavors, and I chose peppermint.
We love our locally sourced, organic products, and how much nicer it is to know the individual who is actually behind them! Lily Morgan is a Baby Boomer who has been producing impeccable organic skin care products out of her Colorado farm since 1986. She recently began growing organic hemp, a crop both her father and grandfather raised during WWII. After experiencing the beneficial effects of CBD, Lily developed and has just introduced a CBD-enriched salve – the first offering of a planned complete line of CBD facial and body-care products. If you are traveling in Colorado, Lily extends a warm invitation to come by the farm’s visitor’s center, check out the plants and see how they make the products.
Pure Hermosa is distinguished by the creative mixtures of active ingredients intended to enhance the effects of CBD in their products. And when it comes to wrinkles and age spots, Pure Hermosa brings in the big guns, with collagen, retinol and an entire lineup of essential oils and extracts that purport to remedy those as well. The Pure 13 Skin Repair Cream counts CBD and a whole bouquet of essential oils among the lucky number of ingredients in a proprietary blend designed to address sensitive skin, irritations, age spots and blemishes. The CBD Revive Skin Serum promises to smooth fine lines, correct age spots and correct wrinkles. I saved these products for myself, and am watching carefully for results. If nothing else, they fill the bill as a pleasant and effective moisturizer, with no unwanted side-effects.
Dr. Jules Lipoff, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine is non-committal about the efficacy of CBD products for older adults:
White Sox And Yankees On Deck For Field Of Dreams Game
Photo: Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care
Taylor & Tess – The Nightcap Facial Moisturizer – CBD from hemp extract, quantity unspecified. $38. Available online, on Amazon and in selected retail outlets.
CBD product manufacturers are advised to differentiate their products if they hope to survive in this hyper-crowded market. Interestingly, almost none of the CBD topicals I tried – or have encountered in my searches – are overtly targeted to older adults. Perhaps that has something to do with the negative stigma attached with aging. Or simply that word of mouth and the general nature of a CBD product’s branding are sufficient to drive older adults to try them.
Achy joints and wrinkles
CBD activates the serotonin receptors in the brain that relax the mind and acts to counter excess stress hormones (cortisol) released in the body. CBD oil has also been shown to help improve the sleep latency in insomniacs, for example, they were able to fall asleep quicker, and CBD also helped to improve their deep sleep cycle, which is essential for skin repair. Thus, taking CBD oil orally 30 minutes before sleep can help to promote a night of sound sleep and healthy repair of skin cells. As a result, you can obtain glowing skin.
Sunscreen helps to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays. Everyone needs to protect the skin from pigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin tone, and skin cancer. Mixing a drop of CBD oil with your go-to sunscreen can enhance sun protection. You can apply CBD infused sunscreen with up to SPF 50 for preventing sunburn.
Our skin has tiny hair follicles called pores. When these pores clog with oil and dirt, they give birth to pimples. When there is a repeated occurrence of pimples on the skin, it may be a sign of acne issues.
Including CBD oil in your diet can help to boost your sleep and alleviate stress, thus, helping the rejuvenation process. Studies show that CBD can help reduce stress and/or anxiety to improve sleep. Taking CBD oil sublingually or through vaping showed remarkable results in patients of anxiety.
For all the above reasons and many more CBD oil can be very beneficial in helping to enhance skin texture by naturally protecting skin from aging, acne, UV rays, stress, and skin dryness. Apart from the different ways of using CBD oil that we mentioned above, one can also use CBD oil in the form of lip balm, hair care, and bath bombs for a spa-like experience at home.
Materials provided by:
The beauty industry is launching CBD infused skin care products like toners, eye creams, and serums. CBD oil has the potential of treating skin issues like acne, age spots, as well as reducing puffiness, redness, dryness, pigmentation, and wrinkles.