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Even since cannabis started to get widespread acceptance and began to get legalized, people have been seeing it as a legit wonder herb. The health benefits of medical marijuana are pretty well-documented, so it makes sense why people are using it for so many ailments.
Though it's definitely a "party" legalization for many of us, even people who aren't necessarily falling sick from anything could be reaping the rewards of cannabis. If you look at new evidence, you might want to enjoy the benefits of medical marijuana... on your skin!
Beauty experts agree. Cannabis and hemp are herbs that are great for skin. Here's why you should add cannabis to your beauty routine.
It's a pain reliever now being used by spas.
It's true. Cannabis-spiked goods have been showing up at day spas throughout legal green states. THC and CBD's natural pain-relieving goodness are known for being excellent for relieving pain and soreness in tired muscles.
Obviously, if you're sore, it'll show, and that won't let you look your best. A little pain relief will go a long, long way when it comes to healing your body and your overall mindset.
It's a natural moisturizer.
One author already pointed out that one of the reasons why hemp oil is your skin's best friend is because it's a great moisturizer. If you have dry skin or just haven't been dealt the best skin tone out there, then you might want to add cannabis to your beauty routine for its moisturizing qualities.
More specifically, the oil tends to work wonders on the skin. That's why SheaMoisture recently started incorporating hemp seeds into their wares.
It's great for helping heal cracked hands and feet.
Hemp Hand Protector is one of the Body Shop's most popular moisturizers because it works. It's incredibly creamy, useful, and does wonders for damaged skin.
It works well on lips, too.
Cannabis has natural moisturizing qualities that make it great for your lips. Peppymint from UltraLuxe, for example, has hemp oil that has that same hydrating quality cannabis does.
Omega-3 fatty acids are in it.
If there's one nutrition compound that has been found to be spectacular, it's omega-3 fatty acids. These are fatty lipids that have been shown to moisturize skin, reverse the negative effects of aging, and also improve the overall quality of your skin.
They're free radical-fighting acids that can even reverse sun damage with their power. If you add cannabis to your beauty routine, you will get to reap those benefits.
Fun Fact: Omega-3's are also great for your hair. That's why a lot of cannabis and hemp products come in the form of leave-in conditioners that keep your hair shiny... like Rehab.
It's known to promote hair growth, even on lashes!
Just saying, it's a good idea to add cannabis to your beauty routine if you love full lashes. KUSH from Milk Makeup is not afraid to admit it added cannabis to its scrip. You can find out why once you try it.
Cannabis is an acne-fighter.
Studies have shown that people who add cannabis to their beauty routine regularly notice fewer breakouts. This could be because cannabis has natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that end up killing the bacteria that causes acne before acne erupts.
Acne is painful in more ways than one, but it looks like you might be able to avoid it for a while. Suffering from breakouts might be a struggle that comes to an end if you have the right cannabis-based creams in your arsenal.
Hemp has similar traits, too, which is why a lot of the best hemp beauty products are acne creams and moisturizers.
The anti-inflammatory aspect can mean that cannabis could be useful with puffiness.
Anyone who has had a really hard night of drinking can tell you that after-party puffiness isn't fun. Puffiness is caused by an inflammation of blood vessels under your skin, combined with water retention issues.
With cannabis having anti-inflammatory properties, it's not surprising that you might notice less puffiness around your eyes after that big bash. If you get oily and puffy, you might want to try this hemp-infused blotting paper until cannabis comes out as fully legal.
It's a soothing way to exfoliate too.
If you tend to get red after a sugar scrub, cannabis's soothing traits tend to work out well for you. They will allow you to exfoliate those dead skin cells without irritating your face. (The same can be said about hemp, too!)
The stress-killing perks of cannabis shouldn't be ignored, either.
Sure, applying cannabis topically won't get you high. Getting high, though, through edibles or via smoking, might be one of the more surprising ways to add cannabis to your beauty routine. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a known stress-reliever and anxiety reducer.
Stress definitely can have an effect on your looks. People who are exposed to high stress levels are more likely to develop wrinkles early, overeat, undereat, or break out. If a little smoke takes the edge off, why not? Your looks will thank you.
There's also the fact that cannabis has anti-aging properties too.
Omega-3 fatty acids aside, there are a ton of antioxidants in cannabis that make it worth adding to a skincare routine. Many compounds in cannabis have been found to fight free radicals, including a number of terpenes.
People who are worried about aging might want to jump on the bandwagon. If you could add cannabis to your beauty routine, you probably would get a lot better results from anti-aging skincare. That's why Radiance Face Oil has cannabis as an additive.
It's a safe ingredient compared to many artificial chemicals out there.
There are so many ingredients drug store brands use that are known to be bad for skincare. Artificial fragrances, bleach, and even chemicals that have barely been tested are all popping up in mainstream cosmetics. Cannabis is natural. It has tons of health benefits.
If anything, you really shouldn't be afraid to add cannabis to your beauty routine, simply because the stuff you've already put on your face probably is worse for it long-term. That's why major health-oriented brands like emerginC have been using it in their lotions.
It smells good.
Not all products that have cannabis have a skunky smell, you know. The reason why cannabis smells that way, in many cases, is because of heavy terpene counts.
Have you checked out Sephora's Shop Fresh Cannabis Santal? It's delightfully fresh and offers ample reasons to add cannabis to your beauty routine.
No, it can smell really good.
If you're still not sold, consider Malin and Goetz's Cannabis perfume. It uses the smell of cannabis to create a nice, sweet-but-smooth scent. (Don't worry, it won't cause drug dogs to sniff you out.)
Even Balenciaga loves it.
Forabotanica. Balenciaga. 'Nuff said.
Cannabis also has a healthy dose of Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is a major skin quality booster that helps promote collagen creation and better skin elasticity. It's an anti-aging vitamin that's great for people who are looking to reduce wrinkles. Needless to say, adding a little Mary Jane to your skincare can help a bunch if you love Vitamin E.
We're guessing that's why Jeffrey James Botanicals added hemp, a similar plant, to their epic Glow oil. Those vitamins do your skin some serious good.
Finally, why not?
Seriously. There are so many different skincare products out there with so many ingredients. Rather than focus on why you should add cannabis to your beauty routine, why not just give it a try? You might find that it's a lot better for you than you thought.
If you don't have cannabis legalized in your area, don't fret. You can actually get similar results with hemp-based products like the ones from Marley Natural Shop.