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This blog and the next one are going to be a little different than previous ones, because I am going to start off with a little bit about myself so you know where I am coming from with all this information.
Before becoming a Social Media Guru and writing blogs I was a Cosmetologist and Massage Therapist. While most think the schooling for those is playing with hair and giving massages, it’s a lot more in depth. Cosmetology covered hair, skin, and nails, while massage therapy covered skin, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and everything in between, meaning I have a vast knowledge of all of these topics and the licensure to back it up. Now I am in school for a double major of Pre-Med and Forensic Science, so I’ve roughly been through 5 Anatomy and Physiology classes at this point. I am in no way a doctor (yet), and I am not an expert by any means, I just know a lot about the human body and its functions, primarily in terms of the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems.
All of that being said, this blog is dedicated to CBD products that belong in your cosmetic stash, because we all have one, even if we don’t want to admit how big it is.
Let's define what a cosmetic is first, any substance used to clean, improve, or change the complexion or appearance of skin, hair, nails, and teeth. Now in this blog we will not be covering skin care/facial products, that will be the next blog because it’s just too much to include with this one, but we will be covering all the others, and why you need them in your life.
CBD has a TON of benefits, we don’t even know all of them yet because studies are still being done and new things are found all the time, but we know the big ones that matter for cosmetics. These benefits are,
These are all vital benefits when it comes to hair, skin, nails, and teeth, which is why we’re going to break it down and explain.
CBD and Hair Care
Hair is made up of Amino Acids that build a protein known as keratin. Keratin is supposed to help the cuticle to lay smooth and protect the strands, however if you over style or color your hair, chances are your cuticle is not smooth, which can lead to all sorts of problems like frizzy, dull, or dry hair. Since CBD has more amino acids than our hair, it can help heal those bonds in the keratin so you can get your smooth and shiny hair back. It also has fatty acids in it, which can help moisturize your hair. This is just the benefit of CBD on the hair strand, not the scalp, which it has more benefits for. The fatty acids can help moisturize your scalp and the reduction of sebocyte production means the sebum in your pores aren’t producing as much, so you don’t have to worry about oily hair. If you weren’t sold on using CBD in your hair products yet then this may be the best part, the Omega 3, 6, and 9 that CBD contains can stimulate hair growth when absorbed through the scalp. There have been a few studies done, not nearly enough, on CBD and hair care, but with these benefits, plus the antimicrobial and anti-inflammation, it’s no wonder people are turning to CBD to help things like dandruff, seborrheic dandruff, psoriasis, and folliculitis.
CBD and Your Teeth
We know what you’re thinking, how could CBD possibly help my teeth? Don’t worry, we’re going to explain this one as well. Since CBD has antimicrobial properties it can kill the bacteria that cause cavities, meaning scrubbing those pearly whites with a CBD Toothpaste could prevent painful cavities from creeping into your teeth. Using a CBD Mouthwash could help with gum disease as well, the anti-inflammatory properties in CBD could prevent your gums from becoming inflamed and pulling away from your teeth, thus preventing gum disease from starting.
CBD in Your Bath
This is a great section (possibly my favorite), but who doesn’t love a hot bath and time to relax? Bath Bombs are a huge thing right now, you can go into almost any store and find at least one, chances are you’re going to find a lot more than one though. Like many other bath bombs on the market, ones infused with CBD also use aromatherapy in them, the only real difference between normal bath bombs and CBD bath bombs is the CBD. Yet from the list above we know that CBD being the difference means it’s a big difference. When aromatherapy is introduced to a bath it can help to improve your quality of sleep, reduce stress, even help alleviate headaches, pairing CBD with this gives you double those benefits, CBD has been known for its relaxation and pain relieving qualities afterall. Another way to add CBD to your bath routine is bath salts, since bath salts are made with Epsom Salt most of the time this creates a perfect harmony. Epsom Salt is primarily known for pulling toxins out of your body, our skin pores open with the hot water, the salt does its job of pulling the toxins out of you, while the magnesium and CBD get absorbed through your skin to help relax and soothe your muscles, and possibly your mind. With CBD having benefits of anti-inflammation, reduced sebum production, and moisturization, these baths could help reduce acne and irritation while giving you soft, glowing skin.
CBD Creams, Lotions, Balms, Salves, and so much more
These products are everywhere, and we certainly do not have a lack of options, but many people often question why one of these products would be right for them. From previous blogs we know that CBD topicals are great for helping localized pain or inflammation, such as pain from Arthritis, TMJ, or Neuropathy. The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving response our Endocannabinoid system delivers once CBD is applied is incredible, but those aren’t the only things CBD topicals can be good for. Itchy nerve endings could be blocked by CBD, B-Complex Vitamins and Essential Amino Acids found in CBD are critical for healthy skin, and Omegas in CBD can help lock in moisture to keep your skin hydrated.
There are many options out there for CBD topicals, and finding the right product for you will be based on what your need is. If you have dry skin a CBD Lotion could help, if you are looking to alleviate localized pain a salve or balm could be your answer, or if you are just looking for more ways to get all the amazing benefits of CBD into your routine then you can add in a hand soap. If you have more specific concerns you are wanting to address, such as eczema or body acne, then a higher dose of CBD may be the right choice. The main differences between all the options is going to be your preferred way of application and your main concern, if you want a lotion or something thicker like a body butter, a salve to really massage it in or a roll-on for quick application, shampoo and conditioner to strengthen your hair, or a toothpaste and mouthwash to help your oral ecosystem stay healthy.
Regardless of what your need may be, or how you want to apply it, the benefits will always be there.