“High”– end skin care, pun intended. How does that sound? Regardless of where you may stand with the controversial topic of marijuana being used recreationally, the beauty industry has now come in to announce that it a must-have ingredient in your skin care. According to LA Times, “Hemp seed oil, which has been used in folk remedies for centuries and is said to ease dry skin, reduce inflammation and alleviate skin issues such as eczema. Hemp oil comes from a variety of the cannabis sativa plant that is grown for industrial use, not drug use. The hemp strains that are grown for oil production have a minuscule percentage of psychoactive compounds; after the seeds are processed that level is reduced to zero.”
It gets better, according to Coveteur, a team of dermatologists from the University of Colorado Boulder ran a research report on the topic cannabinoids in dermatology. Some comments from the team include – “After reviewing the handful of studies done to date, the team of dermatologists summarized that cannabis plant extracts like THC and CBD have indeed been proven to reduce inflammation and itch in cases of psoriasis, eczema, and allergic dermatitis when applied to the skin.” and added “Our skin actually has receptors for cannabinoids the same way our brain does. It’s a very complex system that we’ve only begun to scratch the surface [of] in terms of what they can potentially do.”
So has the idea of using marijuana on your skin piqued your interest? Luckily, the beauty industry has been on the bandwagon for a while and has provided you with an array of beauty products to choose from. From moisturizers, eye creams, soaps , face oils to even hair pomades. Here are a list of products to check out that include some form of the plant infused in it to see what miracles it may do for your skin!