Ageing is a natural biological process. As the skin ages, the skin becomes less firm and has a greater amount of visible lines and wrinkles. After the age of 20, the skin produces 1% less collagen every year.
Collagen keeps the skin firm and strong. The production of less collagen means that the skin becomes thinner and more delicate.
Our skin is also covered in tiny oil-producing glands. These glands keep our skin pliable and youthful. As we age, these glands produce less oil and this leads to drier skin. Aging is more noticeable in drier skin.
Elastin levels also decrease, which results in lower levels of elasticity. This means that the skin isn’t as capable of healing itself. All of these factors contribute to intrinsic ageing.
How Does CBD Reverse the Signs of Ageing?
Science has shown that CBD is a powerful antioxidant, perhaps even more powerful than both vitamins C and E. Antioxidants help to halt the aging process by reducing free-radicals.
Free radicals cause collagen to break down faster, so ultimately antioxidants are also helping to slow down the process of collagen loss, keeping skin looking more youthful, firm, and strong.
As the skin ages, the lack of oil results in dry skin. Dry skin produces fine lines and wrinkles, obvious signs of aging.
A study released in 2008 illustrated a connection between endocannabinoids and oil excretion in sebaceous glands.
Apparently, endocannabinoids are partially responsible for this oil production, which is why some evidence suggests that cannabinoids are helpful for managing dry skin, even in people with psoriasis or eczema. It is possible that this connection explains why CBD can benefit ageing skin.
(Source: The Way of Leaf)