By now, you’ve probably heard of CBD. Depending on who you ask, the wonder ingredient, which is a chemical found in marijuana, can solve everything from anxiety to chronic pain to sleep disorders. The jury is still out on many of CBD’s claims, but scientists know one thing: it can’t get you high. CBD doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, the psychoactive ingredient in weed. They also know it can benefit your beauty regimen. Here, dermatologists tell us the key ways to incorporate CBD into your routine for glowing skin and hair over age 50. It’s high time you give it a try.
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According to Ben Johnson, MD, founder and formulator of Osmosis Beauty, one of the best ways to use CBD in your beauty routine after 50 is with a body lotion.
“I prefer CBD to be delivered through a larger area of the skin so that both the skin and the other organs benefit,” he explains. Beyond soothing your skin, the absorption of a CBD body lotion could ease muscle and joint aches and pains.
It also provides added benefits to regular body lotions. “We are still learning the exact mechanisms of action for CBD; however, it definitely reduces inflammation, reducing the burden on aging skin, and allowing for better maintenance of collagen and elastin,” says Johnson. “The reduction of…
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