Here’s Why CBD Oil is the Nighttime Beauty Hack You Didn’t Know You Needed

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For many, nighttime beauty rituals are almost in the realm of the sacred. After all, what we feed to our skin right before bed is going to actively absorb deep into it for the next six, seven or eight hours. And with the never-ending onslaught of high-tech — and expensive! — beauty brands on the market, sometimes it’s hard to know where to even start. Which is why having an affordable and simple solution like CBD Oil in your medicine cabinet or makeup bag is the hack you didn’t know you needed.

In fact, it’s a ritual that Botanika founder Casey Cooper doesn’t skip. “I slather it all over my face every night before bed, and I literally wake up glowing,” she says of Botanika’s CBD Oil, which is completely THC-free, non-GMO, all natural and happens to feel like silk when it’s on you. That glowing feeling she describes happens for a number of reasons. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Wrangles Acne

There’s no getting around the fact that acne sucks  whether you’re a teenager with raging hormones, or a grown adult who still experience flare-ups (i.e., all of us). But studies have shown that cannabinoid oil, applied topically, helps to regulate oil production by calming down the sebaceous glands and inhibiting the overall production of sebum.

Tames Inflammation

Inflammation on your skin can occur for all varieties of reasons such as lack of rest and poor diet, but mostly it’s one of the body’s defense mechanisms when the immune system picks up on damaged cells, pathogens or irritants. Luckily, there is literally TONS of research that has shown CBD has measurable anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Treats Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

Even though there is no known cure for skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema, as we recently reported, research published by the National Eczema Association shows that cannabinoids have powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-itch properties. Those strong anti-itch effects, paired with the ability to reduce pain and inflammation can help combat the intensely uncomfortable symptoms of eczema. The cannabinoid receptors on your skin interact with cannabinoids when you use CBD oil, ultimately reducing the symptoms and appearance of such skin conditions.

Make You Look More Youthful

Believe it or not, you can totally punk your body into thinking it’s younger than it really is. A studypublished in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology noted that the cannabinoid receptors in our brains interact with CBD, which amps up our natural ability to regenerate new skin cells. And the more new skin cells we can produce, the younger will our skin appear to be.

 

Mega-Moisturizes

You’ve likely heard of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, like the kind found in wild salmon and sardines, as being good for your heart and brain. But these compounds also happen to be the secret weapon found in CBD when it comes to providing ample moisture to your skin.

So, there you have it. You don’t need to plunder every aisle in Sephora to look like a million bucks. All you need is a really high-quality bottle of CBD, such as this one by Botanika, made with organic hemp oil. So, don’t sleep on this hack, so you can wake up, look in the mirror and say to yourself with total confidence: “you glow girl!”