Cannabis oil is much more than a recreational drug or even a medical prescription. It can also help nourish and replenish the skin and hair in remarkable ways. As more and more states are making it legal to manufacture and to sell cannabis seeds and other variations of the plant, its availability at drug stores, supermarkets, and even convenience stores means there is usually no trouble in picking up a bottle as often as you need for your beauty regimen. Cosmetics experts agree that a touch of cannabis oil in shampoos, ointments, creams, and other types of infusions, can keep skin younger looking and help hair retain that glossy thickness that many women begin to lose as they enter their forties and fifties. So let’s get specific about the benefits:
Cannabis, in its raw form, contains a massive amount of vegetable protein and antioxidants. This means that it stimulates the hair follicles on the head and actually encourages luxuriant hair growth. It can also help revive failing follicles, the ones that have begun to ‘dry out’ and will soon stop producing hair at all. Cannabis oil is also an excellent sheen enhancer; applying a drop or two directly to the hair after a vigorous shampoo and rinsing will highlight the glow and deeper hues for brunettes and redheads. It makes blonde hair shine like sunlight on honey.
Helps control skin inflammation and acne
Skin irritation leading to inflammation and discomfort are very common during the winter months. Try mixing a drop of cannabis oil with some lanolin or coconut oil to soothe irritated and itching skin, especially around the midriff, where heavy winter clothing tends to chaff the skin.
With mild acne a scrub of witch hazel infused with cannabis oil can help unclog pores and keep them free from sebaceous build up. Cannabis oil is also a valuable tool in preventing infected pores.