Does CBD oil help cellulite?
Cellulite is a common problem, especially with women. It is something that is natural and happens to most of our bodies. Some of us may be comfortable with having it on our bodies, but others may grow tired of it, to the point they avoid wearing certain clothes to cover it up.
There are many over the anti cellulite creams on the high street that claim to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, but one remedy that is increasing in popularity is using CBD. So let's delve in further to see how this plant powered oil could help.
What is cellulite?
Firstly let's tackle the issue at hand. Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. It can also be referred to as "orange peel skin" due to its similar appearance to the flesh of an orange. The chances of developing cellulite is most prevalent in women, but can affect men too. (source: mayoclinic.org) This is due to the difference in distribution of fat, muscle and connective tissue in women.
Many women will try and get rid of existing cellulite through exercise, diet and weight loss which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite with varied success. The cause of cellulite is still unknown but can probably be attributed to the interacting layer of fat and layer of connective tissue in our bodies.
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What is CBD?
CBD is fast becoming a go to product for natural remedies in the UK. It can be found in hair loss oils, cosmetic products, skin care, bath bombs and more. Cannabidiol (CBD), is a compound that can be found in the cannabis sativa plant. Many people assume that because it comes from the hemp or marijuana plant that it will cause a "high". But this is a misconception, CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant and for it to be legal in the UK it needs to contain less that 0.2% THC (the psychoactive component that causes a high) which means it will NOT in fact cause a "high" feeling.
Can CBD help cellulite?
Hemp oil is a natural product with many health benefits. CBD helps you to feel calm and relaxed but is also very beneficial to skin. It can be a very effective cellulite treatment as the oil helps skin elasticity and the production of collagen in our bodies. Collagen is a major component for skin as it helps strengthen skin and helps with elasticity and hydration. This means CBD can help reduce cellulite and help your skin look healthier.
To reduce stretch marks and cellulite you should apply CBD oil everyday to areas of the skin and body that are most affected. This is a long lasting solution and the increased use of applying oil to the skin is also great for blood circulation if you incorporate a little massage into it. Using CBD by itself will not help you achieve the greatest results, you should also incorporate a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The CBD oil benefits will help with the appearance of your skin and if you are worried about side effects then rest assured that CBD has little to no known side effects so is quite safe to use. If you are still unsure then simply apply CBD oil to a small area of your skin and wait 24 hours to see if you are sensitive to it.
Which CBD products to use?
There are many CBD creams on the market that you can use to help get rid of cellulite such as topical creams, tinctures, gels and oils. CBD is still relatively new and there is still ongoing research and studies into the efficacy of CBD, but there are many testimonials from real users who have said that it has helped with their skin appearance.
A CBD massage oil is a great way to start incorporating the oil into your daily routine as it is an applied topical. Apply it directly to the skin until it is absorbed and you can use it on any part of the body. By using it everyday not only will you help the appearance of your skin improve but CBD also helps to melt away any aches and pains in joints by decreasing inflammation in the joints.
Or if you would like to create your own remedy, then how about using a pure oil tincture. This way you can add a few drops to your morning tea or coffee for an added boost of CBD. CBD can help increase your metabolism which in turn can help you lose weight. It has many soothing properties and can be easily added to your daily routine. Or you can mix it into your favourite skin cream or scrub for an added benefit.
Like most skin treatments consistency is key and with continued use overtime you should see benefits. Some people see results faster as it depends on age, weight, diet and other external factors so don't be disheartened if you don't see results straightaway.
We always recommend that you consult your doctor before starting any new treatment. If you do try out any of our CBD products we would love to know your results and experience!