Cannabis topicals (i.e. balms & creams) can alleviate muscle and joint pain caused by injuries and soothe daily aches. However, cannabis can also help keep your skin looking young and healthy due to its abundance in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Our skin forms free radicals during the natural process of daily living. Too many free radicals can cause oxidative stress and translate to wrinkles, loss of collagen, dark spots, reduced elasticity, and other signs of aging. Premature aging and skin damage caused by oxidative stress occurs when there are more free radicals than there are antioxidants to neutralize them.
Antioxidants in skin hunt for the free radicals and neutralize them before they do damage. Cannabinoids (i.e. THC, THCA and CBD) have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, stronger than those of vitamins C and E. And, because our bodies' natural endocannabinoid system includes a multitude of cannabis receptors in our skin, it makes a lot of sense to have cannabinoids in products for your face and neck.