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CBD Oil Can Benefit All Skin Types — Here are 5 Reasons Why

Who doesn’t have high hopes for clear, healthy skin? Introducing cannabinoid “CBD” oil , which contains molecules of the cannabis plant that don’t get you high, into your skincare routine can provide daily protection, keep it extra clean, and nourish inflamed areas. It’s basically like a superfood for your face. Brands like Vertly, Cannuka, and KHUS + KHUS have taken note of its endless benefits, creating a slew of CBD-enhanced products that can do everything from zapping acne to maintaining a youthful glow. Read on to learn five reasons why the beauty industry is buzzing about CBD oil.

1. It could have more benefits than your fave vitamin C serum. Believe it or not, CBD oil is an incredible form of protection from daily environmental factors that cause our complexions to age. “CBD as an antioxidant is even more powerful than vitamins C, E, A, and omega 3 fatty acids,” explains Dr. Jenelle Kim, formulator of Cannabis Beauty Defined. An antioxidant-packed oil shields your skin from pollutants, smoke, and UV rays, which can speed up the aging process.

2. It has antimicrobial properties. If keeping your face squeaky clean is a top priority, consider using products that contain antimicrobials, which give your complexion extra protection against the spread of germs and bacteria. “CBD shows promise as an antimicrobial in lab studies,” says Dr. Andrew Kerklaan of Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics, a team of cannabis and wellness professionals who focus on natural health care. “For a product to work as an antimicrobial, the concentration of CBD has to be high enough, and the oiliness of a product has to be low so it doesn’t clog pores,” Kerklaan explains. CBD can help kill germs that make their way into products during application (when you dip your finger into a moisturizer, for example), which can keep bacteria-related bumps at bay.

3. It curbs breakouts and controls oil. Our oil glands actually react to cannabinoids, which are compounds that give cannabis its medical and recreational properties. This means that CBD can help control an overly-oily face. “Sebaceous glands, which produce fatty oils called lipids, are affected by cannabinoids,” Kim, who also holds a board certification in Herbology, tells us. “CBD inhibits the lipid production in cells, making it an effective preventative for acne.” In addition to averting acne, CBD can also heal and comfort an active flare-up thanks to those antioxidants and fatty acids.

4. It is safe to use on all skin types. Since CBD is a naturally occurring plant molecule, Kim and Kerklaan agree that there is little to no risk involved in incorporating it into your regimen. “CBD derived from hemp has very little risk associated with it,” according to Kerklaan. Kim echoes this, noting that its “calming and soothing nature” is ideal for any skin type. That said, it’s always smart to start with a test patch if you’re introducing a new product, just to be safe!

5. It encourages cell regeneration. The key to a radiant, clear complexion is maintaining healthy cell turnover, so your freshest face is always on display. “Vitamins A and D help with healthy looking skin because they are responsible for repair,” Kim says. Without proper intake of those vitamins, though, we can flake up from dryness — making using CBD in your beauty routine that much more beneficial (especially during cold seasons). “Fatty acids also help regenerate skin’s outer layer, leaving it smoother and younger looking,” she explains. It’s a one-stop-shop if you’re all about putting your best face forward.

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)