Researchers: Cannabis will be the next hot skincare ingredient

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The skin is the largest organ of the body, so taking good care of it is extremely important. Researchers are beginning to think cannabis could potentially play a huge role in healthy skincare regimens. Two dermatologists interviewed by the Huffington Post have said marijuana's natural anti-aging and protective capabilities alone are enough to warrant its use in skincare products. Dr. Bobby Buka of New York has also said its anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants could protect the skin from sun damage. That being said, in order to receive these benefits, the vehicle of administration is crucial. As far as skincare is concerned, cannabis should not be smoked because when the skin is exposed to the hydrocarbons from smoke of any kind, it interferes with the cell's creation of collagen which is responsible for elasticity. Hemp seed oil has been around in skincare products for years, but as research and legalization expand, we may find cannabis popping up in more skincare routines.

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