Cannabis Facial

April 23, 2018

We're at a major turning point in the United States when it comes to cannabis. I, myself, am not one to partake in the "toke of the green", With the legalization of marijuana that's been happening in the United States due to the many health benefits, it is hard not to take notice. So I started to do some research on the topic for my own personal health challenges.

 

About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with auto-immune disease. With various symptoms like fatigue, inflammation, skin complications, etc., navigating through the world of wellness and well-being as an auto-immune suffer is challenging to say the least. 

Cannabidiol oil, the oil extracted from the cannabis plant has come under a lot of legal and moral questions. Opinions may differ but what cannot be ignored is the incredible healing power CBD oil seems to possess and how versatile it is as a supplement and natural remedy. That was all I needed to hear to dive right in to help with my psoriasis plaques that have plagued my skin since my diagnosis.

 

Research shows that CBD oil is actually helpful at reducing many ailments and may be related to dysregulation of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is possibly one of the most fascinating systems in the body. It was discovered through researching the effects of cannabis on the body. In fact, this amazing system regulates the body’s internal balance. Known as a anti-inflammatory and a high anti-oxidant and it turns out its also perfect for healing the skin not only for eczema and psoriasis and other inflammation causing  ailments of the skin. The beauty industry has also taken one on these advances in health benefits connected to cannabis  and CBD oil turning up in all our beauty products. 

Does CBD Oil Create a High?

No. There are two different types of CBD oil – hemp-based CBD oil and marijuana-based CBD (which is what someone would buy at the dispensary). Both contain CBD, and they’re both derived from the cannabis plant, but Hemp and marijuana are are different varieties of the plant. Marijuana-based CBD is generally going to have more THC and other cannabinoids. CBD oil does not contain THC (the compound that causes a “high” feeling). This is an important distinction that many people don’t understand.

 

How Inflammation Effects the Signs of  Skin Aging 

Visible aging has been tied to inflammation on scientific research, which occurs when tissue has been injured or abnormally stimulated. There are two kinds of inflammation: local and chronic.

1. Local Inflammation occurs when there has been an ‘injury’ to skin, such as a cut, insect bite, or harsh chemical. 

 2. Chronic Inflammation is one of the main underlying causes of aging. It is this low intensity inflammation that you cannot see happening. This kind of inflammation slowly ages your skin.

 

Integrating CBD  oil in facial products has been on the uptrend in recent years. It's a known anti-inflammatory properties  are exactly why the beauty industry is adding them to products from hand and body creams to facial moisturizers. Some spas are starting to take advantage of the CBD boom, by offering services that include hemp seed and CBD oils, and Skin Care for Gents is happy to be on the forefront of the trend in Chicago.

 

Cannabis Facial offered at Skin Care for Gents

This hour-long treatment is designed to calm, brighten, and moisturize your skin. Available for both men and women, CBD oil is the leading character in this facial. Every step of the facial is mixed in-house at the Skin Care for Gents. 

 

What You Can Expect

Every step of the facial is mixed in-house at Skin Care for Gents. Each step is filled with all natural and organic minerals and essential oils. First step starts with a detox tea and a drop of CBD oil under your tongue for the ultimate relaxation experience, (optional). CBD massage cream and oil  is then incorporated in the massage portions of this facial. Next the cleansing with an oil cleanser great for all skin types. Exfoliation with an in-house made papaya enzyme gomage and steaming to open the pores and prepare the skin for absorption. Extractions will follow if necessary. CBD oil facial and pressure point massage to follow. And then on to the good stuff!  Two masks are incorporated in this treatment. 1.) Organic Manuka Honey mask packed with a blend of essential oils and 2.) Vitamin C mask infused with CBD oil to top off.  

This hour-long treatment is designed to calm, brighten, and moisturize your skin, and be ready to be relaxed! Available for both men and women at Skin Care for Gents. 

 

Book your appointment today! 

 

Skin Care for Gents

5301 N Clark Street 

Chicago, IL 60640

312.952.6561

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