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CBD for Autumn Skincare

The seasons changing from hot, sticky summer to autumn can be a wonderful thing. It’s the season to swap out ice creams for steaming pumpkin spice lattes and roasted chestnuts. Instead of having barbecues in the sunshine, experiencing the great outdoors is all about hiking in the cooler weather and enjoying the colourful foliage. Where you used to feel the sand of the beach between your toes, now it’s bright red maple leaves that crunch satisfyingly under your feet.

Yes, autumn is filled with beauty. But do you feel your most beautiful when the same air that dries the leaves on the ground, dries out your skin, too? Or when the sweat-proof makeup routine you relied on all summer suddenly feels heavy and cakey? Just like nature, our bodies go through changes that mirror the seasons. When the weather shifts, your skin needs a whole new routine to help with the adjustment.

That’s why we’ve identified some common skin concerns that crop up in the fall season, so you know exactly what your skin needs to be just as healthy and fresh as it was in the summer.

Stay hydrated, stay moisturised

As the humidity drops, there’s suddenly less moisture in the air for your skin to absorb. This can lead to dry, cracked skin, breakouts as dead skin clogs your pores, and flare-ups of conditions like rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.

Hydrate your skin from the inside out by drinking plenty of water and warming herbal teas. Choose a richer moisturiser, and apply it after washing while your skin is still a little damp. This helps your skin retain the hydration it needs.

Try MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Face Cream for a light yet thick moisturiser that suits all skin types. CBD helps calm inflammation and redness, along with the soothing quality of chamomile. Tiger grass repairs your skin’s natural barrier from the damage caused by harsh winds and dry weather.

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Layer products

Layers aren’t just a fashion trend for fall. They’re also the best way to apply your skincare products. When you start with the lightest formula first - think water-based serums and toners - they sink easily into the skin. Then heavier moisturisers lock in the benefits and hydration. Allow a couple of minutes for each product to penetrate and act on your skin before going in with the next one.

For a simple routine, start with a clean face and dab on MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Hydrating Facial Toner. It contains snow mushroom, a super-effective humectant that draws water deep into your skin. Follow up with MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum, a light oil-based formula loaded with nourishing vitamin E. Finish up by massaging in some MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Face Cream, which has skin-plumping resveratrol.

Don’t forget the delicate under eye area! Dryness around the eyes can soon lead to fine lines. Use your ring finger to gently tap MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Eye Serum all around your eyes. CBD drains away puffiness and fatigue, while snow mushroom boosts the skin’s natural collagen.

If you have particularly dry skin, you can seal your skincare with a few drops of MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil, made with 100% organic CBD in pure cold-pressed hemp seed oil. CBD and hemp seed oil both balance out your skin’s natural sebum production, so it doesn’t get too oily or too dry. Hemp seed oil is full of nutritious fatty acids that feed your skin. Find out more about the skincare benefits of hemp seed oil and of CBD.

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Clean out your cabinet

A seasonal change can be a great opportunity to do some cleansing and clearing. No, we’re not talking about buying a new face wash - at least, not until you take stock of your bathroom cabinet. If you do a spring clean of your house, why not try a fall clean-up for all the products you might have amassed over the course of the year?

Instead of feeling a sense of chaos and anxiety whenever you look at your overwhelming collection of jars and tubes, get your skincare back to self-care. Discard your empties and make it a point to use up all your almost-finished products first.

It can be hard to throw away products just because they didn’t work for you. After all, you’ve spent time and hard-earned money to buy them, and for a conscious consumer, it seems like a shame to waste them. The good news is, most cleansers and moisturisers can easily be repurposed and put to good use. Unless you’ve had an adverse reaction - in which case, you should definitely sacrifice that bottle of lotion - you can use them on your body.

Exfoliants work wonders on your elbows and knees, face creams transform into hand creams, and oils can be rubbed into your cuticles or smooth flyaway hairs. As for cleansers, try them out as shaving gels and to wash makeup tools.

If you want to strip down your skincare routine to the basics, the MUKOOMI Hemp CBD skincare line has got you covered. A minimal range of simple and effective products is all you need for happy skin and de-cluttered shelves.

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Make friends with OCM

In summer, a regular face wash doesn’t leave you as squeaky-clean as you might like. However, when your skin is already suffering from the impact of dry weather, it can leave your face feeling stripped and tight. Enter the OCM, or oil cleansing method: a two-step cleansing process that leaves your skin cleaner than ever while maintaining its moisture levels. OCM cleans and preps your skin for the products to follow, and yet is less dehydrating than just plain face wash.

First, you use an oil to dissolve any makeup, dirt, and pollution residue on your face. Popular choices include micellar water, olive oil, and coconut oil. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil is a great option for sensitive and acne-prone users, because hemp seed oil doesn’t clog pores or cause excess oiliness. CBD is gentle and calming on the skin. Follow up with your favourite face wash, massaging in circular motions to remove all those oil-soluble impurities.

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Scrub your cares away

Even if you heap on the creams and lotions, an excess of dead skin creates an outer film that blocks new skin from absorbing all that goodness, leaving you with peeling, ashy skin no matter how much you moisturise. A good scrub can stop flaky skin in its tracks, sloughing away the dead skin cells that form so quickly in the fall season. Yet your summer exfoliants, designed to tackle sweat and oil, might not be the best choice. Over-exfoliating can aggravate and damage dry skin, since it’s not as resilient.

Gentle chemical exfoliants made up of lower concentrations of AHAs or BHAs get rid of the dead skin layer without being too rough. If you prefer physical scrubs, especially for your body, try an easy DIY sugar scrub. Sugar dissolves quickly, so it doesn’t cause micro-tears and abrasions like harder exfoliants. And sugar is a good humectant, meaning it binds water to your skin - perfect for restoring hydration.

Pick a beneficial base oil such as melted cocoa butter or sweet almond oil. Add a dropper or two of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil for an extra dose of skin superfoods. Stir in brown sugar until you have a smooth paste, and add a few drops of essential oils if you like. Store in a sanitised jar for up to two weeks.

This luxurious scrub will perk up your shower and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Still, it’s best not to exfoliate too often; two to three times a week is sufficient for most people.

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Say yes to SPF

It can be tempting to put away your sunscreen when you see the bright days of summer disappear. There’s no more risk of sunburns on the beach, and the cloudy skies don’t look like a threat to your skin. Don’t be fooled, though; UV rays can still do a number on your skin when the sun fades into fall.

Sun damage accumulates over time, and although you might not notice any dark spots or peeling skin today, they can creep up on you. Exposure to UV rays causes premature signs of ageing, as well as increasing the risk of skin cancer. Use at least one product with SPF 30 in your morning routine - whether it’s a moisturiser, foundation, or sunscreen.

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Keep your cool

When the weather turns chill, it’s one of life’s most simple and delicious pleasures to step into a steaming hot bath. Add a few candles for that fancy-spa feel, or a fun bath bomb for your inner child. While you should absolutely enjoy your bubbles, we’re sad to have to burst one as well: too much hot water is not the best thing for your skin.

Soaking in hot baths and taking too many hot showers can badly dehydrate your skin. Of course, we would never tell you to give them up altogether - but for the sake of your skin, be mindful of how often you’re using super-steamy water, and for how long.

Drink plenty of water before and after, or if you like, even during your bath to stay hydrated. Instead of foamy bubble baths and bath salts that can strip the skin, try a bath oil. Towel off by gently patting your skin dry, and immediately follow up with a moisturising skincare routine.

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Stay zen

Living close to nature means recognising that your skin is a part of it. As the world around you goes through a transformation, remember that your skin is dealing with changes, too. These might manifest as breakouts, rashes, dry flakes, or dullness - so give your skin time, patience, and some extra love and care.

To help your skin find its balance from the inside out, take a few drops of MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil each morning and evening. Besides the benefits of hemp seed oil as a skin supplement, CBD restores your body’s equilibrium and calms your mind. It’s an all-natural therapy for you and your skin.

Tue, Oct 19, 21

Can CBD Help Psoriasis and Eczema? Here’s What We Know

CBD is often touted for its calming effects, and with our modern lives being more stressful than ever, CBD products are increasingly in demand. But CBD isn’t just for balancing our minds and moods; it’s also being explored as a remedy for a host of skin conditions that are notoriously hard to treat. For instance, CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help to soothe acne, reducing breakouts and regulating the production of the skin’s sebum. Its rich antioxidant content makes it instrumental in preventing visible signs of aging such as dullness and fine lines.

But what about CBD for psoriasis, or CBD for eczema? Those who deal with these ailments know the struggle. For one thing, unlike most other skin problems, neither psoriasis or eczema is exactly curable. Instead, these chronic conditions cycle through periods of clear skin between outbreaks of rashes or itchiness. Treatments are centred on managing psoriasis and eczema, not getting rid of them altogether.

So, can CBD be an effective psoriasis treatment? How about CBD for eczema, too? The research on CBD skincare is in its infancy. But there is some evidence to show that the unique properties of CBD could prove immensely helpful in preventing flare-ups of psoriasis and eczema. Let’s start by exploring exactly what these conditions are, and what makes them so difficult to treat using current dermatological practices.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the skin. It can also lead to inflammation of the joints, known as psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis also comes with a greater risk of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. In part, this is due to the physical appearance of psoriasis, which can trigger negative effects on self-esteem.

In the skin, psoriasis manifests as red, swollen patches that are not only eye-catching, but uncomfortable. Psoriasis sores are itchy, scaly, and painful, although they are non-communicable. They occur because the condition prompts skin cells to renew themselves at an abnormal fast rate.

While healthy new skin cells turn over around once a month, psoriasis skin cells reproduce every few days. This rapid shedding of skin cells leads to a buildup of tissue, as immature skin cells erupt to the surface before they are ready. This causes the raised, irritated patches that characterise a psoriasis rash.

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Causes of Psoriasis

The precise cause of psoriasis is not known. Psoriasis is believed to be an immune response where the body’s white blood cells mistakenly attack healthy skin cells. As the condition can be triggered by a change in immune response, many people are not aware they could have psoriasis until they see a breakout for the first time.

Factors including stress, alcohol consumption, and skin injuries like cuts and sunburns can trigger psoriasis. Unrelated infections can also trigger the immune response that sets off a psoriasis flare-up.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that results in dry, itchy patches of skin. These are usually accompanied by a red rash, thick or crusted skin, and raised bumps. Eczema shows up in sensitive skin areas like the inside of the elbow, back of the knee, and scalp. Unfortunately, eczema is prone to appear on the face, making breakouts potentially stressful for sufferers.

This disease is common in children, but can persist into adulthood. It’s entirely possible to experience eczema for the first time as an adult.

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Causes of Eczema

Like psoriasis, eczema is the result of an immune system that overreacts to certain triggers. It causes the immune cells of the skin to attack themselves in a mistaken response to some kind of stimulus. This can be anything from an irritating fragrance or fabric touching your skin, to allergens in foods, pets or pollen. Even the weather can impact eczema inflammation levels, making skin sensitive to flare-ups.

Both psoriasis and eczema look similar, resulting in red, itchy, and scaly patches of skin that can be hard for dermatologists to tell apart. Both of these conditions are chronic, needing treatment and management rather than a cure. And both are triggered by an auto-immune response gone awry, which is why steroids are a standard medication for psoriasis and eczema. In severe cases, immunosuppressants are prescribed to mediate the body’s aggressive response.

Despite their common points, psoriasis and eczema are two distinct conditions that can have their own treatment protocols. However, most of these can come with harsh side effects, as they either treat a symptom of the underlying autoimmune issues, or they directly target the immune system.

That’s why CBD is being considered as a natural and holistic treatment for psoriasis and eczema. It’s an alternative that comes without harsh side effects, and could be effective at addressing the root causes of these skin conditions.

How CBD Oil Can Help To Relieve Symptoms Of Psoriasis And Eczema

Hydration

It’s vital to keep skin moisturised when dealing with psoriasis and eczema. The dry patches can be itchy and irritating, but if you scratch them too much, it can lead to open wounds that allow bacteria to enter the skin. CBD helps to regulate the skin’s natural production of sebum, and can help to boost moisture in affected areas.

Anti-inflammation

Topical CBD is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Whether applied on aching joints for those who have psoriatic arthritis, or used to settle the redness of an eczema rash, CBD can provide soothing relief.

Numbing

Along with reducing inflammation and redness, CBD has a mild natural numbing effect. This can help you stop scratching the painful and itchy sores caused by psoriasis and eczema.

However, these are simply the “nice-to-have” benefits of CBD. The really promising effects of CBD on treating psoriasis and eczema are in the ECS, or endocannabinoid system. The ECS is a complex network of neurotransmitters that runs through our central and peripheral nervous system. It even helps regulate healthy immune function - which could be the key to psoriasis and eczema.

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CBD and the Immune System

All of our cells have cannabinoid receptors that are linked by this pervasive ECS network, including our skin cells and immune cells. These receptors respond to the effects of CBD. Research suggests that the ECS is vital for making sure our various biological systems maintain an internal balance known as homeostasis.

This is where CBD comes in, to support that balance. CBD acts as a natural immunosuppressant, encouraging overactive immune cells to slow down. Inflammation is another immune response that CBD keeps in check, which reduces not only the breakouts associated with psoriasis and eczema, but also the painful swelling. Unlike pharmaceutical immunosuppressants, CBD doesn’t have potentially harmful side effects that leave patients open to a higher risk of contracting infections. Because of the ECS, CBD is picked up by receptors in all your bodily systems, ensuring they maintain a healthy balance.

How to Use CBD Oil for Eczema and Psoriasis

Especially if you have easily triggered skin conditions, it’s important to be careful when experimenting with a new product. Always look for CBD products that have a Certificate of Analysis provided by a third-party lab, and are deemed safe for use on skin.

Ideally, choose products that don’t contain alcohol, or any other substances that you know could trigger your psoriasis or eczema. Do a small patch test and wait for 24 hours before applying the product to the rest of your skin.

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MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil is made with 100% organic CBD in pure hemp seed oil - no additives, and no fragrances or colours. Hemp seed oil is a gentle and richly nourishing moisturiser, just right for soothing itchy skin without irritating it further.

Try MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil as a topical treatment, and dose it as a tincture to get the inside-out benefits of CBD. Start by taking a few drops a day, and only increase as you feel is required.

If you’re having a hard time coping with psoriasis or eczema, don’t worry - there is still hope for you to have healthy, happy skin that glows from within.

MUKOOMI CBD can be a friend on your journey towards acceptance and self-confidence.

Tue, Oct 12, 21

Is CBD the Right Choice for Your Pet?

At MUKOOMI, we love CBD because it’s such an inclusive solution to skincare and wellness. CBD acts directly on the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a complex network of receptors that plays a key role in regulating our biological functions. The ECS keeps our hormones, glands, organs, and so much more in a balanced state, helping regulate their functions. And CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound, supports our ECS to perform this massive range of tasks.

You might like to read: A Guide to the CBD Terminology

That’s why anyone can use CBD and see great results, since it works with each individual’s body. If you struggle with stress, anxiety, or aches and pains, CBD could be the right product for you, regardless of your age or gender - or even your species. A lot of CBD products are actually consumed by pets, whose owners want to provide them with an all-natural wellness supplement.

For pet owners, their furry friends are considered part of the family. We go to great lengths for their health and happiness. Paying out expensive vet bills, hand-feeding picky eaters, preparing homemade chow, wrapping their pills in cheese, and scooping their poop is all in a day’s work. But when it comes to dosing your pets with CBD, is it really the right thing to do?

CBD has no mind-altering effects that could create a confusing or frightening experience for your pet. However, that doesn't mean it has no impact on them. It turns out our pets have their own endocannabinoid systems that keep their fluffy, scaly, or feathered bodies in balance. Of course, you should always consult your vet before administering any new CBD pet products.

CBD for Dogs

Human’s best friend eats scraps from our tables and accompanies us to our day jobs. So it was only a matter of time before CBD oil for dogs would take off. CBD for dogs is the most popular category of CBD pet products, and all kinds of cannabis treats for dogs are available on the market.

Another commonality between humans and canines is that their mammalian ECS is pretty similar to our own, so CBD works for them in the same way it does for us. Sometimes, our loyal shadows are so attached to us, that they often have issues with separation anxiety. They are sensitive in tune with their human’s moods, to the point where they mirror feelings of depression and anxiety.

If you’re wondering how to help dog anxiety, CBD oil or treats are a natural calming therapy. The next time there’s a storm in your neighbourhood, you can slip them a few CBD chews and a thundershirt. In older dogs who suffer from joint conditions like arthritis or hip dysplasia, CBD ointments and creams are a great addition to their therapy routine.

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CBD for Cats

Although cats have been around humans for some 9000 years, it’s hard to say whether they belong to us, or we belong to them. Whether as majestic gods of ancient Egypt, or as the most famous memes on the internet, cats are used to being worshipped. But even the most independent felines need special care.

While dogs have adapted to human society and work, cats are still cats. To us, many of their behaviours seem strange, destructive, or specifically designed to make our lives difficult. Sure, some cats are definitely cute, fluffy villains who are out to get you. Much of cat misbehaviour, though, can be linked to the natural anxiety of an apex predator who, like most house cats, has nothing to hunt.

But that doesn’t stop them from trying. Although cats are prolific self-healers, said to have nine lives, they still need help to recover from their adventures sometimes. CBD for cats helps to relieve pain and inflammation from injuries. Their social anxiety can also be soothed with CBD treats.

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CBD for Rodents

Rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats - rodents are adorable, entertaining creatures who make for excellent pets. At their best and brightest, these fuzzy critters are smart and sociable, capable of learning engaging tricks and always ready for a snuggle. For those who live in small apartments, rodents can provide all the satisfaction and companionship of any other pet, without taking up a lot of space.

Unfortunately, this arrangement is not necessarily ideal for these animals. In the wild, rodents cover a lot of ground despite their size; a typical rabbit habitat is about the size of a football field. Rodents are also prey animals who feel safer when they aren’t exposed in plain view. So when they’re confined to cages with nowhere to take cover, they can get depressed, snappy, and stressed out.

Instead, build a spacious and stimulating environment for your rodent friends, filled with plenty of toys and games. CBD treats can be effectively used as a positive reinforcement in litter training, so that even if your guinea pig roams free, she knows the house is not her toilet. CBD can also help your rodents overcome their instinctive anxiety over being out in the open.

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CBD for Birds

Birds aren’t just great pets because of their gorgeous plumage and beautiful singing voices. Many pet species like budgies, cockatoos, and parrots are also incredibly smart. They love to play games and tricks, and learn new words. These curious creatures are more than just a pretty face.

That’s why birds can get depressed from lack of proper stimulation and companionship. And with lifespans stretching over 20 years, senior birds are especially prone to this kind of cognitive decline. With advanced age come aches and pains, as even birds can develop arthritis. CBD helps your bird get through these senior challenges, and can even slow down memory loss.

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CBD for Reptiles

Even cold-blooded critters can make for heartwarming pets. Snakes, iguanas, lizards, and tortoises are fascinating animals who can form real bonds with their human caretakers. Earning the trust of a reptile brain is not as easy as winning over a faithful dog, but it can be equally as rewarding. Reptiles who are close to their humans often approach them to absorb body heat and eat from their hands.

As with other animals, reptiles show signs of stress and anxiety. They can be prone to skin and scale issues as well, which require different treatments than mammalian skin. CBD oil can support medical protocols for healing and repair, and boost the immunity of your scaly companion.

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It’s important to note that CBD research on most types of animals is still in its infancy. For mammals, it’s more likely that their ECS functions could be enhanced by CBD, as well as anecdotal evidence that CBD aids in mood disorders, pain relief, and seizures.

For other species, however, the most that can be said is that CBD is safe and free of any known harmful side effects. Exercise caution if you start administering CBD to your pet by using small doses and monitoring closely.

Sat, Oct 02, 21

Is Hemp Seed Oil the New Acne-Fighting Hero?

Once upon a time, acne was thought to be primarily a problem that affects teenagers. Nowadays, however, adult acne has become an increasingly common skin condition. Although it can affect all sexes, women are more likely to deal with acne due to the hormonal fluctuations that can cause oily skin and breakouts. If you struggle with the condition you’re not alone: Some 85 percent of women and 15 percent of men experience acne.

And if you’re part of this population, you know how hard it can be to cure acne. Despite the hundreds of acne treatments on the market, the struggle to find the right one is real. No two people are the same, and every complexion reacts differently. That’s why acne can be such a frustrating condition to live with: it’s hard to hide and sometimes feels impossible to treat. Adult acne sufferers can also develop low self-confidence, depression, and anxiety in trying to fix a problem that refuses to go away.

So when you hear that hemp seed oil for acne is the latest miracle product, maybe you’re a little sceptical. But hemp seed oil has a host of properties that set it apart from the typical acne treatments you might have used before. Cold-pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant, it’s rich in nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids, while also containing no cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. Hemp seed oil is known to balance the natural oils in your skin - which could be the key to reducing acne.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is caused by an excessive buildup of sebum. This sticky natural oil produced by your skin traps dirt, dead skin, and bacteria, causing the clogged pores that eventually become pimples. Whether you have whiteheads, blackheads, or painful cysts under the skin, the culprit is always a microcomedo, or tiny clogged pore. As for what causes that little pore to balloon into a zit? That’s a much more complicated answer.

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Dermatologists have noticed this phenomenon over the last two decades, and many are now treating more adult acne patients than adolescents. There are several possible reasons why the causes of acne among adults might be on the rise.

Environment

Environmental factors play a major role, as city-dwellers are exposed to high levels of pollution that cause pore blockages. Even outside the city, chemicals are hard to escape and can have a systemic impact on our bodies, leading to hormonal imbalances that supercharge sebum production. Climate change is making us hotter and sweatier, destroying our skin as well as our planet. Of course, the latest fashion of wearing masks doesn’t do our skin any favours either.

Diet & lifestyle

Researchers have raised concerns about the modern Western-style diet, which relies heavily on meat, dairy, sugar and processed foods that can increase inflammation in the body. Acne is an inflammatory disease, which is why that clogged pore erupts into an angry red bump. A sedentary lifestyle also leads to less blood circulation and oxygenation of the skin, leading to more dull, dead skin that can worsen acne.

Skin treatments

Perhaps more shocking than these factors is the chance that acne medications themselves are causing more acne. Conventional acne treatments - even those that are prescribed by dermatologists - usually contain harsh ingredients like peroxide, retinols, steroids, antibiotics, and strong alpha-hydroxy acids in chemical peel formulations. Although they do cure acne in the short-term, they can do lasting damage to the delicate balance of bacteria known as the skin microbiome.

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Is Hemp Seed Oil an Effective Acne Treatment?

With so many varied causes of acne, what can hemp seed oil really do to combat it? First and foremost, hemp seed oil is great for your skin. It’s all-natural, deeply moisturising, and packed with beneficial antioxidants and vitamins that feed your skin.

When it comes to hemp seed oil for acne specifically, it offers unique benefits that work together with your skin, not against it. Here are a few reasons why hemp seed oil is being seen as a serious contender in the fight against acne.

Sebum balancing

Hemp seed oil has the ability to provide rich, intense moisture to your skin, without leaving you shining like a disco ball. Yes, excess sebum causes pimples, but flaky, dry skin clogs pores as well. Skin needs hydration to renew itself and heal from breakouts, so even the oiliest complexions still need moisturiser. Hemp seed oil regulates the levels of sebum your oil glands produce, making it a good choice for any skin type.

Anti-inflammatory

Hemp seed oil contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), among many other omega-6 fatty acids that nourish the skin. What makes GLA special is its anti-inflammatory effect that can calm down acne flare-ups. Vitamin E is another moisturising agent that provides antioxidant action, reducing the environmental stresses on your skin. Besides boosting the health of your skin barrier, it also soothes inflammation.

All-natural

Unlike most acne treatments, hemp seed oil is a natural, gentle solution. You don’t have to worry about rashes and raw, irritated skin, or the uncomfortable peeling that comes with using retinol products, peroxides, and acids. Hemp seed oil is effective without stripping your skin or drying it out. If you have adult acne, then you most likely have other skincare concerns like fine lines or dullness. Hemp seed oil is not just a reductive acne treatment, but part of a holistic skincare regimen that improves the overall health of your skin.

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How to use hemp seed oil for your acne

It’s easy to incorporate MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil - in its convenient and sustainable portable dropper bottle - into your daily routine. A teaspoon in your morning smoothie or chamomile tea at bedtime provides your skin with the benefits of hemp seed oil from the inside out. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil is safe to be used directly on the skin, too.

  • Use hemp seed oil as a moisturiser after you cleanse, exfoliate, and tone.
  • Add hemp seed oil to your DIY face mask or sheet mask, and relax with it on for at least 20 minutes.
  • To remove makeup and dirt at the end of the day, try the oil cleansing method: mix another non-comedogenic oil like sweet almond or sunflower oil with some hemp seed oil, massage into your face, and then wash off with cleanser. You’ll be left with squeaky clean skin that feels fresh. Lock in the hydration with a moisturiser, or some more hemp seed oil.
  • Apply hemp seed oil to acne breakouts and scars as a spot treatment.
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Always do a patch test on the inside of your elbow before applying a new product to the face.

If you’ve never heard of hemp seed oil as an acne treatment before, now is your chance to give it a try. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil comes with the added benefits of 100% organic CBD in pure hemp oil. CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, known for helping cells regenerate. It’s a blessing for skin in general, and a soothing, natural remedy for acne in particular.

Try MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum for all the acne-fighting power of hemp seed oil, CBD, toning geranium oil, and cleansing bitter orange oil. There’s no fragrance or harsh chemicals to irritate your skin - just a luxurious, silky serum that you can use in the morning and evening.

Bonus: our Hemp CBD Oil and Hemp CBD Skin Serum are formulated for use on all skin, so they’re perfect to treat acne on your body, too.

Thu, Sep 30, 21

Your Ultimate Guide to the CBD Terminology You Need to Know

The wide world of CBD can be a confusing place to navigate. On one hand, CBD is everywhere, and everyone is talking about its many health benefits. As a potent pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, fitness enthusiasts love CBD oil. CBD has calming, relaxing properties that can help those who struggle with mental health issues like anxiety, or even the everyday stresses and strains of life. CBD oil is used as a therapy for pets, and a tincture for insomnia.

CBD has even joined the beauty club, with CBD skincare products becoming popular for their sebum balancing effects. And yet, despite its ubiquity, CBD can actually seem pretty complicated. What’s the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil? Is CBD skincare considered a drug or a cosmetic? How are you supposed to know if your hemp oil contains any THC, and what exactly is an isolate, anyway?

There’s a lot to learn about CBD - but it’s simpler than you might think. If you’ve been afraid to experiment with CBD products, we’re here to hold your hand. Check out our convenient glossary of CBD-related terms below.

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The Basics

Cannabis

A species of flowering plant, under which come varieties such as marijuana and hemp. There are 144 biologically active cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, including THC and CBD. The different varieties of cannabis can have vastly different properties and cannabinoid concentrations.

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Cannabis sativa

A strain of cannabis known for promoting a cerebral or “head high”. It has an energizing effect that can help reduce anxiety or stress and increase focus. “Industrial hemp” is one strain defined as Cannabis Sativa that is specifically cultivated for non-drug use and contains less than 0.3% THC.

Indigenous to eastern Asia, this flowering herbaceous plant has been farmed throughout recorded human history. It is farmed for marijuana as well as the industrial hemp used in CBD products. In addition, hemp fiber, hemp seed oil, and food products are also derived and harvested from different parts of the plant.

CBD (Cannabidiol)

A cannabinoid derived from the flowers, stalks, and stem of the cannabis plant. Both hemp and marijuana varieties naturally contain CBD. CBD is the second-most common cannabinoid after THC, comprising up to 40% of cannabis extracts. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. However, it does have a host of reported benefits that have led to a field of emerging research on its clinical value.

CBD is already in use as a treatment for epilepsy. For other users, it shows promising effects in aiding with anxiety and sleep disorders, skin health, mental wellness, and pain relief. CBD affects the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a nervous network that regulates bodily functions.

cannabinoid

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

A psychoactive cannabinoid compound that is found in cannabis. THC makes up the highest proportion of cannabinoid extracts from the cannabis plant. Like CBD, it impacts the ECS receptors in the brain, prompting them to release dopamine. Dopamine provides a feeling of pleasure, which is the “high” created by THC.

Hemp

Also known as “industrial hemp”, this strain of the cannabis plant is bred to contain less than 0.3 percent THC. Hemp is a fast-growing plant that acts as a natural soil purifier, making it an environmental champion. Its fibres are used to make eco-friendly, biodegradable fabrics. Hemp seeds are cold-pressed to expel hemp seed oil, which has applications in cooking, as a wellness and nutrition supplement, and in natural skincare. Due to the rising popularity of CBD products, hemp is now bred with higher amounts of CBD than cannabis.
As hemp contains very low levels of THC, it has no psychoactive effects. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD products contain zero percent THC.

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Marijuana

A strain of the Cannabis sativa plant that contains high levels of THC and CBD, as well as other cannabinoids. This term can refer to the dried leaves and flowers that are consumed by users, usually by smoking or vaping. Marijuana combines both the psychoactive properties of THC with the benefits of CBD and additional plant compounds.

CBD Oil

A tincture of CBD compounds suspended in oil, generally administered with a dropper bottle. CBD oil can be consumed directly, or as an ingredient in food preparations. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil is made with 100% organic CBD in pure hemp seed oil.

Hemp Seed Oil

This nutrient-rich oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant. While it does not contain any cannabinoids, hemp seed oil offers many benefits. It’s low in saturated fats, and high in vitamin E and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a super-effective skin supplement that deeply nourishes skin, prevents visible signs of ageing, and can even combat conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum contains hemp seed oil, plus CBD and gentle botanicals that boost your skin’s health.


The Compounds

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum CBD products contain all the cannabinoids found in the plant in addition to CBD. That means they also have the psychoactive effects of THC. It also contains other potentially beneficial compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids. This combination can offer a special condition known as the “entourage effect”, where the different compounds work together to enhance each other.

Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum CBD products are almost the same as full spectrum, except for one notable difference: they don’t contain any THC. Broad spectrum includes all the other cannabinoids and plant compounds found in cannabis, without any of the psychoactive effects. This type of product provides some “entourage effect” benefits as well.

Isolate

This is a 99% pure CBD product that comes in powder or crystalline from. In an isolate, all cannabinoids except CBD have been removed, so the end product contains no other plant compounds except for CBD.

Cannabinoids

These natural plant compounds are found in hemp and marijuana, and constitute the active ingredients of the cannabis plant. There are 144 types of cannabinoid, with CBD and THC being the most well-known and the most prevalent compounds.

Terpenes

These organic compounds give cannabis plants their specific flavour and aroma. There are more than a hundred terpenes which create different combinations in each strain of cannabis. Some terpenes are also found in other plants, like limonene in lemons and limes.

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The Bonus Terms

Psychoactive

Any cannabis-derived product that contains more than 0.3 percent THC is considered to be mind-altering, acting on receptors in the brain and nervous system. In short, it can get you high - altering your sense of perception, mood, and behaviour. Hemp plants are a strain of cannabis that contains less than 0.3 percent THC, and therefore they do not have psychoactive properties.

ECS (Endocannabinoid system)

The ECS is a complex network of neurotransmitters that runs through our central and peripheral nervous system. The ECS gets right into the cells, regulating cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, cognitive, sensory and immune functions. This pervasive system includes cannabinoid receptors that respond to the effects of compounds like CBD and THC. Research suggests that the ECS is vital for modulating and regulating our bodily functions, and making sure our various biological systems maintain an internal balance known as homeostasis.

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Certificate of Analysis

A detailed document produced and authenticated by an accredited third-party lab. The COA breaks down the quantities of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids that are in a specific product. It also verifies the quality of the CBD product, ensuring there are no harmful contaminants like heavy metals or pesticides present. In the case of non-psychoactive products, the COA certifies that they contain less than 0.3 percent THC.

As CBD is not a uniformly regulated substance, a COA is a must from any company selling CBD or THC products. All MUKOOMI Hemp CBD products come with a COA that you can view at this link.

Next time you’re looking to buy a CBD product, you won’t be stuck wondering what it does and whether it’s right for you, or if the claims being advertised are really true. As disreputable companies try to cash in on the CBD trend, you’ll be able to distinguish the legit ones: they won’t make wild promises, and they will always have a COA.

Dive into the world of CBD armed with the knowledge and confidence to buy safe, high-quality products that meet your unique needs. Go forth, conquer - just remember to start with a small dose of a new product to see how it works for you.

Wed, Sep 29, 21

Forty Plus? Here’s Why CBD is the Skincare Hero You Need

It’s official: with an estimated value of $3.5 billion this year alone, CBD products are a global craze. They’re widely beloved for reducing anxiety and stress, treating insomnia, alleviating joint and muscle pain - you name the problem, and it seems like CBD could be the solution. But you might wonder, is this CBD trend really all it’s cracked up to be?

Just like anything that causes a lot of buzz, there’s a lot of noise too, and a couple of myths that need busting. The first is that CBD is a flash-in-the-pan fad, destined to fizzle out whenever the next miracle ingredient comes along. And the second is the idea that CBD is the sole preserve of the adventurous young generation, rather than senior or elderly customers. 

There are many reasons that cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a hot new wellness trend. Extracted from the flowers and stems of the hemp plant, CBD has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years - most notably since more and more countries have legalised cannabis. However, neither hemp nor CBD is a drug. The United Nations has never included CBD in its International Drug Control Conventions, and hemp and CBD products are non-psychoactive.

Despite the fact that hemp and CBD don’t have any of the mind-altering effects of marijuana, these different cannabis products are often wrongly clubbed together both in the law, and in people’s perceptions. The hemp plant is a variety of cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, yet has a host of properties that could be instrumental in health and medicine. That’s why as regulations on cannabis have eased, the body of research about hemp and CBD is growing. 

And so is the public interest in CBD. Far from being just another millennial health fad, CBD provides a whole lot of proven benefits for middle-aged and senior users, too. CBD now comes in easy-to-ingest capsules, edibles, and drops - like MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, made with 100% organic CBD in pure hemp oil, and no THC. As well as oral consumption, CBD can have powerful effects when applied topically, especially when it comes to skincare. 

So how can you get the most out of CBD if you’re over 40? Here are some of the ways CBD can gently yet effectively improve your quality of life. 

Joint pain

They say you’re only as old as you feel - but you wish someone would explain that to your muscles and joints. The same active lifestyle you might have enjoyed for many years is suddenly followed by body aches and pains, as you simply don’t heal as quickly as you once did. Enter CBD - which is known for its serious anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, while being an all-natural alternative to standard prescriptions. There’s a reason why so many professional athletes - even of a certain age - prefer to rely on CBD for restoring their bodies. 

For those who suffer from arthritis, CBD works with your body to restore balance by directly affecting the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This complex network is responsible for keeping your hormones, nervous system, temperature, and pretty much everything else in a stable state. To address pain from the inside out, try taking a few drops of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, once or twice per day. 

Insomnia

As we age, getting a good night’s sleep can become harder and harder. Whether it’s anxiety, difficulty with breathing, or changes to our circadian rhythms, seniors often have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. CBD is known to calm the body and mind for a more peaceful rest, while also treating symptoms of stress and anxiety. It acts directly on the ECS to improve your mood and promotes a deep state of relaxation. 

Putting a few drops MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil drops in your bedtime beverage is a safe solution to your sleep woes. But there’s also the incredible role that good sleep hygiene plays in treating insomnia. That means having a consistent bedtime routine that sets you up for a good night’s rest. No screen time before bed; no working where you sleep; and a soothing skincare routine to scrub off the stress of the day. 

MUKOOMI CBD skincare products don’t just provide a nourishing and luxurious experience. They also help ensure you sleep enough, so you get that healthy glow from the inside out. Our nighttime routine box features Hemp CBD Skin Serum and Hemp CBD Eye Serum, along with a genuine jade roller to massage the serums deep into your skin. If you dread the thought of another sleepless night, we’ll have you looking forward to bedtime again. 

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Ageing Skin

At MUKOOMI, we never believe in “anti-aging”. Growing older is a privilege denied to many, and the years only add wisdom and beauty to a face. Sometimes, this takes the form of wrinkles and fine lines, dark spots, and sagging skin - all of which occur as our skin loses its elasticity and ability to regenerate new cells. No matter your age, it’s important to take care of the health of your largest and most protective organ. And for some people, when the face in the mirror looks dull and tired, it doesn’t align with their youthful inner spirit. 

Aging gracefully means feeling comfortable and at peace in your skin. That’s where CBD comes in, as a pure and natural skincare solution for older users. On one hand, the calming, de-stressing effects of dosing MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil show up clearly on your face. But the topical benefits of CBD work wonders for mature skin.

Rich in antioxidants, CBD tackles the oxidative stress from pollution and the environment, reducing the damage on your cells. Free radicals that break down your natural collagen supply - which keeps your skin bouncy - are neutralised by antioxidants, so your skin gets a chance to rejuvenate. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum and MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil both come with the added benefits of hemp seed oil. Packed with omega fatty acids and vitamin E, hemp seed oil provides deep nourishment to your skin whether you consume it or apply it directly. 

Hormonal skin problems

For menstruating people, one of the perks of growing older is the promise of no more painful, inconvenient periods. Unfortunately, biology has one more trick up its sleeve: perimenopause and menopause. It sounds like a simple end to your monthly period, but menopause comes with massive hormonal shifts that can have unpredictable results - and worse, they often go on for years. Hot flashes, cold sweats, mood swings, insomnia, body aches, and hormonal breakouts are just some of the common symptoms people face. 

As your body tries to find a new balance in this sea of shifting hormones, CBD can be a saviour. The ECS plays an important part in the healthy secretion of hormones, and CBD helps it regulate this process. In fact, the ECS modulates your body temperature and neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine too, meaning that MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil drops can also provide some relief from the mood swings and hot-cold flashes of perimenopause. 

As for those breakouts that you thought you had left behind in your teens? That’s where CBD comes into its own as a skincare ingredient. CBD has the unique ability to balance your skin’s production of sebum, or the natural oils it produces. If you struggle with oily skin, CBD can control the excess sebum, while dry skin gets a boost of natural moisture. Meanwhile, its anti-inflammation properties work to soothe acne and redness. 

MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Hydrating Toner and Hemp CBD Facial Cream offer balancing, deep hydration of CBD along with the goodness of other botanical actives. Snow Mushroom boosts collagen production, and is also a key ingredient in our Hemp CBD Eye Serum. Japanese Knotweed provides the antioxidant-loaded polyphenol, resveratrol, to fight against skin damage, while Cica restores the skin’s natural barrier. 

Along with MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, try out the simple, fuss-free day and night routines. It’s the right time to give your skin the best natural protection, just like it has given you for all these years together. 

Tue, Sep 21, 21

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