Marijuana for your skin?

Elle magazine published an article yesterday about the newest trend in skincare. Marijuana.

Yep, you read that right. Apparently good ‘ole Maryjane’s THC (aka the compound that makes you high) also acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant (I’m sure that’s why Willie Nelson uses it, right?).

Before you buy a ticket to Colorado and start whacking yourself in the face with pot leaves, you are apparently supposed to reap these benefits by using marijuana oil. Who knew it came in an oil? I just had a vision of all of Colorado’s McDonald’s frying their french fries in something other than vegetable oil, if you catch my drift. But I digress.

For those of us not in Washington state or Colorado, where recreational pot is legalized, apparently there recommendation is to use hemp oil. Elle provides a recipe, mixing hem oil with other skincare goodies, like avocado oil, and slathering on your face.

Well, this is definitely a solid shakeup to the popular oils category. Let’s just hope it doesn’t give you the munchies. Badum-shhh.

Read more about so-called “pot” facials on Refinery29 and get a list of hemp-based products from Elle.

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