As long as Toni Braxton lives, she's going to perform, even if she needs to battle a chronic illness while doing so. Ever since the 52-year-old singer was diagnosed with lupus in 2008, she's struggled to balance treating her condition and maintaining a busy performance schedule.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that attacks the major body organs, and can include symptoms like fever, fatigue, muscle pain and rashes. With a condition this taxing on the body, Braxton has learned that prescription medication isn't the only solution to relieving her pain.
Braxton opened up to ishonest about her regular skincare routine and some of her favorite CBD-infused beauty products that keep her looking and feeling her best, even when her lupus symptoms flare up.
Some of her favorite products? The singer swears by Uncle Bud's products, Uncle Bud's Topical Pain Relief Oil ($23; amazon.com) and Uncle Bud's Hemp Body Lotion Moisturizer ($12; amazon.com). Braxton also regularly relies on Uncle Bud's Organic Hemp Oil Enzyme Face Masks—particularly the Rose Gold Hemp Mask ($16; amazon.com)—to relax and unwind, while giving her face a moisturizing boost. "I think it really helps contribute to a well-rounded wellness routine," says Braxton of the face masks.
Even if there's not a lot of solid proof on the benefits of CBD, research has shown that it is, in fact, safe to use with no unwanted side effects, says Dr. Jaliman. What we do know is that CBD is a powerful antioxidant. "Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells," explains Dr. Jaliman. "An antioxidant delivers advanced environmental protection and it improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the overall texture of the skin."
To buy: Uncle Bud's Topical Pain Relief Oil ($23; amazon.com)
To buy: Uncle Bud's Hemp Body Lotion Moisturizer ($12; amazon.com)
To buy: Uncle Bud's Rose Gold Hemp Mask ($16; amazon.com)
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