The skin is your body’s largest organ and your external protection from bacterial, viral and environmental hazards. This means that almost everyone has skin conditions of some sort at some time in their life. From a simple bug bite to more severe skin disorders, like psoriasis or eczema, many people are discovering the benefits of CBD oil topicals as a natural treatment aid. What are the top 5 benefits of CBD for treating skin conditions? Let’s take a look!
CBD for Dry Skin, Breakouts, and Rashes
CBD topicals provide an effective treatment aid for skin that has reacted to allergens or bacteria. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of CBD, as well as the other medicinal properties, have been shown to play a significant role in dermatological conditions.
Inflammation is at the core of any skin condition. As an anti-inflammatory, CBD provides a soothing relief of the irritation, soreness, dryness, and redness of rashes, breakouts or dry skin patches. CBD is natural, non-toxic and also provides the additional benefits of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. CBD creams and salves provide a natural therapy alternative to toxic treatments, such as steroids and chemical based creams, which can often have harmful side effects.
CBD For Eczema
Eczema is actually a term that describes a group of medical conditions known as ‘atopic dermatitis’. The symptoms include inflamed, irritated, itchy, red rashes, often developed on the face, behind the knees, inside the elbows and on the hands and feet. The appearance and nature of the rashes can vary from person to person, however, the itching from eczema is common and can be very severe. Scratching the area only worsens the condition by increasing the sensitivity and making it more raw, swollen and painful.
The cause of eczema is unknown, however, it can be attributed to a combination of both genetic and environmental factors. Things like stress, heat and humidity changes, certain soaps and detergents, synthetic fabrics, and foods such as eggs, milk, peanuts, soybeans, fish and wheat can make symptoms worse.
The challenge with medically prescribed creams and ointments that are composed of chemical compounds are the side effects that include skin discoloration and an increased risk of infection. Natural CBD topicals for the treatment of the symptoms of eczema eliminate the risk of side effects while providing both relief, renewal, and healing of the areas of outbreak.
How does CBD provide relief for eczema and all skin conditions?
The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and pain relief properties of CBD are delivered by stimulating the nearby receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) found in the skin. The ECS is the vast system of receptors found on cells throughout the brain, organs (including the skin), muscles, and the immune system. The skin actually has the highest amount and concentration of CB2 receptors in the body. CBD stimulates the CB2 receptors in the skin and through this activity, the benefits of pain relief, anti-inflammation, antibacterial properties and more, are delivered. The CB2 receptors also help replenish old skin cells, heal damaged ones, and get rid of dead cells. This is the simple version of the fundamental biological way in which CBD provides a myriad of benefits for the symptoms of all skin conditions.
CBD For Acne
Acne is that troublesome skin condition that affects teenagers and adults alike. The causes of acne are varied; as a matter of fact, it is referred to as a ‘multifactorial’ disease. Acne can be from hormones, diet, stress, and even genetics might play a role. What is known is that acne involves the overproduction of sebum, a lipid (oily substance) excreted by the sebaceous glands that create waterproofing of the skin. The result of this sebum overproduction is a breakout of pimples and blackheads.
It has been shown through studies, (as far back as 2010) that CBD (cannabidiol) has the potential to be a non-toxic and effective treatment for acne. CBD has also been shown to regulate the production of sebum in the skin. Both the research and current anecdotal evidence (testimonials from people) have demonstrated that CBD creams can dramatically reduce, renew and help prevent acne breakouts.
The interesting thing about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and its vast role in the regulation of so many bodily functions is this: the ultimate underlying goal of the ECS is to bring the body to homeostasis (balance). This means that in the case of acne, bringing the skin to a state of balance means regulating the production of sebum and at the same time, CBD reduces inflammation and provides antibacterial protection. Therefore, breakouts can be both treated and prevented with daily use of CBD topicals.
CBD For Anti-Aging
It goes without saying, that natural anti-aging skin care is by far the most sought after products in the beauty industry. More women and even men are looking for the magic skincare products that will reverse the signs of aging. Although we know that aging is a natural biological process, we also know that there are steps we can take to slow it down. Can CBD skin care slow down that aging process?
Certainly, natural CBD skincare products offer a powerful alternative to chemical creams and skincare regimes that ultimately can harm the body. In addition, CBD is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C and E, therefore providing superior protection from environmental ‘free radicals’, one of the main culprits of aging skin.
As stated above, CBD provides regulation of the production of sebum, keeping the optimum moisture level and natural balance of your skin. When your skin is moisture-balanced and glowing, the visible signs of aging are dramatically reduced.
The other benefit of CBD skincare products is that they also contain other natural ingredients that promote the healthy, youthful glow of your skin. When you introduce CBD rich natural skincare products into your daily beauty regimen, you will see the benefits increase over time. CBD has what is considered, a cumulative effect. The more you use it, the better it gets!
Have you tried CBD topicals for any type of skin condition? If so, did it work and what was your experience? Please share with us in the comment section below or send us an email with your testimonial HERE. We would love to hear from you!