Let’s agree: whether its eczema or acne, treating a skin related condition can be a bit overwhelming. There are a thousand medications one can try, from prescription ointments and pills, to face washes to over the counter creams. For some people, these remedies may work; however, for others, the search for healthy skin can be unsuccessful and frustrating.
Luckily, for those who have unsuccessfully tried all conservative and clinical methods or those who desire using a natural remedy, CBD and cannabis may be your answer.
CBD and cannabis skin care potential
It is no surprise that CBD and marijuana possess skin-healing benefits. According to Philip Blair, a renowned medical doctor who treats people using CBD, CBD can do better than vitamins C and D, which are popular for their antioxidants and anti-aging properties. Additionally, hemp seed oil contains omega-6 and omega-3, which significantly provide moisture and protection from the strong sun rays.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the human body consists of various cannabinoid receptors, and a big percentage of these can be traced in the skin. Elements in cannabis such as CBD and THC work together with this system to create the abovementioned positive effects.
Obviously, when it comes to skin health and care, topicals are very important. Smoke has never been an ideal method for skin. Actually, it is even wise to consider edibles or vaporizing instead of smoking. For targeted healing, there is a wide variety of topical products to try. Cannabis-derived CBD oil and Hemp oil, for instance, are gaining popularity as skin treatments.
Treating skin conditions with CBD
CBD and Acne
Much of the inflammation linked to acne is as a result of bacteria and fatty acids which are present in the skin. Besides its strong antibacterial properties, CBD also has helpful anti-inflammatory properties. When used on the affected part, it can function both as an antibiotic and as an anti-inflammatory.
A disturbed skin to a large extent is an indicator that your body is not doing well. The ECS regulates all the key systems of the body including the skin and the central nervous system. When the body is in balance or is in homeostasis, it doesn’t get any better than that.
When you combine those anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties with CBD ability to present the body with balance, you not only notice improvements at the affected part but also in overall complexion.
CBD and psoriasis
Psoriasis is a condition whereby there is an overproduction of skin cells. The skin appears scaly and inflamed as unwanted cells are sloughed off. Most psoriasis medications only try to heal the skin outer parts. However, CBD has immunosuppressive properties that work on skin issues that affect both the inside and outside parts. Every patient suffering from psoriasis respond to CBD differently; all the same, with time, CBD proves to be beneficial.
CBD and dermatitis
Research after research shows the potential for CBD and cannabis changing the skin care industry, and yet the matter remains rather vague. Still, one need not to go far, to hear testimonies of patients who have successfully used CBD to treat various skin ailments. One such testimony comes from Casey Scalf.
In 2015, Casey was diagnosed with contact dermatitis. The rash persisted for about two weeks and when he visited a dermatologist, a prescription of an anti-fungal cream and steroid was made. While the prescribed medications brought relief at first, over time, the rash continued to worsen off.
A point reached where Casey was advised to cease the use of anti-fungal creams and steroid as they could cause scarring. This shocked him and that when he started doing his own research. Casey mixed organic coconut oil with pure CBD oil in a ratio of 1:1, which he applied to the affected areas.
He continued applying the mixture for a week, all through documenting the progress being made. After one week, the condition started to disappear. Casey published his findings nine months later, where he confirmed the treatment was remarkable and had helped him cure dermatitis.
While there are many treatments options for wounds, psoriasis, and acne, people nowadays are finding that conventional treatments offer inconsistent results and are turning to CBD. Generally, people want to see instant results and CBD is providing exactly that.