Is CBD Good for the Skin?
Just when you thought the list of health benefits being attributed to CBD, or Cannabidiol, couldn’t get any longer there is another one being added …
Experts now say CBD is also good for the skin, particularly for four common skin conditions:
Let’s take a closer look so you can decide if CBD is something you might want to add to your skin care regimen.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. There are two types of cannabis plants – marijuana and hemp and CBD is found in both. However, CBD is more prevalent in hemp and in the hemp plant it also does not come with high concentrations of THC, another cannabinoid found in cannabis.
THC, which is found in high amounts in marijuana, is the chemical compound that gives marijuana users a “high.” Hemp must contain less than .3% THC … so users don’t have to worry about any mind-altering effects when using hemp products.
As attention on marijuana and hemp has increased, companies have begun extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and including it in a variety of products that are designed to boost users’ health.
CBD has been associated with stress reduction, improved sleep, pain relief, boosting the immune system and relieving autoimmune diseases, among other things.
Now experts want to add another benefit to that list – improved skin health.
If You Have Acne –
CBD is known as a powerful anti-inflammatory and acne is an inflammatory condition.
When a person has acne their skin is literally inflamed and studies have shown that using CBD can “calm” the skin and reduce redness and diminish breakouts.
In a study entitled, “A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars” researchers determined “based on skin evaluations (hydration, TEWL, elasticity), clinical questionnaires (SCORAD, ADI, PASI), and supported by photographic data and investigators' clinical assessment … that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters, the symptoms and also the PASI index score. No irritant or allergic reactions were documented during the period treatment.”
In their final conclusion, the scientists stated “the topical administration of CBD ointment, without any THC, is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative to improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on inflammatory background.”
If You Have Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) –
The National Eczema Association (NEA) says this about CBD: “There have been myriad studies published on the potential benefits of cannabinoids in skin conditions. Many features of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) contribute to itch, particularly dry skin, histamine release and sensory nerve fibers. Cannabinoids, however, have a powerful anti-itch effect. There are receptors in the skin that interact with cannabinoids that could reduce the symptoms and appearance of AD. These effects happen through a constellation of interactions between phytocannabinoids and our endogenous cannabinoid system.”
The NEA went on to say, “another way cannabinoids hold promise as a treatment are through management of Staphylococcus aureus colonization, which is both a complication and a driving factor of AD.”
If You Have Seborrheic Dermatitis –
Researchers at the University of Colorado in the US are currently conducting a study of 40 Parkinson’s disease patients who have seborrheic dermatitis to see if CBD can reduce or even eliminate the rash.
The scientists are, considering CBD’s effects on other skin conditions, highly optimistic that the results will be positive. About half of all Parkinson’s disease patients develop the rash on their face near the nose.
If You Have Psoriasis –
A study entitled, “Cannabinoids inhibit human keratinocyte proliferation through a non-CB1/CB2 mechanism and have a potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis” found that CBD helped slow down both the growth and division of skin cells involved in psoriatic skin rashes.
One thing to note here: studies have also shown that products containing full-spectrum CBD produce more intense benefits as well as a wider range of benefits.
This is because of what has become known as “the entourage effect.” Basically, the various cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant work together to enhance each other’s effects.
Full-spectrum CBD contains the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD isolate only contains CBD.
That’s why if you do decide to try CBD you should look for a product that contains full-spectrum CBD.
In addition to helping with common skin conditions, there is preliminary evidence that CBD may also help prevent the signs of aging – which is something that many people are interested in today.
Experts believe that by counteracting damage done to the skin by free radicals, CBD may help diminish wrinkles, skin dullness, skin sagginess and a ruddy skin tone, which can all develop as we age.
If you want to try CBD for yourself there are now a couple of options available.
Many people originally tried CBD oil but complained that it left their skin feeling oily.
As a result, some providers, like Sarah’s Blessing, have begun offering CBD creams.
These creams rub onto the skin like normal creams, leaving your skin feeling plumper and smoother and moister without feeling oily.
Sarah’s Blessing’s CBD Cream is the first clinically proven CBD consumer product to repair, restore and soothe your skin.
Infused with full spectrum CBD and fragranced with 100% cannabis terpenes, this nourishing formula promises to leave your skin feeling healthful and restored.
The company says its full extract cannabis embraces all the plant’s natural waxes and fatty acids, and as a result encourages the user’s skin to repair, restore and calm itself.
Sarah’s Blessing offers an easy to use 50ml bottle of skin care cream that allows for a highly targeted application of cosmetically formulated CBD directly to the skin.
By the way, all of Sarah’s Blessing’s CBD is grown and organically harvested in Switzerland. The CBD is obtained using a superior CO2 extraction process and cold-pressed and unrefined to ensure quality and potency.
You can learn more about Sarah’s Blessing and its CBD products, including its CBD cream, by visiting www.SarahsBlessing.co.uk.
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