Most of us don’t think about this, but our skin is the largest organ in the human body; our first line of defense against unwanted infection and organisms. For those in the know about topical CBD applications, the skin is also laced with more endocannabinoid receptors than any other organ. Topical CBD products might be your skin’s best bet!
While that might sound like so much gibberish, many scientists studying endocannabinoid systems, which are also found in the brain and other major organs, believe them to extremely significant. In skin cells, these endocannabinoid systems may regulate inflammation, pain and the production of oils making them extremely important in skincare.
Studies on CBD’s effect on skin disorders are showing profound results
Just coming under intense study, endocannabinoid receptors may be bound and activated by CBD and other cannabinoids produced by hemp. In essence, that means that CBD can create a more homogenous state for skin cells, helping the body to create its own cannabinoids, and in some cases helping skin cells to fight extreme conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Human skin is not permeable, but CBD has been shown to work through hair follicles or be absorbed directly with the addition of natural fats and binds cannabinoid receptors to potentially reduce inflammation, calm redness and reduce acne. Some recent studies have shown CBD products can be effective at treating eczema and psoriasis.
Cannabinoids called an “exciting prospect“ for dermatology
Studies showing CBD’s positive effect on acne are very well documented. Medical professionals are also excited about continuing studies into the use of cannabinoids for much more difficult skin conditions, as well.
“Cannabinoids represent an exciting prospect for the future of AD (atopic dermatitis or eczema) therapy,” said Peter A. Lio, MD, a Clinical Assistant Professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in a 2018 article for Practical Dermatology. “They exhibit measurable antipruritic (anti-itching), antinociceptive (blocking pain), and anti-inflammatory properties, and their use in AD has already been demonstrated.”
Similarly, a 2017 study by the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus found that CBD topically applied may be effective against “eczema, psoriasis, atopic and contact dermatitis .”
In that study, eight of 21 patients who applied a cannabinoid cream twice a day for three weeks completely eliminated severe itching by reducing dry skin that prompted the condition.
All natural CBD topical products
Antioxidants in CBD are another plus for topical beauty solutions, reducing free-radical damage and inflammation. A study of the effects of synthetic cannabinoids noted that skin moisturizers with synthetic CBD showed demonstrable effects even after a single usage.
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