Can CBD be Used for Skin Care?
Many people are being turned on to the benefits of CBD. Some examples include lower anxiety, better mood, and sleep aid. A potentially less explored topic is that of skin care. With more and more research being poured into the study of CBD and its effects, some promising information is coming out about CBD’s potential to aid skin care. In this post, we’ll take a look at the different ways that CBD can benefit overall skin health.
Eczema refers to a group of diseases which have symptoms of itchiness, red skin, inflammation, and rash. It affects about 245 million people worldwide and is more common among women. There is no known cure and treatment is about managing the severity of symptoms.
It seems that CBD can be a part of treatment. According to a study on patients with Atopic Dermatitis, the most common form of Dermatitis, hemp seed oil can improve their symptoms.
Hemp seed oil is pressed and extracted from Hemp seeds, known to be rich in minerals as well as CBD. Like hemp seed oil, CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant. The results of this study suggest that derivatives of the Hemp plant, like CBD, can have a reducing effect on this skin disease.
Acne involves an excess of sebum, an oily substance meant to protect the skin. When your skin’s natural oils mix with other particles like dead skin cells, your pores clog and inflame, creating acne.
Acne is an unsightly problem that affects adults as well as teenagers.
Luckily, CBD may be a solution.
CBD inhibits lipid production in skin cells, limiting oil production. With less oil on the skin, acne is less likely to develop.
The skincare market is full of anti-aging products but little CBD. This may change in the very near future.
A study from 2010 by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology showed that the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, is important in the life cycle of basal cells, which make up approximately 90% of epidermal cells.
CBD is also a potent antioxidant that helps defend the skin against free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants. Left alone, Free Radicals can cause skin damage and wrinkles.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious disease in the immune system where T-cells attack healthy skin at an exaggerated rate. Normally, new cells are produced every 28 or 30 days. With Psoriasis, new skin cells are produced every 2-4 days, creating a buildup of excess skin tissue.
Psoriasis often comes with the risk of of other medical complications, like psoriatic arthritis (the permanent disfigurement of of joints) and pains and inflammation of the epidermal blood vessels. Clinical depression has also been found to occur up to 50% more in individuals with Psoriasis.
Traditional Psoriasis treatments involve topical creams, light exposure therapy, and prescription meds, and come with increased risk of infection.
Fortunately, evidence is pointing to CBD as an alternative treatment.
CBD has inhibitive effects on uncontrolled skin cell reproduction, a key trait of Psoriasis.
There are also suggestions that the EndoCannabinoid System is present with skin layers responsible for the onset for Psoriasis, setting the stage for Cannabinoids to control the proliferation, differentiation, and tolerance of skin cells.
Hemp Bombs has a range of products for customers to try. All Hemp Bombs products contain 99.6% pure CBD and other natural ingredients to promote overall health. Add a Hemp Bombs product to your skin care regimen and see how your skin improves.