Many of us are unaware of the fact that our first line of defence against harmful pathogens is our skin and we care for it when some kind of trouble befalls it. Usually, dermatological problems like rashes, itches, pimples, infections and many others are treated with prescription dermatological creams that have steroid content. These are not good for long-term usage and can have a negative impact on our health. So, people are looking for natural alternatives that do not have side effects, and CBD topical fits the best. The purpose of this primer is to understand how CBD is useful in alleviating skin conditions. Read on to know more.
CBD topicals are useful for our skin because of its enhancement of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and skin being the largest organ has many of the ECS receptors CB1 and CB2. The anti-inflammatory effect, analgesic effect and the high amounts of antioxidants and fatty acids in CBD oil used for making the topical can soothe the skin in many dermatological conditions. Also, there is a moisturising compound gamma linolenic acid or GLA that when applied on inflamed skin can soothe it. Listed below are the skin conditions that can be cured with CBD.
CBD topical is useful in the treatment of acne and pimples due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Pimples are common in adolescents and to some degree in adults and are caused due to improper skin care, diet and hormonal imbalance. The cannabidiol has the effect of reducing the secretion of sebaceous gland as well as it destroys propioni bacterium, thereby controlling acne and reducing the inflammation due to it. Using it regularly helps in preventing acne breakouts especially for those with sensitive skins.
CBD topical is rich in essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and omega 3 along with added essential oils like coconut oil, shea butter or even hemp seed oils that can soothe dry and itchy skin. Using it on a regular basis helps to effectively manage skin flare-ups in disease such as psoriasis and eczema. Using it regularly ensures that the irritation patches in these diseases do not become painful rashes. Besides, CBD keep the skin moist and hydrated preventing the formation of cracks due to extremely dry skin, which can be pretty painful.
These are the popular and effective use of CBD topical for treating skin conditions. It is more useful in managing the symptoms than curing them compared to the regular pharmaceutical ointments.
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