The biggest seller in the CBD world has always been CBD oil, but have we been too focused on what we take and not the other ways we could be using this natural product?
When CBD first entered the market, it was about CBD oils, and it has continued that way for the most part. However, the 2018 US Farm Bill made hemp and CBD legal at a federal level across the United States, and as a result, we saw the market flooded with new CBD companies overnight.
We’re truly just scratching the surface when it comes to cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids found in hemp plants. Civilizations have been using them for thousands of years, including in CBD balms and lotions, but we still have a little bit of catching up to do before we fully unlock all their secrets.
In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at a study done into the effects of CBD on various skin conditions and over skin health and wellness.
The Potential of CBD for Skin Health and Dermatological Conditions
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) plays a pivotal role in the regulatory function of your skin. Because of this, it’s reasonable to think that cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) could potentially be beneficial for skin health,
Pain and Muscle Relief – While many pain studies look at CBD’s potential for reducing inflammation and chronic pain, this latest study has looked at its potential to treat external areas through topical application. By treating pain and inflammation externally, you could avoid many of the side effects of oral pain treatments, such as sedation and tolerance.
Eczema and Dermatitis – Our own body’s immune responses trigger many skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. Part of that response is inflammation. Topical applications of cannabinoids, including cannabidiol, could potentially regulate the body’s inflammatory response.
Acne/Seborrhea – Acne is caused by the overproduction of a compound known as sebum. Sebum production is linked to the endocannabinoid system. CBD could potentially assist in regulating the ECS, therefore, reducing excess sebum production linked to acne.
It’s important to note that although early studies and research look promising, we still need more clinical trials before making any medical claims about CBD. However, anecdotal evidence from millions of people worldwide suggests that CBD could be a beneficial addition to any healthy skincare regime.
When it comes to CBD, we’re only just starting to scratch the surface, but the future of this natural cannabinoid looks very bright indeed. If you have any questions about CBD lotions or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Our friendly and professional team is only too happy to assist you.
While we are learning more about CBD and other cannabinoids every day, we still need more clinical trials before we can make any health claims about CBD. If you are currently considering CBD, have any underlying health issues, or are taking any medication, please speak to your doctor or healthcare professional.