Your skin is the largest organ of your body. This protective layer has the highest volume of what are called cannabinoid receptors (see our “What is CBD” page on our website to learn about your ECS system : https://zoetic.uk.com/whatiscbd/)
This means it is believed that CBD when applied to the skin stimulates and impacts our skins cannabinoid receptors to better regular pain, inflammation and bacteria.
Essentially, CBD topicals and cosmetics are best for targeted relief – think high heel aches, post gym aches and any other aches you have incurred.
For pain: Reports from those who have used CBD topically are that it can help ease chronic pain by reducing inflammation as it binds with CB2 receptors in your skin. When topically applied it won’t reach your bloodstream which is ideal for targeting singular or multiple areas where you have pain.
For skin conditions; For example, Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease which causes red, flaky and irritated patches on your skin. Again there is evidence from those who have tried it that CBD topicals could ease psoriasis inflamed areas and slow down the growth of the skin cells. This may also apply to conditions such as eczema, as it reduces inflammation, dry skin and other related symptoms such as pain and itching.
For dry skin: Cannabidiol is also said to be a powerful moisturiser and emollient which can help to stimulate the peeling of dead skin cells and can help to control dry skin.
For acne and skin care: Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in humans. Studies have shown that CBD can regulate sebum production and reduce, as previously said, inflammation, which can be a big issue for people suffering with acne. It is widely reported from CBD users that this has helped to reduce acne scarring as well as the prevention of acne.
For anti-ageing and wrinkles: CBD may balance and stimulate the production of oil as it is a hydrating substance. Wrinkles and fine lines are less visible when hydrated which could reduce their appearance. A study on broken bones also showed that CBD gave support to fractured callus, which is primarily formed of collagen.
There are several studies available on the internet a well as reviews from CBD users about applying CBD onto your skin and the benefits but I have to disclose this may not work for everyone. However, topical CBD is convenient, simple to use and is a natural product. Why wouldn’t you give it a try and see what it can do for you? Or if you know anyone with any of the above, send this article to them and see if topical CBD products (or oral) could help to stimulate their ECS system.