Since the legalization of therapeutic and medical use of cannabis, there has been a boom in CBD products in the market. CBD’s anti-inflammatory property promotes its use in skin care products and the treatment of skin diseases. CBD interacts with endocannabinoid system of our body, by working on the CB2 receptor which is associated with the immune system. We will look into CBD’s use in the treatment of skin diseases like Psoriasis and Eczema.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects people of all ages. It is characterized by patches of abnormal skin that are red, itchy, inflamed and the emergence of dry scales. Remission occurs frequently during the course of the disease. Because, it is an autoimmune disease, CBD benefits in the treatment of psoriasis and CBD based ointments are useful in managing the inflammations and itchy skin.
The exact cause of Eczema is unknown, but it is believed that it has a genetic basis triggered by allergens that cause itchiness, rashes and dry skin. Major uses of Cannabidiol in managing the disease is by reducing the itchiness of skin.
Benefits of CBD
Almost 80% of CBD is essential unsaturated fatty acids (EFA). So, using CBD ointment or cream helps to keep the skin moist, firm and elastic. EFA’s inhibit skin aging and prevents wrinkle formation along with the antioxidants naturally found in CBD. Some of the benefits of using CBD ointment are listed below.
- It strengthens skins resistance to allergens
- It has antibacterial property
- It soothes dry, itchy and flaky skin
- It deeply moisturizes the skin
- Keeps the skin firm and elastic
- Helps to manage the skin inflammation
- Improves the remission period in Eczema
- It is good as an analgesic
Usually patients in their treatment for Eczema and Psoriasis use steroid based ointments that have big impact on their body. CBD ointments are safe for all skin types and do not cause any allergic reactions. It helps in prolonging the remission periods in Eczema and Psoriasis. Using CBD ointment helps in reducing frequent inflammations and itchiness. It is useful for others as well because it helps in building skin resistance to external elements. Its anti aging properties help to maintain the skin glow when used as a skin care product. So, it is worthwhile considering CBD based products in the treatment of Eczema and Psoriasis.