The best part about CBD is understanding ALL the benefits that come along with these amazing plant compounds, whether ingesting them or using them topically. The truth is that more researchers are getting an understanding of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and all that this amazing system regulates.
Being that the ECS controls many human and cellular functions, it has the attention of medical researchers. As it turns out, the ECS has “tremendous” therapeutic potential for many disease processes and pathological conditions that affect humans around the world, including skin conditions (1).
What is even more amazing is that the ECS extends into our skin, giving us the opportunity to help address many inflammatory skin conditions and conditions alike due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD when used topically.
CBD was shown to be beneficial when used topically for things like pain, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin, hair growth, acne, dermatitis, scleroderma, and also help control cellular regeneration, differentiation, and growth (which is huge when it comes to wound healing and the formation of cancer) (1).
What is most interesting to me is how we can utilize natural plant compounds and rely less on synthetic creams and salves, which typically have ingredients that are not necessarily health promoting (to say the least). I would much rather use something that is natural and much more effective.
Let’s improve how we take care of our skin, after all, it is the largest organ in the human body. Cheers to one amazing plant!
*This information is for educational purposes only and sharing the information pertained to this particular study. No medical advice or claims are being made.
Bíró, T., Tóth, B. I., Haskó, G., Paus, R., & Pacher, P. (2009). The endocannabinoid system of the skin in health and disease: novel perspectives and therapeutic opportunities. Trends in pharmacological sciences, 30(8), 411–420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tips.2009.05.004