Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as Hemp or Cannabis. One specific form of CBD is approved as a therapeutic component in the U.S. due to its health benefits, excessive healing properties, little to no dependence and no effects indicative of abusive potential of the drug. Owing to increasing awareness about skin care, the use of CBD skin cream is also increasing as per the benefits of CBD supported by researches.
How does CBD skin cream work?
Research says that the CBD skin cream helps by interacting with our cannabinoid receptors, yes we have specific receptors present in every layer of the skin which triggers the body for the healing mechanisms to be activated when there is irritability, inflammation, rash and pain etc. CBD skin cream is designed to help the dermatological conditions like acne, eczema or painful conditions like the post-herpetic neuralgia. CBD skin cream not necessarily targets eczema, but it also deals with the hormones that are causing the eczema to relapse.
Benefits of CBD skin cream:
The benefits of CBD skin cream for some skin conditions are still under research and up for debate as it is a newer dimension of science being studied, according to available data and its limitations, more research is required to see if the CBD skin cream or other agents extracted from the cannabis plant directly provide healing to the skin conditions. Given below are some of the widespread benefits of CBD skin cream:
The components of CBD neutralizes the effects of free radical damage on skin: CBD skin cream helps to prevent the loss of healthy skin cells of the skin by counteracting free radical damage.
Soothing effect for skin diseases: CBD skin cream helps to combat the irritation and inflammation triggered by psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and related skin conditions according to research.
Reduction in hormonal conditions: As CBD responds to the damaged skin receptors well, CBD skin cream can help to decrease the effects of hormones and other components that are released into the body during the times of stress i.e. Cortisol and nitric oxide (which leads to skin damage).
Moisturizing: CBD skin cream has hydrating properties that can help the people with dry and aged skin.
Treatment of Inflammation and acne: CBD skin cream might help reduce, pain, swelling and redness related to the inflammatory acne.
Regulation of healthy oil production: CBD skin cream helps to balance the hormones involved in oil production, therefore reducing the excessive sebum production.
Reduction of skin breakouts: CBD skin cream may help reduce inflammation of breakouts due to its properties of oil production regulation, hence reducing the visible breakouts on skin.
Treatment of rosacea: CBD skin cream, with its ability to heal inflammation, can help to treat the relapse of rosacea, pus filled bumps, rashes and the flushing of face.
How to use CBD skin cream?
Use the CBD skin cream as you normally would, by applying a thin layer of CBD skin cream, massaging gently on the skin. Hydrating Serums should be better applied before creams. You should never, diagnose the skin problems and select the required medications by on your own. Before starting any new supplement or topical treatment, always read the box and contents and consult with a doctor, primary care physician, or other medical practitioner, says the research.
Side effects of CBD skin cream:
More research is needed to confirm the efficacy of CBD skin cream. However, there are no known negative effects associated with the topical use of CBD.