For generations, people have used cannabis for its healing purposes. However, in recent years many research institutions have discovered that cannabis has unique properties that make it the perfect remedy for skin conditions.
How does CBD work?
CBD or cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid and is one of the main constituents of cannabis extract. When the whole cannabis plant is used, it has an intoxicating effect on the user. By using only the pure CBD extract in topical preparations, you can effectively treat skin conditions without experiencing a high. The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD make it a prime candidate for use in the widespread treatment of skin ailments.
What kind of conditions could CBD treat?
According to studies, CBD has found to be very effective in treating a number of common skin problems including:
- Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes the skin to become red, inflamed with scaly plaques, and itchy. Psoriasis is believed to be an autoimmune condition that could be hereditary. Infections, injuries or stress could trigger psoriasis symptoms. The scalp, elbows, and knees are most commonly affected by psoriasis. Psoriasis is an incurable disease but, it can be controlled. The condition alternates between periods of outbreaks and periods of remission during which the skin is affected or clears respectively. Topical preparations containing CBD can control the skin dryness and itchiness caused by psoriasis. Patients who used a CBD lotion showed a major decrease in symptoms as compared to those who used other pharmaceutical products.
- Eczema: Eczema is another skin condition that causes scaly patches on the skin that are extremely itchy. The exact cause of eczema is unknown but, certain factors like diet and environmental conditions could trigger the onset of symptoms. CBD containing topical ointments and creams used in the treatment of eczema have shown to control and reduce the itching and inflammation of the skin.
- Allergic dermatitis: Allergic reaction on the skin could be caused by coming in contact with the allergen or ingesting it through food. Dermatitis caused because of an allergic reaction can be extremely uncomfortable with severe inflammation and itching. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can help to alleviate the symptoms of allergic dermatitis.
A 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has shown the effective treatment by CBD in all the skin conditions discussed here. Several other studies have also shown the success of CBD containing formulas in the treatment of skin conditions. The research is ongoing but, the results so far are already promising.
At JuJu CBD, we are committed to providing safe and effective treatments for skin conditions through our CBD skin care products. We use the most natural and chemical-free ingredients in our formulations to give you the maximum benefit without any unwanted side effects.