Are there benefits to CBD oil in skin care? How does CBD affect skin cells?
The skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system, your skin acts as a barrier and its main responsibility is to calm the body from stressors of the outside world. Our skin is also host to our endocannabinoid system! The endocannabinoid system plays a role in our skin health by regulating: hair follicles, oil production (via sebaceous glands), sweat production, and more. CBD and other cannabinoids can produce anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which may be good for certain skin conditions. CBD can reduce oil production, provide moisture (for dry skin), itching, and inflammation (acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions).
CBD beneficial for acne by decreasing oil production of sebaceous glands : CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4151231/
This study was done on 20 patients with two most frequent inflammatory skin disorders: psoriasis and eczema and skin scars caused by these conditions. Helped increase skin hydration, decrease inflammation, decrease areas of erythema (redness).
(Research study from gov thus far supporting that CBD skin care products can be beneficial ) results: Conclusions. The topical administration of CBD ointment, without any THC, is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative for improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on
inflammatory background. Clin Ter 2019; 170(2):e93-99. doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2116
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in our bodies; free radicals are compounds that have the ability to cause harm if their levels become too high in our bodies.
Studies (https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/95/14/8268.full.pdf) have shown that CBD along with other cannabinoids demonstrated great antioxidant effects, and that CBD (cannabidiol) is a more potent antioxidant than vitamin c or e! Antioxidants are an important part of your skin care routine- without them oxidative stress can cause: inflammation, collagen break down, and cripple your skin's natural repair process (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24568458)
Oxidative stress in skin plays a major role in the aging process (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4496685/) -.
“Topical CBD is safe and works effectively for all skin types. The products are easy to administer. Sufferers of serious medical skin conditions and those who are seeking innovative skincare options can benefit from topical CBD use,” Dr. Alster says. “Anti-inflammatory properties associated with CBD are beneficial in treating such dermatologic conditions as acne, psoriasis and eczema due to reduction of dryness, irritation and redness. CBD-containing creams, oils, gels and serums not only moisturize and soothe the skin but are also showing encouraging results in pain relief from certain skin disorders.” https://www.dermatologytimes.com/aesthetic/hemp-skin-health