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These are the benefits of CBD oil for your skin

You may have heard of people using CBD oil to treat their asthma or for pain relief and that some use it to grow their hair.

The truth is that there are many benefits to CBD.

CBD is cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, found in marijuana and hemp of cannabis sativa. People can purchase CBD oil or a range of beauty products that incorporate CBD oil to use on their skin.

Due to its potential anti-inflammatory properties, CBD may be useful for treating many skin conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis.

It is best to ensure that you consult your dermatologist about the use of CBD-infused products if you have a chronic skin condition.

So what is CBD oil?

A notable cannabinoid is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the compound responsible for making people feel the “high” many associate with cannabis. However, CBD alone cannot cause a person to feel high.

CBD oil comes in many different strengths, and people can utilise it in many ways. You can apply it directly to the skin, place a drop under your tongue, or add it to creams or lotions to help with the health of your skin.

In 2019, a study found that topical treatments with CBD-enriched ointments improved the symptoms of patients living with skin conditions. The researchers administered topical CBD-enriched ointment to lesioned skin twice daily for three months on 20 patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and resulting outcome scars. The end results from the patients showed that CBD does indeed help the skin and has many benefits, including improving skin texture and appearance.

What are the benefits of CBD oil for skin?

Helps treat acne: Acne can affect people from different age groups, although its been said it could be genetic or caused by excessive sebum.

A study in 2014 by the American society for clinical investigation found CBD can prevent sebocytes in your body from creating too much sebum. It also found that antibacterial and antifungal properties of the cannabis plant could help prevent acne caused by infections on the skin.

Alleviates itching and dryness: The oil soothes the skin and helps ease the appearance and cause of irritation. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are useful for reducing triggers of eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Helps treat infections: Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, it is useful for treating infections that could be caused by wounds, scars or cuts.

Reduces wrinkles and aging: CBD oil has been found to help prevent the appearance of aging because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

AAD 2018: Topical Cannabidiol Recommended as Adjunct Treatment for Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis

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Cannabis-Based Treatments May Be Beneficial for Skin Diseases

Cannabinoids, a component of cannabis, contain anti-inflammatory properties that could be harnessed to treat a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

While many studies have suggested that cannabis can be used to treat multiple disorders, federal regulations have made the approval of these products difficult. Only 28 states have authorized medical cannabis programs, but researchers have explored the drug’s use in conditions such as multiple sclerosis , epilepsy, nausea, pain, and anorexia.

In a new study published by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the authors conducted an analysis of current research on medical marijuana. Increasingly, dermatologists have been looking to cannabinoids to determine its efficacy in treating skin diseases.

"Perhaps the most promising role for cannabinoids is in the treatment of itch," said senior study author Robert Dellavalle, MD.

The authors discovered that 8 out of 21 patients who used a topical cannabinoid cream twice per day experienced a completely diminished itch. This finding suggests that the treatment effectively eliminated the dry skin that caused the itch.

In the reviewed research, the authors found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) reduced inflammation and swelling in mice. The authors hypothesized that the treatment’s success was the result of cannabinoid’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Additionally, the findings showed that THC injections stopped tumor growth in mice with melanoma, according to the study.

The authors believe that since the cannabinoid-based drugs are free from side effects associated with marijuana, they make an excellent candidate for skin disorders.

"These are topical cannabinoid drugs with little or no psychotropic effect that can be used for skin disease," Dr Dellavalle said.

Despite the positive results, the authors caution that a large portion of studies include animal models. Since no large-scale human clinical trials have been conducted, definite conclusions cannot be made, according to the study.

However, there may be an uptake in clinical trials as more states move towards legalizing medical cannabis.

Current treatments for skin conditions may not work for all patients or they may develop resistance. Topical corticosteroids (TCS) can be used for a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, by reducing inflammation. While the treatment can clear skin, it can also cause topical steroid addiction. Patients typically experience redness, burning, and stinging within days or weeks of discontinuation, making it a risky, long-term treatment.

For these patients, and those without adequate disease control on current drugs, the authors recommend cannabinoid-based treatments. However, there may not be enough evidence to recommend them to patients with cancer, according to the study.

"These diseases cause a lot of problems for people and have a direct impact on their quality of life," Dr Dellavalle concluded. "The treatments are currently being bought over the internet and we need to educate dermatologists and patients about the potential uses of them."