CBD and Skin Care
Have you ever stopped to think about what our skin is for ... we shower, we hydrate the skin, we use beauty products, we shave ... but do we care enough? What happens when we have a skin problem? Then what do we do?
Skin diseases are among the most common and can significantly affect our well-being. Chronic skin diseases, in particular, are difficult to treat, so many people look for alternatives. Can CBD extracts or ointments be an alternative of this type? Let's see this and other related topics in this article.
What is the skin?
The skin is the largest system of the human body and occupies approximately 2 square meters and its thickness varies between 0.5mm (in the eyelids) and 4mm (in the heel). Its approximate weight is 5 kg. It acts as a protective barrier that isolates the organism from the environment that surrounds it, protecting it and contributing to keeping its structures integrated, while acting as a reference for communication with the environment, which varies in each species.
It also deals with the regulation of body temperature and perceives both painful and pleasant stimuli, any alteration in the skin can have health consequences both physical and mental, localized alterations can occur or affect most of the skin in the whole body.
What are skin diseases?
No other organ of the human body exhibits such a high number of pathological changes as the skin. The skin functions as the border organ of the human body and are exposed to a wide variety of influences inside and outside. Skin diseases, also known as dermatoses, can be recognized by the fact that the skin in the place looks different from healthy skin. Skin diseases include eczema, chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis or neurodermatitis, diseases caused by infections, allergies, burns or frostbite, as well as dry or oily skin.
But what causes skin diseases?
The causes are multiple and can be partially conditioned. Many people have a hereditary predisposition, which includes chronic diseases, in addition, there are factors such as stress, environmental influences, poor nutrition, smoking, climate changes, alcohol consumption, bacterial or viral infections or weaknesses of the system immunological, which can affect the proper functioning of the skin.
Symptoms of skin disease
A common symptom of skin disease is dry and itchy skin. It can feel a burning sensation or even pain, it can reach redness, bleeding, blistering, dandruff or lichen. In the case of serious diseases, pain or bleeding should always go to the doctor or specialist.
Different types of skin diseases
Chronic skin diseases
Allergic contact dermatitis
Irritant contact dermatitis
Bacterial infectious diseases:
Impetigo, erysipelas, circulation, abscess, boils, carbuncles, acne
Viral infectious diseases:
Herpes zoster, warts, cold sores, cold sores, molluscum contagiosum
Fungus of the feet, fungus of the skin, fungus of the nails, tinea versicolor, dandruff, bovine lichen, intertrigo
Scabies, bath dermatitis, lice
Mature skin, wrinkles
Calluses, heel breakage, skin breakdown
Polymorphic light dermatosis ("sun allergy")
Acne of Mallorca
How does CBD help the skin?
For mild skin conditions, creams, ointments, and anti-inflammatory and moisturizing pastes are recommended. But what influence can CBD have on the healing of the skin? This includes a wide range of properties that cannabidiol has to offer, on the one hand, it has been shown that CBD can have an anti-inflammatory effect, helps reduce the inflammatory reaction of the skin and calms the risk areas.
CBD, for example, blocks the interleukins, the messengers of the own body of the cells of the immune system, thus preventing the formation of vulgar psoriasis.
Also through different investigations, it has been demonstrated that the CBD interacts with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), the messenger substances (neurotransmitters) influence the receptors of the nervous system and have an antagonist effect (inhibitor). CBD targets immune cells, keratinocytes, and sebocytes through cannabinoid receptors, this leads to a strengthening of the immune system and the suppression of inflammatory processes.
In 2009, a study demonstrated the existence of a functional ECS in the skin and its role in the balance and immune competence of skin cells. The alteration of this delicate balance can facilitate the development of multiple pathological conditions and diseases of the skin (for example, acne, allergic dermatitis, itching and pain, psoriasis, hair growth disorders, systemic sclerosis, and skin cancer).
Another study demonstrated the protective role of the endocannabinoid system in contact allergies. Allergic contact eczema affects approximately 5% of men and 11% of women in industrialized countries and is one of the main causes of occupational diseases. In an animal model for hypersensitivity to skin contact, mice lacking both known cannabinoid receptors show an increase in allergic inflammation. It has also been shown that receptor antagonists, including CBD, have been able to reduce inflammation.
Another positive characteristic of CBD is the promotion of adequate cell proliferation, that is, it helps in the proper growth and reproduction of the cells and thus helps to regenerate the skin. CBD is also recommended as a possible application for the care of acne symptoms, as it limits the overactivity of the talc glands. CBD also has an antibacterial effect and reduces infections.
Another effective product of the cannabis family, which has gained importance in recent years, is hemp seed oil, as it contains a series of fatty acids that are very healthy for the skin. In particular, gamma-linolenic acid, which protects the skin from infections and regulates its moisture content, is particularly effective in the treatment of dry skin and eczema of the skin. Hemp seed oil also has an antimicrobial and antiseptic effect and also contains vitamin E, which can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and play fundamental roles in maintaining skin health.
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