CBD Benefits for Skin
There are many different benefits cannabidiol has for the skin. A few of the largest benefits include:
- Improving and maximizing skin hydration at the cell level
- Decreasing redness and inflammation
- Locking in moisture so less is lost throughout the day
- Regulating the growth of healthy cells
- Stimulating production of vital fats in the top layer of skin and the sebaceous glands found underneath
- Healing scars and uneven tone through a slow but natural process of regrowth
Research & Trials
There have been numerous research studies conducted on the use of CBD in skin issues. Two of the most well-documented, prevalently cited studies pertained to the treatment of acne in both teenagers and adults.
The first of these studies was overseen by Tamas Biro of the University of Debrecen (Hungary). The second was published by The Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National Institute of Health (NIH). Both studies concluded that CBD has great promise in not only treating acne, but also in other skin conditions like chronic dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema.
When the CBD beauty product trend first hit the fashion industry there were many experts at top magazines who decided to try the craze for themselves. Documentation of trials in varying lengths were blogged by both Marie Claire and Refinery 29.
Although there are other research studies or trials they are not as well documented as the four cited here. As the CBD skin care and beauty trend continues we hope to see more studies appear, although much of this depends on funding. Lack of funding for cannabidiol and marijuana research studies is one of the primary blockades in the progression of this promising industry.
Why It Works
CBD contains CB2 receptors which also naturally occur in the immune system of humans and all other mammals (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.). Due to this, a cellular reaction occurs which boosts the immune system of the person consuming the CBD either orally or topically. The immune system then fights inflammation, which reduces dryness, the prevalence of skin conditions, and redness.
CBD also contains very high levels of the essential fatty acids your skin needs to both look and feel healthy. When these essential nutrients are combined with other natural herbs, vitamins, and minerals found in skin care products the results are almost unbelievable.