Benefits of CBD Oil for Skin

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It turns out that the benefits of CBD oil for skin or cannabidiol are one of the active ingredients found in cannabis and hemp plants. It has also been suggested to alleviate many conditions thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The truth about CBD oil is that it has many benefits for everyone – especially the skin.

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CBD Oil for Skin Conditions

It turns out that CBD, which is one of the active ingredients found in cannabis and hemp plants, may alleviate many inflammatory skin conditions.

Not only may CBD ease inflammation, but it could also impact shorter, more severe forms of acne such as rosacea. Explains Erica M. Goldman, PharmD, an advisory board member of the Nutritional Protocols.

Worried about side effects, many people also turn to CBD products for relief since it has a less intense buzz and more favorable results than prescription medications.

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TARGET HEALTH PLUS MOOD

To gain some insight into how CBD may impact various brain components, we spoke with Dr. Goldman. She did extensive research on the topic, discovering that CBD is an anti-inflammatory, a potent antioxidant, an adaptogen, phytonutrient (like vitamin C, an antioxidant that works to support the body’s defense system), an anti-depressant, and even acts as a prebiotic, aka feeds the good gut bacteria. Here’s what she had to say:

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On How Long the CBD Oil May Take to Hit the Brain:

“It’s very unlikely that it’s going to take 30 days, but I think people who are dealing with cancers and chemotherapy. Who are on systemic medications, then it may take a few weeks to a month. If you haven’t had side effects, I would stay around it. I would never suggest something like supplementing with something overnight. In both of the studies I have analyzed, I found that the people who reported side effects decreased whenever they started using the product.”

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CBD Oil for Moderate to Severe Acne:

“We have several therapeutic agents with anti-inflammatory properties that may be helpful, including vitamin C, collagen, ginger, l-tilmonucose and photo-alkalinity. Antioxidants are helpful as well. I am not 100% comfortable recommending those products as they can have very severe side effects, such as rigid muscles and edema. However, I think that CBD is one option to consider as there are a number of clinicians who may be willing to include it or other treatments with anti-inflammatory properties in combination with other therapies.”

On Using CBD Oil Before a Topical Retinoid:

“I advocate increasing topical antioxidant use as they may end up helping reduce oxidative stress [burn] and redness. The literature supports the use of topical antioxidants, both with and without retinoids.

“I think the ability of CBD to help with the symptoms of acne would be a very good use of it. It has been shown to be beneficial with topical minoxidil and topical tretinoin, which is similar to that used for photosensitive acne.” “I’d be nuts not to support people struggling to deal with rosacea.”

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Researchers conducted a clinical study involving 22 people with psoriasis, leprosy, and acne to prove the point. Following the trial, 70% of participants stated a significant improvement in their psoriasis and acne severity.

As for your skin’s ability to self-heal, cannabis appears to have the potential to melt away the dead skin cells that clog up your pores. And, when ingested, it also seems to increase the wound-healing properties of your skin.

Cannabis has been used effectively as a topical product for your skin. Now for over a century, because of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

One of the best ways to take advantage of these fantastic benefits of cannabis is relatively low in genuinely effective ingredients through tinctures. This simple process has ended up soothing many skin issues and even improving the appearance of acne, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.

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Here are the Best Tinctures for Your Skin

According to the experts, As I mentioned in a previous piece, COVID-19 has caused a nationwide rise in the popularity of CBD oil. And, despite this study being conducted over a decade ago. The Tincture has come a long way in terms of its effectiveness.

“In general, tinctures and capsules containing CBD have been shown to be as effective as placebos in relieving symptoms of a wide variety of symptoms,” says Carlos Farena, M.D.

As you’ll see in the next section, more recent studies show even more significant benefits because these earlier study findings are based on a single analysis.

I use the pure CBD tincture from THCA and CBD, along with lavender oil, cold water, and vitamin E oil for my skin.

Making a tincture is the most effective way to consume the high-CBD Tincture (if you can stomach it). And freezing pure keto-capsule extract (the best way to do this is in high-proof alcohol like Everclear) and then dissolving it in alcohol. Pour this into a spray bottle, making sure to fill the entire vial with hot water. Shake well, and consume within an hour.

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Another Option to Eating high-CBD Tincture

Another alternative to consuming the high-CBD Tincture is as a tincture to add to drinks like coconut water. Pour one tablespoon within one hour after finishing your meal and drink up.

For the topical, dips are some of the best topical ways to treat and relieve skin issues.

Simple, right? Well, it’s about more than skincare. Research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that people suffering from skin conditions may benefit from CBD, and there’s ample proof to back up that claim.

Twenty years ago, researchers observed that many patients who tried CBD wax suffered from severe acne and adverse skin reactions.

Unexpectedly, these patients tended to be regular cannabis users, meaning they also consumed cannabis alongside foods. Containing ingredients that recognize the brain class of cannabinoids, namely CBD and THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

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THC-infused Foods

THC-infused foods helped reduce the patients’ acne due to their anti-inflammatory effect.

In 2017, Jacobs and her co-author Dr. Wodien Rojas-Ramirez looked at another form of cannabis. Namely CBD tinctures and how these produce similar anti-inflammatory effects and waxes typically purchased from dispensaries. Of the approximately 200 ingredients used in tinctures, only four could effectively inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria.

“What’s interesting is that almost all of these compounds have anti-inflammatory. Effects that we know overcome the limitations, or anti-acne effects, of THC, which are its focus,” Jacobs told me over email. In other words, CBD could be taking over the “high” aspect that some THC products have, which can be highly addictive and problematic for the developing brain.

“We knew that these compounds from plants had pharmacological activity — anti-inflammatory effect — but it concerned that only very few isolates could achieve high profile anti-Acne effects.

The facts on THC and CBD

THC Content Equivalent to 1:20 CBD

In 2017 we found four high profile anti-Acne isolates with THC content equivalent to 1:20 CBD. Early data may highlight a more potent and long-lasting anti-Acne treatment than currently available,” she said.

Researchers have observed that CBD and THC tend to interact in a way not unlike caffeine and nicotine. So when CBD is combined with topical ingredients that activate the brain’s Cannabinoid CB1 receptors. The two seem to trigger the Cannabinoid Receptors 1 and 2 mutually, or simply as the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which help ease inflammation.

CBD May Work

CBD may work specifically to shut off activity in the CB1 receptors, which could explain the synergy observed when mixing THC with CBD tinctures and certain foods that contain CBD. The combination could also decrease inflammation since the two interact to hone in on the same receptor. Tinctures are an effective stop-gap solution for some people suffering from painful skin conditions.

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Conclusion

CBD oil can help your skin in many ways, but it doesn’t mean it’s the only solution. Try reducing stress with aromatherapy.

When you need to solve a problem, you should always go with the most effective option, your PCP, especially for your health.

Cheers,

Kevin

4 thoughts on “Benefits of CBD Oil for Skin”

  1. Millie "Pioneer Kitty" Zeiler

    I will always swear 100% in favor of CBD!  I have a skin condition called rosacea.  I’ve known about it since I was 14.  I’m 51 now.  Originally, the docs tried to prescribe me some kind of cream to fix the red blotches on my skin.  At 14 I didn’t know better when I took the first container’s worth.  However, once it was gone I had no interest to go for another prescription!

    I chose to live with the condition as-is instead, especially after learning that particular skin cream thins the skin – which speeds up the surface aging process!

    Over time, I learned about CBD in skin creams.  This is by far superior!  The redness that used to plague my cheeks hasn’t shown itself since I first applied CBD oils to the skin (and in dietary where applicable) back in 2003!  With 18 years already gone by, I have not once seen (nor felt) the redness return!

    CBD oils also help with vision clarity, not to mention brain function.  The more people who are becoming aware of this and using it will all share the same testimony of how this is far superior to whatever big pharma still wants to impose people with.

    1. Hello, Millie, 

      Thanks so much for sharing your personal experience with CBD. I stand with you on the benefits of this plant. 

      Cheers,

      Kevin

  2. Thank you for the informative article on CBD benefits! I am especially intrigued by the section detailing the possible treatment of moderate to severe acne. I was someone who dealt with a lot of acne growing up and had to be medicated for it. I wonder if it could have been treated using CBD oil. Very interesting to consider.

    1. Hello, Chase, Thanks for sharing your thought here. It is interesting to think that CBD might have saved a lot of adolescent’s grief.

      Cherrs,

      Kevin

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