22 Feb Is CBD good for your skin?
Investigations of CBD over the last two decades have confirmed that due to our endocannabinoid receptors CBD has beneficial effects on various skin conditions such as acne and dermatitis. The human body has its own receptors which are able to specifically bind and recognize characteristic CBD phytocannabinoids. These eCB receptors (endocannabinoids), and the enzymes involved in the eCBs collectively make up our ECS (endocannabinoid system), which is involved in the regulation of various physiological processes. This basically means that thanks to the body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD is able to attach to the cannabinoid receptors in your body.
One of these processes is that of the skin ECS which regulates cutaneous cell growth and it reportedly exerts anti-inflammatory effects and plays a key role in the regulation of sebum production.
So what does this mean? Yes, CBD is good for your skin! There is no certainty that it will completely heal skin conditions, but there is plenty of medical research available that shows it has ‘positive therapeutic effects.’ From medical institutes, that’s big news! This is why skin care products infused with CBD are becoming immensely popular for anti-aging effects on fine lines and wrinkles, as well as problem skin conditions. Whether you take CBD orally or topically, it’s likely that taking CBD everyday will give you glowing skin! But not if you’re eating batter sausage and chips and smoking like a chimney every day. Good health is essentially a balanced diet and regular exercise; walking from the couch to the fridge doesn’t count!