People who are suffering from a skin condition are part of a cruel cycle that can have an impact on not only their health, but their emotional and mental well-being as well. Stress only increases skin problems and can also worsen them so the cycle continues. If uncontrolled, skin problems can lead to anxiety disorders and also cause depression. One of the most common skin problems faced by people all over the globe is acne. While it affects mostly teenagers because of the changes in their hormones, even adults suffer from this nasty skin problem. There are other skin issues as well such as contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea and chronic pruritus.
There is one physiological process that actually worsens these skin problems and that’s inflammation. Even though this is the natural reaction of the body against irritants and pathogens, this valuable and natural defense can also turn against the body. This inflammatory process can lead to the formation of acne lesions. Similarly, atopic dermatitis is also classified as an inflammatory skin problem. Irritants are responsible for contact dermatitis and these irritants lead to inflammation and even skin cancer, if it becomes chronic. In a nutshell, the inflammatory process is responsible for numerous skin conditions.
Controlling inflammation is the key to treat these skin conditions due to which NSAIDs and other anti-inflammatories are usually prescribed. Topical and oral antibiotics are also given for preventing and treating infections. But, the downside is that these medications have a horde of side effects and can lead to other health issues. So, how to treat them? This is where CBD comes in. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound that is derived from marijuana and is completely non-toxic and doesn’t product any psychoactive effects. Cannabidiol can reduce inflammation, which allows it to deal with a wide array of skin issues.
Moreover, CBD has powerful anti-bacterial properties that enable it to fight infection. This compound is able to interact with the CB2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system through which it is able to control the production of sebum that’s responsible for acne. A protein called keratin is also produced by skin cells known as Keratinocyte and the growth and multiplication of these cells can lead to skin diseases such as psoriasis. Since CBD has the power to influence receptors in the body, it is able to control the proliferation of these skin cells thereby allowing it to prevent such skin issues.
Other than that, this amazing compound can also prevent the growth of cancer cells in the skin and also prevent them from spreading and proliferating. CBD stimulates the cannabinoid receptors and the TRPV1 receptors for modulating different sensations such as itchiness and pain. In addition, their activation is also useful in reducing the inflammation that worsens skin problems like chronic pruritus. Moreover, this compound acts as a strong antioxidant thereby protecting the skin from the harmful and dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun. CBD can be applied topically for quick effect as the skin can absorb it quickly.