Cannabis which is used for skin care has more CBD or cannabidiol instead of THC, where the former is the non psychoactive compound and the latter is a psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Due to this, CBD is completely legal. The products may have a tad bit amount of THC in them, but they don’t enter the bloodstream. Hence it can have no psychoactive effects on the body. This article enlists the ways on how cannabis skin care is totally a thing.
- It helps with skin irritation
When cannabis is applied, it relieves you from pain, reduces the swelling and makes it ideal for curing bug bites, scratches and other skin issues. The application of CBD soothes the skin and treats the rashes, dry skin and other serious skin ailments such as atopic dermatitis or AD. The high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids included in the cannabis relieves the itching and inflammation related to eczema. Cannabinoids bind the skin receptors that can relieve the symptoms and signs of AD.
- It cures the symptoms of psoriasis
This is a skin condition where you have itchy and painful red patches on your skin. Today, there is no cure for this disease, but cannabis has made it possible to relieve the symptoms. A study found that the cannabinoids in the cannabis inhibit the accumulation of dead skin cells which is a direct cause of psoriasis. There needs to be more research, but cannabis is deemed to be the potential cure for psoriasis.
- It helps with skin aging
When cannabis is applied topically, it slows down the aging process. A study found that the CBD present in cannabis is more potent antioxidant than the vitamin C or E which makes it effective for treating fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, they also neutralize the free radicals and keep the damage of the collagen and elastin in your skin at bay. It helps in keeping your skin tight and makes you look young. So apart from making you look young, cannabis also keeps it healthier.
- It gets rid of acne
Cannabis is full of essential fatty acids that keep your skin hydrated and lacks in people who have acne. The antibacterial properties present in the cannabis treat the bacterial infection that causes acne. Cannabis skincare product are non comedogenic. In other words, it will not clog the pores, they have anti inflammatory powers and they are loaded with antioxidants.