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The therapeutic and health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) has made it an important ingredient in many health and wellness products. Moreover, research is also conducted to better understand its health benefits so that it can be used as part of conventional treatment. As of now most of its use for medical purposes is restricted or illegal according to the FDA due to limited scientific studies on CBD. However, cannabidiol skincare products are widely used for treating various dermatological ailments. The purpose of this article is to investigate CBD’s use in healing skin.
Common Dermatological Ailments And Their Symptoms
Skin issues can be caused due to diseases or injuries, and each of them is treated according to their underlying cause. Shared below are their main categories, and most of them can be treated using CBD topical products due to cannabidiol’s therapeutic and medical effects.
Burns are injuries caused when the skin is exposed to heat. You must cool a burn with running cold or lukewarm water for about 20 minutes. Then you need to cover it with a clean plastic bag and visit the hospital for further care if the burn is severe. Also, avoid using creams, grease, or ice on the injury.
Cuts And Scrapes:
Scrapes are minor wounds caused due to the scrapping of the skin surface. Cuts can be deep if it is caused by sharp objects like a knife or other such objects. Deep and severe wounds must be treated immediately at a hospital to avoid the risk of infection and blood loss. The urgency also depends on the location of the wound.
Rashes are discolored patches of skin that are usually red or pink, and they are often accompanied by bumps. They usually appear as symptoms of diseases either in a small area or throughout the body. Sometimes, rashes also cause itching, pain, and swelling.
Scars are formed after wounds are healed; they are a patch of fibrous tissue replacing healthy skin in the area of the wound. In the beginning, they will be red and appear raised on the skin surface, but as time goes by, they fade and disappear. However, in some cases, they do not disappear and remain noticeable.
There are many pharmaceutical products available in the market to treat dermatological ailments. Apart from this, natural skincare products like coconut oil and bio-oils are also used for healing scars. For healing burns and cuts, antiseptic ointments are applied to the injury. Most of these skincare creams and ointments have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. CBD topical products are also useful for treating dermatological issues because it can reduce inflammation, pain, and prevent bacterial infection due to cannabidiol’s therapeutic and medical effects.
The Use Of CBD Topicals For Skin Care
Cannabidiol (CBD) is useful for skincare because of the therapeutic effects it offers by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) on the skin. Studies have shown that it is useful for treating the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Besides, it is also useful as a beauty care product, and this is mainly attributed to its antioxidant property which protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. This slows down the aging of the skin and helps in its regeneration. Because of this, the cannabidiol market is flooded with various lotions, bath bombs, face creams, and other skincare products.
CBD’s positive effect on ECS promotes hormone production, cellular growth, and cellular integrity. This is because the ECS regulates homeostasis through various molecular and chemical pathways.
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CBD Cream For Healing Burns And Wounds
CBD topical products like creams or ointments can be applied to wounds to accelerate their healing. This is because its anti-inflammatory effect reduces the duration of the inflammation phase during wound healing. It also reduces pain, soothes the skin, and speeds up healing due to its analgesic effect, moisturizing property, and antioxidant effect.
CBD cream also promotes the production of collagen which forms the structural framework of the skin. Due to this, it limits the formation of scar tissue, replacing the damaged tissues. Also, applying it after wound healing reduces the appearance of scars. This is assumed to be due to skin hydration and better elasticity. But you must know that CBD cream will not completely remove scars.
CBD Cream For Inflammation And Pain
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of CBD cream reduce inflammation and pain due to skin issues like rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, infections, and allergic reactions. It provides quick localized relief by interacting with cannabinoid receptors of the ECS. Due to these reasons, it is also used to reduce the symptoms of arthritis, like joint pain and inflammation. Besides, it is a better and safer option than steroid creams used for treating skin issues.
More research is being conducted to better understand the skincare properties of cannabidiol (CBD) so that it can also be used for medical applications.