How CBD Can Help Your Skin
The CBD boom is here and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. Celebrities and Hollywood elites have been documented singing the praises of the compound across news and social media outlets. From Melissa McCarthy rubbing CBD oil on her feet before the Oscars, to Kim Kardashian, who threw a CBD-themed baby shower, CBD is all the rage in Hollywood. High end retailers have also taken notice, Barneys opened a cannabis and CBD lifestyle shop in Beverly Hills, and Saks Fifth Avenue opened a similar type boutique inside their flagship store in Manhattan.
The benefits of using CBD tinctures and other products are still being researched by the medical community. All the same, we’ve seen a wide variety of CBD infused products from mascara to facial masks. But, some might ask why are we seeing CBD in beauty products? Kim Kardashian would tell you what she thinks, and the team over at Saks 5th Avenue would strongly agree, but sometimes not all endorsements come from the rich and famous. Some come from medical professionals. Hervé Damas, MD, a physician in the Florida medical cannabis practice recently told Health.com about what he tells patients concerning using CBD.
After reading Dr. Damas’s testimony it would make sense to wonder how taking a CBD oil can help. The answer lies in how CBD works with our bodies in general and the root cause of the issue. Humans have an endocannabinoid system that responds to external cannabinoids, what are called phytocannabinoids. CBD is an example of a phytocannabinoid. When you eat CBD 750mg gummies it tells your body to make more of our naturally produced endocannabinoids like 2-AG. The CB1 and CB2 receptors that makeup our endocannabinoid system impact a number of bodily functions and responses in different ways.
One of those responses deals directly with inflammation. Essentially, when the right receptor receives the proper amount of endocannabinoids it tells the body to ease back on the inflammation. Psoriasis is a skin condition that is the result of inflammation. The inflammation that causes psoriasis is different than what causes inflammation in your knee, therefore taking ibuprofen may work for your knee but will do little for your skin. That’s where the proper receptors and compounds come into play.
We’re still learning about the benefits and uses of CBD, but what we do know already is very beneficial. If you’re new to CBD and looking to try it to see what it can do for you, start with a vanilla CBD oil drop and add it to your morning coffee.