Many seek to understand how CBD works for the skin, so we thought we'd help to better explain just why the two are a perfect pairing.
The key to this combination comes down to an existing system we all have in our bodies called the endocannabinoid (ECS) system. This system has one core purpose - to provide homeostasis (balance) to the body. Commonly known skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, hair growth disorders and more are partly a result of the skin's intricate balance being disrupted, which the ECS system can help to balance out.
Cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors that make up this system. THC interacts primarily with the CB1 receptors in the brain, while CBD interacts with CB2 receptors located in the skin and near internal organs. The CB2 receptors in the skin influence your sebaceous glands, hair follicles, and immune cells.
Research indicates that when one of your systems is in overdrive, such as your sebaceous glands producing too much oil and causing acne, or free radicals overwhelming your immune cells and causing inflammation, CBD and other cannabinoids influence these systems by interacting with these receptors.
That is why across the board, CBD skincare users are reporting extremely positive results from these interactions, including significantly improved skin texture and hydration, less puffiness and redness, and overall clearer complexions. This includes sufferers of chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and other forms of dermatitis.
We don’t know about you, but we love the sound of that!