We’ve all had a lot on our minds this past year, and you’re not alone if you’ve noticed your skin has taken a bit of a beating because of it.
Psychological stress and skin are closely linked. Stress can cause skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, with these conditions in turn often causing us even more stress in return… and so the cycle continues.
The brain has a stress-activated pathway that causes the release of various chemicals and hormones that drive inflammation - the culprit that causes all manner of skin issues in both the body and skin.
Feelings of emotional distress lead to the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which is known to negatively affect the immune system, making the skin worse at defending itself and delaying healing.
Luckily, CBD can help.
By working to restore balance (“homeostasis”) in the body, CBD helps to regulate the production of hormones like cortisol and improve general health and immunity in order to better serve your skin’s health.
In addition, the ant-inflammatory properties of CBD help to soothe and reduce any swelling, redness and irritation that may arise from any skin conditions that do flare up.
But last, and certainly not least, come CBD’s anti-anxiety and stress relieving benefits - which help to curb all of those feelings of distress in the first place.
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