Since 2018, when the UK government passed a law legalising certain cannabinoids, including CBD, the choice of products on the UK market has exploded. However most consumers are still not really aware of what CBD oil based products can be used for.
There is a growing range of CBD skincare products on the market, and more and more articles proclaiming the benefits of CBD. So in this article we’re going to take a look at the benefits of CBD products for various skin conditions.
Before we start though, it’s important to note that the amount of research into the effects of CBD, including CBD for skin care, is still quite limited.
While initial research and anecdotal evidence is promising, and certainly suggests that CBD oil could be used to treat skin diseases and common conditions, we have to be careful with what we claim.
But we do believe that CBD oil could be a very useful and effective skin care treatment.
Before we start looking at the conditions that could be treated by CBD, let’s examine why CBD skincare products are seemingly now everywhere.
Why is CBD Skin Care Growing in Popularity?
The popularity of CBD for skin conditions has been embraced by mainstream British stores including The Body Shop and Holland and Barrett. And of course, this has also seen a growth in smaller independent CBD manufacturers, including ourselves here at ShelleySupply.
But why? What’s the reason for the focus?
There have been several studies which have suggested that the properties of CBD do indeed compliment skin treatment and may even have some healing properties too. Much of this is tied to the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which is a system within our bodies which regulates many bodily functions both physical and mental.
One of the main benefits of CBD oil is that it is anti-inflammatory, which could potentially be useful in treating a variety of skin conditions.
In addition to this, CBD may also promote blood flow and improve circulation.
And, there are also suggestions that CBD oil could promote skin hydration.
As if that wasn’t enough, some research also suggests that cannabinoids could be useful in treating wounds and other skin damage,
In short, there seem to be many purported therapeutic benefits as well as potentially more serious skin care potential for CBD oil products.
Acne is a common skin condition that affects many individuals, causing inflammation, excessive sebum production, and unsightly blemishes. CBD has been found to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and swelling associated with acne.
Additionally, CBD may help regulate sebum production, which can contribute to the prevention of clogged pores and acne breakouts. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD can inhibit the production of sebocytes, the cells responsible for sebum production.
In short, this research suggests that CBD may hold promise as an effective acne treatment.
Eczema and Psoriasis Relief
Both eczema and psoriasis are chronic inflammatory skin conditions characterised by dryness, itching, and irritation. Anyone who has experienced either of these conditions will understand just how uncomfortable they are, and how treatment can be inconsistent.
The anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD make it a potential candidate for managing the symptoms of these conditions. Research suggests that CBD can help regulate the immune response and reduce inflammation in the skin. This can provide relief from the itching, redness, and discomfort associated with eczema and psoriasis.
When using CBD for eczema or psoriasis, make sure to choose products specifically formulated for these conditions and consult with a dermatologist for guidance.
Anti-Aging Effects of CBD
While cosmetic companies, and now surgeons, have been claiming they can reduce the effects of ageing for years, it turns out CBD could have some genuine anti-aging benefits.
CBD possesses antioxidant properties, which can help neutralise free radicals that contribute to premature ageing. Additionally, CBD has been found to stimulate the production of collagen, a protein essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
Incorporating CBD into your skincare routine, particularly in the form of CBD creams, may actually help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote a more youthful complexion.
To be clear here, there is no miracle cure for ageing, and reducing the signs of ageing will also require some lifestyle changes such as drinking plenty of water, avoiding sunburn and cutting out alcohol and nicotine. But CBD could be a genuinely useful compound for ageing skin.
Soothing Sensitivity and Redness
Sensitive skin is prone to redness, irritation, and inflammation. CBD’s calming effect makes it a potential solution for soothing sensitive skin. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin, which play a role in regulating inflammation and immune responses.
By managing these responses, CBD can help reduce redness and calm irritated skin.
Another benefit of CBD skin care products is that they are often natural products which do not contain many other chemicals. This of course has additional benefits for skin treatments as this avoids inflaming or aggravating skin complaints.
Treating Rosacea Symptoms
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by facial redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can help manage the symptoms of rosacea by reducing redness and soothing skin irritation.
The study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (referenced above), found that CBD can inhibit certain inflammatory pathways involved in rosacea. Although further research is needed, anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD can be beneficial for individuals with rosacea.
In the case of ongoing skin conditions, we always suggest speaking to a dermatologist or medical professional before using CBD.
Dry and Dehydrated Skin
For people who suffer from dry skin, or who experience seriously dehydrated or even rough skin, CBD might offer a useful treatment.
CBD’s moisturising and nourishing properties could help to soften, soothe and rehydrate skin and even prevent dry skin conditions. CBD-infused skincare products, such as CBD cream, can help restore and maintain optimal hydration levels in the skin. CBD’s ability to regulate sebum production also contributes to keeping the skin hydrated without clogging the pores.
When using CBD for dry or dehydrated skin, try to select products with additional hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or ceramides, to maximise the moisturising effects.
Sensitive Skin and Redness
Sensitive skin is characterised by a heightened susceptibility to irritation, redness, and discomfort. Common causes of sensitive skin include allergies, skin disorders, and harsh skincare products.
CBD has demonstrated potential in soothing and calming irritated skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce redness and inflammation, while its soothing effects can provide relief from the discomfort associated with sensitive skin. Additionally, CBD has been found to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, which is crucial for protecting the skin from environmental irritants and allergens.
People with sensitive skin may experience reduced irritation and redness by including CBD oil products in their skincare regime.
Sunburn and Skin Damage
While we all love to soak up some UV in the summer months, excessive sun exposure can lead to sunburn and long-term skin damage. Sunburn occurs when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, causing redness, inflammation, and sometimes blistering – and as anyone who has experienced serious sunburn can testify, this can really hurt!
CBD oil based products can help soothe sunburned skin and reduce inflammation by activating the skin’s endocannabinoid system. This can help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with sunburn, and provide relief to the affected areas.
In addition, CBD has been found to promote skin repair and healing. A study published in the journal Experimental Dermatology found that CBD could accelerate the skin’s healing process by stimulating the production of key proteins involved in tissue repair. This suggests that CBD may not only provide relief from sunburn symptoms but also help the skin recover more quickly from sun damage.
Wound Healing Properties
We’ve mentioned the endocannabinoid system previously in this article. But this system may actually play a key part in wound recovery – and CBD could help to speed up recovery times and help with healing.
One study focusing on three patients suffering from a rare skin blistering disorder found that CBD helped to reduce blistering and pain, and speed up healing. (Source)
Again, although more evidence is needed, it seems that topical CBD could improve the regeneration of skin cells and reduce the effects of painful and inflammatory skin diseases.
Joint and Muscle Pain
While visible skin conditions are one problem, many people also suffer from pain under the skin. Joint and muscle pain can occur for a number of reasons, from hormonal imbalances to exercises or even chronic pain conditions.
Topical CBD can offer relief from pain while also improving underlying or additional problems related to skin health.
ShelleySupply CBD Oil for Skin Care
The benefits of CBD for skincare are becoming increasingly evident as more research and evidence emerges. From acne treatment or anti-aging effects, to wound treatment, CBD skin care products could offer a range of potential benefits for various dermatological concerns.
ShelleySupply CBD oil based products are 100% natural and made in the UK.
We think our CBD intimacy oil has many great applications. With its 100% plant based ingredients you can use it to moisturise skin, as a massage oil and as an intimate personal lubricant too.
Or, discover our joints and muscle cream. Designed for pain relief, it can also be applied to the skin as a topical treatment for rashes and other skin complaints.
Find out for yourself how a few drops of our CBD infused products could help with your skin care routine.