You may have seen some skin care and beauty products begin to offer products with CBD (cannabidiol). Is this just commercialism at its finest, or does it really work?
What is CBD and how can it help your skin?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in the marijuana plant Cannabis sativa. Researchers are exploring the benefits of CBD on skin and are discovering the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are proving to be helpful with acne-prone skin, redness, dryness and other skin conditions associated with flare ups due to environmental stressors like pollution.
How much is enough?
The amount of CBD you need to use to achieve the best effects depends on a lot of factors. For topical uses, body weight, body chemistry and the condition you are trying to treat will require more product in order to penetrate through the skin. CBD cannot pass through the skin dermis but rather uses the skins pores to pass through to reach the cannabinoid receptors. Its the cannabinoid receptors that lead to the therapeutic effects of CBD including reducing pain and inflammation.
Look for products that site the content of the CBD on their packaging in mg/mL. Solutions that only list the cannabidiol in the ingredients probably only have trace amounts and will require much more product and time to achieve the benefits.
Available For Syndication: CREDIT BYLINE: Article written by Jenna Williams, Editor of Infuse Botanicals Newsletter: https://infusebotanicals.com/ - Jenna is a Registered Nurse with a specialty in Dermatology and Skincare Treatments Make-up USA LLC © All Rights Reserved.
**Dermatology nurses assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of skin injuries and conditions, including burns, skin cancer, psoriasis, rosacea, warts, acne and impetigo among others. Dermatology nurses assist in the performance of skin exams, assess a patient's condition and record patients' medical history and test results. Often, dermatology nurses provide pre-operative and post-operative care for patients who have undergone various treatments and surgical procedures. Patient and caregiver education is also an important aspect of the dermatology nurse's job description. Dermatology nurses educate patients and their caregivers on how to care for skin conditions and recover from treatments once the patient has returned home. Dermatology nurses may also specialize in cosmetic procedures, such as laser treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.