Cannabis is making a comeback in the beauty community. Once very popular in keeping the skin healthy and beautiful, as prohibitions around cannabis get lifted around the world.
Known for its pain- and stress-relieving properties, cannabis is also proving to be an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions that affect a lot of people. Its incredible power to hydrate, boost, and address skin problems has made cannabis the go-to beauty and skincare product for most people.
For over 5,000 years, cannabis has been the go-to plant for the cure of different ailments. And before the plant’s ban in 1937, you could find off-the-shelf cannabis products.
This is because cannabis is known to help reduce inflammation as well as relieve pain. From acne to rosacea, using cannabis can ease puffiness, redness, swelling, and even soreness.
NATURAL SKIN BOOSTER
As more people strive to be more health-conscious, the demand for sustainable and natural skin care products grows. And thanks to the popularity of cannabis within the medical and wellness community because of its various health benefits, the trend in the beauty community is turning towards cannabis.
Products infused with cannabis such as balms, oils, creams, salves, and lotions are making their way into the market.
HELPS WITH SKIN IRRITATION
Cannabis’s pain-relieving properties are well known which makes it the ideal product in helping ease some of the itchiness and soreness from scratches, bug bites, and other skin irritation.
Applying cannabis topically helps relax and soothe the skin. A lot of people have been using salves and balms to treat rashes, dry skin, and even skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, a common type of eczema.
Research from the National Eczema Association reported that cannabinoids bind to skin receptors thereby mitigating the occurrence of eczema symptoms.
Topical cannabis is a great product to combat the signs of aging. A study reported that cannabidiol found in cannabis is a more potent antioxidant than vitamin E or C which makes it a great product for wrinkles and fine lines.
It can also help neutralize free radicals and prevent them from causing damage to the cells in the skin thereby preserving its tight texture, firmness, and youthful appearance.
HELPS WITH PSORIASIS
Psoriasis appears as painful, red patches on the skin that often have itchiness. At the moment, there is no cure for this autoimmune skin disorder. The treatment procedure for psoriasis dictates that individual symptoms are addressed instead of the underlying cause.
Through research and a few anecdotal reports, cannabis is proving to be a viable treatment for psoriasis symptoms. It can stop the rapid growth of skin cells which leads to red patches. Its pain-relieving properties can also help with the itchiness and soreness that most patients experience.
BACTERIAL SKIN INFECTION
According to research, cannabis has antibacterial properties that can help fight skin infections. The two most popular cannabinoids, THC, and CBD were found to help in relieving a variety of skin infections like cellulitis, boils, and impetigo.
Cannabis may also be a good choice in fighting MRSA, a type of bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can infect not just the skin but different parts of the body and when not addressed can cause a life-threatening infection.
BOOST SKIN PROTECTION
Cannabis is known to help boost the natural protective shield of the skin. Vitamin A and D, both present in cannabis, help to beef up the skin’s natural barrier against microbes and viruses.
This barrier also helps protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun and environmental pollutants. Also, the fatty acids present in cannabis lock in moisture thereby keeping the skin hydrated and looking radiant.