In this expert blog post we look at the potential benefits of using CBD oil for skin flare ups.
CBD oil is used by many people to help to prevent and ease skin flare ups caused by a range of skin conditions including acne, psoriasis and eczema. Here we take a look at the evidence for the potential benefits of CBD oil for skin flare ups and how to choose the right product.
CBD oil is an oil that has been extracted from hemp or cannabis plants. It doesn’t contain THC, which is the psychoactive element of cannabis that gets people high. CBD works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system ,which regulates many of the body’s functions, including functions of the skin. In addition, alcohol-extracted CBD oil such as Sativa Gold oil also contains amino acids, terpenes and other compounds that have oil-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.
Because of these qualities CBD oil is increasingly popular for those looking for relief from skin flare ups and the benefits can be:-
1: Reduced inflammation
2: Reduced pain
3: Reduced anxiety
Studies have show that CBD oil can reduce inflammation, anxiety, itching and pain, all of which are experienced with skin flare-ups. This study in 2019 concluded CBD was “safe, effective and can be used as a non-invasive alternative for improving inflammatory skin conditions such as for eczema.”
A review of research reported, “Cannabinoids have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antipruritic [anti-itching], anti-ageing, and anti-malignancy [anti-cancer] properties.
Skin flare-ups can often cause pain and itching and there’s plenty of research backing up the therapeutic use of CBD for pain relief. A 2008 review of studies concluded that CBD was effective in managing pain without causing unwanted reactions.
Anxiety can be a trigger for skin flare-ups and of course skin flare-ups can lead to more anxiety, it’s a cycle that’s hard to break. Using CBD oil to reduce anxiety has been shown to be effective. CBD oil appears to help anxiety reduction, with studies providing evidence of this too.
It’s important to note that whilst more research is needed before the relationship between CBD and skin flare ups is fully understood, many people use CBD to soothe skin conditions. Maybe it’s time you gave it a go?
All our CBD oils contain CBD at effective levels. They are 100% organic, so you can be confident that there are no unnatural chemicals in the oil that might exacerbate your skin condition.
At Sativa Gold we use a 100% natural alcohol-based extraction method to produce the highest grade CBD extract possible. The cannabis plant material is soaked in alcohol and as the solvent evaporates we are left with a pure CBD Oil. This alcohol extraction method ensures maximum extraction not just of the CBD, but also of other cannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids and other beneficial substances from the plants retained in their original chemical ratios, maintaining the plant’s natural balance, many of which have been shown to be beneficial for the skin.
To choose the right CBD oil for a skin condition we need to consider quality and strength. It’s recommended that you choose brands that can provide a certificate of analysis of their products. All Sativa Gold CBD oils are fully lab tested and the batch analysis reports are available for every product.
If you are interested in trying CBD for your skin condition you should talk to your Doctor. They can help you to review what has worked or not worked in the past, whether there are other options to try first, how to do a trial run, what to watch for and when to return for a follow-up visit to evaluate the results. It’s a good idea to keep a symptom and dose diary to track effects.
You can find our independent lab reports in this link here. Once you have selected your CBD product, start off at a low dose and increase slowly until you achieve the desired effect.
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