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Cannabis and Your Skin

Published Thursday, January 05, 2017

As we all know, cannabis is pretty much a miracle plant. It has been found to help with nausea, depression, anxiety, stress, even cure cancer in some cases. But did you know cannabis is also great for your skin? It’s true, possesses major anti-inflammatory properties, which make it ideal for counteracting damage that causes skin to look and feel old. Cannabis can also provide relief for those suffering from skin diseases such as Psoriasis and Eczema.

The Basics

When talking about cannabis and it’s anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, I am not referring to smoking the actual plant. In order to experience these benefits you must apply a cannabis skin product externally…. Let us back-track a little, unfortunately, any form of smoking is bad for your skin. Carcinogens released while inhaling smoke often result in loss of elasticity in your skin. With that being said, smoking cannabis is not nearly as harmful to your skin as smoking cigarettes. It should also be noted that consuming cannabis in the form of a vaporizer or from a water pipe is far less harsh on the skin than smoking a joint per say.

So just to clarify even more, smoking cannabis does not benefit your skin, applying it topically does. What is a cannabis topical you ask? A topical is any lotion, salve, or balm made from the cannabis plant. They tend to contain mostly CBD as opposed to THC, some products do contain both cannabinoids though. Since these topicals are applied externally there are no psychoactive effects associated with the application. Which makes them ideal for people seeking solely medicinal benefits from the plant.

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How It Works

Hopefully by now you know that every human has their own endocannabinoid system which is the control center for cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. But did you know that cannabinoid receptors can be found on the human skin? It’s true! This is why cannabis is so effective in treating skin diseases. When applied topically the cannabinoids within the cannabis plant interact with the cannabinoid receptors on the skin and this is when the benefits ensue. The cannabinoids will work to reduce inflammation in the area on which they are applied. This is why topicals are such a great treatment for diseases such as Psoriasis and Eczema because they reduce the inflamed area ultimately resulting in less irritation.

Other Benefits

As I have afore mentioned, smoking in general is not good for your skin. There is an exception though. As we all know, cannabis is used by many to combat stress because it is known for its euphoric cerebral effects. Any dermatologist will tell you that stress is one of the main causes of acne and also wrinkles. So, therefore, smoking or vaporizing cannabis can be beneficial to your skin to some extent.

In conclusion, once more cannabis has proven itself to be a miracle plant. It makes you feel better and even makes your skin look better! Head over now and check out our awesome selection of CBD topicals!

 

 


 

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