Cannabidiol, widely known as CBD, when added to topicals has shown massive health benefits to users. CBD is one of the chemicals found in cannabis plants. Topicals contain various ratios of CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound of cannabis plants responsible for making users feel high. It is useful to note that THC, when used topically, does not produce the “high” effect. It is also useful to note that every single body type favors varying ratios of THC and CBD.
The benefits of CBD topicals may be new to many people. Otherwise, the ability to balance the body and maintain Homeostasis has been known for as long as the early nineties. Moreover, research shows that the Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS) within the human body controls millions of chemical variations, for instance, influencing the immune system.
In addition, CBD topicals contain beneficial antioxidants for the skin as they contain essential amino acids and vitamin B-complex necessary for healthy skin. The skin also has its own endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for keeping it balanced and even keel. Below is a highlight of some of the benefits of CBD topicals.
Help Reduce Signs of Aging
Cannabidiol contains antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin C, which are essential in treating dry skin, inflammation and any other free radical damage to the skin. Healthy skin looks young, and therefore, using CBD topicals will help maintain healthy and more youthful skin. CBD topicals reduce signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
Helps fight Acne
Hormones in the body usually cause Acne. However, CBD topicals help by fighting inflammation and redness caused by Acne, thus, allowing the skin to look smooth and normal.
Helps Prevents Itching
Due to the anti-inflammatory qualities of cannabidiol, applying CBD lotion blocks itching in the nerve endings. Hence, soothing the skin and preventing it from itching, drying and turning red. Research shows CBD has been used as treatment-resistant for chronic itching.
Helps to Maintain a Balanced Complexion
Overall, CBD helps the Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS) in the skin to stay in balance. Creating a balance in the ECS means the skin is hydrated enough, and there is no excess oil in the skin causing oily T-zones or patchy spots. Therefore, CBD topicals will keep one’s skin complexion balanced throughout the body while also eliminating patch spots.