What is Eczema?
Eczema is the drying and irritation of a particular part of the skin. Symptoms can include redness, itchiness, dryness, and simple overall discomfort with pain or even anxiety in social situations. While one type of eczema is genetic, the others are fairly common and have many causes. Eczema is a combination of several skin conditions, which can be the result of dry air, hot showers, or an excess buildup of oils in the skin.
How CBD can help Eczema
The part of you that is responsible for irritation and controls inflammation is your immune system. Inflammation is a defensive method, and CBD directly works with your endocannabinoid system. This is also responsible for irritation, mood, sleep, etc. CBD and CB1 receptors work together to stimulate the cells and nerves.
A study in 2014 states that, “Collectively, our findings suggest that, due to the combined lipostatic, antiproliferative, and anti-inflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris.”
Eczema has that annoying, distinct trait – dryness. This dryness causes irritation and is a result of inflammation. Inflammation is the natural result of excessive oil buildup. As a result, cracking/bleeding can induce many discomforts, a lot of which can actually be worsened through traditional cream medications. Since CBD works with CB2 receptors, these oil build-ups will improve.
Strengthen Endocannabinoid System
Studies show that the endocannabinoid system can influence skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, allergens, and even systemic sclerosis. Eczema is damaged skin cells – something CBD treats as well.
Eczema is a debilitating condition and shouldn’t be embarrassing for anyone because of how common skin conditions are. CBD is an effective treatment for such skin conditions. On top of this, it helps anxiety, insomnia, and much more than may be related to eczema. Of course, there are many other things you can do to avoid aggravating it, such as cooler showers or changing skin care products. Good luck!
Studies on the effects mentioned above can be found here.