Cannabis for Skincare

Liz Filmer
01 Feb 2024

Whether it’s acne or eczema there are a thousand things you can try. For those who have exhausted all conventional methods or want to try a plant-based natural solution, cannabis may be the answer.

Skin Care Potential

Cannabis is a known anti-inflammatory, with antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. In addition, hemp seed oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are not only moistuirising but offer protection from the sun. The endocannabinoid system consists oflots of cannabinoid receptors, many of which are found in the skin. THC and CBD interact with this system and create the previously mentioned positive effects.

For targeting specific areas and conditions, there is a range of topical products to try. Hemp oil and CBD oil are popular skin remedies.

Treating skin conditions 

Study after study shows the potential for cannabis to revolutionise the skincare world, and yet the topic remains rather obscure. CBD has potential in curing contact dermatitis and studies have shown the potential benefits of cannabinoids for the treatment of psoriasis, due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Other anecdotal success has been noted for the use of cannabis as a treatment for many common skin complaints such as acne and eczema.

Effective skin care remedies are much-needed. It says a lot that the current market is full of variations of creams, pills and washes, whether prescription or non-prescription. Whilst some find relief in combinations of these products others do not.

As studies on the effects of cannabis on the skin continue to emerge and the understanding of the endocannabinoid system and its receptors deepens, a new, distinctive skincare market could begin to develop, full of creams and balms. The beauty of cannabis skin care is that the main ingredient, whether CBD, THC, or a combination of other cannabinoids will not only be naturally derived but also as luxurious or as simple a treatment as desired.

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Liz Filmer