The Nova Institute for Ecology and Innovation, in collaboration with the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines, published an overview of conditions for which CBD might be a potential treatment. The list included both minor and chronic skin conditions:
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
Acne is also an area where CBD might provide relief, as it’s been shown to reduce the production of sebum, the oily and acidic substance that naturally coats our skin to protect it from harmful substances but, when in excess, can cause breakouts.
Minor blemishes might also benefit from CBD and zinc ointment, which combine the anti-inflammatory potential of both CBD and zinc.
Apart from using CBD for common skin conditions and blemishes, CBD can have other cosmetic applications. The entry for cannabidiol in the European Commission's Cosmetic ingredient database (CosIng) says that both plant-based and synthetic CBD functions as an ‘anti-sebum, antioxidant, skin conditioning and skin protecting’ component. An anti-aging cream with CBD might, for example, moisturise and regenerate dry skin to help eliminate the appearance of small wrinkles.
An all-around good face cream is, thus, one that’s not only effective against pimples and blemishes, but also against wrinkles and dryness as well.
Lest we forget to mention other important areas where CBD creams might improve our general well-being:
Such as during our period. Our CBD period pain cream has a calming effect to help us relax and can help us forget about the pain during that time of month.
Moments to relax can also be valuable after a stressful day when our head is still caught up in work and other commitments. A CBD cream that’s been enriched with the sleep hormone melatonin might gently lull us into dreamland for a good night’s sleep.
That being said, being constantly on the move, whether it’s at work or while we’re exercising, is oftentimes part of our norm. And our muscles deserve a break every now and then, which is where an effective CBD sports cream might come in handy to help with inflammation and relaxation.
The different ways in which topical CBD can be applied to our bodies are as diverse as the different ways in which we decide to live our lives. Every day presents new challenges to be mastered — and perhaps CBD creams might provide you with the kind support you can rely on.