Just as the Endocannabinoid network facilitates homeostasis in various systems of the body, these receptors are modulating skin cells as well.
An imbalance of skin cell generation can lead to a variety of pathogenic conditions and skin diseases such as;
- Hair growth disorders
- Declined collagen production
Cannabidiols major function includes regulating inflammation. The skin is one of the most susceptible areas for inflammation, which causes many of the conditions listed above.
When applied topically, compounds CBD hemp bind to cell receptors in the skins immune cells and treat allergic reactions on the skin. The skin has the highest concentration of CB2 receptors in the body, which the CB2 receptors are directly modulated by hemp and cannabis. CB2 receptors play a role in the regulation of inflammation.
In the treatment of acne, CBD has been shown as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Applying CBD oil topically to acne can reduce sebum production, which causes acne. The complimentary effects of terpenes, especially limonene and pinene, which are commonly present in CBD, will help to further reduce inflammation.
CBDs ability to reduce stress and anxiety, and regulate hormones during menstruation, plays a factor into reducing acne, as many experience breakouts due to these unavoidable life circumstances.
Psoriasis and Eczema
Suffering from psoriasis or eczema? Look for CBN products! CBN has been shown to curb the growth of keratinocytes, the type of skin cell that becomes hyperactive and develops scaly growths in conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Additionally, it is sought out as an appetite stimulant (opposite of CBD), has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and while more research is needed, CBN might also be useful for bone regeneration and in stimulating the production of new stem cells in bone marrow.