Today, approximately 1 in 10 adult marijuana users in the U.S use weed for medical purposes. Thanks to numerous studies and ‘self-experimentation’ we know that cannabis is very beneficial to our health. Think about it, it has uses for nausea, chronic pain, spasticity, cancer, anorexia and many other conditions that affect us and our pets. Your skin is the largest and one of the most important organs in your body, it keeps your inside parts together, it protects you from germs, viruses, animals and even humans.
The question you have today is. Is weed good for your skin?
Severe Itching (pruritus) and Dry Skin
When I was younger, I had very dry skin. Because of that, I used to scratch myself, a lot. My mom’s solution to my itching problem was lots of Vaseline and threats of violence which never materialized. I tried lots of creams but the only thing that cured my dry skin problem was CBD oil.
The problem with prescribed or over the counter creams such as cortisone cream is, most of them create more problems than they solve. For example, if you are using cortisone to get rid of a rash or to eliminate skin dryness. You may experience the following side effects:
- Stretch marks
- Menstrual period changes
- Increased sweating
- Thinning of your skin
- Blistering skin
- Redness, peeling, itching
On the other hand, CBD or hemp oil has no side effects that you should worry about i.e. it won’t burn your skin or ruin it. Who knows, it may make your skin as pretty as mine is right now!
I am not making this up; there is some science behind what I am telling you.
A recent study of patients with uremic pruritus on maintenance hemodialysis found that topical application of a cream with structured physiological lipids and endogenous Cannabinoids applied twice daily for 3 weeks completely eliminated pruritus (severe itching) in 38% of patients.
Synthetic Cannabinoids or as I like to call them ‘fake weed’, have been shown to have anti-tumor effects on keratinocyte carcinoma and melanoma both in vivo and vitro. Animal tests have found that local administration of a mixed CB1/CB2 receptor agonist (Cannabinoids) prevented growth and vascularization of malignant tumors.
The point is, cannabis oil can help reduce itching, it can help reduce inflammation and it can solve your dry skin problem and there are no serious side effects to worry about.
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Is Weed Good for Your Skin?
Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin and scarring, been there right? If you haven’t, just wait, it’s coming. The thing is. Acne is the most common skin problem seen by dermatologists. Every year more than 50 million Americans are affected by it. The good news is. Cannabis contains very powerful anti-inflammatories and antioxidants that can protect your skin from damage caused by the environment. The bad news is. Cannabis is illegal in some states.
If you have acne, you should try CBD oil, why? Unlike THC, CBD does not increase oil production (Lipid synthesis) in the skin. What usually happens when your skin produces too much oil is. You get acne.
Here is how CBD works.
CBD does not target ‘classical’ CB receptors; instead, it targets certain ion channels expressed on sebocytes. When CBD activates these channels, they open and permit the influx of calcium to the cells which, in turn, inhibit lipid synthesis. Thus you get pretty skin.
Eczema, psoriasis, and cannabis
A strained immune system may cause an overreaction in the skin, the result of that is eczema. Just like acne, eczema can be caused by a variety of things including dehydration, stress, and hormonal changes.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes skin cells to build up rapidly on the surface of your skin. The extra cells form red patches and scales that are both itchy and sometimes painful.
According to research from the National Eczema Association, cannabis can cure eczema by controlling the bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) that causes it. Cannabis can also cure psoriasis in a similar way. So try it today.
No Smoking Allowed
If you have a skin problem such as acne, psoriasis or eczema, smoking weed may actually worsen the problem, why?
The problem with smoking weed or any other substance is. Combustion by-products such as free radicals and carcinogens released while smoking may be toxic. Also, smoking weed may affect your testosterone levels. If that happens, your skin may produce more oil in your facial region resulting in acne eczema or other problems.
How to use marijuana to keep your skin healthy
You have two options here, one is to buy or make your own skin cream. The second option is to use a vaporizer. The good thing about vaporizers is. They heat weed to the point where Cannabinoids are released in a gas. That means that harmful toxins are not created.
Here is a challenge, make your own skincare product right now or buy one online and use it on your skin. Three weeks from now, tell us if you have seen any changes. Help us; help you change the world if that makes any sense.