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Does CBD help heal skin?

There is no shortage of skincare products on the market. But when it comes to helping skin heal and keeping it healthy, CBD has a number of potential helpful properties that can help add value to a medically supervised treatment regime.

Read on for some tips on how everyday damage can impact your skin and how CBD may be well placed to help:

How is the skin damaged?

No matter how careful you are, your skin will suffer everyday damage that we struggle to recover from as we get older. As age reduces the skin’s elasticity and resilience, we become more vulnerable to carcinogens such as those found in cigarette smoke or other dangers such as UV radiation.

In addition, physical injuries can be difficult and painful to recover from. Falling from your bike on the way to work can shear several layers of skin from our body that can create a painful cut that may take time to heal. Simple actions like shaving can create razor burn and poor skincare can result in acne or eczema. These require medical intervention, but it can be helpful to consider treatments that can help recovery and prevent scarring. 

How can CBD help?

Numerous studies have shown that CBD can play a helpful role in managing pain and inflammation throughout the body. This makes it an ideal value add when dealing with wounds, skin damage, or issues such as tendinitis, muscular pain, or RSI. This combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidising properties can point the way toward a key future role in skin health and research is ongoing to discover the future role it can play. 

When it comes to managing pain or damage, it is always essential to consult your doctor to confirm that your chosen course of treatment will not interfere with any medication you are currently taking.

What products are best?

When it comes to deciding what treatment works for you, it can be easy to feel spoiled for choice. Oils can be applied to dry or damaged skin to provide an extra layer of protection and help supplement the skin’s essential oils. If pain is an issue, CBD capsules can be added to your diet and potentially provide head-to-toe relief. 

While these are useful, we would always recommend deploying a topical cream to the area. This can be applied in a volume that’s needed to treat the damage and work around the unique contours of your body and let you (or a loved one or friend) apply the treatment exactly where it needs to be.