Is CBD oil suitable for putting on your skin?

Our skin is a very important organ. It protects our body from harmful external influences like ultraviolet radiation and bacteria. Besides this, the skin regulates your temperature and because of the many nerve endings in the skin, we can feel things. (https://www.huidhuis.nl/thema/functies-van-de-huid) So basically it’s a very important part of our body of which we have to take very good care. CBD oil from SupMedi can help with that. Also by putting it on your skin!

The endocannabinoid system in the skin

Previously we wrote a blog about this system in our body. The endocannabinoid system (ECS), the place where CBD has her positive effects. (https://www.supmedi.com/blog/2018/03/21/het-endocannabinoide-systeem/) In that blog we explain that the ECS is tasked with keeping our body well balanced. Researchers have discovered that the system has a similar task in our skin: keeping our skin well balanced. They wrote that this knowledge opens the door to new ways of keeping the skin healthy. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19608284)

CBD increases the resilience of the skin

Strong melanocytes are important when it comes to the protection of the body from external influences. These are cells in the skin that protect the body against, among other, ultraviolet radiation. You can see that when you are sunbathing. These cells produce melanin, a pigment that makes you tan and it protects you from UV radiation. CBD appears to have a positive effect on the functioning of the melanocytes. And this makes the skin more resilient of negative influences. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28601556)

Putting CBD oil on your skin

So taking CBD can have a positive effect on the skin. But the skin itself can also absorbe CBD oil. In that way you can apply it on the skin, directly at the place that needs it. When you suffer from eczema, psoriasis or other skin irritations, it is advisable to rub some drops of CBD oil on that area of the skin. In that way you have a great chance that the problem will be solved very quickly. It’s definitely worth a try!