Your skin is under constant attack. The prevalence of skin issues in today’s society has never been higher. People everywhere are suffering from acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, and many more. Our indoor lifestyles and bad dietary habits are taking their toll on our skin, and then there are attacks from heavy metals, contaminants, and other toxic, poisonous substances in the air, even from the sun itself.
Treating many skin conditions requires swallowing a cocktail of prescription drugs with scary side effects. Even just maintaining a skin care regimen involves the use of some or other chemical. Nothing appears safe anymore, but then cannabis came along. Scientists are proving marijuana so beneficial to skin health that it should, and fast is, becoming a standard ingredient in skincare products. Here is why:
1. Double-Pronged Healing
There are many ways to consume marijuana. You can smoke it, drink it, eat, vape it, or apply it to your skin directly. All methods have benefits for the skin, but if you consume cannabis internally and apply it externally, you get a double-pronged approach to skin healing. Targeting skin problems from both the inside and outside promises the most effective avenue for treating skin conditions in modern times.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the antioxidant properties of cannabis are powerful enough to act as neuro-protectors. Almost all cannabinoids, especially THC and CBD, can cleanse the body of toxins, protect it from environmental pollution, slow the aging process, and prevent harm from the sun’s UV rays. All of this is essential for even basic skin health, making cannabis a necessity.
3. Rich in Skin Nutrients
Marijuana is laden with an abundance of nutrients that benefit skin health. It is rich in vitamins A and D especially, both of which encourage the regeneration of cells for healthier skin. Scientists are now lauding cannabis as a nutritious superfood, all of which work together to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier to smoke, sun, pollutant, and other damage. Fatty acids are what give you that glow of vitality.
Marijuana is fat-soluble and rich in omega-3 and omega-6, making it an ideal ingredient for moisturizing the skin, especially those products that come in nutritious carrier oils, such as coconut and olive. Cannabis relieves dryness effectively by promoting the production of your own oil, and it leaves no sticky residue behind. More and more people are adding cannabis products to their nighttime moisturizing routine.
Cannabis is a powerful anti-inflammatory. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, terpenes also have anti-inflammation properties, as well as most other cannabinoids. Inflammation is the root cause of many skin conditions or at least a trigger of them. Marijuana treats the underlying problem so that you can have clearer, healthier skin without any of the side effects associated with prescription drugs.
The analgesic properties of marijuana are legendary, and as the largest organ in the body, the skin is most vulnerable to pain, whether from injury or illness. Many skin conditions are extremely painful, itchy too, and the pain-relieving effects of cannabis are helping many patients overcome it. Studies are proving almost all cannabinoids analgesic in some way, so the richer the strain profile, the better.
7. Treats Skin Issues
The cannabinoids in marijuana treat a variety of skin conditions, from acne to psoriasis. In particular, CBD and THC show much promise in therapeutic use, and ingesting the full-spectrum benefits of the “entourage effect,” a combination of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes all working together, results are even more significant. You can bath in it, inhale it, eat it, drink it, and even swish it around.
If you are having skin troubles, or just want healthier skin, then marijuana is worth considering. Discuss cannabinoid therapy with your doctor beforehand, especially if you taking prescription drugs to treat it. Cannabis can affect the efficacy of some medications, so it is imperative that you and your doctor work out a treatment plan that gives you the best possible results.
Fortunately, access to quality marijuana has never been easier. You can visit any marijuana dispensary in Fairfield, provided you either are a legitimate medical patient or older than 21-years of age. You can also order weed delivery from the comfort of home, which includes all the oils, creams, and tinctures you could ever need to treat your skin safely, effectively, and without any harmful side effects.