New uses for the compounds in Marijuana (tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinoids (CBD), and cannabinol (CBN)) are steadily being revealed thanks to the legalization of medicinal and/or recreational use in many states paving the way for research and development. Medical Marijuana has also made its way into the cosmetics and skincare industry by way of topical treatments.
Exploring Topical Medical Marijuana
Medical reasons for using topical treatments also translate into cosmetic uses given that these ailments can affect our appearance. Cannabis oil works by reacting with our endocannabinoid system.
What Can Topical Medical Marijuana Be Used For?
Sufferers of Eczema can tell you how difficult it is to treat safely and effectively. The medications that work carry a risk of serious side effects including allergic reaction, and even permanent skin discoloration. Topicals are a safe alternative due to the anti-inflammatory properties in CBD and CBN.
Psoriasis is a condition where skin accumulates in thick patches, called plaques. The medications for this ailment can have severe side effects, including liver damage. None of which are associated with cannabis of any type. The compounds in the medicine work with the immune system to lower inflammation.
Acne, particularly cystic acne, benefits from topical cannabis. Apply to the affected area at night before bed, this aids in the reduction of scarring as well. The compound can also sooth the pain.
When blended with coconut oil it has been shown to increase elasticity in aging skin. The oils also lead to a reduction of wrinkles and even age spots with continued use over time.
- Severely Dry Skin
An almost magical potion when used with other oils, particularly coconut, cannabis oil relieves very dry and cracking skin. The healing and anti-inflammatory properties of the cannabis oil as well as the moisturizing benefits of coconut oil team up to make a powerfully healing moisturizer.
- Varicose Veins
Ivein in Utah states that varicose veins affect up to 60% of the American population. Varicose vein gels made with hemp oil target the blood vessels to promote healthy function and strength along with healing and regeneration. This can be a great option for those who are unable to seek treatment in their area.
Marijuana is a surprising plant with its spectrum of benefits. The topical cannabis industry is a fairly new field with a promising future. With these discoveries, we are exposed to a whole new world of possibilities.