The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and has the highest amount and concentration of CB2 receptors in the body. When applied topically as an infused lotion, serum, oil or other topical form, the antioxidants in CBD (a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin E or C) can repair damage from free radicals like UV rays and environmental pollutants.
CBD has been proven to provide anti-aging benefits, as the body's endocannabinoid system is essential to the support of basal cells. These cells make up 90% of the epidermis. By providing additional support o the endocannabinoid system, with the use of CBD, we can manipulate the life of these cells to keep the skin looking healthy and youthful.
Cannabinoid Receptors can be found in the skin and seem to be connected to the regulation of oil production in the sebaceous glands. Cannabis based topical products are proven effective in treating issues from acne to psoriasis and eczema. It can promote faster healing of damaged skin. In fact, historical documents show that cannabis preparations have been used for wound healing globally; dating back thousands of years.
Cannabinoids have been proven to have an anti-inflammatory effect in numerous studies. CBD engages with the body's endocannabinoid system in many organs throughout the body, helping to reduce inflammation locally and systemically. The therapeutic potential is impressively wide-ranging, as inflammation is involved in a broad spectrum of diseases.