Over the past year, cannabis suffered a huge surge in popularity, given by the legalization of both its medical and recreational use in some US states. People have started discovering the benefits the plant brings them, so it’s no surprise that it has started entering the beauty world as well. Marijuana is now a part of many skin care products, but is it really good for the skin?
Cannabis is the magical treatment of today
Medical cannabis is now legal in 29 states, and the product is now mostly everywhere. They praise it for the benefits of the cannabinoids present in it, as they can work as real medicine and alleviate many conditions. One of the most effective cannabinoids is THC, which is also the psychoactive component of cannabis.
Skin care products, for instance, are quite rich in hempseed oil, which have a different cannabinoid – CBD. However, many people are skeptical about the actual effectiveness of these components in beauty products, and think the presence of cannabis is only a marketing trick. But is it really so, or do cannabinoids have miraculous effects on the skin?
Is cannabis actually so good for skin care?
Researchers have already started exploring this field, and are currently looking at the interaction of cannabis components with skin cells. Unfortunately, this research is in its early stages, and the results aren’t really conclusive.
One Cannabis World is a pharmaceutical company which deals with medical cannabis research. At the moment, it is getting ready for an extensive clinical trial of CBD and THC use against psoriasis. Researchers think these components might help with reducing inflammation, and preventing itching.
However, other experts are optimistic about the use of cannabis for the skin. Hempseed oil is extremely rich in fatty acids, which hydrate dry skin, heal damaged cells, and reduce inflammation. Also, it might be effective against acne, as it can also control the oil production. Therefore, cannabis might be the magical skin care treatment we have all been looking for.
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