Seasonal skin conditions like sunburn and winter itch are an issue for millions of people worldwide. But even when the weather is optimal, many people suffer from acne, wrinkles and age spots. For years, many people have assumed that skin disorders—whether temporary or permanent—were just a fact of life. But what if we told you there’s an all-natural, inexpensive solution right at your fingertips?
You probably already know that our customers use Happy Camper CBD, to treat everything from migraines to mood swings. But many are now turning to our CBD products to soothe and improve their skin as well. In this article we’ll talk about where CBD comes from, its effects on human skin, as well as the products and dosages that work best for treating skin issues.
What is CBD, and where does it come from?
Let’s start with the basics. Derived from the cannabis or hemp plant, Cannabidiol or CBD, is a natural compound that producers extract to make CBD tinctures and other products that can be ingested orally or applied topically to the skin.
It’s important to note that CBD, unlike its psychoactive sister THC, is non-intoxicating—meaning, it doesn’t get users “high.” Instead, it acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic, thereby addressing a variety of health-related issues that we’ll discuss in more detail later.
At The Happy Camper, we source our CBD from only the finest quality, Colorado-grown hemp, and we maintain the industry’s highest standards for sourcing, harvesting and extracting CBD for all of our products. Believe it or not, this is not a claim that all CBD companies can make. As you’re perusing the marketplace, be sure to look for up-to-date Certificates of Analysis, which should be posted in an easily accessible spot on each company’s website.
The science behind using topical CBD products
Researchers have begun to focus more attention on CBD because of the way it engages with the Endocannabinoid Receptor System (ECS), a complex network of receptors in the brain that all humans and animals are born with. These receptors communicate via neuron pathways to help our bodies regulate a number of important processes including mood, sleep, digestion, pain response and—you guessed it—glandular activity that affects the skin.
Early studies suggest that CBD’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties can help the ECS function more optimally to manage common skin conditions including:
- Dryness and itching
- Age spots and wrinkles
- Psoriasis and other chronic skin rashes
- Sunburn and sun damage
Millions of people choose to supplement the ECS with a daily dose of CBD, to achieve healthy balanced skin in addition to other wellness goals. CBD is most readily available in the form of tinctures, soft gels, gummies and topical creams. It’s important to note that while CBD is found most abundantly in the hemp or cannabis plant, it can also be found in natural foods like walnuts and certain fish.
Should I take CBD to manage skin issues?
The decision to use CBD or any other health supplement is a personal choice that only you can make. That’s why we recommend exploring all the information available here before trying our best-selling oral and topical treatments, which include:
If you decide to introduce a daily dose of CBD into your wellness routine, we recommend using our transdermal cream daily, in combination with an oral treatment (tincture or soft gels). By combining the two, you can ensure that you’re addressing both the internal and external causes of any skin condition. If you’re unsure how much CBD is right for you, we recommend “starting low and going slow.” That is, start with 5mg daily and increase your dose until you see results.
Want to learn more about managing skin conditions with CBD? Drop us a line! We love answering our customers’ questions and helping everyone experience the benefits of high-quality CBD.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.