Did you know? The Skin Is Part of the ECS
The skin is the largest organ of the body—and skin is also a part of the endocannabinoid system, with a large network of receptors in its various layers.
Just as they do in other systems and organs, the skin’s ECS receptors play a role in processes such as:
- Cell growth and differentiation
- Hormone production
- Cellular integrity
For this reason, the skin’s ECS receptors can respond to CBD in the same way that receptors do in other parts of the body. And this means that CBD can be applied directly to the skin to treat issues such as wounds, scars and other conditions like acne.
CBD Can Heal Wounds & Abrasions
CBD has documented anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial properties. So, y’all can turn to the molecule to:
- Relieve pain
- Speed healing
- Prevent infection after injuries from minor scrapes and cuts, burns and deeper wounds
CBD oil can be an effective first-aid treatment for minor wounds of all kinds, and can be used to support the healing of surgical wounds- like mine.
Truly every medicine cabinet should have a bottle of NATURAL flavored CBD. It doesn’t even have to be from Green Compass (our 500mg USDA organic certified bottle is only $67.96 and will last you a long time). Just make sure you are getting the best of the best when applying to your skin – especially post surgery wounds.
CBD May Reduce Scarring
When the skin’s layers are damaged, the cells work to repair the injury with new collagen fibers. This produces scar tissue that looks and feels different from the surrounding skin. Scars can simply be unsightly, or they can interfere with normal functioning.
CBD supports the regeneration of skin cells and also limits the spread of damaged cells. Another way CBD helps scars heal is by regulating collagen production. When you apply CBD directly to a scar, it can help soften and smooth it, which reduces the appearance and texture of the scar tissue.