Everyone knows that keeping skin healthy is quite important. Our skin regulates body temperature, synthesizes vitamin D, and protects the internal organs. Various types of glands and cells help our skin function in a proper way.
According to recent research, cannabinoid receptors can be found in the cells of our skin. Cannabinoid receptors are binding spots for THC (one of the components of cannabis). THC and CBD are phytocannabinoids. Our body produces their analogs known as endocannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system carries out a lot of functions in the skin. Here are a few of them:
Endocannabinoids interact with immune cells and help control inflammatory reactions. A 2007 study shows that mice without cannabinoid receptors demonstrate a high inflammatory allergic response to irritants. These results prove an extremely important role of endocannabinoids in the immune system.
The skin produces a special kind of oil in certain glands known as sebaceous glands. The oil protects our body from harmful germs and lubricates the skin.
Recent studies have shown that endocannabinoid system helps create sebum along with maintaining the function of the hair follicles.
THC and anandamide (the endocannabinoid of our body) may slow hair growth depending on in the dose. The more THC you apply, the slower the hair is going to grow, the study says.
You can engage cannabinoid receptors by applying cannabis cream directly to the skin in a form of a topical. It can easily reduce inflammation and pain. Cannabis cream is non-psychoactive and will not get you high. It is a natural product that may help iwith minor abrasions.
Cannabis cream is also available in the form of transdermal patches. They are often used by arthritis sufferers and patients recovering from an injury.But be careful with serious skin injuries or diseases—you will need to consult a doctor before using any new medicine.