Skin Conditions

The human body’s largest organ is skin. Most people realize that skin acts a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. However, one of skin’s subtleties include the continued release of antibacterial substances that prevent infection. Moreover, our skin can be viewed as a huge sensor that utilizes the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world. A severe imbalance in the skin’s ECS can result in inflammation that is a common symptom in skin conditions such as: acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrhea, and many more. Many of the current pharmaceuticals (i.e. retinoids, topical steroids and others) are used to treat these conditions utilize the ECS system in the skin. Many people are continually looking for an alternative, “natural,” and unconventional treatments to circumvent some of the common side effects of long-term use of pharmaceuticals.

What are the Scientists Saying about ECS and Skin?

What are the Scientists Saying about ECS and Skin Diseases?

Cannabinoids ( CBD ) effects on Skin Diseases

Cannabinoids  working mechanisms  and Potential Applicability to Skin Diseases  Authors: Clinton A ', Lara Corrales, Pope E  Here is what you should know :  Legalization of Cannabis :  The legalization of cannabis in a growing number of jurisdictions has led to increasing interest in its potential...

What are the Scientists Saying about ECS and Skin Inflammation?

Cannabinoids for cure of Skin Inflamation

Cannabinoids in the Pathophysiology of Skin Inflammation Authors : Scheeu C , Bedereu I , Mihal LG , Scheau AE , Costache DO , Constantin C, Calina D. Caruntu C , Costache RS . Caruntu Medical Use of Cannabinoids ( CBD ) :  Cannabinoids are increasingly used substances in the treatment of chronic...

What are the Scientists Saying about ECS and Chronic Pruritus?

Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Chronic Pruritus

 Authors : Avila C . Massick S . Kaffenberger BH , Kwatra SG , Bechtel M. Background :  Medical marijuana is becoming widely available to patients in the U.S. and with recreational marijuana now legalized in many states, patient interest is on the rise. The endocannabinoid system plays an...

What are the Scientists Saying about ECS and Wound Injury?