According to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), rosacea affects over 16 million Americans. However, this chronic skin disorder remains poorly understood.
Topical steroids can help, but they are not a sustainable long-term solution. If you use topical steroids for a long time, they can compromise your skin’s integrity leaving it overly thin and prone to premature aging. You may also bruise more easily.
Let’s discuss a healthier alternative. Some rosacea subtypes are linked to autoimmune disorders. However all symptoms of rosacea are due to an imbalanced inflammatory response which is why rosacea treatment is often the avoidance of inflammatory triggers such as caffeine, sun exposure and spicy foods. CBD is an alternative method of relief for rosacea sufferers.
And why might CBD help rosacea? The main reason is that rosacea is caused by inflammation and CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. CBD can help minimize inflammation without harmful side effects. Research indicates that CBD has anti-inflammatory benefits which are further enhanced by its antimicrobial and antipruritic qualities. These benefits can all help relieve both the primary and secondary symptoms of rosacea.
In addition, the human body — and the skin itself — has its own endocannabinoid system. This is a network of receptors that bind the natural endocannabinoids that the body produces with the phytocannabinoids in CBD. Click the link below to read more about the human endocannabinoid system.