How can the use of natural CBD cream help with dermatitis?

Using natural CBD creams made by Canalanza Laboratories, there is evidence to suggest that CBD, a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may help reduce inflammation and skin irritation associated with dermatitis.

escamas de la piel producidas por dermatitis
Skin flakes caused by dermatitis

What is dermatitis?

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as allergies, irritants, infections or autoimmune diseases. The term “dermatitis” refers to a variety of skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, among others.

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterised by dry, itchy, red and inflamed skin. The disease is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors and can be treated with a variety of treatment options. Symptoms of atopic dermatitis can range from mild to severe and may include dry, scaly skin, itchy rashes, redness, swelling and flaking, as well as blistering and crusting of the skin. The skin may become thick and rough over time due to scratching and friction, which can lead to secondary infections.

Descamación de la piel producida por dermatitis atópica
Peeling skin caused by atopic dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that occurs after the skin comes into contact with an irritant or allergic substance. It is one of the most common forms of dermatitis and can be classified into two types: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.

Irritant contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes into contact with an irritant substance, such as chemicals, detergents, solvents and acids. These products can cause irritation and damage the outer layer of the skin, resulting in redness, dryness, pain and flaking.

Allergic contact dermatitis, on the other hand, occurs when the skin comes into contact with an allergic substance, such as nickel, latex, fragrances, cosmetics, plants and certain foods. In this case, the inflammatory response is an abnormal immune response that occurs after exposure to the allergic substance. Symptoms may include redness, itching, blistering, swelling and scaling.

Contact dermatitis can affect anyone who comes into contact with irritating or allergic substances, but is more common in people with sensitive skin or a history of allergies.

Descamación de la piel por dermatitis de contacto
Peeling of the skin due to contact dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis, also known as seborrhoeic eczema or dandruff, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that mainly affects the scalp, face and upper torso. It is characterised by flaking of the skin, redness, itching and the appearance of greasy, yellowish flakes on the skin.

Although the exact cause of seborrhoeic dermatitis is not fully understood, it is thought to be related to excessive oil production by the skin’s sebaceous glands, as well as an abnormal inflammatory response in the skin. The condition may also be associated with certain fungal infections.

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Peeling of the skin caused by Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis can affect people of any age, but is most common in infants under three months and adults between the ages of 30 and 60. Risk factors include stress, fatigue, hormonal changes, oily skin, cold and dry weather, and some medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and HIV/AIDS.

Treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis may include the use of anti-dandruff shampoos and topical corticosteroid and antifungal lotions. Lifestyle changes such as avoiding known triggers and maintaining good skin hygiene may also be recommended. In most cases, seborrhoeic dermatitis can be successfully controlled with appropriate treatment, although the condition may recur.

When dermatitis occurs, an inflammatory response is triggered in the skin. This can manifest as redness, swelling, itching and flaking of the skin. Inflammation is caused by a series of complex immunological and biochemical reactions involving cells, molecules and immune system processes.

Capas de la piel
Skin layers

For example, in atopic dermatitis, inflammation is caused by an exaggerated immune response to allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, food or chemicals. In contact dermatitis, inflammation is caused by exposure to irritating or allergic substances, such as metals, cosmetics or chemicals. In seborrhoeic dermatitis, the inflammation is caused by an inflammatory response to a fungus called Malassezia.

In all cases, the inflammation causes an increase in skin permeability, allowing irritants, allergens and micro-organisms to penetrate the skin. This can further worsen inflammation and lead to secondary infections.

In summary, dermatitis is a skin condition that occurs due to an inflammatory response to a variety of factors, such as allergies, irritants, infections or autoimmune diseases. Inflammation causes symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching and flaking of the skin, and increases the permeability of the skin, which can allow irritants, allergens and micro-organisms to enter.

 

How does the use of CBD-based creams and oils work against dermatitis?

CBD oil and natural CBD cream by Laboratorios Canalanza can work against dermatitis thanks to the anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant properties of CBD. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, and has been shown to have beneficial effects on the skin.

CBD oil and CBD cream can reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin, which can alleviate the symptoms of dermatitis. In addition, CBD has analgesic properties that can help reduce the pain associated with dermatitis.

CBD has also been shown to have antioxidant properties, which means it can protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and other environmental factors. This can help prevent the worsening of dermatitis and promote healthier skin.

 

What is the best way to apply natural CBD cream to skin with dermatitis?

For the best application for damaged or utopic skin, I recommend the following steps:

Step 1: Clean the affected skin with warm water and mild soap to remove any dirt or impurities. Gently pat dry with a clean towel.

Step 2: Apply a small amount of CBD cream to the affected area and massage gently in a circular motion until the cream is completely absorbed into the skin. Make sure to cover the entire affected area with a thin, even layer of cream.

Step 3: Repeat this process 2-3 times a day, as needed to relieve dermatitis symptoms. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and do not apply more cream than recommended.

In addition to applying the CBD cream, it is important to keep the skin moisturised and protected from external irritants. You can do this by applying a mild moisturiser and avoiding products containing fragrances or irritating ingredients. It is also advisable to avoid scratching or rubbing the affected skin to avoid worsening the symptoms.

I hope this information has been helpful. Remember that it is important to consult a doctor if dermatitis symptoms persist or worsen. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

 

*Sources:

  • American Academy of Dermatology Association: “Seborrheic dermatitis” https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/scaly-skin/seborrheic-dermatitis
  • National Eczema Association: “Seborrheic Dermatitis” https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/types-of-eczema/seborrheic-dermatitis/
  • MedlinePlus: “Seborrheic dermatitis” https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000963.htm
  • Mayo Clinic: “Seborrheic dermatitis” https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352710

 

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