Can CBD Oil Help With Eczema & Psoriasis?

Can CBD Oil Help With Eczema & Psoriasis?

Eczema and psoriasis are common skin conditions that cause pain, discomfort, and stress among many people.

But just because they are common skin conditions doesn’t mean you should put up with the pain or discomfort.

CBD oil and functional mushrooms have been proven to provide relief, and even prevent these skin conditions from developing further.

Let’s explore the benefits that CBD oil and mushrooms can bring to relieve your skin-related problems.

What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes your skin to become dry, itchy, and cracked. There are several types of eczema, but the most common one is atopic eczema which is also often referred to as atopic dermatitis.

Approximately 1.3 million people in the UK are believed to be affected by eczema, and the number is only increasing each year.

Most of the people affected by eczema are also under 5, and while symptoms often decrease during adulthood, it can cause a lot of discomfort during childhood.

That being said, adults occasionally may have eczema ‘flare up’, which usually has a specific trigger, such as stress, anxiety, or lack of sleep.

What Causes Eczema?

The clue is in the name: atopic means ‘sensitivity to allergies. This means that your body is reacting to something that’s normally harmless, and is often due to having an overactive immune system.

For this reason, there is no such cure as of yet for eczema. However, more often than not, eczema ‘flare-up’ will be triggered by something such as soap, the weather, or stress.

Typical Symptoms Of Eczema

Symptoms of eczema depend on your age, as each individual’s skin will react differently to different triggers.

One of the most common symptoms universally is having itchy skin. The level of itchiness may be quite mild, or so severe that the skin ends up bleeding.

Beyond itchiness are some other symptoms of eczema:

  • Dryness
  • Sensitivity
  • Inflammation
  • Discoloration
  • Rough, scaly skin
  • Oozing or crusting
  • Swelling
  • Blisters

What Is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is another very common skin condition that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp.

It’s estimated that around 2 in 100 people are affected by psoriasis in the UK. Unlike eczema, psoriasis develops from adulthood and is a chronic condition that varies from person to person, and can have a big impact on the quality of life for the more severe cases.

What Causes Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is caused by your body producing too many skin cells. The patches of psoriasis are simply caused by the increased production of skin cells.

However, what causes this overproduction is not yet fully understood. Similar to eczema, having an overactive immune system is believed to be the source of psoriasis.

Psoriasis ‘ flare-ups’ can be caused by certain triggers such as stress, the weather, or soaps, in a similar way to eczema.

This autoimmune condition may not be contagious, but as allergies cannot be simply cured, psoriasis has not got a one-stop-shop solution.

Typical Symptoms Of Psoriasis

Flaky patches of skin that form scales are the main symptom of psoriasis. They may appear as pink or red, and the scales white or silvery, on brown, black, and white skin. These patches may appear purple or dark brown, with grey scales on brown and black skin.

How CBD Oil Helps With Eczema & Psoriasis

While there are no exact cures to inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, CBD oil is one such thing that has been proven to dramatically reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and rejuvenate your skin.

Here are a few ways that CBD oil can help with eczema and psoriasis:

Cannabinoids & The Endocannabinoid System

CBD oil contains cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are similar to the endocannabinoids in your endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system is responsible for all physiological functions of the body - including stress, sleep, mood, and immune functions.

By placing CBD oil on your skin, the cannabinoids have been proven to react significantly with the endocannabinoid system. This means that the stress your skin is going under will be significantly reduced with CBD oil, as well as the itchiness and discomfort.

Treats & Prevent Inflammation

Auto-immune skin conditions often cause the skin to be inflamed, which is your immune system's response to healing damaged tissue.

Cannabinoids in CBD oil are proven to be an effective treatment for inflammation on the skin, by directly interacting with the white blood cells in the immune system, and reducing the immune response toward eczema.

Dramatically Reduce Rough Patches

It can be incredibly difficult and painful to deal with dry, cracked skin. Rather than providing a layer of moisture that quickly dries out, CBD oil interacts directly with the glands in your skin that produce sebum.

This results in an increased production of sebum produced by your skin glands, to help nourish your skin from the inside out, by using the skin’s natural oils. It also prevents your skin from being over-moisturized, which can damage your skin's ability to produce sebum.

For someone who has eczema and psoriasis, this is the level of moisture that they are often searching for, and which they won’t find with regular moisturizing cream.

Is CBD Strong Enough When Acting Alone?

CBD oil is very powerful on its own when used in creams to fight against eczema, psoriasis, and other skin inflammatory conditions.

However, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore the triggers that cause ‘flare-ups’ in these skin conditions.

Stress, Sleep & Anxiety

Some common reasons for eczema or psoriasis ‘flare-up’ is linked to being stressed, anxious, or lacking in sleep, especially in adults.

By ensuring that you are getting enough sleep each night and that you are controlling your stress and anxiety levels you will be giving yourself the best possible chance at avoiding your eczema or psoriasis appearing and spreading.

There are many ways to support your sleeping pattern each night, from having a nighttime routine, avoiding blue light and caffeine before bed, and practicing meditation.

One thing that you may be missing is taking Beauty Sleep CBD Oil Drops one hour before bed to support your endocannabinoid system from within, and help your body unwind, giving you the deep night's sleep you need.

Furthermore, if you find yourself getting triggered by external stress, pressure, or worries, you may want to carry around Relax CBD Oil Drops to take at any point during the day when you feel overwhelmed. These drops will relieve the heavy weight from your shoulders, and you will be less likely to experience a ‘flare up’ triggered by stress once taken these.

Chaga, Shiitake & Cordyceps Mushrooms: What Do They All Have In Common?

Good question!

These are functional mushrooms that all serve different purposes when it comes to dealing with eczema and psoriasis. They may all be different types of mushrooms, but when combined, they provide extremely powerful anti-inflammatory properties when applied to your skin.

Cannabotech’s M²CBD formula is so unique in that it contains a blend of pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil, as well as various functional mushrooms in each product, to target different parts of your immune system, the endocannabinoid system, and the skin barrier.

Cannabotech: CBD Oil & Functional Mushroom Products That Are Proven To Work

For those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis, you are faced with a skin problem that may leave you feeling helpless at points.

Our Nurture CBD Oil cream offers you immunomodulatory properties which may substantially lower levels of autoimmune disease-mediators. In particular, the Chaga mushroom in this cream has been proven to provide relief from psoriasis without any other medication required.

For more severe cases, Nurture tablets can be taken alongside applying the Nurture cream. The tablets contain a stronger dose of CBD oil and functional mushrooms which, when consumed, interact with your immune system and endocannabinoid system and help your skin to heal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can CBD Oil Help With Eczema?

Yes, CBD oil has been proven to interact directly with your skin to moisturize and protect your skin's barrier. It has anti-inflammatory qualities and relieves pain and discomfort.

How Can Chaga & Shiitake Mushrooms Help With Psoriasis?

These mushrooms are also known as functional mushrooms and provide extremely powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Cannabotech has combined these mushrooms with CBD oil to provide you with the most powerful and instant relief from eczema and psoriasis.

How To Use CBD Oil Lotion To Help With Eczema & Psoriasis?

Simply rub a pea-sized amount of Cannabotech’s Nurture CBD skin lotion onto the affected area of your skin, and enjoy moisturized, soothed, and relief from eczema and psoriasis.

Bea Lyus

Bea Lyus is an experienced Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the regulatory body for Nutritional Therapists and is registered by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).