Here’s How CBD Cream May Help With Rosacea

How CBD cream helps treat rosacea

Can CBD help treat rosacea? Signs point to yes. Image Credit: By sruilk on shutterstock.

Rosacea is a common skin condition, and if you have it, you don’t need to be told how difficult it can be to find a skin care product that’s effective, safe, and easy to use. You’re probably also sick of hearing about magic home remedies that will cure your condition overnight. And to be sure, CBD cream won’t do that. However, it has been demonstrated to have the ability to significantly reduce the symptoms of rosacea. 

CBD products are the rising star of the skin care world. We first started seeing them on health food and drugstore shelves across the country last year, but since then they’ve become the most talked-about products on the market. Today you can easily find CBD infused serums, facial oils, cleansers, and body butters. There’s a product for every taste, and many of them are tailor-made for people with rosacea. 

That’s thanks in large part to their gentleness and potency as anti-inflammatory topicals. It’s not just about anecdotal evidence, either. Recent studies show that CBD skin care does have major benefits for the skin — especially for people with inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea. 

The Benefits of CBD Cream for Rosacea

The list of CBD’s health benefits is long, but there are some that are more specifically relevant to skin conditions like rosacea than others. Below, you’ll find two of the most compelling reasons researchers believe CBD can reduce the symptoms of rosacea and restore balance to the skin. 

CBD Is Anti-Inflammatory

Like all inflammatory skin conditions, rosacea is the product of a normal immune response whereby the immune system thinks that an area of skin or tissue is under attack, and causes it to swell up for protection while white blood cells work on the healing process. But when the inflammatory response is overactive, as it is in rosacea, it can cause redness, pain, and irritation. 

Research has shown that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Not only is it able to reduce inflammation, but it also causes fewer side effects than conventional anti-inflammatory drugs. Those can often lead to stomach pain, ulcers, headaches, and dizziness. CBD, on the other hand, hasn’t been shown to cause any severe side effects despite working just as well at reducing inflammation. 

CBD Relieves Pain

Rosacea varies widely in its severity, but people who suffer from the most pronounced forms of the condition often complain that the affected skin can be very tender to the touch and even painful. The skin can form bumps of various sizes that become sore, and its surface can experience a relentless burning sensation. In some cases it can affect the eyes, too, causing irritation and stinging. 

CBD creams can relieve this discomfort by working with the endocannabinoid system, which is one of the body’s systems that helps regulate the perception of pain. As a bonus, they don’t cause the side effects associated with other topical pain treatments like steroid creams, which can thin the skin if used too often. CBD creams are gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skin. 

The gentle but effective pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil make it an ideal treatment for rosacea-prone skin. It won’t cure the condition, but a high quality CBD cream could make living with it much easier, which should come as welcome news to anyone trying to find a treatment that works for them.

Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq.
Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq.
Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq. is a board-certified family and sports medicine physician and attorney. She is also the host of the Plant Medicine Podcast, which aims to educate the medical community and interested patients on the power of plant medicines like CBD, cannabis, and beyond.

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