Are you really still popping pills in 2020 for a variety of ailments? Or taking dubious (prescription) medicine which causes dreadful side-effects? STOP! In this article, we have a better, more healthy suggestion for you: Organic, natural remedies to ancient-old ailments, pain, and other disorders. Per category of ailment, we provide several CBD solutions that could be beneficial to root of the problem.
Table of Contents
- CBD in general
- Stress and Anxiety: Relax with CBD
- Pain – CBD as a Natural pain killer
- Rheumatism – Does CBD oil help?
- Sports injuries and recovery – CBD oil and patches
- Insomnia and sleeping disorders – CBD Sleep Oil
- Overweight – CBD as a natural appetite suppressant
- Skin irritation and conditions – CBD skincare
- More popular CBD products from The Real CBD
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1. CBD in general
CBD is the phytocannabinoid that, when ingested, acts directly on our neurotransmitters via the Endocannabinoid system, having a calming, pain-relieving, and sedative effect. CBD is one of the main derivatives of the hemp plant, but it does not produce a “high” when consumed, unlike THC.
CBD can be taken in many forms – but they all fall into three different categories:
- Isolate. CBD isolate is pure, undiluted CBD.
- Full Spectrum. The Full Spectrum CBD category includes other cannabinoids, including THC.
- Broad Spectrum. Broad Spectrum CBD contains all other cannabinoids with the exception of THC.
CBD comes in a variety of forms, the most popular of which are:
- Tinctures (oil)
- Vape oil
- Balms and creams
- Water-soluble powder
This is vital to the success of taking CBD. Sometimes people ‘jump straight in the deep end’, but that is far from doing the right thing. Basically, it is similar to dosing with any other supplement. It depends on a large number of factors, such as your weight, gender, the CBD form, and a large number of other things. To learn more about the right dosage for you, please read this page about CBD dosage.
8. Skin irritation and conditions – CBD skincare
There are more than 3000 different skin disorders. Each skin condition can manifest itself at a specific time in a specific phase of life. People with a sensitive skin are among the group that are often affected the most. As are adolescents and the elderly. Apart from a natural ability to skin problems (what can you do!?), ingredients used in our shower and bathroom products can be the culprit, or sometimes the accelerator of skin disorders.
Most cosmetics sold contain many chemical ingredients. If 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, why rub it with something you wouldn’t eat?
The ingredients of the average shower gel or facial cream are not suitable for consumption. However, these ingredients get into your body through the skin. Some of these substances are very dangerous; they have been associated with cancer and hormone disorders.
Moreover, many of these substances are also very bad for our environment.
But which ingredients should you avoid?
That cosmetics often contain ingredients that are not good for your health is becoming increasingly clear.
The first time you read the list of ingredients on shower gel or shampoo it makes you despondent. What are all these substances actually and what do they do in that product?
Here’s a list of the thirteen substances you really shouldn’t use, and why!
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
Probably the most dangerous ingredient used in skin and hair care products is SLS/SLES. It is a powerful detergent that foams very well and is very inexpensive. It is therefore used in 90% of foaming cosmetics, including shower gels, hand soap, toothpaste, shampoo and bath foam.
In industry, the same substance is used in products to clean garage floors, degrease engines and wash cars. SLS is a very aggressive cleaner that attacks the natural protective layer of the skin.
These are preservatives, they kill bacteria and fungi and make products last longer. However, they are absorbed into the body through the skin and remain active there. They were found in tumours during autopsies.
In addition, parabens are known as xeno-oestrogens; substances with an estrogen-like effect that influence our hormone balance and can therefore cause infertility, cancer of the reproductive system, low sperm count and feminization of men.
Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea
After parabens the most commonly used preservatives. May be of animal origin (from urine and other body fluids). At temperatures above 10 degrees, formaldehyde is released that irritates the mucous membranes, can cause dermatitis and is known as a carcinogen (a carcinogen).
It can also affect the immune system and cause allergies, chronic fatigue, headaches, chest pain, dizziness, insomnia and asthma.
Moreover, this substance is often contaminated with nitrosamine, which is also carcinogenic.
Mineral Oils (petrolatum, petroleum, paraffinum liquidum)
Or vaseline and paraffin. Derived from the petrochemical industry and widely used in lip and baby products (15% of all lipsticks and 40% of all baby lotions and oils contain petrolatum).
This substance can cause photosensitivity (hypersensitivity to light) and impairs the skin’s ability to regulate moisture because it closes hair. Oxygen can no longer reach the skin and the skin can no longer dispose of its waste products.
Propylene Glycol is used in cosmetics to retain moisture, for example in make-up, shampoo, deodorant, styling mousse, soap, skin cream, bath foam, aftershave and baby wipes.
However, it has a very dehydrating and degreasing effect on the skin and can be irritating to skin, eyes and lungs. Prolonged or repeated skin contact can lead to contact dermatitis.
Perfume fabrics are in almost everything these days. Not only in cosmetics, but also in detergents, detergents, air fresheners etc. The packaging of these products only has to mention the name ‘perfume’, a collective name behind which there are often hundreds of substances that the manufacturer does not have to disclose under the heading ‘professional secret’.
However, these substances are not innocent. They are the cause of many allergies and can cause asthma, headaches and irritated eyes.
This substance is used in make-up products such as eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, blusher and foundation, but also in perfumes, hair care products, hair dye and shaving products.
It is applied as an emulsifier, but also to adjust the pH value of products. It is poisonous and can cause irritation to eyes, skin and lungs and allergies.
PEG stands for polyethylene glycol. The abbreviation is usually followed by a number (e.g. PEG 2, PEG 40 etc.). PEGs are synthetic chemicals used in cosmetics as cleansers, emulsifiers, skin conditioners and humidifiers.
PEGs can disrupt the skin’s natural moisture balance, cause it to age faster and can make you more vulnerable to bacteria.
Triclosan is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal chemical found in toothpastes, hand cleansers, deodorants, soaps and cosmetics.
Triclosan is associated with the development of allergies in children. A Norwegian study found a positive correlation between allergies and triclosan levels measured in children’s urine.
CBD infused skincare products
ur natural handmade balm based on organic hemp CBD can be a huge benefit to your skin. In addition to daily skincare, the nourishing and restorative skin balm can also be used to treat and soften the skin in insect bites, blisters or burns. Additionally, cannabidiol (CBD) has antioxidant properties and could slow down the ageing of the skin and the formation of wrinkles.
CBD balm against eczema
CBD balm has shown very beneficial to acne, psoriasis and eczema. Apply several times a day on affected areas. This can also be used free on baby skin, children or animals. Only for superficial skin treatments.
The balsam is not intended for oral ingestion but should be applied on the skin. After applying, the cream will be absorbed into the skin quite quickly, which means that bandages and other medical covering are un-necessary.
More benefits of our Pure CBD Healing Balm on skin conditions
The positive effects of CBD on our skin
- CBD balm calms the skin
- CBD helps the inflammation (acne)
- Olive oil moisturizes the skin
- Vitamin E is anti-ageing
- Beeswax is anti-inflammatory
- Beeswax is antioxidant
- Lavender is calming
- Chamomile is calming
Below we have highlighted some of the most common skin disorders/diseases that could be treated with the help of CBD products.