Use Cannabis Creams to Defeat Dry Skin this Winter

We’ve looked before at the multitude of benefits that come along with the use of cannabis topicals – but had you thought of using cannabis to beat the dry skin that accompanies the winter months? As we move into the coldest months through the holidays and the start of the new year dry skin will start to be a concern no matter where you live – so let cannabis topicals be your solution.

People with skin conditions like eczema are likely to find that their conditions worsen during the winter – so finding relief may be harder than usual. Luckily, cannabis proves once again to be an extremely versatile plant – and it very well may be able to help your dry skin heal naturally. When given the option to choose between a prescription skin cream with steroids and who knows what else in them or a cannabis infused topical, the choice is increasingly leaning towards cannabis.

"There's a large segment of the population that doesn't like using steroids, even if they are topical steroids on their skin. [CBD] could be an alternative, natural product for them to try," said lead researcher Dr. Robert Dellavalle.

 Cannabis improves your skin health in two main ways – by activating your endocannabinoid system, and by being super rich in antioxidants.

CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors in the skin, promoting regeneration. Specifically, sebaceous glands – those that secrete oils that protect and hydrate the skin – are supported by activating the endocannabinoid system; and the National Institute of Health Study confirms that CB2 receptors are key places for lipid generation and secretion.

When you add these benefits to the ones gained simply from antioxidants found in cannabis – like preventing aging, neutralizing free radicals and generally promoting healthy skin – it seems like a no brainer to include cannabis topicals in your mission to keep your skin healthy.

In the winter months there are two skin care items you should never be without – body lotion and lip balm. Dry skin and chapped lips are just facts of life in the winter months most of the time, but with proper care and prevention they don’t have to be so bad. Rather than using commercial products why not go for something more natural?

Evergreen Organix offers a full line of cannabis topicals infused with both THC and CBD – but the two you will find most useful over the colder months are the Lavender Mint Lip Balm and Avocado Lemongrass Body Cream. Both are made with premium natural ingredients including high grade cannabis and essential oils and are available in dispensaries to adult consumers 21 and older. Use WeedMaps.com to find Evergreen Organix skin care products like these near you!

Jillian Nelson