The CBD lip balm is used on lips and sensitive areas to deal with problems caused by the sun, cold and pollution. Its moisturising, soothing, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory action is a good tool to alleviate problems due to burns, herpes, rashes, chapped skin, irritations and scars.
CBD and lip skin
The lips are covered by a thinner layer of skin than the rest of the body and for this reason they are more sensitive and more delicate.
Due to their continuous exposure they are subject to problems due to external factors such as the sun, cold, air quality and possible shocks.
There are also personal factors that can have a negative influence on the health of the lips, such as certain smoking habits and certain eating habits. There are also internal factors such as poor hydration and nutritional imbalances.
However, the skin of the lips has an excellent capacity for regeneration, it is advisable to use natural products with moisturising properties such as creams to help prevent and treat possible ailments.
Properties and Benefits of CBD Lip Balm
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that are very useful in case of skin inflammations and wounds, helping the regeneration of damaged tissues (3)(4)(9), thanks to the high presence of endocannabinoid receptors in the skin tissue, in particular CB2 and TRPV that help regulate inflammatory processes and relieve symptoms of itching and pain (5)(6)(7)(10).
In addition, Cannabis can alleviate symptoms of oral diseases involving inflammation and pain, as in the case of burning mouth syndrome that also involves the lips (8).
It is also important to consider the antibacterial and antibiotic properties of CBD, very useful in case of skin lesions that may be at risk of infection (9).
BURNS and CBD
The skin of the lips contains little melanin, so it has little protection from sunlight and can easily burn. In addition, certain smoking habits can cause burns on the lips (1). Skin burns involve tissue inflammation and a certain degree of skin cell death, so the healing process must be carefully monitored.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant activity, CBD alleviates the symptoms associated with burn episodes, while also facilitating blood circulation and optimising the cell regeneration process.
HERPES and CBD
Herpes is an infection that attacks the lips and mouth and causes small blisters, and is caused by the herpes simplex virus. After the first infection, the virus goes dormant and can be reactivated at other times (12). An in vitro study (13) suggests the involvement of the Endocannabinoid System in the regulation of herpes simplex, noting that THC may have some positive effect and consequently possibly also CBD, thanks to its immunomodulatory and antibiotic properties.
At the popular level, herpes is listed as one of the medical problems for which Cannabis is recommended in dispensaries in the United States, Canada and Europe (14).
SORROWED LIPS and CBD
The skin of the lips does not have sweat glands and needs to be moisturised through saliva, so in environmental conditions that favour evaporation, both the lips and the skin around them can become chapped. This can occur either in the sun and dry climate or in enclosed, air-conditioned places such as offices, where there is frequent talking which can lead to dehydration (1). LIPBALM and creams contain ingredients that help to keep the lips moisturised, to prevent and treat the appearance of possible chapping, and thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, it relieves the symptoms of pain and itching, and also promotes skin regeneration.
SORE SKIN and CBD
Apart from the lips, there are other areas of the body whose skin can become dry and chapped, both through exposure to environmental factors (such as the face and hands) and their location (such as the feet). Similar to considerations for chapped lips, LIP BALM and other CBD creams can help maintain hydration and relieve itching, pain and possible inflammation. A recent study on the topical use of CBD on dry and sensitive skin has shown significant improvement of symptoms associated with dermatitis.(11)
IRRITATIONS and CBD
Skin irritations can be caused by external and internal factors, leading to an inflammatory state. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effect, CBD is very useful in case of skin irritations, relieving the sensation of stinging, pain and itching as observed in a recent study (11). CBD helps regulate irritative processes both externally, by acting against pathogens, and internally, by modulating the inflammatory response of the body and the skin.
SARPULLIDES and CBD
Rashes are a type of irritation that can occur on both the skin and lips and can even cause sores or blisters. As with other types of irritation, CBD can help to regulate the irritative processes and relieve the sensation of pain and itching.
Scars and CBD
Scars are the consequences of deep wounds that can involve even muscle tissue. Thanks to the presence of endocannabinoid receptors in both epithelial and muscle tissue, CBD relieves inflammation and pain caused by deep wounds, also providing an important antibacterial effect. CBD also promotes tissue regeneration, favouring the formation of new, aesthetically and functionally healthier skin, maintaining its colour, texture and elasticity (as we have seen in the article on ACNE).
TATTOOING and CBD
Tattoos are more superficial wounds, although on an aesthetic level it is very important to take care of the healing process as it involves a certain degree of scarring. Similar to the considerations made for scars, CBD can support the initial care process, relieving inflammation and pain and preventing infection, and optimise the regeneration and healing process from both an aesthetic and functional point of view, while also reducing itching sensations. In addition, LIP BALM contains ingredients that help maintain skin hydration, a key factor in achieving a well-healed tattoo.
LIPBALM can be a good ally in the treatment of different skin and lip conditions, providing an important anti-inflammatory effect, relieving symptoms of pain and itching and reducing the risk of infections. In addition, LIPBALM and other CBD creams contain ingredients that help to maintain adequate hydration.
HOW TO USE LIP BALM
LIPBALM is used externally only, applying the product directly to the lips or the affected skin area, trying to massage gently until it is absorbed.
When used externally, the effect appears after 15-20 minutes and lasts for 2-3 hours, so it is advisable to apply 3 or 4 times a day depending on your needs.
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Neuropsychologist | Specialised in treatments with Medical Cannabis
Tommaso Bruscolini (Rimini, Italy) is a neuropsychologist and phytotherapist based in Barcelona, where he has been running his private practice since 2014, both in person and online, where he formulates and produces different preparations with all kinds of medicinal plants, as well as making personalised recommendations.
A member of the Official College of Psychologists of Catalonia and qualified as a Health Psychologist, he is a specialist in Neuropsychology, the branch that studies the brain and its neurological function. Tommaso complements his training with studies in Phytotherapy and Herbalism at the Guild of Herbalists of Catalonia and two Masters, one in Nutrition and Herbal Dietetics and the other in Mindfulness.
In recent years she has specialised in Medical Cannabis, through private training and collaborations with different entities in the world of Medical Cannabis, coordinating for a year a clinic specialising in cannabinoid medicine, carrying out consultations, writing articles, talks, training courses as well as carrying out consultations and patient follow-up.
He currently collaborates with several entities of the cannabis sector in Spain, among other things he is the coordinator of the therapeutic area of the magazine DolceVita España, consultant in the SmokingMap portal, collaborator of the Unión de Pacientes por la Regulación del Cannabis (UPRC) and Alpha-Cat certified technician to perform cannabinoid analysis.
What fascinates him most about the Cannabis plant is the possibility it has to change the current medicinal and therapeutic paradigm towards a more holistic vision as it acts on our body, mind and mood, in a synergic way.
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