Eczema, what is it?
Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disease that causes itching, dry skin, rashes, scaly patches and skin infections
This skin condition affects people of all ages but mainly affects infants and children. It can be triggered by exposure to extreme climatic conditions, stress, an allergy or by genetic transmission.
Different types of eczema
Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis is the most popular and prevalent form of eczema that appears due to excessive dryness and dysfunction of the skin barrier. Favored by a genetic predisposition, this disease can be triggered and aggravated by allergens, irritation caused by certain clothes or products, stress and climatic changes. It is characterized by the appearance of red patches with vesicles and crusts generating lesions. Its evolution is done by periods of relapses interspersed by periods of remission.
Contact eczema or contact dermatitis is triggered by inflammation of the skin caused by sensitization to an allergen that has come into contact with the skin or contact with chemicals, detergents, or cosmetic products containing allergen. 'alcohol. It appears between 24 and 48 hours after contact in the form of redness, red patches or swelling of the skin in a specific location. This allergic reaction can occur even in the absence of genetic background favoring the allergy.
Vascular stasis eczema
Vascular stasis eczema is an inflammation of the skin on the lower legs caused by the appearance of chronic edema due to chronic venous insufficiency. This skin pathology also causes swelling and flaking.
Dyshidrotic eczema , also called dyshidrosis, is caused by heat. This form of eczema is characterized by the presence of small blisters and thick red skin on the hands and feet. Its origins are not clearly defined, it may be atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis that has deteriorated or be triggered by other factors such as tobacco and humidity.
CBD and eczema
In case you are prone to this disease, the most important thing to do on a daily basis is to keep your skin well hydrated. This will help soothe the itching. And for that, CBD can be an ideal addition to your treatment and routine.
Studies on the effectiveness of CBD in people with eczema are limited. However, a study published in 2019 by Italian scientists demonstrated that CBD can significantly improve skin elasticity and hydration. During the same year, Hungarian researchers proved that CBD significantly impacts the formation and regeneration of the skin barrier.
How does cannabidiol work?
Cannabidiol, also called CBD, acts on the endocannabinoid system made up of membrane cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2, and endocannabinoids present throughout the body. Endocannabinoids, derived from fatty acids, activate CB1 and CB2 receptors which act respectively on the nervous system and the immune system, bones and skin. It is by acting on these sensors that CBD proves its effectiveness against skin diseases.
Which CBD oil should I use to keep my skin hydrated?
To fight locally against eczema, our Repairing care - Anti imperfections, acne and eczema in roll-on will be your ally. Applied in a targeted manner, its high concentration of broad-spectrum CBD and CBG will greatly help eliminate itching and redness and will give you an instant feeling of soothing and freshness thanks to its massaging applicator.
Given the many benefits of CBD for eczema-prone skin, Sowé also offers several additional options to balance your hydration levels and relieve your eczema.
When applied to the skin, CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the epidermis and provides benefits such as skin hydration, reduced itching and inflammation. So we can suggest:
- CBD oil with broad-spectrum CBD extract, can be considered a good skin hydration booster and can be incorporated into your daily skincare cream for easy introduction into your personal care routine.
- L'huile précieuse, with an isolated CBD extract and 6 distinct synergies of 9 vegetable oils of natural origin, cold pressed and certified organic
- Macadamia oil is also an excellent moisturizer, you can find it in all our oils and in greater quantities in L'huile précieuse n°1, 2 and 3.
Non-greasy, argan oil quickly penetrates the skin, preserves its hydration and has softening properties. Its high content of vitamin E and various fatty acids make it the perfect care product for the skin. You can find it in our cosmetic products with CBD oil, especially in higher concentration in L'huile précieuse n°2 and n°4.
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- Emily Delzell - Get the Facts: CBD - 2020, June 18 - National Eczema Association.
- Ysabelle Silly, Dr Caroline Pombourcq - Eczema: Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Treatments - 2021, January 11 - Santé Magazine.