CBD pour rosacée

Soothing rosacea

Rosacea and CBD

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects small blood vessels in the face and leads to their hyperactivity. There are four subtypes of rosacea.

  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea , which mainly manifests as redness
  • Papulo-pustular rosacea , recognizable by the appearance of papules and pustules
  • Phymatous or hypertropic rosacea which most often affects men and produces swelling of the skin accompanied by dilation of the pores of the nose
  • Ocular rosacea , identifiable by tearing, irritation and photosensitivity of the eyes
Rosacea mainly appears in the center of the face, that is, on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. It can progress from the erythemato telangiectatic subtype to other forms such as the papulo pustular subtype.

Around 3% of the world's population is affected by this pathology, including 25% of adults. It is rare in children (otherwise it appears in the form of redness on the cheeks). In general, people with rosacea are over 30 years old, although the first signs can appear as early as 20 years old. Women are twice as likely as men to develop rosacea.

People with rosacea may suffer from it due to the visibility of the symptoms. It is an illness often described as “psychological, rather than physiological”.

The causes are still poorly understood but scientists are studying a correlation between the appearance of rosacea and:

  • Genetics: Rosacea most often develops in individuals with light eyes, hair and skin.
  • Immune dysregulation
  • A skin reaction due to exposure to the sun
  • The intense activity of the blood vessels of the face causing their dilation and therefore the effect of redness
  • The presence and proliferation of the bacteria Demodex folliculorum on the surface of the face
  • Consumption of certain spicy products, alcohol and hot drinks

Rosacea and couperose, what is the difference?

The terms rosacea and couperose are often confused. Although they are both related, there is a difference.

Rosacea is the scientific and general name of the pathology causing redness on the face and sometimes even papules and pustules. Couperose corresponds to one of the symptoms of rosacea, among others, the dilation of the small blood vessels of the face. There are other symptoms of rosacea such as:

  • Hot flashes accompanied by a burning sensation
  • Dry and sensitive skin
  • Papules and pustules (in the case of papulopustular rosacea)
  • Swelling of the eyelids and irritation of the eyes combined with dryness (in the case of ocular rosacea)

Treat rosacea?

Many creams exist today to treat rosacea and thus reduce the frequency of flare-ups (rare is the treatment that can definitively treat rosacea), but be careful: these may contain chemicals or perfume that are incompatible with application on sensitive or even hypersensitive skin. Diet can sometimes be effective during rosacea flare-ups. In fact, it is recommended to consume foods such as nuts, rice or green vegetables rich in vitamin B2. Foods rich in zinc are also recommended.

CBD and skin

The skin produces endocannabinoids (2-AG and AEA) which are synthesized in epidermal cells, hair follicles and sebaceous glands. CB1 and CB2 receptors are present in all types of skin cells. Activation of CB1 and CB2 promotes anti-inflammatory responses and reduces skin irritation.

CBD seems to be a great ally in the treatment of rosacea, because it is capable of playing the role of endonnabinoids as a phyto-cannabinoid.

A growing number of studies attribute anti-inflammatory properties to these molecules thanks to the activation of receptors of the endocannabinoid system and more precisely CB2. As with acne or eczema treatments, CBD also provides anti-bacterial action while hydrating the skin.

The anti-inflammatory phenomenon and CBD

Numerous studies attribute undeniable effectiveness to CBD as an anti-inflammatory on several levels:

  • By blocking macrophage migration (digestion of foreign particles and pathogens)
  • By regulating the activation of lymphocytes (recognition and destruction of foreign cells)
  • By inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory substances
  • By favoring the release of other anti-inflammatory substances called “Cytokines”.

Furthermore, cannabidiol can inhibit the activity of an enzyme (FAAH) involved in the degradation of anandamide, one of the endocannabinoids synthesized by the human body. This substance is also an agonist (activator) of the ion channel receptor. TRPV1, and an antagonist (block) of the TRPM8 ion channel receptor, involved in thermal sensitivity and certain pains. According to a 2018 study, CBD activates these receptors to desensitize them to any new stimulation, thus reducing chronic inflammatory pain.
It is because of its sebum-regulating, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that the use of CBD in the formulation of cosmetic products for skin problems is becoming more and more common.

Scientific research, particularly the one of the University of Zurich, agrees on the plausibility of a positive effect of CBD on the ion channels of transient receptors involved in the development of rosacea.

What we offer to calm rosacea

To calm the unwanted effects of rosacea, we recommend our Huile précieuse No. 6 containing 500 mg of CBD. Made from 9 vegetable oils from organic farming, cold pressed and specially designed for sensitive and atopic skin, it will moisturize your skin without attacking it. To learn more about the properties of vegetable oils, read our article on this subject.

In addition, calendula macerate combined with the virtues of CBD will help reduce inflammation. Jojoba oil will intervene in the regulation of sebum and will impact the appearance of pustules (pimples containing pus).

To be applied daily to prevent the appearance of symptoms or occasionally when they have already developed, it is easy to include our Huile précieuse in your daily care routine. You can now consult our article explaining how to apply oil to the skin.

As people prone to rosacea generally have sensitive or even hypersensitive skin, we advise you not to add boosters to your oils and therefore to use them neutral.

Precious oil for rosacea

For targeted action, discover our roll-on restorative treatment specially designed to act on rosacea. Thanks to its cryoapplicator and its concentrated formula in CBD and CBG, hemp oil, calendula oil and vitamin E, our brand new treatment will allow you to relieve the unwanted effects of rosacea naturally and at any time. In fact, its format allows you to take it everywhere.

CBD for rosacea

The use of cosmetic products as part of the treatment of rosacea does not replace the importance of the advice of health professionals (doctors, dermatologists).

Sources
Back to blog

Collapsible content

Natural and organic products for acne, eczema, rosacea and skin blemishes

1 of 9
  • Le microbiome, qu'est-ce que c'est ? Doit-on en prendre soin ?

    What is the microbiome? Do we need to take care...

    Let’s explore the secrets that contribute to the health and radiance of our skin. The full potential of a healthy skin microbiome is not clear, however research is growing. What...

    What is the microbiome? Do we need to take care...

    Let’s explore the secrets that contribute to the health and radiance of our skin. The full potential of a healthy skin microbiome is not clear, however research is growing. What...

  • Le CBD pour le sommeil. Comment agit le CBD sur l'organisme ?

    How can CBD improve the quality of your sleep?

    If you are looking for an alternative and natural way to rest, CBD can definitely be a great solution. In this article, we tell you everything you need to know...

    How can CBD improve the quality of your sleep?

    If you are looking for an alternative and natural way to rest, CBD can definitely be a great solution. In this article, we tell you everything you need to know...

  • Utilisez les huiles Sowé enrichie au CBD pour calmer des maladies de peau telles que le psoriasis, l'eczéma ou l'acné

    CBD for skin care

    The beneficial effects of CBD on the skin are not limited to simple sebum regulation or dermal protection. They go far beyond that and are a perfect substitute for many...

    CBD for skin care

    The beneficial effects of CBD on the skin are not limited to simple sebum regulation or dermal protection. They go far beyond that and are a perfect substitute for many...

  • Les huiles Sowé pour le visage, Votre routine Skincare

    How and why use a facial oil?

    What are the differences between a cream and an oil? How do they complement each other?

    How and why use a facial oil?

    What are the differences between a cream and an oil? How do they complement each other?

1 of 4