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Seborrheic dermatitis and CBD oil
Marusa has been struggling with seborrheic dermatitis ever since she was a teenager. She recently sent us this message.
“My experience in a nutshell: a bit over a year ago, seborrheic dermatitis started presenting itself on my scalp. My scalp was unbearably itchy and got greasy really fast and in certain areas, patches of what seemed like hardened greasy dandruff formed. I also started losing more hair in those areas. I almost gave up on searching for the best natural products that could help this condition, until I came across hemp shampoo. After about three months of using this product, the itchiness disappeared almost completely, and my hair only starts getting greasy after about 3 days. The hardened dandruff patches are shrinking, and dandruff itself is not as greasy and is removed much easier. I wholeheartedly recommend the shampoo to anyone dealing with similar issues.”
Seborrheic dermatitis is a relatively common and chronic inflammatory skin disease that mostly affects the skin of the face and scalp. It can also present itself in other areas of the body, typically in places with the highest concentration of sebaceous glands. It most commonly presents itself as scaly skin on and next to the scalp (the scales can be yellow, white or grey in colour) or red and oily skin that is prone to peeling, is itchy and irritated. Its main cause is an increased secretion of tallow from the sebaceous glands.
The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis in not known, but it can usually be contributed to a combination of different factors.
- A genetically conditioned tendency to an increased secretion of tallow from the sebaceous glands
- An increased presence of the Malassezia fungus that reproduces on oily skin and causes micro-inflammation
- Stress and fatigue
- Hormonal changes
- Poor nutrition and alcohol
- An impaired immune system
Symptoms – How to recognize seborrheic dermatitis
- In infants, seborrheic dermatitis is another term for a condition known to young mothers as cradle cap, a skin problem that can clear up by itself within a few months
- In adults it usually presents itself as scaly skin on the scalp and surrounding areas, but can also manifest behind the ears and in skin folds (elbows, knees, under the breast area)
- Itchy, red, oily and irritated skin can also be caused by seborrheic dermatitis
Treatment and relieving the symptoms
Seborrheic dermatitis can clear up spontaneously and without any treatment. However, it is often a chronic issue that manifests itself in intervals of outbreaks and remissions. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition that can, to a certain extent, be controlled with the correct approach.
A few suggestions on how outbreaks of seborrheic dermatitis can be relieved naturally:
- Avoid fatty and processed foods and enjoy foods that are rich in antioxidants
- In winter maintain a constant level of moisture in the air, using humidifiers to do so indoors
- Avoid stress and try relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and regular physical activity
- Spend as much time as possible outdoors, in the fresh air and sun (with adequate protection)
- Make sure to get plenty of sleep
How does CBD oil help relieve problems with seborrheic dermatitis?
Seborrheic dermatitis occurs as a result of excessive secretion of tallow from the sebaceous glands and because of excessive reproduction of skin cells caused by the fungus Malassezia. Clinical studies have shown that the CBD molecule reduces the secretion of tallow from the sebaceous glands and inhibits the rapid reproduction of sebocytes, cells that make up the sebaceous glands.
Natural care of affected areas
Choosing the right shampoo
Regular scalp hygiene is important in controlling seborrheic dermatitis and it should not contain aggressive shampoos and soaps, as their use may worsen the condition further. Here we will refer to Marusa’s message about how using Hemptouch Gentle Hydrolate Shampoo almost completely relieved her outbreaks of seborrheic dermatitis. This shampoo is a natural product that doesn’t contain foaming agents, irritants, SLS or silicones. The shampoo is also rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and contains oils of bergamot, muscat sage, blue chamomile and soothing hemp hydrolate. Finding a product that will not disturb the balance of your natural microflora is key when choosing a shampoo, as it is essential in the fight against Malassezia fungi.
This ultra-gentle hemp shampoo has a delicate cleansing base of plant origin that soothes the scalp, invigorates and balances. Daily care for all hair types. Also suitable for children. Has a soothing effect on sensitive, irritated, oily and scaly scalps. A soap-free cleanser that doesn’t disturb the skin’s natural balance. Ingredients:Hemp Hydrolate has calming and cleansing properties. Hemp seed oil omegas 3, 6 & 9 support moisture balance and help maintain the optimum pH of delicate skin. Clary sage, chamomile & bergamot soothe itching, calm irritated skin and strengthen the hair.
Applying CBD balm directly to seborrheic dermatitis affected body regions
Therapeutic CBD Skin Balm is rich in CBD oil and is based on shea and mango butter. The balm targets areas of the skin where excessive secretion of tallow and rapid cell division occurs. There are no limitations to how much of the ointment you can apply, as it is a completely natural product.
Concentrated CBD treatment balm tackles the toughest symptoms of atopic skin, alleviates skin reactions and soothes eczema flare-ups. Reach for it when skin needs fast-acting help for inflamed, reddened and itchy conditions. It provides intense relief and unique nourishing care. Ingredients:High concentration of CBD extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties. Hemp seed oil, rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 & 6, Vitamin E and minerals – the building blocks of healthy skin. Calendula, shea and mango butter soothe and nurture.
Something that actually helps .
“At last, I’ve found something that actually helps .
Great texture, lovely smell, absorbs easily and really helps the irritated and flaky atopic skin on my arms hands and face.
Can not recommend it enough.” – Denis
Consuming CBD oil
CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular in combating various types of skin and other health issues. Since CBD oil is primarily intended for consumption (placing a few drops under the tongue is the most effective application), they can affect the entire body “from within” and help strengthen the immune system, which is extremely important in seborrheic dermatitis.
Our Choice for Most Effective Psoriasis treatment:
Therapeutic CBD Skin Balm
Relieves, protects and revitalises acutely irritated skin.
“Keeps psoriasis spots under control. . I’m fighting with my psoriasis for about 40 years now. It was CBD oil and skin balm that helped me keep it under control. Many thanks. ” – Robert W.
“It really helps the irritated and flaky atopic skin on my arms, hands and face.” – Cheryl
Our Choice for Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis:
Gentle Hydrolate Shampoo
Gently cleanses, balances and soothes sensitive scalp and hair.
“Reduced itching and flaking significantly after a week or so. Only thing I’ve found that does not irritate my scalp. Will purchase again.” – Michael
“Noticed a difference in my scalp health and the shine on my hair. Great product and reasonably priced. Fantastic!” – Mia D.
Our Choice for Clean and Refreshed Complexion:
My Balance Skin Clarifying Duo
A facial cleansing gel and a balancing face cream.
“My itchy, irritated, flaky, over-treated skin has calmed down so much since using this. Great ingredients and wonderful customer service as a bonus. I’m genuinely so happy I found these products!” – Aimée J.
“The cleanser easily gets makeup off cleansing the skin to feel refreshed and ready for moisturizer. The moisturizer does an exceptional job at making the skin feel hydrated without being oily. I have also seen my hormonal acne minimized which is a bonus since hormonal acne is from the inside out.” – Nikki E.
CBD Oil For Seborrheic Dermatitis
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In recent years, cannabinoid (CB) products have gained popularity among the public. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBs have piqued the interest of researchers and clinicians because they represent promising avenues for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory skin disorders that may be refractory to conventional therapy. The objective of this study was to review the existing literature regarding CBs for dermatologic conditions. A primary literature search was conducted in October 2020, using the PubMed and Embase databases, for all articles published from 1965 to October 2020. Review articles, studies using animal models, and nondermatologic and pharmacologic studies were excluded. From 248 nonduplicated studies, 26 articles were included. There were 13 articles on systemic CBs and 14 reports on topical CBs. Selective CB receptor type 2 agonists were found to be effective in treating diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis. Dronabinol showed efficacy for trichotillomania. Sublingual cannabidiol and Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol were successful in treating the pain associated with epidermolysis bullosa. Available evidence suggests that CBs may be effective for the treatment of various inflammatory skin disorders. Although promising, additional research is necessary to evaluate efficacy and to determine dosing, safety, and long-term treatment guidelines.
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Cite this article as: JID Innovations 2022;X:100095
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