CBD Cream For Eczema: Is It the Best For Itchy Skin?

As more and more people are on a quest for alternative treatments for various skin conditions the use of cannabidiol (CBD) cream for eczema has gained popularity in the UK. Eczema is a chronic skin condition. It presents with dry, itchy and irritated skin that can be very frustrating and uncomfortable for those that suffer from it. CBD is a natural compound extracted from the hemp or cannabis sativa plant. It is known for its potential anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that may be beneficial for eczema sufferers! CBD for eczema is applied topically - meaning directly to the skin - to alleviate symptoms. 

CBD Cream for Eczema

Eczema is a fairly common skin condition that causes inflammation, itching and dry and cracked skin. Medicated cream can be used to manage eczema symptoms. It contains special ingredients that help to soothe dry and itchy skin. It does however not cure the cause of eczema. Sufferers are often looking for additional products to use to give their skin the nourishment it needs.  

One potential option for supporting the treatment of eczema symptoms is using CBD skincare. This can be a facial CBD oil, balm or moisturizer. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that won't get you "high" like THC does [1]. Instead it has multiple beneficial properties. Research has suggested that CBD exhibits antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties that could help manage certain skin conditions [2].

There are various types of eczema (such as atopic dermatitis and dyshidrotic eczema) and each can cause different symptoms. Some studies have looked into the effects of topical cannabidiol on atopic dermatitis and suggest potential benefits in managing the condition [3]. When looking at these results it is important to keep in mind that results may vary depending on the individual and the type of eczema. And while there may be anecdotal evidence supporting the use of CBD cream for eczema you should consult your healthcare professional before starting any new treatment.


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CBD Eczema Cream: How to Use CBD Topicals

First of all you should choose a high-quality CBD cream that is approved for use in the UK and EU. Look for products with clear instructions and labels to make sure you're getting the best results. Next gently wash the affected area with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser and pat it dry with a soft towel. Take a small amount of your CBD cream or balm and gently massage it onto the affected areas of your skin. You can use a circular motion to help the cream absorb better and increase blood flow to transport active ingredients into deeper layers of your skin.

For best results you should use CBD cream daily. A consistent application routine like that can help your skin maintain a healthier appearance over time as the key to achieving results with any skincare product is patience and persistence. Give the CBD cream time to soothe your skin and reduce redness, itching and irritation caused by eczema [4].


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Best CBD Cream for Eczema and Other Skin Conditions

If you suffer from eczema, dry skin, sensitive skin or other problems - you're probably looking for something to help to soothe skin and come across CBD. Cannabinoids have shown promising results in scientific studies for the treatment of various skin inflammatory diseases: including eczema, psoriasis and acne [5]. CBD in particular has been found to exert regulate sebum (the skin's natural oil) production which plays a crucial role in the development of acne and skin health in general [6]. Another study even showed its benefits for promoting wound healing [7]. All of this points towards CBD helping to maintain the skin's natural balance.

Harmony CBD skincare was specifically formulated to care for and maintain healthy skin and revitalise your complexion. Our products contain a rich blend of natural ingredients like hemp seed oil, essential oils and organic plant extracts to help support your skin health side-by-side with CBD. We advise you to speak to your dermatologist to get advice and see if our creams and balms might be worth trying to help reduce the symptoms of eczema and give your skin the nourishment it needs.


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CBD Cream for Eczema UK: Where to Find It

To find the best CBD creams for eczema in the UK a good place to start is researching online retailers and local stores. There are many health food shops, pharmacies and specialised CBD stores that carry a selection of creams and oils that may be designed for various skincare issues. 

Here are some practical tips to keep in mind when evaluating the quality of a CBD cream:

  • Look for a product with 3rd party tested CBD per ml or container content: credible companies often provide this information on their website. It ensures you get what you pay for.

  • Pay attention to the other ingredients in the formula: make sure they are natural and beneficial for eczema-prone skin. Avoid products with potential irritants and harsh chemicals that could make eczema worse.

  • Check the CBD source: is the product using high-quality, EU-grown hemp? This helps to guarantee the compliance with European and UK regulations on THC levels in CBD products.

When searching for your perfect CBD cream for eczema in the UK: take your time to find a product that suits your needs, preferences and budget! 


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