Skin inflammation is a sign of the body’s immune system responding to some infection or autoimmune condition.

Research has shown that approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis. Psoriasis occurs in all age groups but is primarily seen in adults, with the highest proportion between ages 45 and 64. Also, approximately 25-30 percent of people with psoriasis experience joint inflammation that produces symptoms of arthritis. This condition is called psoriatic arthritis.

Acne is also another prevalent type of skin inflammation, estimated to affect 9.4% of the global population, making it the eighth-most prevalent disease worldwide.

In most cases, skin inflammations require minimal treatment and can be managed with the use of lotion and some other natural products that can help relieve the symptoms, redness, and itchiness. CBD is an effective, evidence-based option for any type of inflammation, including skin inflammation. 

What Causes Skin Inflammation?

The causes to trigger skin inflammations can vary from an acute skin infection like allergies or an autoimmune condition like psoriasis.

Some of the most common skin conditions include:

  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Hair loss
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Cancer
  • Insect bites
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Eczema
  • Urticaria
  • Drug reactions

Symptoms may include redness, itchiness, sensitivity, and swelling.

CBD for Skin Inflammation

Several studies have been conducted to learn more about how CBD can help to reduce pain and inflammation.  A 2014 study investigated the effects of CBD on human sebocytes, which are the cells that create sebum. The studies found that CBD prevented cells from producing too much oily sebum. Another 2018 study found that CBD lowered inflammation in skin cells in a study of allergic contact dermatitis.

Additionally, multiple studies have shown that CBD can promote the apoptosis (death) of skin cancer cells and have other anti-cancer properties, which are also linked to its anti-inflammatory effects.

CBD has anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiemetic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective properties, and it can reduce inflammation and help with pain management, which can help treat infections on the skin.


CBD-infused products come in a variety of options to help treat and reduce symptoms of skin conditions related to inflammation and other diseases. From topical creams and gummies to tinctures, hair products, and more, CBD has proven to be one source of natural organic options to help treat many diseases and conditions.

Still have questions?

At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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