How To Take Cbd Oil For Skin: Topical Vs Oral


How to take CBD oil for skin: Topical vs Oral. This blog post is focusing on how CBD affects your body and your skin. The chemical compounds in CBD affect the body differently.

After reading this, you can choose which way seems the better choice for you, if you decide you want to take CBD for pain management, inflammation, acne, moisturizing or any other list of ailments CBD has been used for.


Briefly in our last post, CBD BEAUTY ,

we briefly discussed the Endocannabinoid system, otherwise known as the ECS.This system exists in humans and animals to maintain balance to keep us alive and functioning.

The ECS helps maintain all types of regulatory systems in our body to keep it functioning at an optimal level such as:

-Maintaining our body temperature at a constant level

-Sleeping patterns

-Stability in our moods,

-Our appetite

-Mood Stability

-Immune System

-Fertility and Reproductive system


-Pre and Post Natal development

***This part is important in understanding how CBD works in our system to help you decide which one you may want to try: CBD: Topical vs Oral***

The endocannabinoid system is composed of these endogenous lipid-based neuro transmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors call CBRs.

Now these are retrograde transmitters meaning instead of signals leaving from the nucleus of the cell, the signals are sent to the nucleus.

CB1 and CB2 are two receptors that are found throughout the body.

CB1 receptors: found mostly in the brain and central nervous system

CB2 receptors: mainly in the peripheral nervous system meaning the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord.

The plant based (phyto cannibinoids) that are from both hemp and cannabis interact BOTH with these receptors and non-cannibinoid receptors.

***This can be BOTH: Direct and indirect

CBD can also have an effect on dopamine receptors bu it can only influence CB2 receptors through enzyme interaction.

The reason why CBD seems to provide relief from so many ailments is because of its ability to interchange with so many types of receptors.

How to Take CBD Oil for Skin: TOPICAL CBD-

Please refer to your doctor before making any decision regarding taking these and the dosage.

***DISCLAIMER**** There are still further studies that need to be done and are still being done. Studies have shown positive results when treating inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.

PROS of Topical CBD:

The skin is covered with CB2 receptors.

CBD can indirectly produce therapeutic results.

It doesn’t penetrate the blood and brain barrier so it only works within the skin. This is beneficial for specifically treating an area of the skins diesase vs having it be systemically dispersed.

CBD has been shown to decrease skin cell production in psoriasis and decrease inflammation of sebocytes and epithileal cells, in regards to CBD helping with acne.

CBD is lipophilic (fat loving) so it combines well with oil soluble skin care and hair care ingredients. Those who are really break out prone and shy away from anything oil based, then looking into the water based form of CBD could be another option.

Cosmetic skin care ingredients typically have: 50mg~250mg

Clinical skin care products range from several hundred to thousands of milligrams of CBD.

Water soluble forms of CBD can also be used by the skin but like Vitamin C, the potency can be diluted during processing.

Home Remedies for Dry and Dehydrated Skin

Relaxing Tea Facial


How to Take CBD Oil : ORAL CBD:

If you are looking to take oral CBD, most of the time when someone is looking into taking CBD orally vs topically, it is usually for pain management , inflammation or swelling from a disease.

One of the cons of taking oral forms of CBD is that if immediate pain relief is needed, it can take up to 60 minutes before it starts to take effect.

Another possible con is that because there are so many variables such as actual potency, it has to be first broken down by the liver, that it could be difficult to measure how much each individual would need.



Another form of TOPICAL CBD is sublingual CBD. This can come in the form of sprays or liquids that you place under the tongue. If they are dissolvable strips that you place under your tongue, the effect is about 20-30 minutes. So for those of you who need faster results, this bypasses the slow digestion process immediately and is absorbed into the mucus membranes and into the blood stream much quicker.


These are commonly based from:


-vegetable glycerin

-olive oil or medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT) such as coconut oil

Oral CBD can be used for:

-Mood Stabilizer

-Reducing Inflammation

-Managing Pain

Stay tuned for our next series of :

6 Different Types of CBD.

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