Hanukkah Day 6 - CBD and Cannabis Can Be Beneficial to Our Skin

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We’re celebrating Hanukkah with 8 gifts of cannabis knowledge – a new one every day!

Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies? It protects us from the elements, regulates our body temperature, and allows us to feel sensations of touch, heat, and cold. Our skin does more for us than we realize, and as we get older and our skin changes, we learn just how important it is to take care of our skin. 

From protecting our skin from the sun, to preventing irritations and skin cancer, to keeping it moisturized during dry winter months, it’s crucial to give your skin the love and attention it deserves. Moisturizers and anti-itch ointments can only do so much. Our friends at Papa & Barkley have figured out a crucial ingredient to supercharging your skincare routine: cannabis. To help you keep your skin hydrated and find relief from everyday irritation, Papa & Barkley has created a skincare suite full of moisturizing agents, essential oils, and the whole plant, to keep your skin feeling good at any age – morning, noon, and night.

As you may know, cannabis floods the endocannabinoid system (ECS) with THC, CBD, and over 100+ other cannabinoids. It provides us with relief from both physical ailments and mental and emotional stressors – providing us with calm and comfort in times of need. Not only does it alleviate sore muscles and our everyday aches and pains, it can lend itself to helping heal both above and below the surface of our skin. Since caring for our skin is vital, cannabis in skincare products is a no-brainer.

When you use cannabis skincare products like Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Repair Cream, Body Lotion, or Body Oil, the cannabinoids provide relief by penetrating the skin and interacting with the receptors in our endocannabinoid system to provide pain relief while also reducing inflammation. If you are concerned about intoxicating effects, using a topical means the cannabinoids do not reach the bloodstream, so comfort is localized where you use it, without intoxication. Learn more about the benefits of CBD and cannabis on our skin, including how it can soothe sunburns and mosquito bites.